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Impacts of climatic change and database information design on the water-energy-food nexus in water-scarce regions

•The study highlights the synergies and trade-offs in the WEF nexus in Oman.•By 2099, the mean temperature will range from 2.0 to 3.5°C for RCP8.5.•Analysis showed drier January and February months...

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Fenton-like oxidation of phenol with in-situ generated hydrogen peroxide and Pd/Fe-zeolite catalysts

•Fe-zeolites were loaded with Pd by impregnation and NaBH4 reduction without affecting Fe speciation.•Addition of low amount of Pd on Fe-ZSM5 improved activity in phenol oxidation by H2O2.•Pd/Fe-ZSM5...

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Modelling the adsorption of iron and manganese by activated carbon from teak and shea charcoal for continuous low flow

•Proposing alternative methods of optimizing water treatment for small communities.•Activated carbon has alkaline properties that enhance iron and manganese adsorption.•Increased exhaustion time of...

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TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposite with enhanced photocatalytic capacity for degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid herbicide

•TiO2/graphene oxide (GO) composites photocatalyst were successfully prepared.•Efficiency of composites were tested by 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid degradation.•TiO2/GO-7% composite displayed enhanced...

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Energy prediction for community water supply: An integrative application of scaling analysis and life cycle assessment

•A “leaf on a stem” model predicts the energy demand for community water supply.•The transmission and distribution energies are described by hydraulic and scaling laws.•Allometric scaling generates...

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How the Sponge City becomes a supplementary water supply infrastructure

•Pathways to a complementary water supply service emerged from the Sponge City.•Suggestions for advanced and adaptive stormwater storage & treatment systems.•Implementing flexible services providing...

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Prioritization of potential soil erosion susceptibility region Using fuzzy Logic and Analytical Hierarchy process, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

•The Fuzzy Logic and AHP were used for the identification of soil erosion hot spot location.•Soil erosion is a major environmental threat affecting people's livelihoods around the world.•Spatially,...

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Long term relationship between food, energy and water inflation in South Africa

•Energy inflation has impact on water inflation in the short and long run.•Energy inflation impacts itself in the short run and is affected by food inflation in the long run.•Food inflation impacts...

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SWAT and HBV models’ response to streamflow estimation in the upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

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Developments in the microbial desalination cell technology: A review

•The microbial desalination cell (MDC) can treat wastewater, produce electricity and desalinate seawater.•MDCs have generally produced little currents.•Most MDC studies have reported desalination efficiencies...

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Effect of sound waves and inclination of membrane on the performance of the osmotic microbial fuel cell

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Comparative evaluation of wastewater and bioventing system for the treatment of acid mine drainage contaminated soils

•BSTa and BVTa treatments account for the decrease in metal and SO4 concentration.•BSTa recorded 28-67% and 51% metal and SO4 removal efficiencies respectively.•BVTa showed 58-70% metal removal with...

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Assessment of water quality using GIS techniques and water quality index in reservoirs affected by water diversion

•A numerical analysis for quantitative evaluation of reservoir responses.•A two-step statistical analysis to distinguish the effects on water diversion.•Magnitude and timing of water diversion as management...

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Optimal methodology for water recycling and reusability of multiproduct batch plant

•To determine the ideal number of storage tanks for given problem.•To minimize the fresh water intake and suck load of treatment plant by recycle/reuse of waste water.•To design or modify the waste...

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Water-energy nexus: Condition monitoring and the performance optimization of a hybrid cooling system

•A hybrid white-black box model has been developed for a wet cooling tower.•Dominant parameters on the system depreciation and behavioral fluctuations have been determined.•Two black box model updating...

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Biogas production from wastewater treatment-evaluating anaerobic and biomagnetic systems

•Titanium dioxide magnetite (Fe-TiO2) was assessed in anaerobic and biomagnetic systems.•The system's treatability performance was compared and discussed.•Analysis and deficiency of trace elements in...

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An ultrasound-assisted process for the optimization of biodiesel production from waste cottonseed cooking oil using response surface methodology

•Biodiesel produced via the ultrasound assisted transesterification process.•Optimization performed using box-behnken and full factorial design methods.•Maximum biodiesel yield of 98.0% was achieved...

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Testing the feasibility of geothermal heat sinks with concentrated solar power for effective municipal wastewater disinfection: A pilot study

•The feasibility of using geothermal heat sink integrated with concentrated solar for disinfection was investigated.•The overall cost associated with the process was found to decrease by 66%.•99.999%...

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Structural characterization of polymeric chitosan and mineral from Omani shrimp shells

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The food-water-energy nexus governance model: A case study for Iran

•Iran is facing serious food and water crisis.•The crisis is mostly intensified by the government's weak management.•The Nexus perspective in the governance and policymaking process is a necessity for...

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The water-energy-food nexus: A holistic approach for resource security in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey

•This review provides an overview on water conflicts in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.•A framework for the WEF nexus in the context of transboundary waters is provided.•This review discusses challenges and...

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The role of peer review and science for advancing public understanding

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Analysis of the driving forces for changes in a regional energy sector's water consumption

•A factor decomposition model was constructed using the LMDI method.•Driving forces for changes in a regional energy sectors's water consumption were quantified.•Using alternative fuels and strengthening...

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A simple anaerobic and filtration combined system for domestic wastewater treatment

•UASB and filtration combined system was experimented at ambient temperature.•The UASB effluent was filtered in a 1 m3 sand filter unit.•The removal efficiencies of TSS, COD and FC for combined system...

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