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Emerging pollutants of severe environmental concern in water and wastewater: A comprehensive review on current developments and future research

•Treatment technologies for emerging contaminants (ECs) are comprehensively reviewed.•Types, impacts, and treatment methods of typical ECs are reviewed.•Adsorption method is found to be suitable for...

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Water resources and their management in Pakistan: A critical analysis on challenges and implications

•Comprehensive study was conducted for water resource management.•Conceptual framework was used to integrate water resource management.•Proposed OECD key principles will help to overcome water chal...

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Evaluation and optimization of enhanced coagulation process: Water and energy nexus

•The principles of enhanced coagulation and its methods are elaborated.•The mechanism and method of enhanced coagulation are illustrated.•A special focus is earmarked on the distribution of energy consumption...

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Removal of chlorides and hardness from contaminated water by using various biosorbents: A comprehensive review

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Cooling water use in thermoelectric power generation and its associated challenges for addressing water-energy nexus

•Global average energy intensity associated with water facilities are summarized.•Average water requirements for cooling in thermoelectric power plants are reviewed.•Opportunities of improving water...

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Harnessing microorganisms for bioenergy with Microbial Fuel Cells: Powering the future

•Captivating world of microbial fuel cells, focusing on their potential as a sustainable approach to produce electricity.•Overview of the fundamental principles governing MFCs.•Elucidating the diverse...

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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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Circular economy: A multilevel approach for natural resources and wastes under an agri-food perspective

•Challenges regarding natural resources and wastes.•Conception, definitions, strategy and implementation, and expected goals from implementation of circular economy.•The principles and the necessity...

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Wastewater resources management for energy recovery from circular economy perspective

•Energy recovery from wastewater is evaluated in a circular economy framework.•Several technologies presented for energy recovery from WWTP’s effluents.•Challenges and opportunities is discussed for...

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Evaluate the use of flower waste biosorbents for treatment of contaminated water

•The purpose of this study is to evaluate the water quality index of groundwater at various locations for physiochemical analysis.•In this study, we employ four different flower waste biosorbents marigold,...

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Photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceutical and pesticide compounds (PPCs) using doped TiO2 nanomaterials: A review

•Wastewater sustainability through photocatalytic degradation of pollutants.•Method to synthesize doped TiO2 were discussed.•Relation between degradation rate of pharmaceutical and pesticide compounds...

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Revisiting the water-use efficiency performance for microelectronics manufacturing facilities: Using Taiwan’s Science Parks as a case study

•Benchmarking water-use efficiency for the high-tech industries globally.•Elucidating the water-energy relationship in the high-tech industry.•Proposing alternative channels to enhance water resource...

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Greywater characterization of an Indian household and potential treatment for reuse

•A filtration system with different filter layers was designed.•COD removal efficiency of 85.98%.•BOD removal efficiency of 86.28%.•94.44% total suspended solids removal efficiency....

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Integration of green and gray infrastructures for sponge city: Water and energy nexus

•Concept and principle of integration of green and gray infrastructures were addressed.•Barriers and strategies of integration of green and gray infrastructures were proposed.•Key performance indicators...

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Critical review on improving irrigation water use efficiency: Advances, challenges, and opportunities in the Ethiopia context

•In Ethiopia, agriculture is the dominant activities to sustain the rural community’s life and basic needs.•Irrigation consumes much amount of water extracted from various sources, and hence efficient...

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Effect of operating variables on CO2 adsorption capacity of activated carbon, kaolinite, and activated carbon – kaolinite composite adsorbent

•A novel adsorbent was proposed for CO2 capture.•The performance of CO2 adsorption was studied for AC, KAO, and KAC composite adsorbents.•Effect of temperature, feed flow rates, and column bed height...

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Freshwater lakes in the Western Himalayan Region: An analysis of the present situation

•The Western Himalayan range comprises the majority of the Indian Himalayas including J&K, H.P., and Uttarakhand•The Western Himalayan Range is vulnerable to both the whims of nature and human interference...

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Optimization of water use in a rapid filtration system: A case study

•The evaluation of the fast filter allowed to identify malfunctions.•By increasing the filter washing speed, the expansion of the filter bed is improved.•There were improvements in terms of filtered...

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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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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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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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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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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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Inequalities in access to energy in informal settlements: Towards energy justice in Gqeberha and Komani in South Africa

As South Africa continues to strive towards securing sources of sustainable energy, the needs and interests of marginalised communities in informal settlements with respect to energy should not be overlooked...

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Selection of urban flood shelter locations based on risk assessment

•Incorporate flood risk into multi-objective models and scientifically select shelters.•Using ABM model to verify the accuracy of shelter selection.•Vertical evacuation behavior can improve evacuation...

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