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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Water, energy and food nexus of Indus Water Treaty: Water governance

•The Indus Water Treaty is a successful settlement of boundary water basin conflict.•Water, food and energy are intimately related in a nexus influencing each others.•This paper reports global water...

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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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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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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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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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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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Moving from theory to practice in the water–energy–food nexus: An evaluation of existing models and frameworks

•Lack of data prevent available models from capturing interactions among nexus components.•Climate and geography have tremendous influence on supply and demand of resources.•Space and time are significant...

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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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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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Establishment and implementation of green infrastructure practice for healthy watershed management: Challenges and perspectives

•International movement on watershed management was reviewed.•Policy implementation were investigated to analyze current and past barriers.•Strategies on establishment of healthy watershed management...

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The water energy nexus in Australia – The outcome of two crises

•Energy is typically required to provide water, and water typically to produce energy.•The Millennium Drought water crisis led to supply diversity but high-energy over-investment.•Wind and photovoltaic...

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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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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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Energy management in the water sector – Comparative case study of Germany and the United States

•There is enormous untapped energy savings potential in the US water sector.•The US trails in energy management, despite leading the creation of the ISO 50001.•US vs. Germany: 3× water use & 2× energy...

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Electricity generation from wastewater using a floating air cathode microbial fuel cell

•Energy recovery from wastewater using microbial fuel cells is a sustainable energy solution.•Manganese catalysts were solubilized from the cathode surface during operation.•Platinum catalysts remained...

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Opportunities and challenges of electrochemical water treatment integrated with renewable energy at the water-energy nexus

•Electrochemical methods provide advantages of water treatment with scalable, modular, distributed, energy-efficient systems.•Integrated with renewable energy technologies, electrochemical methods are...

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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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