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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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Kinetics studies of the treatment of wastewater from brewery industry, using powdered snail shell

•Physicochemical analysis of untreated wastewater from brewery industry.•Treatment of the wastewater using powdered snail shell.•Physicochemical analysis of the treated wastewater.•Kinetic studies of...

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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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Degradation of 4-tert-butylphenol in contaminated soil using Penicillium sp. CHY-2 isolated from pristine Antarctica

•Penicillium sp. CHY-2 completely degraded 4-t-BP in contaminated soil.•The viable cell count of fungi was increased in accordance with the decrease of 4-t-BP.•Partial degradation of 4-t-BP was done...

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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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An optimization for water requirement in natural gas combined cycle power plants equipped with once-through and hybrid cooling systems and carbon capture unit

•Water consumption is optimized in once-through and hybrid cooling systems of NGCC plant.•Carbon capture unit (PCCC) was included in the studied optimization model.•A parametric study was conducted...

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Water evaporation at wet-cooled nuclear power plants on river banks: Application to the French Rhône river

•Forced evaporation by nuclear power plants (NPP) with once-through cooling (OTC) system is debatable.•1.5 m3/MWh is often used for such NPP along rivers.•This figure is not necessarily relevant for...

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Kinetics of competitive cometabolism under aerobic conditions

•A kinetic model of competitive cometabolism that can predict both patterns of substrate degradation.•The efficacy of cometabolic capabilities of actively growing microbial cultures and pre-cultured...

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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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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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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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Development of sustainability indicators for the assessment of coal-based power generation pathways

•Sustainability indicators of impacts on water, GHG, LCOE, and land were developed.•The sustainability of coal power generation pathways was comparatively studied.•The most sustainable pathways were...

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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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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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Modelling the impact of Bui dam operations on downstream competing water uses

•Bui Dam operating a scheme different that the one proposed during the pre-construction stages.•No major impact on the existing competing water uses and their future projection.•WEAP21 adequately models...

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Assessing the potential of facile biofuel production from corn stover using attrition mill treatment

•Significant increases in glucose production were found below 100 µm mean diameter of corn stover particles.•After 60 in of milling, 73.5% corn stover particles has <100 µm mean diameter.•Glucose yield...

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