Special Issue "Water Management in the Energy Industry"

A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kyle E. Murray
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Guest Editor
Oklahoma Geological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
Interests: water resources; energy resources; wastewater reuse; carbon sequestrations; mineral resources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue provides a forum for covering water supply, water demand, and water quality issues encountered in the energy industry. Responsible water resource management is critical during all phases of energy production, extraction, processing, refinement, use, and waste processing. Challenges may be unique to the energy resource and be influenced by dynamic water and energy market forces. Water management projects, innovations, and advancements in oil and gas, coalbed methane, thermoelectric power generation, biofuel, municipal solid waste, and other sectors of the energy industry are invited to address local, regional, and global scale water issues. Articles in this issue will present technical innovations and management optimizations for water acquisition and sourcing, conveyance, conservation, treatment, desalination, evaporation, recycling and reuse, discharge, and re-injection. Papers that report on water management issues in non-renewable and renewable energy sectors are welcome. Case studies that synthesize a multitude of technical, management, regulatory, or other water management challenges surrounding the energy industry will also be considered for this Special Issue.

Dr. Kyle E. Murray
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • source water
  • brackish groundwater
  • hydraulic fracturing
  • produced water
  • brine
  • saltwater
  • injection wells
  • recycle and reuse
  • thermoelectric power
  • biofuel

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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