Special Issue "Sustainable Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2020.
Interests: N–E–W (nutrient–energy–water) nexus; biofuels; desalination and wastewater treatment
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Interests: biofuels; biorefineries; FEW nexus; sustainable chemical engineering and process development
Interests: biofuels; biorefineries; FEW nexus; industrial microbiology; oleaginous microorganisms; renewable fuels; sustainability
Interests: biorefineries; chemical engineering and process technology; oleaginous microorganisms; reaction kinetics; renewable fuels; wastewater treatment
The current nexus of food, energy, and water systems is quite complex. The FEW nexus depends on regional needs affected by population density, resource availability, and management of these resources. For this reason, the FEW nexus needs to be studied at local, regional, national, and international levels. There is also a large water, energy, and resource footprint imbalance across nations due to increasing import and export activities, affected by changing climate and extreme weather events. On the other hand, water and food production systems are constantly exposed to numerous emerging pollutants (i.e., microplastics, PFAS, and PPCPs). Scientific and technological advances alone cannot solve these issues. Management and policy amendments are also critical to proper implementation of the novel synergies in energy generation, water, and food production systems. Proper monitoring and modeling of these complex systems is critical to the development of sustainable F–E–W systems.
This Special Issue welcomes submissions from (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Water–energy nexus
- Water–energy–environment nexus
- Food–energy–water nexus
- Modeling and monitoring of FEW systems
- Urban FEW systems
- Rural FEW systems
- Climate change and FEW nexus
- Water impacts on FEW nexus
- Energy impacts on FEW nexus
- Policy and management strategies for FEW nexus
- Scientific advances towards FEW nexus
- Novel synergies for FEW nexus
- FEW sustainability issues
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Veera Gnaneswar Gude
Prof. Dr. Mark Zappi
Prof. Dr. Todd French
Prof. Dr. Rafael Hernandez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food–energy–water nexus
- climate change
- emerging pollutants
- systems perspective
- water and wastewater infrastructure