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Special Issue "Water Systems Using Affordable and Clean Energy"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water-Energy Nexus".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2021) | Viewed by 17318
Special Issue Editors
Interests: hybridisation and process integration for the optimal water–energy–emission paradigm; multi-scale modelling with primary emphasis on novel technologies in renewable energy, energy storage, desalination, carbon capture, CO2 utilization, waste management, and solar-assisted power cycles.
Interests: Assoc. Prof. Abbas’s research is in the field of Process Systems Engineering and has been actively developing model-based approaches for the following primary areas of research: (1) High-efficiency low-waste energy and chemicals systems (power, oil, gas, petrochemicals, renewables). (2) Low-emission energy generation with carbon capture. (3) Circular economy
Special Issue Information
You are invited to submit your latest research findings showcasing recent approaches in the use of clean power in water systems. Water is a scarce resource that has a close and intricate nexus with energy. Resolving the World’s water supply and sanitation challenges will require clean and renewable energy technologies to power water generation, treatment, and reuse systems. Meaningful approaches to obtaining clean water and sanitation face many challenges at different scales. These depend on geography, populations and consumption patterns, aside from the technological aspects. Multi-scale system-wide solutions are essential to overcome clean power integration and, at times, are restricted or limited by cost-prohibitive grid connectivity.
This Special Issue contributes towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 7. It will compile papers exhibiting latest research on the synergistic integration of clean energy technology (including low-carbon fossil, renewable, hydrogen, nuclear, and power hybrids) with water production, transport, and storage systems. Submissions that address modelling, techno-economics and life cycle analysis of such systems are welcome.
Dr. Dia Milani
Dr. Ali Abbas
Freshwater scarcity is a major obstacle of growth and prosperity for many nations in the world. Conventional centralised freshwater supply options are largely depleting and the unanticipated social and environmental costs of alternative solutions are emerging. Similar to energy, water sector will need clean power integration in an increasingly decentralized mode. In this context, as the global energy markets are rapidly changing, clean and renewable energy technologies will play a crucial role in evolving sustainable water systems. From atmospheric water harvesting to desalination and beyond, various renewable energy technologies can be costumized and paired together to maintain reliable sources of energy for these water systems to serve many communities around the world.
Various forms of energy can be used. Clean fossil energy may reduce the carbon footprint of water systems. Hydro- and geothermal renewable energy sources provide almost readily stable forms of energy over time. Other renewable energy sources cannot be stockpiled easily and must be used when available or be discarded as waste energy. The major restraint for increasing the share of renewable energy sources is their intermittency, which can be addressed through energy storage when available and energy use when needed. Therefore, to bring renewable energy sources (e.g., solar and wind) to independence and reliability, adequate energy storage technologies must be deployed. There are a number of well-established technologies with significant potentials to enable energy storage in integration with various renewable sources. Alternatively, the excess energy can be converted to other means of storage where possible, such as water storage for desalination, or hydrogen storage for fuel cells. To make this hybridization techno-economically and environmentally viable, a single panacea may not be implementable everywhere. Tailor-designed and optimised approaches will be essential. This Special Issue invites researchers to submit works addressing this grand challenge.
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- water systems
- clean power
- renewable energy