Special Issue "Efficient Water and Energy Management in Urban Water Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 7106
Interests: water and energy efficiency; resilience; urban water systems, hydraulic modeling; performance assessment
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Urban water systems (UWSs) are energy-intensive worldwide, mainly for drinking-water pumping and aeration in wastewater treatment. In recent years, systemic approaches to assess multiple sources of inefficiency in drinking water systems (e.g., pump equipment, inadequate layout and operation and water losses) have started to be explored, with a high potential for improving efficiency. There remains a need to adapt and explore these approaches to wastewater and stormwater systems to assess inefficiencies associated with sewer inflow, infiltration and network layout. Similarly, recent developments have shown a high potential to promote energy efficiency through better operation and adequacy of treatment capacity in wastewater treatment plants. Moreover, energy recovery from turbines or wastewater has yet to be fully exploited. Approaches that allow a comprehensive assessment of UWS energy efficiency between the main stages of UWSs—drinking water abstraction and transport, drinking water treatment, drinking water transport and distribution, wastewater collection and transport, wastewater treatment and discharge and water reclamation and reuse—can significantly contribute to the decarbonization of the urban water sector.
For this Special Issue on “Efficient Water and Energy Management in Urban Water Systems”, we are interested in comprehensive approaches for assessing energy efficiency in UWSs and their demonstration in real case studies for the diagnosis, selection, implementation, and monitoring of improvement measures.
Dr. Dália Cruz Loureiro
Dr. Catarina Silva
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- urban water systems
- performance assessment systems