The energy–water nexus involves research on water distribution and wastewater treatment, energy for water, energy extraction from wastewater, sustainable energy assessment, waste-to-energy recovery approaches, among other related topics. It expresses the relationship and closed loop between sustainable energy production and effective water utilization in order to set water–energy governance policies for the protection of susceptible environments as well as for the mitigation of climate change issues. In the present scenario, energy and water are dependent on each other. Water is an essential part for energy and electricity generation. Similarly, energy is a crucial water distribution demand, especially for various means of water treatment systems. A significant amount of water is required to produce energy and vice versa, and huge amounts of energy are consumed for water treatment procedures. There is wide scope of applications for the energy and valuable resources that are recovered from water, including purification and wastewater treatment as well as water resource infrastructure development. As competency increases, recent trends examine the increasing necessity to address the energy–water nexus in an integrated and proactive manner. The strategic planning for such a nexus involves the optimization of water use and energy efficiency for distribution, treatment, and the promotion of responsible energy operations for maintaining the water quality and the environment.
In order to develop new water resources through desalination, saline groundwater osmosis, wastewater treatment, and water reuse, the huge energy requirements can be resolved with upcoming renewable energy sources, including bioenergy from biofuels/wastewater. Upcoming waste-to-energy recovery techniques such as bioelectrochemical systems, photosynthetic constructed wetlands, carbon capture cells, biofuel generators, among others, provide sustainable ways to deal with the future thrust of energy. Thus, advancements in energy output/efficiency are desired when considering future demands without disturbing the natural ecosystem.
The main purpose of this topic is to bring together original research papers and reviews that highlight the importance of scientific approaches in order to understand energy–water dependency and that emphasize improving the water–energy use efficiency and waste/water utilization for energy recovery. The implications of water reuse, wastewater treatment and energy generation, industrial effluent treatment, bioenergy recovery from biofuels, and environmental electrochemistry will also be covered in this topic.
To cover this theme, high-quality original research papers, review articles, and short communications on the following topics are invited:
- Sustainable waste/water management and water reuse;
- Energy generation from waste/water;
- Water–energy governance, infrastructure development, and policies;
- Electrochemical technologies used to extract energy or resources from wastewater;
- Energy for water supply, distribution, and treatment systems;
- Bioenergy generation from biofuels/wastewater and sustainable development;
- Techno-economic and environmental impact assessment of the energy–water nexus;
- Challenges and opportunity spaces in water for energy as well as in energy for and from water.
Prof. Dr. Kyu-Jung Chae
Dr. Dipak A. Jadhav
Prof. Dr. Makarand M. Ghangrekar
Dr. Pedro Castano
Prof. Dr. Euntae Yang
Dr. Mohamed Obaid
- sustainable energy production
- waste-to-energy recovery
- bioenergy research
- biological wastewater treatment
- water-to-energy recovery options
- bioelectrochemical systems
- biofuels for bioenergy
- resource recovery
- water supply and distribution systems
- environmental electrochemistry
- environmental sustainability assessment
- energy for water
- artificial intelligence methods for wastewater treatment and energy recovery
|Journal Name||Impact Factor||CiteScore||Launched Year||First Decision (median)||APC|
|3.2||5.5||2008||15.7 Days||CHF 2600|
|4.2||4.4||2011||13.6 Days||CHF 2700|
|3.3||7.7||2012||21.7 Days||CHF 1600|
|3.4||5.5||2009||16.6 Days||CHF 2600|
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