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Ten Novel and Innovative Examples of Water Energy Nexus

 Managing water in energy production and optimizing the use of energy for clean water production is known as Water-Energy Nexus and in recent years one of the most popular topics of research. This nexus is deemed as the solution to the future scarcity problems due to change in climatic pattern and rapid urbanization and their lust for advanced technology. The uncontrolled extraction of natural resources, conversion of land use and deforestation along with the burgeoning population has created a human induces warming in the atmosphere which has resulted in climate change. Again for the same reason, the two most used natural resources in the Earth is now under stress and most of the population doesn't have a steady supply of these two essential resources. The result is so-called both natural and man-made disaster which has created a question on the sustainability of the future mankind. The nexus is deemed as one of the solutions to minimize the stress by using both water technology i

Three topics of research on energy from salinity gradient of oceans.

  Power generation from Salinity Gradient is a new topic of research that is steadily attracting interest from the researchers of renewable energy. The scarcity and rising demand for conventional fuels have also aggravated the importance of alternative sources of energy where power from salinity gradient or Blue Energy can be a useful solution. As the topic is new and mostly unexplored, doing research in this aspect, have a very high potential.  Research ideas like : 1) Cost Minimization of Power Extraction from Saline Water Gradient-based Power Plants by Nature Based Optimization Techniques The first objective of the work will be to identify parameters/s, which contribute towards the total expenditure for the installation of Salinity Gradient-based power plants. After all the settings were defined, and the significance of the weights of the parameters is determined, the next step will be to formulate the indicator in such a manner that it becomes directly proportional to the expenditu

How to measure the Reliability and Probability of Failure of Hydraulic Structures

Any design of hydraulic structure requires the approximation of reliability and probability of failure factors which are calculated based on the load and resistance offered or can be offered on a proposed hydro power dam.The following presentation tries to introduce the basic concept of calculating reliability and failure probability of hydraulic structures. Factor of reliability, fragility and probability of from Mrinmoy Majumder Signing off Founding and Honorary Editor Innovate for Sustainability

Invitation to Act as a Reviewer for a special issue of Journal of Water and Energy Nexus

I will like to invite my readers to act as a reviewer of the articles submitted for possible publication in the special issue entitled "Optimization of Water Energy Nexus by Soft Computation and Hierarchical Decision Making Methods" in the Journal of Water and Energy Nexus. This journal is a new journal which is published from Energy in Style Publishers.Although this is a new journal but it is not a paid or predatory journal and perform extensive peer reviews before allowing an article to be published in the journal. The Abstract and other details of the Special Issue is as given below : Abstract In any operational systems both water and energy is utilized for the sustenance of the benefits received from the system. The nexus of water and energy and their interdependency and cognitive utilization of the mutuality between the two basic essentials of mankind ensure the success of the system, which become evident from the output received from the setup. Acc

Invitation to Collaborate : Impact of Lockdown due to COVID 19 in India on amount of Water used in Thermal Power Plants

A project is proposed to look into the "Impact of Lockdown due to COVID 19 in India on amount of Water used in Thermal Power Plants".The study aims to locate the point of vulnerabilities and will analyse their sensitivity to the lock down period. It will also aim to detect the major factors which can be modulated for optimal performance of the power plant with minimum consequence to water resources of the location.PG or PhD scholars or faculty members working in the field of water and energy management or water-energy nexus or operation research can collaborate. If interested kindly reply me.( 

Energy Consumption Indicator

Irregular Household energy consumption is attributed to be one of the major cause of energy scarcity and increasing dependence on fossil fuels.The rising cost of electricity is another reason why we must monitor our energy use.This app will help you to analyze your energy use and it will alert you when you are over using and whether you are under using the resource allocated to you... Click here to Access the apps.

Application of Nature Based Optimization Techniques in Optimizing Water Used in Renewable Energy Systems

The engineering advancements and burgeoning population have aggravated the requirements of energy. As the typical fuel resources are limited, the recent trend of energy demand has enforced concerns on the availability of fossil based fuels.The disturbance in the price of crude oil is one of the effect of this growing demand.That is why the renewable energy systems like hydro power, solar, wind, wave, tidal etc. has become a topic of concern and research.The common objective is the maximization of conversion efficiency and reduction of the expenses for the conversion.However, in most of the previous studies it was found that the function of water in enhancing productivity and decreasing cost is ignored.The novel and successful application of nature mimicking algorithms like Ant Colony,Artificial Bee,Particle Swarm Optimization in recent years has been used to identify optimal scenarios which can minimize the water requirement maintaining the balance between water used and energy produ