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Energy-Water Nexus // Viability of Wind Turbine to Desalinate Water for Drinking

By Ngwamah Hyelda Moses. This study aims at assessing the viability of wind energy in Burutu, Nigeria, to desalinate water through reverse osmosis technology. Burutu has been identified with shortage of drinking water as a result of salt water intrusion from the ocean. Four analysis were carried out: First was the estimation of wind speed in m/s at the height of 120m. Second analysis was the calculation of energy generation in kWh. Third analysis was calculation of volume of water in m^3 which can be desalinated using electricity generated from the average monthly wind speed. The last analysis is the amount of Co2 saved as a result of use of renewables as source of power. The result shows that wind speed in Burutu has an annual average wind speed of 4.53m/s from NASA and 3.20m/s from Nimet data. Average monthly energy generated in this location is 39,733kwh and an annual volume of water desalinate is 95,359m^3 with 228 tonne of CO2 saved.


International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations


January 2019


International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp: (12-19), Month: January - March 2019

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Floating Solar // Where Sun Meets Water – Floating Solar Market Report Executive Summary

By World Bank Group, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). Floating solar photovoltaic installations open new opportunities for scaling up solar generating capacity, especially in countries with high population density and competing uses for available land. Floating Solar Market Report - Executive Summary presents an overview of floating solar technologies, current deployment market and future opportunities, challenges...

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Modelling and Assessment

Nexus Modelling // Involving the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Integrating Low-Income and Isolated Communities

By Brenda Cansino-Loeza and José María Ponce-Ortega. This work presents a general mathematical programming model for satisfying water, energy, and food needs in isolated and low-income communities involving different process integration approaches. As a case study, the community with the lowest index of poverty and marginalization from the State of Guerrero in Mexico is presented. The problem consists in determining the optimal and sustainable configuration to satisfy the energy, water, and...

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Climate Change

Video // Green Pumps for Jordan’s Water to combat Climate Change

This video explains how highly energy efficient water pumps can contribute to improve water, energy, and food security in the water scarce country Jordan. At the same time, CO2-emmissions are lowered, which marks a significant contribution in meeting Jordan´s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

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