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ELECTRICITY GENERATION

January 27, 20152 years ago

Water footprinting of electricity generated by combined cycle gas turbines using different cooling technologies: a practitioner's experience

Efforts undertaken for reducing environmental impacts of energy production have been primarily focused on carbon reduction while the fact that energy production also requires water has been largely overlooked. During the last decade, and despite the fact that global warming still remains today the focus of many environmental evaluations, water scarcity issues have increasingly received attention. Despite the fact that recently, an increasing demand for large industrial companies to calculate and report on their water footprint exists, water resources have only recently been addressed in life cycle assessment (LCA) and their assessment still lacks wide application. The paper presents a practitioner's experience with respect to the application of three recently developed water footprinting methodologies that are considered as current-state-of-the-art. Water footprinting of electricity generated by combined cycle gas turbines using different cooling technologies: a practitioner's experience (Request full-text ResearchGate)