Water Consumption of Energy Resource Extraction , Processing , and Conversion

  • Mielke B
  • Anadon L
  • Narayanamurti V
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This paper provides an overview of water consumption for different sources of energy, including extraction, processing and conversion of resources, fuels, and technologies. The primary focus of is consumptive use of water for different sources of energy. Where appropriate, levels of water withdrawals are also discussed, especially in the context of cooling of thermoelectric power plants.

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  • By Erik Mielke

  • Laura Diaz Anadon

  • Venkatesh Narayanamurti

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