Influence of water quality on the embodied energy of drinking water treatment.

@article{Santana2014InfluenceOW,
  title={Influence of water quality on the embodied energy of drinking water treatment.},
  author={Mark V. E. Santana and Qiong Zhang and James R. Mihelcic},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={3084-91}
}
Urban water treatment plants rely on energy intensive processes to provide safe, reliable water to users. Changes in influent water quality may alter the operation of a water treatment plant and its associated energy use or embodied energy. Therefore the objective of this study is to estimate the effect of influent water quality on the operational embodied energy of drinking water, using the city of Tampa, Florida as a case study. Water quality and water treatment data were obtained from the… CONTINUE READING