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Bundschuh, J., Tomaszewska, B., Ghaffour, N., Hamawand, I., Mahmoudi, H. & Goosen, M. (2018). Coupling geothermal direct heat with agriculture. In: Geothermal Water Management: (pp. 277-300). CRC Press
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2018 (English)In: Geothermal Water Management, CRC Press, 2018, p. 277-300Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the agriculture and agri-food chain industries there is a strong nexus between food, energy and water as it consumes about one-third of the global energy and 80-90% of the world’s freshwater production; freshwater production consumes about 15% of the global energy production (FAO, 2011a, 2011b; Hoff, 2011; IEA, 2012; IRENA, 2015). Therefore, the agri-food chain should be made independent from the use of fossil fuels, which have decreasing and fluctuating reserves but increasing long-term trend in cost, by coupling it to renewable energies such as geothermal. Geothermal water can not only provide energy, but at the same time a source of freshwater (possibly requiring prior treatment, that can, in turn, be done using geothermal heat as the energy source) thereby providing secure, accessible and environmentally sustainable supplies for both of these commodities. It can therefore play a significant role in contributing to future global food security and climate protection as well as other aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The benefits of using geothermal energy are often underestimated, despite it being a limitless, sustainable and constant heat source, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This makes its use technically simple, which contrasts with other renewables such as solar energy. Development and commercialization of geothermal water as energy and freshwater sources could have a significant contribution in the reduction of costs in the agro-food sector. However, much work remains to be done to make better use of geothermal energy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press, 2018
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236383 (URN)10.1201/9781315734972 (DOI)2-s2.0-85052780926 (Scopus ID)9781317562580 (ISBN)9781138027213 (ISBN)
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QC 20181105

Available from: 2018-11-05 Created: 2018-11-05 Last updated: 2019-03-20Bibliographically approved
Tomaszewska, B., Pajak, L., Bundschuh, J. & Bujakowski, W. (2018). Low-enthalpy geothermal energy as a source of energy and integrated freshwater production in inland areas: Technological and economic feasibility. Desalination, 435, 35-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Low-enthalpy geothermal energy as a source of energy and integrated freshwater production in inland areas: Technological and economic feasibility
2018 (English)In: Desalination, ISSN 0011-9164, E-ISSN 1873-4464, Vol. 435, p. 35-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper presents an innovative approach to freshwater production using geothermal aquifers as a water and energy source. The main parameters which can potentially influence the results of the analysis were selected to investigate their effect on the proposed schemes, e.g. feed water quality, quality of the geothermal resource, concentrate utilisation and cost of freshwater production. A technical and economic feasibility study demonstrates that effective use of geothermal resources can include direct utilisation of geothermal energy in the heating system and the use of the cooled water as a source of freshwater obtained in a desalination unit. The comparison of the costs of freshwater from current freshwater resources in Poland (groundwater and surface water) with those calculated for the geothermal option showed that the costs of the latter are equal to the former. The treatment of geothermal water can bring an improved water balance for drinking purposes. In areas of high water deficit, the solution presented is a good example of the rational management of geothermal resources.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Desalination, Geothermal energy, Concentrate disposal, Injection, Energy, Emission
National Category
Water Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-226735 (URN)10.1016/j.desal.2017.12.032 (DOI)000429395300004 ()2-s2.0-85038861660 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20180503

Available from: 2018-05-03 Created: 2018-05-03 Last updated: 2018-05-03Bibliographically approved
Maity, J. P., Hsu, C.-M. -., Lin, T.-J. -., Lee, W.-C. -., Bhattacharya, P., Bundschuh, J. & Chen, C.-Y. -. (2018). Removal of fluoride from water through bacterial-surfactin mediated novel hydroxyapatite nanoparticle and its efficiency assessment: Adsorption isotherm, adsorption kinetic and adsorption Thermodynamics. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management, 9, 18-28
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2018 (English)In: Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management, ISSN 2215-1532, Vol. 9, p. 18-28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fluoride contamination in water due to natural and anthropogenic activities has been documented as serious problems worldwide commanding a major threat to the environment. Present study focuses to synthesis bacterial-surfactin (Bacillus subtilis) mediated nano-hydroxyapatite (HAp), novel adsorbents for defluoridation. HAp particle size and morphology were controlled by varying temperature of 90–150 °C and pH of 7–11, respectively. The TEM and SEM micrographs reveal that the short-rod particle is observed 20–30 nm at 90 °C and pH 11. The ratio between the length (nm) and width (nm) of nanoparticle are decreased from 4.17 to 1.65 with increasing pH (7–11). The selected area diffraction (SAD) of particles are indicated uniform rod-like monocrystals. The XRD and FTIR observations were indicated the synthesized HAp nanoparticles were well-crystallized with purity phase and high quality. The study reflected that the fluoride removal from contaminated water by HAp was increased significantly (R2 = 99) with the increasing adsorbent concentration, temperature and time, with two-step adsorption process as the first portion a rapid adsorption occurs during first 90 min after which equilibrium is slowly achieved. The adsorption process is closer to Freundlich isotherm (R2 > 98) than to Langmuir isotherm (R2 ≈ 92), indicating HAp as a good adsorbent (n > 3). Above 97% of fluoride removal were noticed at a HAp dose of 0.06 g/10 mL. The adsorption kinetics more fit with pseudo-second-order (R2= 99) in compare to pseudo-first-order (R2 ≈ 91). The slope and intercept of Arrhenius equation indicated the activation/adsorption energy (Ea) of 3.199 kJ/mol and frequency factor (A) of 1.78 1/s. Adsorption thermodynamic parameters (free energy (ΔG < 0), enthalpy (ΔH > 0) and entropy (ΔS > 0)) indicates the spontaneous and endothermic reactions of the adsorption process. Thus, newly synthesized HAp nanoparticles exhibit as a good adsorbent for fluoride removal, theoretically and experimentally being applicable for environmental pollution control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Characterization fluoride removal, Hydrothermal synthesis of HAp, Isotherm and kinetic and thermodynamics, Surfactin of Bacillus subtilis
National Category
Water Treatment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-219631 (URN)10.1016/j.enmm.2017.11.001 (DOI)2-s2.0-85035147500 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 51170071
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QC 20171211

Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Mahmoudi, H., Ghaffour, N., Goosen, M. T. & Bundschuh, J. (2017). A critical overview of renewable energy technologies for desalination. In: Renewable Energy Technologies for Water Desalination: (pp. 1-12). CRC Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A critical overview of renewable energy technologies for desalination
2017 (English)In: Renewable Energy Technologies for Water Desalination, CRC Press , 2017, p. 1-12Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Rapid population growth and industrialization as well as climatic change have placed increasing strains on global potable water supplies (Caldera et al., 2016; Goosen et al., 2016; Sahin et al., 2016). In particular, the demand for this limited renewable resource is anticipated to intensify due to the requirements of the agricultural, manufacturing and urban sectors. The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme estimates that by 2030 only 60% of the worldwide water needs can be met (Connor, 2015). Additionally, while economic development opens up and advances economies, and creates new wealth, it can be argued that millions of people do not benefit directly from this financial progress (Goosen, 2013; Gottinger and Goosen, 2012). This poses new challenges to the effective governance of potable water resource systems. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press, 2017
National Category
Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236852 (URN)10.1201/9781315643915 (DOI)2-s2.0-85053353050 (Scopus ID)9781317287445 (ISBN)9781138029170 (ISBN)
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QC 20181219

Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-03-19Bibliographically approved
Chen, G., Schmidt, E., Maraseni, T., Bundschuh, J., Banhazi, T. & Antille, D. L. (2017). Opportunities of adopting renewable energy for the nursery industry in Australia. In: Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture: (pp. 115-126). Taylor & Francis
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2017 (English)In: Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture, Taylor & Francis, 2017, p. 115-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-222239 (URN)2-s2.0-85040908115 (Scopus ID)9781315158969 (ISBN)9781138029705 (ISBN)
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QC 20180205

Available from: 2018-02-05 Created: 2018-02-05 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved
Marino, T., Boerrigter, M., Faccini, M., Chaumette, C., Arockiasamy, L., Bundschuh, J. & Figoli, A. (2017). Photocatalytic activity and synthesis procedures of TiO2 nanoparticles for potential applications in membranes. In: Application of Nanotechnology in Membranes for Water Treatment: (pp. 127-146). CRC Press
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2017 (English)In: Application of Nanotechnology in Membranes for Water Treatment, CRC Press , 2017, p. 127-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Heterogeneous photocatalysis based on oxide semiconductors is a promising technique for the prevention of microbial proliferation and to limit the growth of microorganisms. Among the studied photocatalysts, titanium dioxide (TiO2) represents one of the most interesting materials, due to its low cost, biocompatibility, chemical and thermal stability, and notable optical and dielectric properties. It exists in three polymorphic forms: rutile, which is the most stable form, anatase and brookite, both of which are metastable and convert into rutile upon heating. TiO2 nanoparticles can be efficiently obtained via different synthesis techniques, such as sol-gel, sol, hydrothermal, solvothermal, direct oxidation, chemical or physical vapor deposition, microwave, and reverse micelle methods, which offer the possibility to obtain well-controlled nanoparticle size and morphology. In the different TiO2 applications, its antimicrobial action has attracted a lot of attention in the last few decades. Particularly promising are the hybrid or mixed matrix TiO2- polymeric membranes, which allow separation and simultaneous photocatalytic reaction, without requiring any catalyst recovery operation. Several works have been published on the efficiency of the hybrid inorganic-organic membranes as antimicrobial systems, for bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae disruption. The TiO2 incorporation in/on the polymeric membrane also allows the reduction of fouling and at the same time highly improves water permeability and self-cleaning ability. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press, 2017
National Category
Materials Chemistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236853 (URN)10.1201/9781315179070 (DOI)2-s2.0-85046477706 (Scopus ID)9781351715263 (ISBN)9781138896581 (ISBN)
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QC 20181220

Available from: 2018-12-20 Created: 2018-12-20 Last updated: 2019-03-19Bibliographically approved
Schneider, J., Bundschuh, J., Rangel, W. D. & Guilherme, L. R. (2017). Potential of different AM fungi (native from As-contaminated and uncontaminated soils) for supporting Leucaena leucocephala growth in As-contaminated soil. Environmental Pollution, 224, 125-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Potential of different AM fungi (native from As-contaminated and uncontaminated soils) for supporting Leucaena leucocephala growth in As-contaminated soil
2017 (English)In: Environmental Pollution, ISSN 0269-7491, E-ISSN 1873-6424, Vol. 224, p. 125-135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi inoculation is considered a potential biotechnological tool for an eco-friendly remediation of hazardous contaminants. However, the mechanisms explaining how AM fungi attenuate the phytotoxicity of metal(oid)s, in particular arsenic (As), are still not fully understood. The influence of As on plant growth and the antioxidant system was studied in Leucaena leucocephala plants inoculated with different isolates of AM fungi and exposed to increasing concentrations of As (0, 35, and 75 mg dm−3) in a Typic Quartzipsamment soil. The study was conducted under greenhouse conditions using isolates of AM fungi selected from uncontaminated soils (Acaulospora morrowiae, Rhizophagus clarus, Gigaspora albida; and a mixed inoculum derived from combining these isolates, named AMF Mix) as well as a mix of three isolates from an As-contaminated soil (A. morrowiae, R. clarus, and Paraglomus occultum). After 21 weeks, the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), and glutathione reductase (GR) were determined in the shoots in addition to measuring plant height and mineral contents. In general, AM fungi have shown multiple beneficial effects on L. leucocephala growth. Although the activity of most of the stress-related enzymes increased in plants associated with AM fungi, the percentage increase caused by adding As to the soil was even greater for non-mycorrhizal plants when compared to AM-fungi inoculated ones, which highlights the phytoprotective effect provided by the AM symbiosis. The highest P/As ratio observed in AM-fungi plants, compared to non-mycorrhizal ones, can be considered a good indicator that the AM fungi alter the pattern of As(V) uptake from As-contaminated soil. Our results underline the role of AM fungi in increasing the tolerance of L. leucocephala to As stress and emphasize the potential of the symbiosis L. leucocephala-R. clarus for As-phytostabilization at moderately As-contaminated soils.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Ltd, 2017
Keywords
Antioxidant enzymes, Arsenic contamination, Mycorrhizas, P/As plant content ratio, Phytoremediation, Antioxidants, Arsenic, Biohazards, Bioremediation, Contamination, Enzymes, Fungi, Oxygen, Remediation, Soils, Antioxidant enzyme, Content ratio, Soil pollution
National Category
Biological Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-207348 (URN)10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.071 (DOI)000399261400014 ()2-s2.0-85012892328 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20170522

Available from: 2017-05-22 Created: 2017-05-22 Last updated: 2017-06-02Bibliographically approved
Patay, I., Seres, I. & Bundschuh, J. (2017). Solar PV for water pumping and irrigation. In: Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture: (pp. 213-234). Taylor & Francis
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2017 (English)In: Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture, Taylor & Francis, 2017, p. 213-234Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-222238 (URN)2-s2.0-85040927263 (Scopus ID)9781315158969 (ISBN)9781138029705 (ISBN)
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QC 20180205

Available from: 2018-02-05 Created: 2018-02-05 Last updated: 2018-02-14Bibliographically approved
Bundschuh, J., Chen, G., Tomaszewska, B., Ghaffour, N., Mushtaq, S., Hamawand, I., . . . Antille, D. L. (2017). Solar, wind and geothermal energy applications in agriculture: Back to the future?. In: Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture: (pp. 1-32). Taylor & Francis
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2017 (English)In: Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture, Taylor & Francis, 2017, p. 1-32Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223035 (URN)10.1201/9781315158969 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040926340 (Scopus ID)9781315158969 (ISBN)9781138029705 (ISBN)
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QC 20180226

Available from: 2018-02-26 Created: 2018-02-26 Last updated: 2018-02-26Bibliographically approved
Schneider, J., Bundschuh, J. & do Nascimento, C. W. (2016). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-assisted phytoremediation of a lead-contaminated site. Science of the Total Environment, 572, 86-97
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-assisted phytoremediation of a lead-contaminated site
2016 (English)In: Science of the Total Environment, ISSN 0048-9697, E-ISSN 1879-1026, Vol. 572, p. 86-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Knowledge of the behavior of plant species associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and the ability of such plants to grow on metal-contaminated soils is important to phytoremediation. Here, we evaluate the occurrence and diversity of AMF and plant species as well as their interactions in soil contaminated with lead (Pb) from the recycling of automotive batteries. The experimental area was divided into three locations: a non-contaminated native area, a coarse rejects deposition area, and an area receiving particulate material from the chimneys during the Pb melting process. Thirty-nine AMF species from six families and 10 genera were identified. The Acaulospora and Glomus genera exhibited the highest occurrences both in the bulk (10 and 6) and in the rhizosphere soils (9 and 6). All of the herbaceous species presented mycorrhizal colonization. The highest Pb concentrations (mg kg− 1) in roots and shoots, respectively, were observed in Vetiveria zizanoides (15,433 and 934), Pteris vitata (9343 and 865), Pteridim aquilinun (1433 and 733), and Ricinus communis (1106 and 625). The diversity of AMF seems to be related to the area heterogeneity; the structure communities of AMF are correlated with the soil Pb concentration. We found that plant diversity was significantly correlated with AMF diversity (r = 0.645; P > 0.05) in areas with high Pb soil concentrations. A better understanding of AMF communities in the presence of Pb stress may shed light on the interactions between fungi and metals taking place in contaminated sites. Such knowledge can aid in developing soil phytoremediation techniques such as phytostabilization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Keywords
Biodiversity, Environmental management, Metal stress, Phytoremediation, Root symbiosis, Soil contamination, Bioremediation, Contamination, Fungi, Lead, Plants (botany), Pollution, Soils, Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Assisted phytoremediation, Metal-contaminated soils, Mycorrhizal colonization, Soil pollution, Acaulospora, Glomus, Pteris, Ricinus communis, Vetiveria zizanioides
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195187 (URN)10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.185 (DOI)000387807200010 ()2-s2.0-84979888153 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20161202

Available from: 2016-12-02 Created: 2016-11-02 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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