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Senior Consultant, Microgrid Labs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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Although a large percentage of my posts are about energy, I have written about water utilities before. Energy is required to process water, pump water and otherwise make it suitable for use. Also, guess which sector is the largest user of water? The main image for this post might help you.

This chart is part of a roadmap created to “make nontraditional sources of water (i.e., brackish water; seawater; produced and extracted water; and power sector, industrial, municipal, and agricultural wastewaters) a cost-effective alternative.

If you look at the beginning of section 2, you will see that the organization that authored the roadmap was created by the U.S. Department of Energy, so I think I’m on firm ground.

This paper will focus on methods and projects to use water more sustainably.


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