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Record number 423284
Title Expanding the exergy concept to the urban water cycle
Author(s) Leduc, W.R.W.A.; Agudelo Vera, C.M.; Rovers, R.; Mels, A.R.
Source In: SASBE 2009 Book of Abstracts of the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, Delft, The Netherlands, 15-19 June 2009. - Delft, NL : Delft University of Technology - ISBN 9789052693729 - p. 101 - 101.
Event Delft, NL : Delft University of Technology - ISBN 9789052693729 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, Delft, The Netherlands, 2009-06-15/2009-06-19
Department(s) Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Environmental Technology
Department of Environmental Sciences
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2009
Keyword(s) waterbeheer - water - energiebronnen - watergebruik - stedelijke gebieden - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - energiebehoud - thermodynamica - steden - stedelijke planning - hydrologische cyclus - water management - water - energy sources - water use - urban areas - sustainability - energy conservation - thermodynamics - towns - urban planning - hydrological cycle
Categories Resource Conservation
Abstract Natural energy and water cycles are modified by metabolic profiles of the cities. The metabolic profile varies with the local resource availability and the level of technological development. To cope with this complexity, the concept of Exergy, based on Thermodynamic laws, and defined as the non-used fraction of energy, has been used to understand the energy cycle in the built environment. This will lead to new approaches towards urban planning and better resources use. This paper aims to find out if the exergy concept can be expanded to the water cycle defined as the use of the non-used water(-fraction). This way the cycle can be optimized and closed at a high efficiency level. In order to achieve this, we want to study to what extend the energy and water cycles are comparable, and how they can learn from each other in order to optimize their management.
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