The nexus of Energy and Water

Mike Hightower, Energy Security Center at Sandia National Laboratories, interview recorded live at ASME’s 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress in Denver, CO, keynote panelist discusses how energy and water share an important interdependence and recommends strategies for managing energy and water for a sustainable future. Podcast duration 9 min, 41 sec.  © The copyright of this program is owned by ASME.

Dr. Sumanta Acharya, L. R. Daniel Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, discusses that the current rate of water consumption by power plants in the U.S. may not be sustainable in the future. New methods are being developed to address this problem. He discusses the advantages and limitations of some of the emerging technologies for power plant cooling. Podcast duract 7 min, 34 sec.   © The copyright of this program is owned by ASME.



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