Alban EchchelhBrunel University London · Department of Civil Engineering
Developing research on sustainability and circularity of water-food-energy nexus
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Citations since 2017
9 Research Items
Alban Echchelh currently works at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas. His research focuses on sustainable water management in the agricultural and energy sectors. Alban's research interests also include natural resource management, food-water-energy nexus, water reuse, and soil conservation.
March 2016 - July 2019
- PhD Student
- Development of an integrated approach to assess the environmental sustainability and the cost of reusing oil and gas produced water for irrigation in drylands.
August 2009 - August 2011
The Multi-Sectoral Water Circularity Assessment (MSWCA) is a methodological framework developed for circularity assessment of the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems nexus. It involves five methodological steps and includes an indicators list for the selection of case-specific indicators. This study expands the MSWCA to provide a systematic approach for s...
Oil and gas dominate the global energy mix since WWII. Fossil fuels have had a central role in the continuous growth of the economy, population, and living standards. Nonetheless, a multitude of physical, environmental, economic, political, and social challenges are jeopardizing the sustainability of the oil and gas industry. The global diminishing...
Produced water (PW) is the main waste stream generated from oil and gas extraction. Nowadays, half of the global PW volume is managed through environmentally controversial and expensive disposal practices, such as re-injection through deep wells. In dry areas such as in the Arabian Peninsula, PW could be reused to irrigate crops, creating environme...
This presentation presents the environmental, agronomic and financial challenges as well as opportunities of reusing gasfield-produced water for irrigation in hyper-arid regions.
Produced water (PW) is the largest by-product of the oil and gas industry. Its management is both economically and environmentally costly. PW reuse for irrigation offers an alternative to current disposal practices while providing water to irrigators in drylands. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the environmental effects of irrigation...
This presentation presents a research study aiming to identify potential sustainable irrigation scenarios for the reuse of oil field produced water in a hyper-arid desert. A soil-water model was used to simulate the long-term impacts of different irrigation strategies and water qualities on the salinity of a calcareous soil as well as on crop yield...
Water scarcity severely affects drylands threatening their food security, whereas, the oil and gas industry produces significant and increasing volumes of produced water that could be partly reused for agricultural irrigation in these regions. In this review, we summarise recent research and provide a broad overview of the potential for oil and gas...
Oil and gas produced water recycling for the irrigation of food crops: Long-term environmental impacts and sustainability