Energy and Water
ARC is in the process of developing research lines on strategic topics in order to utilize synergies within the ARC membership and with partnering universities. Also these research lines should assist in making connections with utilities and other stakeholders. One of the first research lines to be developed is Energy & Water. To explore opportunities for collaboration and develop the Energy & Water research line a workshop was held at the IWA Water & Energy conference in Amsterdam, November 10, 2010. Preliminary ideas for joint European research topics in water & energy:
- technological innovations and new concepts, for example related to maximising carbon energy recovery, (co)digestion and biogas utilisation, thermal energy recovery, membrane technology improvement,
- common methodologies (such as for energy indicators, carbon accounting, LCA and risk analysis) and comparative analysis (benchmarking).