Elsevier, TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019
Micro- (nano) plastics in freshwater ecosystems: Abundance, toxicological impact and quantification methodology
Plastics entering the environment will persist and continue to degrade and fragment to smaller particles under the action of various environmental factors. These microplastics (MP) and nanoplastics (NP) are likely to pose a higher environmental impact, as well as they are more prone to adsorb organic contaminants and pathogens from the surrounding media, due to their higher surface area to volume ratio. Little known on their characteristics, fragmentation, distribution and impact on freshwater ecosystems.
Elsevier, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 133, June 2018
Toward supplying food, energy, and water demand: Integrated solar desalination process synthesis with power and hydrogen coproduction
The increase in population coupled with rising per capita income and associated change in consumption habits will put unprecedented stress on food, energy and water (FEW) resources. Sustainable and reliable fresh water supply is central for life and also for all sectors that support our existence. Uncertainty on water security prompted interest in investigation of renewable energy driven desalination processes. One particularly promising option is to produce fresh water from the two most abundant resources on earth: solar energy and seawater.
Elsevier, The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 1, April 2017
Projected health effects of realistic dietary changes to address freshwater constraints in India: a modelling study
Background The availability of freshwater for irrigation in the Indian agricultural sector is expected to decline over the coming decades. This might have implications for food production in India, with subsequent effects on diets and health. We identify realistic and healthy dietary changes that could enhance the resilience of the Indian food system to future decreases in water availability.