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Brackish groundwater

A cool water option for thermoelectric power generation

Treatment of brackish groundwater can help to alleviate potential competition for freshwater resources between the power sector and other sectors in water-stressed regions.

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Fig. 1: Installed capacity of thermoelectric power plants cooled with non-fresh water sources or dry cooling.


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Tidwell, V. A cool water option for thermoelectric power generation. Nat Water 1, 420–421 (2023).

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