Water quality assessment of bioenergy production
Journal article, 2011

Water quality is a measurement of the biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of water against certain standards set to ensure ecological and/or human health. Biomass production and conversion to fuels and electricity can impact water quality in lakes, rivers, and aquifers with consequences for aquatic ecosystem health and also human water uses. Depending on how the bioenergy system is located and managed, it can lead to both water quality deterioration and to improvements. This review focuses on the effects of bioenergy on water quality, on ways to quantify these effects, and on options for reducing negative impacts.

water quality

agriculture

cyanobacterial blooms

baltic sea

systems

indicators

bioenergy

land

sweden

developing-countries

Author

R. Diaz-Chavez

Imperial College London

Göran Berndes

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

D. Neary

Rocky Mountain Research Station

A. E. Neto

CTC - Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira

M. Fall

Energy

Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining

1932-104X (ISSN)

Vol. 5 4 445-463

Subject Categories

Industrial Biotechnology

DOI

10.1002/bbb.319

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