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Hydrogen Production Water Management: Understanding the Challenges

Idea in Principle

This paper underscores the critical importance of water management in hydrogen production. In principle, it highlights the need for a comprehensive approach to address water challenges, including sourcing, cooling, treatment, and wastewater management.

Idea in Practice

In practice, implementing comprehensive water management strategies presents a complex and location-specific challenge. This paper highlights the challenges presented by variability in water source reliability and quality across geographic regions and considers the distinct water demands of blue and green hydrogen production methods. It also acknowledges the potential for integrated water and energy analysis, in consideration of various treatment options and the use of thermal systems and energy recovery to improve efficiency and reduce costs in hydrogen production.

Whitepaper Authors

Jon Fennell, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geol.
Water Security & Climate Resiliency
Integrated Sustainability

Mohammed Awad, Ph.D., Technical Director

Mohammed Awad, P.Eng.
Technical Director
Integrated Sustainability

Adam Leece

Adam Leece, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Manager, ESG & Decarbonization
Integrated Sustainability

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