Water pinch analysis – a review of recent journal publications / Vatten-pinch analys – en översyn av de senaste publikationerna
As the population of the world increases, the demand for resources of different types will also grow. Water is one such resource. Pinch analysis, as a technique to optimise the utilisation of resources, had its origin in heat recovery and thereby the optimisation of fuel usage in the 1970s during the oil crisis. Since then, it has expanded to encompass a vast swathe of resources – both material and otherwise. Water pinch analysis is one offshoot of this tool (the implementation is labelled as pinch technology). This short article is a focused and selective review of recent publications having ‘pinch analysis’ in their titles and as their ‘core and gist’, during the period 2008 – 2018, and having water pinch analysis as either the sole focus or one of the foci.