Special Issue "Nutrient Removal and Recovery"


A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Civil Engineering Research Group, School of Computing, Science and Engineering, The University of Salford, Newton Building, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, England, UK
Website: http://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/profile.php?profile=M.Scholz
E-Mail: m.scholz@salford.ac.uk
Phone: +44 161 295 5921
Interests: wastewater treatment; storm water management; runoff control; wetlands; biological filtration; sustainable water management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water and environmental management has changed over the last ten years, transforming from building, for example, traditional wastewater treatment systems to implementing sustainable methods for nutrient removal and recovery. Nutrient removal with sustainable systems, such as integrated constructed wetlands, address water quality and quantity challenges, and should enhance the local biodiversity while also being acceptable to the public. The recovery of nutrients, such as phosphorus, and subsequent recycling as fertilizer, should help to address anticipated shortfalls in natural resources vital to feed future generations in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.

Barriers for the implementation of nutrient removal and recovery systems, technologies and methodologies include the lack of finance for innovation, sustainable system adoption problems, negative public perception and a lack of decision support tools addressing, particularly, the retrofitting of these systems. Therefore, I would like to call for papers to disseminate and share findings on current challenges facing the nutrient removal and recovery community.

Papers are selected by a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, development and application. Original research papers or reviews are invited in the following, and related, areas:

  • Sustainable infrastructure management
  • Solid waste collection and management
  • Waste treatment
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Nutrient removal processes
  • Process analyzing and modeling
  • Limiting nutrients
  • Nutrient recovery technology
  • Decision-support systems and frameworks
  • Public perception and stakeholder engagement

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Guest Editor


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  • sustainability
  • solid waste
  • waste treatment
  • wastewater treatment
  • nutrient removal
  • process modeling
  • phosphorus
  • nitrogen
  • nutrient recovery
  • decision-support

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , , ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 2427-2436; doi:10.3390/ijerph110302427
Received: 3 January 2014; in revised form: 5 February 2014 / Accepted: 11 February 2014 / Published: 26 February 2014
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by  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(4), 3553-3569; doi:10.3390/ijerph110403553
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 14 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 27 March 2014
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by ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(7), 6955-6978; doi:10.3390/ijerph110706955
Received: 5 May 2014; in revised form: 16 June 2014 / Accepted: 19 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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Last update: 15 November 2013

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