Special Issue "Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment Processes and Management: Past, Present and Future"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2013)
Dr. Giovanni de Feo
Department of Industrial Engineering (DIIn), University of Salerno, via Ponte don Melillo, 1, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: Life Cycle Assessment; solid waste management; wastewater treatment; water and wastewater technologies in ancient civilizations; characterization of the quality of surface water and groundwater; environmental management systems
Dr. Andreas N. Angelakis
1 National Foundation for Agricultural Research (N.AG.RE.F.), Institute of Iraklio, 71110 Iraklio, Greece
2 Hellenic Union of Municipal Enterprises for Water Supply and Sewerage (EDEYA), 41222 Larissa, Greece
Phone: +30 2810225833
Fax: +30 2810245873
The appropriate management and treatment of wastewater is fundamental because it directly and indirectly affects human development. The purpose of this Special Issue is to discuss the sustainability of wastewater treatment processes and management looking back at the past (from ancient civilizations to modern times), critically evaluating the state-of-the art and arguing on the future perspectives. The first successful effort in wastewater management was the wastewater drainage of the early cities in the East. During the Bronze Age, wastewater management was practiced in several Minoan palaces and settlements in modern day Crete. The Romans were masters in water and wastewater engineering. Passing from the old world to the modern, one of the most revolutionary inventions in the sanitary field was the water closet. The 20th Century saw the development of wastewater treatment processes (e.g., Imhoff tank, trickling filter, activate sludge process, etc.). In the future, the sustainability of wastewater treatment processes and management can be effectively pursued creating the condition for the coexistence of natural (e.g., constructed wetlands) and advanced processes (e.g., membrane biological reactor). This challenge is particularly important for developing countries. History can be of great help, learning from past mistakes and rediscovering ancient sustainable technologies.
Dr. Giovanni De Feo
Dr. Andreas N. Angelakis
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- activated sludge
- ancient civilizations
- constructed wetlands
- developing countries
- membrane biological reactor
- trickling filter
Article: On-Site Sewage Systems from Good to Bad to…? Swedish Experiences with Institutional Change and Technological Dependencies 1900 to 2010
Sustainability 2013, 5(11), 4706-4727; doi:10.3390/su5114706
Received: 8 July 2013; in revised form: 24 October 2013 / Accepted: 25 October 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (323 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Review: Sustainable Treatment of Aquaculture Effluents—What Can We Learn from the Past for the Future?
Sustainability 2014, 6(2), 836-856; doi:10.3390/su6020836
Received: 23 December 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 February 2014 / Published: 20 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (1210 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Sustainability of Water Reclamation: Long-Term Recharge with Reclaimed Wastewater Does Not Enhance Antibiotic Resistance in Sediment Bacteria
Sustainability 2014, 6(3), 1313-1327; doi:10.3390/su6031313 (doi registration under processing)
Received: 20 January 2014; in revised form: 4 March 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 12 March 2014| Download PDF Full-text (829 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Sustainability 2014, 6(3), 1328-1345; doi:10.3390/su6031328 (doi registration under processing)
Received: 12 December 2013; in revised form: 30 January 2014 / Accepted: 4 March 2014 / Published: 12 March 2014| Download PDF Full-text (2343 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Improving the Effectiveness of a Nutrient Removal System Composed of Microalgae and Daphnia by an Artificial Illumination
Sustainability 2014, 6(3), 1346-1358; doi:10.3390/su6031346 (doi registration under processing)
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 27 February 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 12 March 2014| Download PDF Full-text (221 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 24 June 2013