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Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment with Emphasis in Membrane Treatment Operations

Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Water 2019, 11(1), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11010045
Received: 6 December 2018 / Revised: 19 December 2018 / Accepted: 22 December 2018 / Published: 27 December 2018
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Abstract

The present Special Issue brought together recent research findings from renowned scientists in this field and assembled contributions on advanced technologies that have been applied to the treatment of wastewater and drinking water, with an emphasis on novel membrane treatment technologies. The 12 research contributions highlight various processes and technologies that can achieve the effective treatment and purification of wastewater and drinking water, aiming (occasionally) for water reuse. The published papers can be classified into three major categories. (a) First, there are those that investigate the application of membrane treatment processes, either directly or in hybrid processes. The role of organic matter presence and fouling control is the main aim of the research in some of these studies. (b) Second, there are studies that investigate the application of adsorptive processes for the removal of contaminants from waters, such as arsenic, antimony, or chromate, with the aim of the efficient removal of the toxic contaminants from water or wastewater. (c) Lastly, there are studies that include novel aspects of oxidative treatment such as bubbleless ozonation. View Full-Text
Keywords: membranes; adsorption; natural organic matter; arsenic; chromate; antimony; ozonation membranes; adsorption; natural organic matter; arsenic; chromate; antimony; ozonation
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Zouboulis, A.I.; Katsoyiannis, I.A. Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment with Emphasis in Membrane Treatment Operations. Water 2019, 11, 45.

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