Special Issue "Progress in Advanced Oxidation and Biological Processes for Treatment of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2018).
Interests: aerobic granulation; biological wastewater treatment technology; water quality protection; water reuse
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Interests: oxidative processes for micro pollutants; photochemical treatment methods; development of analytical methods for micro-pollutants
In the past few decades, scientific understanding of water chemistry has progressed tremendously, leading to development of state-of-the-art wastewater and water treatment technologies. However, the quality of fresh water sources has continuously deteriorated around the globe, in both industrialized and developing countries. While traditional wastewater technologies are focused on removal of suspended solids, nutrients and bacteria, occurrence of hundreds of organic contaminants in wastewater and impacted urban surface waters. These new contaminants are synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals that are not commonly monitored in the environment, but which have the potential to enter the environment and cause known or suspected adverse ecological and (or) human health effects. Collectively referred as the "Emerging Contaminants" (ECs), these contaminants mostly originate from domestic use and occur in trace concentrations ranging from pico to micrograms per liter. ECs are recalcitrant to conventional wastewater treatment process and most of them remain unaffected leading to the contamination of receiving water. This scenario leads to the need for advanced wastewater treatment process capable of removing ECs to safe guard fresh water sources.
This Special Issue will focus on wastewater technologies specifically developed for treatment of emerging contaminants in domestic wastewater. The issue will be a collection of various original studies and reviews evaluating the efficacy of existing technologies and novel treatment technologies for treatment of ECs. Fate of ECs during conventional wastewater treatment processes will also be included. The collection will also encompass investigations that address the issue ECs in municipal sludge and biosolids and their treatment.
Prof. Dr. Joo Hwa Tay
Dr. John Albino Dominic
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- Emerging contaminants
- Domestic wastewater
- Municipal sludge
- Advanced wastewater treatment
- Biological processes
- Integrated technologies
- Chemical treatment
- Advanced oxidative processes