Special Issue "Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment in Chemistry, Engineering, and Environmental Sciences"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.
Interests: advanced oxidation processes of micropollutants in aqueous solution; fate of xenobiotics in the aquatic environment; kinetic modeling; hazard evaluation in chemical processes; nitration processes; heterogeneous photocatalysis; continuous-flow microreactors; machine learning and robotics in chemical engineering
Interests: advanced oxidation processes of biorefractory pollutants in aqueous solution; fate of xenobiotics in the aquatic environment; kinetic modeling of oxidation processes of organic substances in water; hazard evaluation in chemical processes; removal of heavy metals from waters by solar photocatalytic technologies; solar chemical processes and photo-assisted selective oxidation processes for green and sustainable chemistry
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The increasing number of pollutants in wastewater and surface water proves that standard operation units in wastewater treatment plants are often inadequate for their complete removal. Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) represent a class of important procedures for the effective removal of xenobiotics, often refractory to biodegradation. As a result, the number of studies investigating the abatement of these compounds by advanced oxidation technologies is steadily increasing, also showing an interesting level of interdisciplinary collaboration between chemists, engineers, eco-toxicologists, and environmental scientists. In fact, kinetic studies and by-product identification have proven the importance of a deeper investigation into the environmental fate of the examined species, given that, in most cases, the oxidized products may be more hazardous to organic life than their parent compounds. On the other hand, the need for longer treatment times and greener processes has led to more efficient technical solutions, ranging from new photocatalytic materials to better reactor design at both lab and plant scale.
Potential topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of AOPs:
- Kinetic studies and reaction mechanism identification
- Environmental fate of treated water streams and by-products identification
- Experimental techniques, lab-scale reactors
- Catalytic and photocatalytic materials
- Reactors and process design
- Environmental and eco-toxicological assessments
Dr. Danilo Russo
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Marotta
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- Advanced oxidation processes
- Wastewater treatment
- Pollutants removal
- Environmental protection