Special Issue "Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment in Chemistry, Engineering, and Environmental Sciences"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Danilo Russo
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Sustainable Reaction Engineering Group, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Philippa Fawcett Dr, Cambridge CB3 0AS, UK
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
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Marotta
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Industrial Chemistry, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
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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Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Pollutants removal
  • Environmental protection

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Critical Perspective on Advanced Treatment Processes for Water and Wastewater: AOPs, ARPs, and AORPs
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(13), 4549; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10134549 - 30 Jun 2020
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Emerging contaminants’ presence in water, wastewater, and aquatic environments has been widely reported. Their environmental and health-related effects, and the increasing tendency towards wastewater reuse require technology that could remove to a greater degree, or even mineralize, all these contaminants. Currently, the most [...] Read more.
Emerging contaminants’ presence in water, wastewater, and aquatic environments has been widely reported. Their environmental and health-related effects, and the increasing tendency towards wastewater reuse require technology that could remove to a greater degree, or even mineralize, all these contaminants. Currently, the most commonly used process technologies for their removal are advanced oxidation processes (AOPs); however, recent advances have highlighted other advanced treatment processes (ATPs) as possible alternatives, such as advanced reduction processes (ARPs) and advanced oxidation-reduction processes (AORPs). Although they are not yet widely diffused, they may remove contaminants that are not readily treatable by AOPs, or offer better performance than the former. This paper presents an overview of some of the most common or promising ATPs for the removal of contaminants from water and wastewater, and their application, with discussion of their limitations and merits. Issues about technologies’ costs and future perspectives in the water sector are discussed. Full article
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