Advanced Effluents Bioprocessing for Nutrients and Energy Recovery

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemical Engineering".

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Laboratory of Technologies of Environmental Protection and Utilization of Food By-Products, Department of Food Science and Technology, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: wastewater management; environmental monitoring; environmental engineering; circular economy; green chemistry
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Laboratory of Technologies of Environmental Protection and Utilization of Food By-Products, Department of Food Science and Technology, International Hellenic University, GR-57400 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: wastewater treatment; membrane bioreactors; membrane fouling mitigation; membrane processes; activated sludge process; soluble microbial products; extracellular polymeric substances
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The efficient bioprocessing of wastewater effluents is crucial for sustainable development, as it allows the recovery of valuable resources such as nutrients and energy.

This Special Issue aims to gather cutting-edge research on innovative technologies, strategies, and approaches for wastewater management, going beyond efficient resource recovery. We invite researchers, practitioners, and experts from multidisciplinary backgrounds to contribute their work to this Special Issue, fostering knowledge exchange and advancing the development of sustainable effluent management practices.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Advanced biochemical processes for nutrient removal and recovery from effluents;
  2. Biotechnological approaches for energy recovery from wastewater or treatment products such as waste sludge;
  3. Resource-oriented sanitation systems and circular economy concepts;
  4. The utilization of by-products and residuals from effluent treatment for energy or nutrient recovery;
  5. Modeling, metabolic pathways, optimization, and control strategies for efficient and sustainable effluent management;
  6. Innovative approaches to minimize and manage effluent generation;
  7. Integrated bioprocess and biosystems for the simultaneous treatment of water, energy, and nutrients;
  8. Life cycle assessment and environmental impact evaluation of effluent management approaches;
  9. Case studies and success stories on the implementation of advanced effluent bioprocessing practices.

We encourage original research papers, reviews, and perspectives that explore the latest advancements and contribute to the understanding and dissemination of knowledge in this field. By collecting high-quality articles, this Special Issue will provide a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art technologies and strategies for effluent management, accelerating the transition towards a sustainable and resource-efficient future.

Prof. Dr. Petros Samaras
Dr. Dimitra Banti
Guest Editors

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  • wastewater effluents
  • nutrient recovery
  • energy recovery
  • sustainable management
  • resource efficiency
  • circular economy
  • advanced biotechnological treatment processes
  • sanitation systems
  • bioprocess and biosystem wastewater engineering
  • by-products utilization
  • biological pathways modeling and optimization

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