Special Issue "Contributions of WWTPs to the Clean Energy Transition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.
Interests: Resources in wastewater; energy efficiency on WWTP; nutrient recovery; biopolymer production from wastewater; organic trace pollutant removal; resource-oriented concepts for wastewater; water reuse for blue-green infrastructures
Interests: energetic flexibility and process optimization; power-to-gas; sector coupling and implementing innovative technologies on wastewater treatment plants
Interests: computer-based simulation and optimization of wastewater treatment plants and biogas plants; instrumentation; control and automation; energy efficiency
Set in 2015, the Paris agreement was an additional and clearly perceptible signal for all sectors to push new ideas and solutions to reduce carbon emissions to zero as soon as possible. Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are a relevant energy consumer and producer in the public infrastructure, but also in industry, and are therefore promising energy centers for innovative solutions supporting energy efficiency and use of renewable energies.
In the field of energy efficiency and the application of renewable energies, significant improvements can be observed, but the essential renewable energy transition requires further efforts and innovative research to find appropriate answers to the demand and participation, e.g., in energetic flexibility, target-oriented energy production, sector coupling, and upgrading of biogas. Often these themes have to be linked to new challenges like advanced wastewater treatment, removing organic trace pollutants and resources recovery.
All this can be realized in many ways. The purpose of this Special Issue is to scope innovative ideas, research activities, and concepts worldwide supporting an energy transition and to make WWTPs part of this process to support transfer knowledge to many other WWTPs. The key criteria for manuscript acceptance will be innovation and contribution to the field. Manuscripts with experimental implementation and empirical proofs are also encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Steinmetz
Dr. Michael Schafer
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wiese
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Energy efficient wastewater infrastructures
- Strategies and technologies for energy efficient and energy neutral wastewater treatment
- Integrating wastewater treatment plants into energy grids
- Anaerobic technologies for sludge, organic waste and agricultural residues
- Usage and up-grading of biogas
- Instrumentation, Control and Automation for energy efficient wastewater treatment
- Computer-based simulation of wastewater treatment plants
- Energetic flexibility of wastewater treatment plants
- Sector coupling and power-to-gas
- Innovative technologies for energy efficient operation of WWTP
- Full scale implementation