Special Issue "Waste Water Treatment and Energy Recovery: Opportunities and Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 February 2023 | Viewed by 2504
Interests: biological wastewater treatment; biochemical processes; anaerobic digestion; disintegration of sewage sludge; renewable energy; environmental analysis
Interests: Wastewater engineering; Anaerobic digestion; Methane production; Renewable energy
Energy efficiency in the water and wastewater industry has become increasingly important in recent years, as wastewater treatment plants are responsible for nearly 35% of the energy consumption of all municipal facilities. The optimal operation of wastewater treatment plants requires the provision of electricity, which is necessary for conducting technological processes and for transporting wastewater. The costs generated translate into the price of collecting and treating wastewater. Therefore, it is justified to optimize the wastewater treatment processes technically and economically by reducing the electricity consumption rates. However, the reduction of the energy intensity of these processes is possible only within certain limits. Therefore, it is necessary—apart from the rationalization of consumption—to look for other methods of obtaining energy. One of the ways of solving this problem and at the same time reducing the emission of harmful combustion products and slowing down the rate of consumption of fossil fuel resources is the use of "clean" energy generation technologies, in particular the so-called "renewable" energy sources. Wastewater and sewage sludge are good materials for anaerobic digestion processes, heat recovery and hydropower.
All researchers working in the field are invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Energies, which reports on the design and modelling of wastewater treatment processes and sewage sludge management connected to development of efficient and sustainable technologies for energy recovery. The scope of this Issue includes disintegration, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biohydrogen, bioenergy recovery from wastewater produced by hydrothermal processing biomass, circular economy, and energy recovery from wastewater and sewage sludge.
Prof. Dr. Sylwia Myszograj
Dr. Ewelina Płuciennik-Koropczuk
Dr. Piotr Ziembicki
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- Wastewater treatment technologies
- Sewage sludge management
- Energy recovery
- Disintegration methods
- Heat recovery
- Energy assessment.