Special Issue "Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: biological nutrient removal; second-generation technology for wastewater treatment; anaerobic digestion; food waste co-digestion; emerging contaminants
Fast-growing industrialization and urbanization have dramatically increased energy demand and the discharge of nutrients. With an increasing shortage of energy resources and concerns of environmental pollution, energy-efficient and sustainable pollution control is critical for the optimization of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Typically, energy balance in WWTPs is negative, as energy demand for treating pollutants is higher than energy (methane) recovery through sludge treatment using anaerobic digestion. The main current challenges of WWTPs which drive innovation in the wastewater industry include nutrients and biosolids management as well as energy optimization. Co-digestion of organic-rich wastes with municipal sludge is a promising energy recovery technology to increase specific methane production per unit of influent solids significantly.
This Special Issue invites original research papers and critical reviews with an emphasis on the following topics: (i) advances in biological nutrient removal technology; (ii) modeling and optimization of BNR processes; (iii) co-digestion technology; and (iv) development of technology for energy-neutrality in WWTPs.
Dr. Mingu Kim
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- biological nutrient removal
- anaerobic digestion