Special Issue "Innovative Processes in Wastewater Treatment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2020.
Interests: biological nutrient removal; environmental engineering; excess sludge reduction in wastewater treatment plants membrane bioreactors; pollution; sanitary engineering; solid waste disposal; wastewater treatment; wastewater treatment plants
Conventional activated sludge (CAS) treatment is the most used biological process for urban wastewater performed to obtain an efficient carbon and nitrogen removal and meet the regulatory requirements. However, the CAS process is generally designed to achieve nitrification and denitrification in two separated sludge system making it a non-energy efficient treatment. Moreover, this technology produces a large amount of excess sludge that needs to be treated and disposed thus creating both an environmental and economical problem. Therefore, there is a growing interest in technologies capable to reduce the overall energy consumption of the plant and to reduce the production of sludge also allowing a recovery of resources.
This special issue aims to address the current pressing problems of energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plants, sludge reduction and valorization of wastes with a possible recovery of resources. Paper are invited that investigate innovative treatment options in urban wastewater treatment engineering and sludge reduction technologies underlighting the latest scientific developments.
Dr. Roberta Ferrentino
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- Innovative wastewater treatments
- Biological treatment
- Energy efficient wastewater treatment
- Innovative sludge reduction processes
- Advances in anaerobic digestion
- Mechanical treatment of sludge
- Biogas production
- Sludge valorization
- Resource recovery