Special Issue "Water Treatment Process"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: reverse osmosis processes; biofouling characterization, control in membrane systems and the scale-up of novel technologies for desalination
Interests: drinking water production and distribution; innovative microbial monitoring of distribution networks and growth of pathogens; seawater desalination; biofouling of nf/ro membranes; control strategies: prevention and cleaning; advanced imaging techniques for biofilm monitoring; in situ non-destructive studies on biofouling processes in reverse osmosis (RO) membrane systems; and methods of testing for physical, chemical and biological parameters in water samples
Interests: non-invasive in situ fouling monitoring in membrane systems; optical coherence tomography; gravity-driven membrane systems for sustainable water treatment processes; biofouling investigation in spiral wound elements (RO/NF) and membrane bioreactor (MBR); seawater desalination pretreatment; harmful algal blooms (HABs); scaling in membrane distillation (MD) and forward osmosis (FO); algae membrane photobioreactor for wastewater treatment and nutrient recovery
Sufficient and secure water supply is essential for meeting basic human needs and the functioning of many sectors of the economy. The imbalance between water supply and demand is already known and expected to increase in the future. Membrane processes can produce high-quality water from all types of water sources, including seawater and wastewater effluent. With the increase in demand, the application of membrane technologies in water treatment processes is increasing enormously. Nevertheless, these processes still require improvements in terms of pre-treatment, membrane fabrication, membrane module design, fouling control, selectivity, cost efficiency, process hybridization. Maintaining high-quality water in the distribution network and premise plumbing complements the main objective of producing high-quality water, underlining the importance of addressing water distribution aspects.
This Special Issue aims is to cover the latest achievements in water process technologies. Original research and review papers with an emphasis on the following topics, but not limited to these, are welcome:
- Innovative water treatment and monitoring technologies;
- Removal of emerging contaminants of concern;
- Decentralized water treatment systems;
- Tailored water treatment applications for source-separated waters;
- Membrane applications: seawater desalination, wastewater treatment;
- Membrane fabrications;
- Membrane performance improvement combining design and operational aspects.
Dr. Szilárd S. Bucs
Dr. Nadia Farhat
Dr. Luca Fortunato
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water treatment
- Drinking water
- Membrane processes
- Decentralized treatment