Special Issue "Water Treatment Process"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Szilárd S. Bucs
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Guest Editor
Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
Interests: reverse osmosis processes; biofouling characterization, control in membrane systems and the scale-up of novel technologies for desalination
Dr. Nadia Farhat
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Guest Editor
Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
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
Dr. Luca Fortunato
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Guest Editor
Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Water treatment
  • Drinking water
  • Membrane processes
  • Desalination
  • Decentralized treatment

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Effect of Pre-Oxidation on Coagulation/Ceramic Membrane Treatment of Yangtze River Water
Membranes 2021, 11(5), 369; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes11050369 - 19 May 2021
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The membrane separation process is being widely used in water treatment. It is very important to control membrane fouling in the process of water treatment. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficiency of a pre-oxidation-coagulation flat ceramic membrane filtration process using different [...] Read more.
The membrane separation process is being widely used in water treatment. It is very important to control membrane fouling in the process of water treatment. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficiency of a pre-oxidation-coagulation flat ceramic membrane filtration process using different oxidant types and dosages in water treatment and membrane fouling control. The results showed that under suitable concentration conditions, the effect on membrane fouling control of a NaClO pre-oxidation combined with a coagulation/ceramic membrane system was better than that of an O3 system. The oxidation process changed the structure of pollutants, reduced the pollution load and enhanced the coagulation process in a pre-oxidation-coagulation system as well. The influence of the oxidant on the filtration system was related to its oxidizability and other characteristics. NaClO and O3 performed more efficiently than KMnO4. NaClO was more conducive to the removal of DOC, and O3 was more conducive to the removal of UV254. Full article
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