Advances in Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 1838
Interests: water and wastewater treatment; membrane separation; nanoparticles; green synthesis and biomass valorization; energy and biofuels
Interests: bioprocesses for water treatment; microalgae technology; sustainable processes; renewable energy; chemical & environmental engineering
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Since the turn of this century, global water consumption has increased by over 600%. A large percentage of this increase could be attributed to the rapid development of industrial facilities. In most industries, the majority of water consumed is disposed of as industrial wastewater (IWW). Humans and our ecosystem are adversely affected by IWW releases into the environment. It is, therefore, necessary to explore options to obtain enough water for industrial development as well as ensure adequate treatment of IWW to comply with increasingly stringent discharge standards. A suitable option for meeting both challenges is to reclaim treated industrial effluent. New knowledge must be developed by the research community to fulfill this vision, such as innovative technologies for treating and reclaiming different types of wastewater, resource recovery from wastewater, etc.
The characteristics of IWW are much more variable and contain numerous inorganic and organic pollutants. It is, therefore, often inadequate to rely solely on biological treatment technologies for meeting stringent discharge standards of treated IWW. There are also alternative methods for treating recalcitrant organics, including advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) and separation processes. However, AOPs usually consume a large amount of energy (e.g., ozone generation and UV radiation) and chemicals (e.g., oxidants and catalysts), making them an expensive process. Meanwhile, separation processes (such as adsorption, filtration, and ion exchange) have been applied to the removal of pollutants and resource recovery, but there is still a need for innovative strategies to reduce their costs. Thus, the development of innovative technologies and building on existing technologies for IWW treatment and reclamation are therefore required.
This special issue will focus on the novel technologies and integrated processes for IWW treatment towards resource reclamation, e.g., water reuse and nutrient recovery. Research related to new developments in existing technologies for IWW treatment is also covered. Moreover, the issue focuses on meeting the needs of the industrial sector from a global perspective, which is a key aspect of sustainable water management. Scientific knowledge collected through this special issue will be valuable to the engineering community as it pertains to the treatment and reclamation of IWW. Research papers and reviews, not limited to, are welcome in the following areas:
- Industrial wastewater treatment systems
- Innovative and integrated technologies for IWW treatment
- Resource recovery and water reuse from IWW
- Advanced strategies for IWW management
- Proven case studies for treatment and reclamation of IWW
- Environmental and human health effects of IWW and their mitigation
- Bio-processes to produce platform chemicals from wastes
- Life-cycle assessment
Dr. Krishnamoorthy Rambabu
Dr. Kit Wayne Chew
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- advanced oxidation processes
- algal treatment
- biological processes
- integrated processes
- life cycle assessment
- resource recovery
- wastewater treatment
- water reclamation