Chemical and Microbiological Analyses of Wastes, Effluents and Materials

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 147

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
ENEA—LEA Laboratory for the Environment, Via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Interests: organic chemistry; water microbiology; processes for wastewater treatment; environmental communication

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Guest Editor
ENEA—LEA Laboratory for the Environment, Via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Interests: organic chemistry; analytical chemistry; processes for wastewater treatment; soils and biomasses chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chemical and microbiological characterizations of different matrices are indispensable steps to know and define their properties for the purpose of their use, reuse, recycling or disposal.

Analytical chemistry, in particular, is constantly striving to improve and revolutionize the established analytical methods by enabling the analysis of increasingly complex samples.

On the other hand, microbiological characterization together with the development of biotechnology, has enabled increasingly better knowledge of the physiology, metabolism and genetics of microorganisms both for their application and for the control of potentially pathogenic microorganisms.

Characterization is also useful in verifying the effectiveness of a process or treatment, by allowing the necessary modifications to be made for process optimization according to the desired result that respects the environment and protects human health.

This Special Issue on “Chemical and Microbiological Analyses of Wastes, Effluents and Materials” seeks high-quality research focusing on the latest novel advances in chemical and microbiological characterization processes and techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The detection of trace chemical and microbiological emerging contaminants;
  • Rapid, real-time, process-integrated analysis techniques;
  • The assessment of investigated processes for chemical and microbiological characterization using a holistic approach;
  • The environmental sustainability of analytical methodologies (e.g., green chemistry);
  • Biodegradability assessment.

Dr. Roberta Guzzinati
Dr. Luigi Sciubba
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • spectrophotometry
  • mass spectrometry
  • chromatography
  • electrophoresis
  • green chemistry
  • contaminant of emerging concern
  • antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • bioassay

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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