Quorum Sensing in Biological Wastewater Treatment Process

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 304

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Guest Editor
School of Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: biological wastewater treatment; bacterial quorum sensing; applications of machine learning in environmental engineering

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School of Environment, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130117, China
Interests: biological wastewater treatment; bioresources recovery
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Dear Colleagues,

As the most widely used wastewater treatment process, biological wastewater treatment needs further development when facing emerging contaminants, carbon emission reduction, and recovery. Bacterial communication can coordinate population behavior and protect the cells from detrimental conditions, providing new sight for regulating and developing biological wastewater treatment processes. Studies reveal that quorum sensing is closely related to biofilm formation, sludge granulation, and pollutant removal. However, the critical roles of bacterial quorum sensing in sludge community reconstruction, emerging contaminants removal, and carbon resource capture via the adsorption biodegradation process are only beginning to unravel.

Today, we are pleased to invite you to contribute a manuscript to this Special Issue “Quorum sensing in biological wastewater treatment process” in the journal Processes.

Contributors are welcomed to submit reviews and original research articles, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Quorum sensing bacterial and signals identification;
  • Quorum sensing and quenching in activated sludge community construction, including biofilm formation and sludge granulation;
  • The role of QS in biological emerging pollutes removal and activated sludge carbon capture;
  • Quorum sensing and quenching in sludge bulking;
  • Quorum sensing signal-response in pollutants removal and resources recovery by microalgae;
  • Cell-to-cell communication across the prokaryote–eukaryote boundary.

Dr. Jinfeng Wang
Dr. Liang Fu
Guest Editors

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  • quorum sensing (QS)
  • quorum quenching(QQ)
  • signal response
  • machine learning
  • biofilms
  • activated sludge
  • granular sludge
  • carbon capture
  • microalgae
  • cross-kingdom communication

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