Special Issue "Solar Detoxification of Wastewater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019) | Viewed by 3604
Interests: solar detoxification of wastewater: design of solar collectors; novel fixed-bed studies with reactor designing; water disinfection using advanced oxidation processes; photo-fenton treatment using waste materials as iron source and reactor designing; degradation of pesticides, PAH, dyes and phenols; eco-sanitation
Interests: heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry of semiconductors/photoelectrochemical solar cells; solar detoxification and disinfection of wastewaters and drinking water; environmental photochemistry; photo-fenton, sonolysis, supercritical water oxidation
The subsequent and rampant use of synthetic compounds in process industries has led to occurrence of these bio-recalcitrant compounds in surface waters/drinking water. Most of these contaminants are persistent to environment and escalates the worldwide pollution of aquatic systems. Generally, it has become one of the life-threatening environmental problems that needs to be addressed immediately. In spite of many published works regarding the presence of these contaminants, even in drinking water, the conventional treatment methods are being relied in most of the countries. Replacement of traditional water treatment methods with efficient advanced, water-treatment technologies is needed to improve the quality of treated water. Various advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), including heterogeneous photocatalysis and homogenous photo-Fenton processes, have proven their effectiveness for wastewater detoxification. However, the artificial sources of UV radiation in these treatment processes cause the majority of the maintenance and operating costs of the treatment unit, due to the consumption and regular replacement of UV lamps. Therefore, using natural solar radiation instead of artificial lamps is an environmentally-attractive and economical solution for photocatalysis or photo-Fenton-like processes. The applications of solar-driven photocatalytic reactors fit well for countries that receives immense amounts of solar light throughout the year. Besides, solar treated water find applications in heat exchanger employed in diverse fields of engineering - be it electronic cooling, automotive engine cooling, HVAC etc. Solar treated water when mixed with nanofluids serves as coolants in heat exchangers and have attracted significant focus of the researchers.
This Special Issue on "Solar Detoxification of Wastewater and Its Subsequent Applications" seeks high-quality works and topics focusing on the latest novel wastewater treatment processes using solar radiation, including, but not limited to, photocatalytic treatment, photo-Fenton, biological, water disinfection, oxidation, filtration, purification, etc., as well as practical applications of these technologies.
Dr. Anoop Verma
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Poulios
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- Water/waste water treatment
- Photocatalytic treatment
- photo-Fenton treatment
- Biological treatment
- Water disinfection
- heat exchanger
- heat sinks