Special Issue "Resource Recovery from Wastewater"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021).
Interests: resource recovery; environmental biotechnology; anaerobic digestion; purple phototrophic bacteria; nutrients recovery; wastewater treatment; solid organic waste; circular economy; bioeconomy; modeling
Interests: waste management; waste to energy; hydrothermal treatments; wastewater treatment; anaerobic digestion; advanced oxidation processes; environmental catalysis
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The circular economy implies concepts like re-source, re-make and re-think, which are all focused on creating new value to what we consider as waste today. This new value includes making new raw matter or even new marketable products, therefore aligning with the cradle-to-cradle re-design of the used matter. Wastewater is an enormous source of organic and inorganic components. The use of this source as a feedstock in full-scale plants is a current paradigm of the circular economy in wastewater management. These plants must be viewed as biorefineries instead of merely “decontamination” plants; thus, the concept may enter into the productive system. This in turn would reduce operative costs and may increase the price of the products that can be sourced from wastewater, increasing their competitiveness. The list of potential products is vast. Organics like biopolymers, single-cell proteins, cellulose, platform organic molecules and building blocks, cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients, biofuels or bio-construction materials, and inorganics like heavy, precious, and radioactive metals, nutrients such as N, P, K, Ca, and Mg, and chlorine-based disinfectants can be a source to feed the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, and agriculture industries, among others. This can be done using thermochemical, catalytical, biological and separation technologies. This Special Issue is focused on all the technologies that can be capable of resource recovery from any kind of wastewater source. Special emphasis is devoted to those technologies that are currently at a high technological readiness level, thereby including their real applicability through techno-economic analysis and life cycle analysis.
Dr. Daniel Puyol
Prof. Dr. Angel Fernández Mohedano
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- circular economy
- resource recovery