Special Issue "Separation Techniques in Sustainable Water Management"

A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Separations".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 1716

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Department of Environmental Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Interests: sustainable materials; energy, chemical sensors; analytical chemistry; water supply and security
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Dr. Sudheesh K. Shukla
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed To-Be-University), Meerut 250110, UP, India
Interests: translational healthcare; environmental engineering; sensing devices; waste water managements; separation techniques
Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Interests: computational chemistry; numerical modelling; bioinorganic; organic; quantum chemistry
Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology, IPT, Bhubaneswar, India
Interests: two dimensional nanocomposite; Industrial dye removal; energy generation through water splitting; electrochemical sensor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The United Nations proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals to work toward a better and more sustainable global future by 2030. Out of these 17 agendas, the scarcity of clean and drinkable water is one of the areas of focus. According to the UN database, billions of people still lack these essential services. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018 indicated that almost 6 billion people will endure clean water scarcity by 2050. This is the consequence of the growing need for water, the decrease in water supplies, and expanding water pollution, propelled by the intense growth of populations and economies.

To achieve this United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding the worldwide water crisis, developing advanced technologies are needed to overcoming these challenges. This Special Issue will highlight sustainable water management and technologies and is titled, “Separation Techniques in Sustainable Water Management”, with the aim of presenting research with the goal of providing accessibility to safe drinking water for all. This special issue will cover the topics environmental water remediation and protection, reuse, disposal, ion exchange,adsorptive removal and membrane technology for water treatment, wastewater management anddesalination. On behalf of the Guest Editors, we encourage you to submit your recent research work, critical/tutorial reviews, or short focus articles to provide snapshots of your research for a wider audience, in this particular Separation Techniques in Sustainable Water Management. The motto of this special issue is to gather related work under one umbrealla to initiate a source of knowledge.

Dr. Santanu Patra
Dr. Sudheesh K. Shukla
Prof. Dr. Penny Govender
Dr. Trupti Ranjan Das
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable development goals
  • wastewater treatment & managements
  • adsorptive removal
  • extraction
  • remediation
  • ion-exchange techniques
  • membrane technology
  • desalination
  • electro-photocatalytic degradation
  • sustainable approach

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Theoretical Study of a Closed-Cycle Evaporation System for Seawater Desalination
Separations 2023, 10(5), 319; https://doi.org/10.3390/separations10050319 - 21 May 2023
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This paper presents a numerical study of a closed-cycle evaporation system for the desalination of seawater. The system couples the condensing end of a heat pump with a humidifier, where the air is dehumidified in the heat pump evaporator. First, the mechanism of [...] Read more.
This paper presents a numerical study of a closed-cycle evaporation system for the desalination of seawater. The system couples the condensing end of a heat pump with a humidifier, where the air is dehumidified in the heat pump evaporator. First, the mechanism of action of the closed-cycle evaporation system was analyzed from the perspective of heat transfer, and the control equations for the heat and mass transfer of the system were investigated. In addition, a mathematical model of the system was developed and validated. The influence of several important parameters of the air and seawater entering the system on the system’s performance under the design conditions was investigated numerically. The parametric analysis showed that the effect of the seawater mass flow rate on the system’s productivity was not significant. As the air mass flow rate increases, the freshwater production rate increases and then decreases. The output ratio (GOR) of the system was estimated and found to be competitive with other reported HDH systems. Full article
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