Special Issue "Current Advances in Desalination and Water Reuse"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 180

Special Issue Editors

Water Desalination and Reuse Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Interests: adsorption; desalination; solar energy; adsorbent materials; LCA analysis
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Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department, University of Northumbria, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Interests: hybrid desalination; solar energy storage; adsorbent materials; economic analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a result of population growth, industrialization, and climate change, water demand is expected to increase, and seawater desalination is accepted as an integral part of the water supply circuit in most countries. The future desalination processes not only need to meet economic criteria related to CAPEX and OPEX but also environmental sustainability requirements in terms of CO2 emissions, brine, and chemical rejections. This Special Issue aims to explore current innovations in desalination and water reuse to meet the sustainable water supplies in future to continue the life cycle and to maintain the industrial development trend. It will help to bridge the knowledge gap between real industry and scientific community by showcasing the major challenges faced by the current desalination industry and how innovative process play an important role in resolving seawater and brackish water treatment issues. The goal of this Special Issue is to demonstrate innovations to link the industry with experts by sharing experiences for future sustainable water supplies.

The Special Issue will accept articles presenting improvements in conventional systems, development of innovative technologies, and desalination-related environmental remediation and economic analysis. In addition, articles on the following topics can also be submitted for possible publication.

  • Hybrid desalination processes;
  • Energy recoveries and energy reduction;
  • Sustainable/green desalination processes;
  • Low-carbon desalination technologies;
  • Direct and indirect impact of brine and chemical rejection;
  • Optimization of processes in terms of pretreatment chemical dosage;
  • Efficient pretreatment and post-treatment processes;
  • Innovative desalination processes for environmental remediation;
  • Renewable energy driven desalination processes;
  • Integration of desalination processes with water reuse and other possible options;
  • Standalone desalination processes;
  • Efficient materials for desalination application;
  • Life cycle cost assessment;
  • Thermoeconomic analysis;
  • Desalination future roadmap;
  • Zero liquid discharge;
  • Energy efficiency and comparison.

Prof. Dr. Kim Choon Ng
Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Separations is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • desalination
  • sustainability
  • hybrid processes
  • thermoeconomic analysis
  • LCA
  • performance ratio
  • pretreatment
  • brine rejection
  • efficient desalination
  • energy recoveries

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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