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Advanced Oxidation-Based Techniques for Heterogeneous Treatment of Sediment and Sludge

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2023) | Viewed by 525

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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: advanced oxidation processes; functional carbonaceous materials; industrial wastewater treatment; sediment pollution remediation

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Department of Civil Engineering, Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan 411201, China
Interests: water treatment; environmental monitoring; machine leaning; water source management
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Key Laboratory of Hydraulic and Waterway Engineering of Ministry of Education, Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing 400074, China
Interests: transport, behavior and effects of emerging pollutants; eutrophication; environmental restoration

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813, USA
Interests: safe drinking water supply; biological wastewater treatment; water and wastewater disinfection; environmental biotechnology; anaerobic digestion; harmful cyanobacterial blooms; eutrophication
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) with a free intermediate radical reaction pathway have attracted much interest in the past few decades for the degradation and mineralization of environmental pollutants. Unlike homogeneous aqueous phrases, heterogeneous mediums, such as various sediments and sewage sludge with more complex environment, make the application of AOPs more challenging. Being affected by a variety of restrictive conditions, such as mass transfer limitations, quenching effect, and substance distribution, the control and treatment of environmental pollutants by traditional AOPs often cannot reach the prospective goal, especially when various emerging pollutants continuously appear in such environmental mediums. Although systematic studies surrounding the related issues, such as performance optimization and reaction behavior and mechanisms have been performed, they are still not sufficient to define the internal superiority of used technologies and potential obstacles to full-scale application. Not limited to the above scopes, this Special Issue aspires to collect novel studies covering a broad range of topics, including contaminant (e.g., organic refractory pollutant and heavy metal) speciation, migration and transformation of pollutants in various sediments and sewage sludge, oxidation enhancement, interaction effect; system integration and compatibility with advanced physical-chemical and biological technologies, environmental and ecological risk evaluation, cost-performance analysis, and large-scale and/or practical application. This Special Issue aims to find starightforward, environmentally friendly, flexible, and cost-effective solutions and provide theoretical support for the implementation and application of AOPs to the heterogeneous treatment of sediment and sludge.

Dr. Zilong Zhao
Prof. Dr. Guocheng Zhu
Dr. Yufeng Mao
Dr. Chiqian Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • emerging organic pollutants
  • heavy metal
  • fate and transport
  • advanced oxidation processes
  • interaction effect
  • effectiveness and mechanisms
  • system integration and compatibility
  • environmental and ecological risk
  • microbial community succession
  • large-scale and practical application
  • cost-performance analysis
  • remediation
  • mineralization

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