Special Issue "Municipal Wastewater Management"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Charikleia Prochaska
Guest Editor
Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, 54124, Greece
Interests: environmental science and technology; wastewater treatment and management; constructed wetlands; atomic force microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Even though municipal wastewater management is a well-established field, there are still many challenges that need to be faced so as to reach a stage of a real sustainable municipal wastewater management that would protect both the environment and humans’ health, be energy-, water-, and cost-efficient, and have the ability to adapt to the current environment and the needs of the community.

Important challenges for the field of wastewater management that could contribute to the scope of the current Special Issue include: (a) new developments in wastewater treatment, (b) wastewater collection infrastructure issues and dealing with aged infrastructures, (c) effluent and sludge disposal and reuse, (d) new developments in respective policy and regulations, and (e) energy management.

The Special Issue welcomes original research and review papers focused on the latest knowledge and innovations in the field of municipal wastewater management in developed, developing, and underdeveloped countries, concerning large, small, pilot or experimental-scale systems. The papers must show originality and address knowledge gaps related to the scopes of the Special Issue.

Dr. Charikleia Prochaska
Guest Editor

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  • Municipal wastewater management
  • Wastewater reclamation and reuse
  • Sludge disposal and reuse
  • Appropriate technology for municipal wastewater management
  • Green technology for municipal
  • wastewater management
  • Energy recovery and sustainable municipal wastewater management
  • Cost-efficient municipal wastewater management
  • Municipal wastewater management in developing countries
  • Regulations
  • Policy

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Biocorrosion of Concrete Sewers in Greece: Current Practices and Challenges
Sustainability 2020, 12(7), 2638; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072638 - 26 Mar 2020
This paper is intended to review the current practices and challenges regarding the corrosion of the Greek sewer systems with an emphasis on biocorrosion and to provide recommendations to avoid it. The authors followed a holistic approach, which included survey data obtained by [...] Read more.
This paper is intended to review the current practices and challenges regarding the corrosion of the Greek sewer systems with an emphasis on biocorrosion and to provide recommendations to avoid it. The authors followed a holistic approach, which included survey data obtained by local authorities serving more than 50% of the total country’s population and validated the survey answers with field measurements and analyses. The exact nature and extent of concrete biocorrosion problems in Greece are presented for the first time. Moreover, the overall condition of the sewer network, the maintenance frequency, and the corrosion prevention techniques used in Greece are also presented. Results from field measurements showed the existence of H2S in the gaseous phase (i.e., precursor of the H2SO4 formation in the sewer) and acidithiobacillus bacteria (i.e., biocorrosion causative agent) in the slime, which exists at the interlayer between the concrete wall and the sewage. Biocorrosion seems to mainly affect old concrete networks, and the replacement of the destroyed concrete pipes with new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) ones is currently common practice. However, in most cases, the replacement cost is high, and the authors provide some recommendations to increase the current service life of concrete pipes. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Municipal Wastewater Management)
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