Special Issue "New Advances in Wastewater Treatment Technologies"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering, Remediation and Restoration".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 680

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Cláudia B. Lopes
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Department of Chemistry and CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: Remediation of metal contaminated waters by sorption processes, either by reusing biowastes as sorbents either by developing highly selective and efficient magnetic nanomaterials for target elements. Synthesis/application of magnetic graphene-based composites for the removal of metal ions and recovery of technology critical elements, such as lanthanides or Platinum group elements, from water samples
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Dr. Luciana S. Rocha
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Department of Chemistry and CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: Development and implementation of less harmful and green electro-analytical sensors for quantification and speciation analysis of trace metals in waters; synthesis and characterization of polymers, carbon-based material, nanomaterials and supported ionic liquid phases; development of innovative water remediation technologies for the removal of classic and emerging contaminants, with focus on low-cost materials (agricultural/industrial residues, synthetic materials and living macroalgae); ecotoxicological assessment of environmental contamination (in soils and waters) and potential impacts to biota

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Presently, water is no longer regarded as an endless resource, and there is a global awareness of the need to preserve and maintain its quality and integrity from the adverse impact of contaminants. Industrial and other anthropogenic activities are responsible for the increased mobilization and bioavailability of persistent hazardous contaminants in water bodies. In addition to historically well-documented contaminants, other elements and compounds are emerging from the needs imposed by modern society, becoming increasingly abundant in aquatic ecosystems, and raising concerns regarding their toxicity. Thus, keeping safety and sustainability of water resources and ecosystems threaten by contamination, represents a key issue.

Following the strategy proposed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this Special Issue aims to present and discuss the latest advances on cost-effective and sustainable technological solutions for the removal of classic and emerging contaminants from water and, particularly, wastewater, which represents their major entry pathway into the environment.

In this context, it is our pleasure to invite you to submit papers on the latest advances in Wastewater Treatment Technologies for the removal of classical and emerging contaminants. This issue is fully integrated in the topic "Remediation", which represents one of the covered areas of Toxics Journal, and aims to present and discuss the latest advances on cost-effective and sustainable technological solutions for the removal of contaminants in general from (waste)water. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Alternative (waste)water technological approaches;
  • Wastewater tertiary treatment;
  • Advanced oxidation processes;
  • Sorption;
  • Development of sustainable materials (waste-based and engineered);
  • Potentially toxic elements;
  • Classic and emerging contaminants.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Cláudia B. Lopes
Dr. Luciana S. Rocha
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Toxics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Advanced water treatments
  • Waters and Wastewaters
  • Remediation/Recovery
  • Biosorbents and waste-based materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Carbon-based materials
  • Classic and emerging contaminants
  • Microorganic contaminants

Published Papers

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