Green and Low Carbon Development of Water Treatment Technology, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 1446

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School of Environmental Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Interests: water treatment theory and technology; pipe network water quality research; environmental micro interface process research; colloidal pollutants; pollutant migration
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School of Environment Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Interests: research and application of smart water theory; simulation and planning of urban water supply and drainage systems; safe transmission and distribution of water supply networks; research and application of detection and diagnosis technology of drainage networks; theoretical research and technical development of water treatment
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School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
Interests: hydraulic and water quality modeling of water distribution systems; ecological conservation of water environment systems; study of water quality model and its uncertainty; water supply networks; environmental system optimization
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Dear Colleagues,

Effective water treatment technology is the key to achieving water safety and human health. All people having access to safe drinking water and improved water quality and wastewater management by 2030 are two of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Green and low-carbon technologies refer to technologies that achieve a satisfactory treatment effect under the condition of low carbon emissions and the generation of less pollutants. These technologies are considered to be essential to achieving the SDGs, so we propose focusing on these to follow the recent trends in water treatment technology. In this Special Issue, we seek submissions which focus on the interactions between green and low-carbon development and water treatment technology.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • New water and wastewater treatment technologies;
  • Green and low-carbon development strategies;
  • Water environment simulation models;
  • Environmental micro interface reactions.

By focusing on novel results regarding these above mentioned topics, this Special Issue will be able to provide a series of studies on water treatment technologies.

Dr. Weigao Zhao
Dr. Peng Zhao
Dr. Sen Peng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • water treatment
  • green development
  • low-carbon development
  • drinking water
  • environmental micro interface

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Burst Diagnosis Multi-Stage Model for Water Distribution Networks Based on Deep Learning Algorithms
by Sen Peng, Yuxin Wang, Xu Fang and Qing Wu
Water 2024, 16(9), 1258; https://doi.org/10.3390/w16091258 - 28 Apr 2024
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Pipe bursts in water distribution networks (WDNs) pose significant threats to the safety of distribution networks, driving attention to deep learning-based burst detection and localization. However, the applicability of different pressure features still needs to be compared and verified. A large number of [...] Read more.
Pipe bursts in water distribution networks (WDNs) pose significant threats to the safety of distribution networks, driving attention to deep learning-based burst detection and localization. However, the applicability of different pressure features still needs to be compared and verified. A large number of nodes challenges deep learning with the excessive number of classification categories and low recognition accuracy. To address these problems, this paper extracts different burst pressure features, including pressure value, pressure difference, and pressure fluctuation ratio, and inputs one of these features into a Burst Diagnosis Multi-Stage Model (BDMM) based on three CS-LSTMs (a combination of the Cuckoo Search algorithm and a long short-term memory network). The first model addresses a binary classification problem, outputting labels indicating whether a pipe burst has occurred. The second one solves a multi-classification problem, outputting the label of the burst partition, and the third model also solves a multi-classification problem, outputting the ID of the bursting junction. The model is tested on a real network and outperforms ELM. For basic burst identification tasks using CS-LSTM, differences among the three features are minimal, while pressure difference and pressure fluctuation ratio exhibit superior performance to pressure value when resolving more complex problems like burst junction localization. Full article
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The Occurrence, Distribution, Environmental Effects, and Interactions of Microplastics and Antibiotics in the Aquatic Environment of China
by Yiping Guo, Wanfei Shao, Weigao Zhao and Hong Zhu
Water 2024, 16(10), 1435; https://doi.org/10.3390/w16101435 - 17 May 2024
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Microplastics (MPs) and antibiotics (ATs) have been detected in various aquatic environments and characterized as novel contaminants that have attracted worldwide attention. This review summarizes the characteristics of MPs and ATs, analyzes the sources of MPs and ATs in aquatic environments, reviews the [...] Read more.
Microplastics (MPs) and antibiotics (ATs) have been detected in various aquatic environments and characterized as novel contaminants that have attracted worldwide attention. This review summarizes the characteristics of MPs and ATs, analyzes the sources of MPs and ATs in aquatic environments, reviews the concentration distribution of the two pollutants in China, and introduces the environmental effects of mixing MPs and ATs. Studies on single pollutants of MPs or ATs are well established, but the interactions between the two in aquatic environments are rarely mentioned. The physicochemical characteristics of MPs make them carriers of ATs, which greatly increase their risk of being potential hazards to the environment. Therefore, in this article, the interaction mechanisms between MPs and ATs are systematically sorted out, mainly including hydrophobic, electrostatic, intermolecular interactions, microporous filling, charge-assisted hydrogen bonding, cation-bonding, halogen bonding, and CH/π interactions. Also, factors affecting the interaction between ATs and MPs, such as the physicochemical properties of MPs and ATs and environmental factors, are also considered. Finally, this review identifies some new research topics and challenges for MPs and ATs, in order to gain deeper insight into their behavioral fate and toxic mechanisms. Full article
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