Green Low-Carbon Wastewater Treatment of Algae-Bacteria Consortia

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 105

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Xin Sun
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Guest Editor
School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, China
Interests: advanced water treatment; water environment remediation; microalgae utilization; environment simulation
Prof. Dr. Yongjun Liu
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Guest Editor
School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, China
Interests: biological wastewater treatment; ecological remediation; environmental microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To mitigate climate change and achieve the carbon emission reductions set by the Paris Agreement, the low-carbon wastewater treatment process should be the future direction of water pollution control development. Due to the characteristics of algae and bacteria in terms of low energy consumption, high contaminants removal and carbon emission reduction, algae-bacteria consortia treatment is a promising green method for the treatment of wastewater and remediation of aqueous systems. However, several challenges need to be addressed to further promote the development of algae and bacteria consortia treatment technology.

Therefore, this Special Issue of Water on the ‘Green Low-Carbon Wastewater Treatment of Algae–Bacteria Consortia’ welcomes original research and review manuscripts that focus on the algae–bacteria consortia treatment.

Research may include, but is not limited to, the following areas of interest:

  • Screening of dominant functional algae and bacteria;
  • Development of light bio-carriers with strong adsorption capacity;
  • Construction of harmonious algae–bacteria consortia with rapid and stable pollutant removal;
  • Nitrogen and phosphorous biological removal from wastewater;
  • Bioremediation of polluted waters and eutrophication control using the algae–bacteria consortia;
  • Complex interactions between algae and bacteria in ecological niche environments;
  • Biochemical signaling and quorum sensing between algae and bacteria;
  • Integrating advanced treatment techniques with algae–bacteria consortia to increase the sustainability and applicability of treatment processes;
  • Optimization of the algae–bacteria consortia treatment process using mathematical and numerical modeling

Prof. Dr. Xin Sun
Prof. Dr. Yongjun Liu
Guest Editors

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  • algae
  • algae–bacteria consortia
  • quorum sensing
  • wastewater treatment
  • bioremediation
  • eutrophication control
  • simulation

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