Special Issue "Advances in Processes Understanding and Designs of Constructed Wetlands Applied for Treatment of Various Wastewater Sources"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Systems—Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Asst. Prof. Dr. Alexandros Stefanakis
Guest Editor
School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
Interests: constructed wetlands; nature-based solutions; industrial wastewater; sludge treatment wetlands; circular economy; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Nicolas Kalogerakis
Guest Editor
School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
Interests: constructed wetlands; phytoremediation; bioremediation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Constructed wetlands are today an established sustainable treatment technology with many diverse applications ranging from domestic and municipal wastewater till sludges and various industrial effluents. Although in use for many decades, it is in the last 15–20 years that research has intensified and the number of applications has increased. The development of this green technology is still ongoing, and novel designs and applications occur frequently. However, there are still gaps in fundamental processes understanding in constructed wetlands as bioreactors. Therefore, this Special Issue aims at providing the current knowledge of pollutant removal–transformation processes and mechanisms taking place in wetland beds, combined with the presentation of novel applications of this treatment technology.

Contributions will be accepted on research developments, innovative designs, and experiences from full-scale applications. Review papers summarizing the existing knowledge and technological status of different hybrid systems are also welcome, after coordination with the Special issue Editors.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Alexandros Stefanakis
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Kalogerakis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • constructed wetlands
  • wastewater treatment
  • treatment processes
  • removal mechanisms
  • pollutant transformation
  • advanced designs
  • hybrid wetlands
  • domestic wastewater
  • municipal wastewater
  • agro-industrial wastewater
  • industrial effluents
  • sludge treatment and effluent disinfection

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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