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Special Issue "Biological Treatment of Organic Waste in Wastewater—Towards a Circular and Bio-Based Economy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2020.
Interests: water and wastewater treatment; anaerobic digestion; microalgae; nature-based technology; resources recovery; LCA; sustainability; circular & bio-based economy
Due to population growth, accelerated urbanization, and economic development, the quantity of both industrial and urban wastewater generated and its overall pollution load are increasing globally. In this context, the management of organic waste/sub-products from wastewater is an issue of great concern.
Traditionally, waste has been considered as something that is not useful and has been often neglected over the years. However, the world economic model is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from linear (waste-producing) to circular (waste-to-resources) and bio-based (using renewable biological resources) economies. Thus, there is a need to investigate innovative and cost-effective technologies and processes for the safe and environmentally friendly management of organic waste generated in wastewater treatment systems.
In this context, the biological treatment of organic waste/sub-products from both urban and industrial wastewater is a promising solution to reduce energy and the carbon footprint associated with their treatment and to shift the paradigm from waste treatment to resource recovery.
This Special Issue is focused on innovative solutions for the biological treatment of organic waste from wastewater. In particular, the submission of research articles, case studies, and review articles related but not limited to the following topics is encouraged:
- Process mechanisms and operation, optimization, monitoring, modeling, and applications
- Removal of pathogens and emerging pollutants
- Reuse and circular economy
- Resource recovery (e.g., nutrients recovery, high-value compounds) and energy valorization (e.g., biogas)
- Life cycle assessment and carbon footprint
- Tecno-economic assessment and social perception of waste-to-resource processes
- Low-cost technologies
Dr. Marianna Garfí
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 papers will be 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. Water 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.
- anaerobic and aerobic digestion
- emerging pollutants
- nutrients recovery
- life cycle assessment
- circular and bio-based economy