Resource Recovery Monitoring and Circular Economy Model in Wastewater
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 4808
Interests: chemical risk management; waste; water resources management; environmental impact; circular economy
Interests: green deal strategies; circular economy; raw materials; water and wastewater; nutrients; roadmaps; policy recommendations; indicators; life cycle assessment (LCA); sustainable development goals
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Wastewater has long been viewed as waste that simply needs to be treated in order to be released into the environment as clean water. However, wastewater, similarly to solid waste, is a source of various secondary resources and therefore can and should become part of the circular economy.
This Special Issue is dedicated to discussing ways and opportunities for wastewater to "participate" in the circular economy. How many and what kind of resources, material and energetic, are recovered? What is the recovery potential? What solutions and technologies are already used in practice (i.e., do you have any case studies that could be analyzed and presented?), and what is still being developed and tested? Papers concerning how to monitor resource recovery from wastewater or sewage sludge, e.g., developing and applying indicators for CE in the water and wastewater sectors, are particularly of interest.
These topics deserve increased attention from researchers and practitioners. The legal framework is also evolving, and incentives for resource recovery are being created. Thus, papers on the mentioned topics are welcome to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Jolita Kruopienė
Prof. Dr. Marzena Smol
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- circular economy
- wastewater sector
- resources from wastewater
- resources from sewage sludge
- resource recovery
- monitoring framework