Special Issue "Urban and Industrial Wastewater Disinfection and Decontamination by Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs): Current Issues and Future Trends"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for microbial disinfection (UV/H2O2, fenton, SO42-, and TiO2, O3); photochemistry of natural waters; environmental chemistry and microbiology; solar-based water purification processes
Interests: occurrence and distribution of multi-class organic micropollutants in water/wastewater; analytical tools for determination of organic micropollutants; identification of by-products; advanced oxidation processes: membrane technologies
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Interests: water and wastewater treatment; water quality; water management; wastewater reuse; advanced treatments; environmental engineering
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Dynamic changes in our modern lifestyle and the rise of living standards have led to significant modifications to the composition and characteristics of urban effluents. Owning to the high consumption of chemical substances, such as antibiotics, licit and illicit drugs, medical products, cleaning agents, etc., our everyday life and habitats have been converted to a small-scale industrial plant. This evolution, alongside intensified industrial activities to meet consumer demand, has aggravated the problems of wastewater treatment, to a degree beyond the capacity of regular wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).
The necessity for proper wastewater (WW) treatment calls for novel, sophisticated methods of decontamination prior to its discharge or reuse. Emerging threats such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and the contaminants of emerging concern (chemicals, microplastics) demand efficient, end-of-pipe solutions before their discharge in the environment or reclamation for reuse purposes. As such, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) have been procured as effective methods for WW disinfection and decontamination.
In the face of the challenges of modern WW treatment and WWTP operation, this Special Issue is devoted to a wholistic approach towards WWTP matters, focusing to the use of AOPs as an effective solution of pre-treatment or a polishing step for urban or industrial WW effluents. The topics dealt within this Issue include the following:
- Typical urban WW microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, etc.);
- The contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including chemicals and microplastics;
- Antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes (ARB and ARG).
as defined by the
- EU Watch List;
- European One Health Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance (AMR);
- Swiss FOEN Legislation for Micropollutants;
- US EPA Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of Concern;
- Chinese legislation (GB-18918).
Occurrence and Monitoring Issues:
- Advances and challenges in analytical chemistry applied to wastewater treatment;
- Emerging, geographically distinctive/problematic effluents (local case studies).
Wastewater Treatment Methods to be Considered:
- Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs)
- UV-based technologies (UV/H2O2, UV/Cl, etc.);
- Fenton and photo-Fenton processes;
- TiO2 photocatalysis;
- Sulfate radical-mediated processes (SR-AOPs);
- Ozone-based processes;
- Electrochemical AOPs;
- Ultrasound and plasma treatment;
- Coupling of AOPs with membranes;
- Coupling among AOPs (e.g., photo-electro-Fenton, UV/H2O2/O3);
- Coupling of AOPs with biological treatments (ABOPs).
- Advances in materials, catalysts, and methods in AOPs for WW treatment:
- Nano-materials and nano-catalysts;
- Next-gen TiO2-based derivatives, photo-catalytic membranes;
- Graphene and graphitic nitride materials.
Dr. Stefanos Giannakis
Dr. Ana Rita Lado Ribeiro
Prof. Dr. Jorge Rodríguez-Chueca
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- Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs)
- UV-driven technologies
- Solar-based AOPs
- Wastewater disinfection
- Contaminants of emerging concern
- Antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB)
- Antibiotic resistance genes (ARG)
- Wastewater regeneration