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Special Issue "Filters in Drinking Water Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Applied Geology in Universität Göttingen, Goldschmidtstrasse 3, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: Environmental Chemistry; Decentralized safe drinking water supply; Groundwater remediation
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Before the isolation of Vibrio cholera in 1884, it was already known that public water supply is a source of infection for humans. In 1892, a study on cholera in the cities of Hamburg and Altona provided the best evidence of the importance of water filtration for protection against this disease. Both cities received their drinking water from the Elbe River, but only Altona used filtration. The water of Altona was taken from the Elbe below the city of Hamburg. The results were clear: Altona, even with an inferior water source, had a markedly lower incidence of cholera than Hamburg. Since this time slow sand filtration (SSF) is established as a standard water treatment technology. Around 1887, it was discovered that when filtration is preceded by chemical coagulation the speed of filtration can be significantly increased but bacteria, color and turbidity be still quantitatively removed. Thus, filtration as water treatment technology has a century-old scientific history. Clearly, biological and physical contamination can be defeated by filtration. What about micro-pollution (chemical contamination)?
The progressive discovery and characterization of chemical contaminants and group of contaminants led to the (further) development of adsorptive filtration to cope with the selective nature of contaminants to the various adsorbents. It can be roughly considered, that adsorptive filtration was established as water treatment technology in the 1970s. These almost 50 years of sound research on this key technology has produced a huge volume of scientific publications. Although good overview articles and textbooks on water filtration exist, it is necessary to have an actualized open access 'handout' from active researchers. This Special Issue aims to present a summary of important aspects of water filtration, actually scattered in the scientific literature, to a research beginner. Any contribution should be situated in the chain of knowledge on filtration as to help research beginner to identify knowledge gaps.
Prof. Dr. Chicgoua Noubactep
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