Special Issue "Granular Sludge: Promising Tool in Wastewater Treatment"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 107

Special Issue Editors

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: biological water and wastewater treatment; metagenomic; biotechnology; granular biomass; microbial community
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Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Interests: bioinformatics; biostatistics; metagenomics; microbial ecology; genomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this context of fast global changes, sustainable water treatment is essential.  The biotechnological approaches play a very important role for the security of the water resources. Wastewater discharges are one source of pollution to ecosystems. Thus, environmental and economical sustainable technology is vital to achieve values of great quality. Granular sludge is a promising technology given the versatility for treating several kind of polluted-water. The compactness and robustness of granules in the tridimensional matrix allow the co-existence of high microbial diversity and the resistance against changes on influent composition. The design of technology, the inoculum origin, the raw water promote several environmentally friendly alternatives for a granular sludge tool.

This Special Issue seeks to focus the challenges, strengths, and opportunities found in the implementation of granular sludge technologies for water and wastewater.

We welcome original articles presenting novel findings on:

  • Granular sludge reactors design;
  • Anammox granular sludge;
  • Aerobic granular sludge;
  • Anaerobic granular sludge;
  • Granular sludge coupled with other processes;
  • Advance on biological processes on granular sludge.

Dr. Bárbara Muñoz Palazón
Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez-Sanchez
Guest Editors

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  • anammox granular sludge
  • aerobic granular sludge
  • anaerobic granular sludge
  • granular sludge technology design
  • microbial process in granular sludge

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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