Special Issue "Biological Treatments for the Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern from Wastewater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2021) | Viewed by 5751
Interests: Wastewater treatment, Membrane bioreactor, Moving bed biofilm reactor, Kinetic modeling, Respirometry, Contaminants of Emerging Concern, Circular Economy
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Environmental pollution by contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) has caused increasing interest during recent years. Emerging pollutants can be classified in six categories: pharmaceuticals, personal care products, steroid hormones, surfactants, industrial chemicals and pesticides. Current wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are not designed to remove emerging pollutants. Consequently, these compounds can be flowed into the surface water and groundwater through the effluents from WWTPs. This could have adverse effects on human health and aquatic environment.
As a consequence of the incomplete removal of CECs contained in wastewater by conventional processes, it is necessary to implement technologies that solve this problem. In light of this, there are still gaps that warrant further studies regarding the performance of biological treatments for the removal of CECs.
Thus, this Special Issue aims to widen the knowledge about the application of biological treatments for the removal of CECs from wastewater, as well as analyze their influence on the biological processes occurring in the bioreactor of WWTPs.
Prof. Juan Carlos Leyva Diaz
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- wastewater treatment
- contaminants of emerging concern
- membrane bioreactor
- activated sludge
- removal efficiency
- degradation rate
- kinetic modeling
- heterotrophic kinetics
- autotrophic kinetics