Special Issue "Advanced Wastewater Treatment Processes for Micropollutants and Pathogens Removal"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 6840
Interests: water, wastewater and sludge treatment; removal and fate of micropollutants in wastewater treatment plants; nutrients and energy recovery from waste; wastewater and sludge reuse
Interests: biological processes; emerging contaminants; mathematical modelling; resources recovery; water quality; wastewater treatment; wastewater and sludge reuse
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The occurrence of recalcitrant and persistent micropollutants and pathogens in the environment is nowadays a major concern because of their potentially negative impacts on human health, natural resources and ecosystems. Municipal WWTPs have been identified as significant sources for the emission of micropollutants, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes. These micropollutants are usually referred in the literature as contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) and include a diverse and heterogeneous group of chemicals, that are contained in everyday products, such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products, pesticides, plasticizers, illicit drugs and others. On the other hand, pathogens and antibiotic resistant genes are of concern for wastewater reuse and for the potential to be transmitted through wastewater disposal to the environment. One of the challenges that Environmental Technology has to face in the near future is the optimization of wastewater treatment processes, in order to achieve efficient removal of micropollutants and pathogens.
In view of the above, the present Special Issue aims to the publication of original research or review papers on advanced or alternative municipal wastewater treatment processes for micropollutants and pathogens removal. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced Oxidation Processes
- Powdered-activated carbon or granular-activated carbon or alternative adsorbents
- Membrane processes
- Novel biological processes
- Natural Based Systems (constructed wetlands, etc.)
- Application of nanomaterials
- Generation of by-products during wastewater treatment
- The fate of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes through wastewater treatment
- Wastewater reuse studies with focus on micropollutants and/or antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes
Prof. Dr. Daniel Mamais
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Noutsopoulos
Prof. Dr. Athanasios Stasinakis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- emerging contaminants
- antibiotic-resistant bacteria
- antibiotic-resistant genes
- advanced wastewater treatment
- wastewater reuse
- wastewater treatment plants