Special Issue "Nature-Based Solutions for the Mitigation of Persistent and Emerging Contaminants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 7732
Interests: water treatment technology; phytotechnology; constructed wetlands; biofilm reactors; emerging contaminants; water reuse
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Nature-based solutions have been gaining attention in the past several years. The blue-green technology being developed and implemented is often not new (e.g., natural and constructed wetlands, buffer strips, green walls, green roofs, or microalgae-based treatment), but the diversification of their applications and the wider interest in using them in urban areas has been boosting the recent research. We are increasing their use for climate adaptation (e.g., cloudburst management) and for tackling persistent (e.g., pesticides) and/or new contaminants (e.g., trace organic compounds, nanoparticles, microplastics, or antibiotic resistance).
This Special Issue seeks to highlight novel approaches that, by utilizing state-of-the-art analytical techniques, or new monitoring or modeling tools, aim to clarify the role of nature-based solutions for the mitigation of persistent and emerging contaminants. Studies in the different water domains (i.e., process water, wastewater, stormwater, rainwater, groundwater) are welcome, as well as studies addressing the wide range of different emerging contaminants.
Contributions are not limited to but should provide new insights into process understanding on novel compounds or transformation products, the link between microbial degradation and pollutant degradation, new technology design, or operational management. We aim to highlight the role that nature-based solutions can have towards the sustainable use and treatment of water.
Dr. Pedro N. Carvalho
Dr. Víctor Matamoros
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- trace organic micropollutants
- contaminants of emerging concern
- antibiotic resistance
- buffer strips
- algae systems
- biodegradation processes
- microbial communities