Special Issue "Use of Biomaterials to Control Suspended Solids for Surface Water Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 7 February 2022.
Water treatment from industrial effluents, runoff, rainfall, etc. requires a number of procedures for the removal of unwanted, potentially toxic pathogenic components. Removal of suspended particles is one of the initial stages in water treatment, and it is fundamental for an effective purification process. Among the negative effects related to the existence of suspended particles in water are their high photostability degree, which is directly related to their persistence; the fact that they serve as a nutrient for microorganism growth and therefore affect disinfection processes; the fact that they are responsible for the lack of water transparency which will promote eutrophication; and the face that they also may act as carriers of contamination, as they can contain a significant amount of metals adsorbed on their surface.
Removal of suspended particles is typically carried out with synthetic flocculants. However, significant Al and Fe concentrations may remain in the treated water and achieve some unwanted toxicity. One of the alternatives for the reduction of traditional flocculants is to partially replace them with new flocculants. These materials have the advantage of being more environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and non-toxic. Thus, development of new materials that can be used as flocculants is an area of great interest.
In particular, the topics of interest of this Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Recent advances in treatment of suspended particles in water;
- Biomaterials for environmental applications;
- Effects of suspended particles in water;
- Optimization mechanisms of coagulation–flocculation processes in water;
- Mechanistic understanding of suspended particles in water.
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water clarification
- Suspended sediments
- Pollutants removal in water
- Innovation in water treatment
- Sustainable water management