Special Issue "Advanced Technologies for Water Reclamation and Reuse"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria João Rosa
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Guest Editor
Water Quality and Treatment Laboratory, Urban Water Unit, Hydraulics and Environment Department, LNEC—National Civil Engineering Laboratory, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: water quality, treatment, and reuse; advanced treatments; resource recovery; control of emerging pollutants; energy efficiency; asset management of urban water systems
Dr. Rui M.C. Viegas
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Guest Editor
Water Quality and Treatment Laboratory, Urban Water Unit, Hydraulics and Environment Department, LNEC—National Civil Engineering Laboratory, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies (membranes, adsorption, hybrid processes); water reclamation and reuse; control of contaminants of emerging concern; development, modelling and optimization of water/wastewater treatment processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water shortage is challenging many regions in the world, and there is great interest in technologies that can safely treat and reclaim water to a suitable quality for a wide range of reuse applications, thereby conserving precious drinking water resources.

On the other hand, the potential health and environmental risks of using reclaimed water have to be safely managed. This has led to an increasing need to monitor water quality parameters for specific reuse applications, as well as to develop sound methods and tools of risk assessement and management from both regulatory and end-user perspectives.

Furthermore, successful water reuse projects call for a smart allocation and efficient use of the reclaimed water, promoting the circular economy.

This issue intends to provide the latest developments and future prospects on the state-of-the-art advanced technologies and tools for water reclamation and reuse, and should serve as a reference text for academia and researchers and as a reference tool for technology developers and water professionals. It aims to cover a broad spectrum of advanced technologies involved in water reclamation and reuse for non-potable purposes (urban uses, agriculture and industrial uses), indirect potable reuse and direct potable reuse.

Topics for this Water Special Issue, titled “Advanced Technologies for Water Reclamation and Reuse,” include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced treatment technologies (e.g., membranes, adsorption, UV, advanced oxidation, biofiltration, hybrid processes) performance, cost analysis and life-cycle assessment
  • Advanced monitoring of water quality (e.g., of bacteria, viruses, antimicrobial-resistance, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, microplastics, pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern) in water reclamation, reclaimed water distribution systems and point of use
  • Tools for risk assessment and management
  • Tools and IoT for water allocation and efficient use

Authors are invited to submit original research and review papers, focusing on the above topics. Full-scale case studies are welcome.

Dr. Maria João Rosa
Dr. Rui M.C. Viegas
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • water reclamation
  • water reuse
  • advanced treatment technologies
  • water quality
  • non-potable water reuse
  • indirect potable reuse
  • direct potable reuse
  • risk assessment and management
  • cost and life-cycle analysis
  • water allocation and efficiency

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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