Special Issue "Biofiltration and Physicochemical Filtration for Water Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: water treatment; biofiltration; nitrogen removal; granular systems; salinity; emergent contaminants; molecular biology; WWTP by-products; sewage networks
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We invite you to submit your latest research findings showing progress in biofiltration and physicochemical filtration for water treatment to a Special Issue in Water (ISSN 2073-4441)—an open access journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water).
Biofiltration is a technology of great interest since the costs of installation and above all exploitation costs are much lower than those associated with other technologies based on physical-chemical processes. There are certain applications where the experience with biofiltration has been more widespread, but there are others where the application of biological systems has been traditionally minor. Nowadays the use of biofiltration is increasing every day.
On the other hand, the physicochemical filtration process is a successful technology in numerous applications in the field of water treatment. In many cases, the mechanisms for removing contaminants that develop in a filter are complex. Thus, its efficiency may be due to the simple piscochemical mechanisms that characterize any filtration process, but it is also common the development of biofilms on the surface of the filtering materials, so that in part that efficiency can have been achieved biologically.
That is why we understand the importance of including in the same volume works on the application of any filtration process in water treatment. If possible, some discussion about the mechanisms for removing contaminants in each case is welcome.
This issue of the journal is focused on the treatment of all types of effluents through filtration: Drinking water, urban wastewater, industrial wastewater and stormwater. The focus of the papers can take into consideration different benefits in terms of sustainability: contaminants removal, by-products recovery, energy efficiency and cost, carbon footprint.
We encourge submissions reporting findings on elimination of emergent contaminants, heavy metals or specific contaminant organic compounds. Both physical-chemical or microbiological testing approaches are welcome. The optimisation of operational conditions is also a very interesting point: Washing (frecuency, protocols, intensity), evolution of head loss, optimum aeration, pH and redox potential control, material loss, reagents dosification (influence on efficiency and costs, optimum point of dosification), impact of returns on efficiencies.
Finally, we encourage submissions analysing different materials as filtering medium.Prof. Dr. Francisco Osorio
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Water Treatment
- Phisicochemical process
- Operation optimization
- Filtering material
- contaminants removal
- Identification of microbiological communities activity