Special Issue "Application of Biological and Chemical Processes to Wastewater Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: wastewater treatment; water purification; advanced oxidation processes (AOPs); life cycle assessment (LCA); process sustainability
Chemical and biological technologies for wastewater treatment applications are well established. However, major challenges such as reducing the overall energy consumption and removing priority and hazardous pollutants from wastewater have yet to be tackled. This Special Issue focuses on the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies that can efficiently treat wastewater.
Biological processes may include aerobic treatment (e.g., oxidation ponds, aeration lagoons, aerobic bioreactors, activated sludge, biological filters), anaerobic treatment (anaerobic bioreactors, anaerobic lagoons), and phytoremediation of wastewater. Chemical processes may include chemical precipitation (coagulation, flocculation), ion exchange, neutralization, adsorption, membrane technology, and advanced oxidation processes (ozone, photocatalysis, electrolysis, UV light). Contributions dealing with the application of hybrid chemical and biological processes as well as their combination are strongly encouraged.
Types of wastewaters may include municipal, industrial, hospital, and agro-industrial effluents. The removal of priority and emerging pollutants from wastewater is currently a major challenge for water engineering, since existing conventional wastewater treatment plants were not initially designed to destroy such persistent substances. As such, contributions focusing on the elimination of priority and emerging pollutants (e.g., microplastics, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, pesticides, synthetic hormones, heavy metals) are strongly encouraged.
Dr. Efthalia Chatzisymeon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wastewater management
- emerging contaminants
- wastewater engineering
- water decontamination
- disinfection techniques