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Special Issue "Biological Processes and Fate of Chemical Pollutants in Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 June 2019).
University of Granada
Interests: molecular biology; biotechnology; applied microbiology; next-generation sequencing; biological wastewater treatment
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Special Issue in Water: Microbial Ecology of Full-Scale Wastewater Treatment Systems
Water bodies harbour thousands of chemical pollutans of anthropogenic origin, which often occur at low concentrations, but nevertheless pose substantial health and environmental risks either due to their their persistance, high rates of introduction into the environment, or high biological activity. Among these, chemicals of proven hazardous nature are classified as priority contaminants and their discharge into the environment is regulated by the legislation in most countries, while the so-called emerging contaminants (also termed as micropollutants) are often not subjected to regulation, partly due to a lack of knowledge of their fate and impact in humans and the environment. One major source of micropollutants into water bodies is the discharge of effluents from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), which often fail to completely remove these compounds, since they were not specifically designed for this purpose. WWTPs effluents are also a primary source of micropollutants into drinking water systems. Optimization of wastewater treatments to improve micropollutant removal is an exciting challengue for the control of dissemination of these chemicals into the environment, and is becoming a topic of rising interest to the scientific community. Therefore, we would like to call for papers for this special issue under the title “Biological processes and fate of chemical pollutants in drinking water and wastewater treatments”. Potential topics for this special issue include but are not restricted to:
- Ocurrence and sources of chemical pollutants in drinking water and wastewaters.
- Fate and behavior of priority contaminants and micropollutants in wastewater treatment processess.
- Removal of micropollutants from municipal and industrial wastewaters by conventional and advanced biological treatment processes.
- Ecology and diversity of microbial communities involved in the removal of priority contaminants and micropolluntants in wastewater treatment systems.
- Advances in analytical methods for the monitoring of chemical pollutants in drinking water and wastewaters.
- Control strategies for chemical contamination of drinking water.
- Environmental and health risks assessment of chemical pollutants in drinking water and wastewaters.
Prof. Belén Rodelas
Assoc. Prof. Clementina Pozo
Assist. Prof. Alejandro González-Martínez
Dr. Paula Maza-Márquez
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 monthly 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 1600 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.
- Priority contaminants
- Emerging contaminants
- Drinking water
- Biological wastewater treatment
- Environmental risk assessment