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Special Issue "Biodegradation and Biotransformation in Biological Wastewater Treatment: Advances and Perspectives"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 4189
Special Issue Editors
Interests: wastewater treatment; microbial ecology; environmental microbiology; wetland microbiology; metagenomics
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: wastewater treatment; bioremediation; microbiology; biotechnology; environmental engineering; bioengineering
Special Issue Information
Bioremediation is a common and widely used approach for wastewater treatment due to its advantages of high efficiency, cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and algae, play an important role in pollutant removal. Pollutants in wastewater can be aerobically or anaerobically degraded by microorganisms into H2O, CO2 and CH4, and some of the waste can also be biotransformed to valuable chemicals, such as fuels and fine chemicals. In recent decades, our knowledge and understanding of biological wastewater treatment have advanced significantly. There are various biological resources and treatment processes with excellent catalytic activities and outstanding properties emerging for wastewater treatment.
Therefore, this Special Issue of Water on “Biodegradation and Biotransformation in Biological Wastewater Treatment: Advances and Perspectives” seeks original research and review manuscripts on biological wastewater treatment. The topics include but are not limited to:
- Biodegradation and biotransformation of xenobiotics in wastewater using pure cultures or mixed microbial communities;
- Biological removal of nutrients (e.g., nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur) from wastewater;
- Recovering nutrients and energy from wastewater based on biological technologies;
- Biological processes (e.g., SBR, A/O, A/A/O, UASB, MBR, and biofilms) for wastewater treatment;
- Bioaugmentation, biostimulation, and co-metabolism strategies for wastewater treatment.
Dr. Xuwang Zhang
Prof. Dr. Yuanyuan Qu
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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 2200 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.
- biological wastewater treatment
- biological resource
- biological process
- pure culture
- mixed microbial community