Special Issue "Carbon Neutrality and Wastewater Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 5758
2. Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: nitrogen cycle; microbial ecology; constructed wetlands; watershed management; wastewater treatment; aquatic ecology; wastewater reuse and resources recovery; quorum sensing; partial nitrification
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Nowadays, global warming has become one of the major challenges facing the sustainable development of human society, which increasingly prompted plenty of efforts to reduce carbon footprints. Among them, carbon neutrality is attracting more and more attention in various industries. In terms of wastewater treatment industry, the carbon emissions of which account for ~2% of the total emissions of the whole society, the achievement of carbon neutrality has a practical significance in curbing global climate change. Generally, carbon neutral wastewater treatment is often interpreted as the carbon neutrality of WWTPs, which can be obtained by reducing energy demand (electricity, heat, chemicals, fossil fuels, transport, energy) and GHG emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O), and recovering energy and resource. Related researches and technologies are rapidly recent years. The energy efficiency and GHG mitigation performance of advanced wastewater treatment process, such as partial nitrification, anammox, and aerobic granular sludge, are also getting more and more attention. On the other hand, life cycle carbon neutrality of wastewater treatment, including wastewater production, collection, transportation and treatment, and the following improvement processes after discharge of treated wastewater, such as water environment treatment and aquatic ecosystem restoration, has been adopted by researchers during the last few years.
This special issue invites the submission of original research papers or review papers covering the latest findings and progresses in this field. The below issues related to carbon neutrality and wastewater treatment are welcomed:
- Carbon neutrality and water environment treatment and aquatic ecosystem restoration
- Greenhouse gas emission during wastewater treatment
- Advanced wastewater treatment process, greenhouse gas emission and carbon neutrality
- Greenhouse gas reduction technologies during wastewater treatment
- Resource and energy recovery from wastewater treatment and carbon neutrality
- Greenhouse gas emission and reduction during wasted sludge treatment
Prof. Dr. Xuliang Zhuang
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- nCarbon neutrality
- greenhouse gas
- partial nitrification
- resource recovery
- energy recovery
- wasted sludge
- water environment treatment
- aquatic ecosystem restoration