Special Issue "Emerging Contaminants Removal from Wastewater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 234
Interests: water; wastewater; treatment; environmental; persistent organic pollutants
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Taking into account the increase in the concentration of POPs (EDCs, emerging contaminants, etc.) in the environment, scientific analysis should be extended. In this scientific area, investigations into the identification and determination of scale of environmental hazards are required. It is also important to develop efficient methods of elimination of these compounds from wastewater and protection of surface, groundwater, and water organisms from contaminants.
Data from the literature show the necessity of application of additional wastewater treatment processes, for example, advanced oxidation and/or membrane methods. In processes such as adsorption, coagulation, or membrane, the removal of pollutants takes place, whereas during advanced oxidation methods, chemical and photochemical processes result in the degradation of organic compounds. At present, special attention is paid to the development of novel adsorbents, coagulants, and membranes made of materials of higher efficiency, retention ability, persistent to fouling and able to regenerate. Moreover, studies tend to develop technological parameters of processes carried out in integrated systems consisting of a few unit processes characterized by higher efficiency.
Prof. Dr. Maria Włodarczyk-Makuła
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- endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs)
- personal care products (PCPs)
- flame retardants (FRs), pesticides, polychlorinated dibenzodioxins/furans (PCDDs/PCDFs)
- polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)