Special Issue "Enhancement of Anaerobic Digestion for Energy and Resource Recovery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: anaerobic digestion; biological and thermal hydrolysis for anaerobic digestion enhancement; biological nutrient removal; EPS characterization and membrane fouling
Interests: anaerobic treatment; digestate treatment; GHG reduction technology; resource recovery; cost reduction engineering; technology commercialization
Interests: anaerobic MBR; dissolved methane recovery; biogas treatment with membranes; resource recovery; energy generation with hybrid membranes; water reuse; membrane crystallisation
2. Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
Interests: sludge treatment; sustainability analysis; anammox; MBR; mass transfer in porous media; data driven approach for process control
With an objective to provide a comprehensive review on the recent development in advanced anaerobic digestion research, we would like to call for submissions for a Special Issue from both Scientific communities and Industrial sectors for original research papers, short communications, research/industrial notes, and state-of-the-art literature review articles on various aspects of recent progresses of anaerobic digestion technologies.
The world economic model is currently undergoing a paradigm shift from linear, waste-producing, economies to circular, waste-repurposing economies. Anaerobic digestion (AD) processes that can recover water, usable methane gas and reduce GHG emssion is a crucial technology of waste-to-resource. The recent emphasis on energy and resource recovery has driven AD to achieve higher biogas production, enhanced degradation of organics, increased treatment capacity and beneficial use of digested biosolids. Technologies to enhance the energy and resource recovery of AD, such as thermophilic digestion, temperature-phased anaerobic digestion, dry anaerobic digestion, chemical, physical, biological pretreatment and bioelectrochemical anaerobic reactor have gained much attention in recent years. This Special Issue will cover research and development of anaerobic digestion pretreatment, advanced anaerobic digestion, and anaerobic digestion post-treatment on aspects that include process mechanisms and operation; optimization, modeling, and applications; energy balance and economic analysis; and treatment and management of anaerobic digestate. It is expected that this Species Issues will exert a significant impact on the future research development and applications of advanced anaerobic digestion technologies.
Dr. Sheng Chang
Mr. Youngseck Hong
Dr. Ewan McAdam
Dr. Chao Jin
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- anaerobic treatment
- biological hydrolysis
- theraml hydrolysis
- checmico-physical pretremtent
- digestate treatment
- economic analysis
- GHG reduction
- energy and resource recovery