Special Issue "Equilibrium Processes in Nutrient Removal Technologies from Wastewater, Waste Reuse in Construction Materials"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water and Wastewater Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ivar Zekker
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Guest Editor
University of Tartu, Institute of Chemistry, Tartu, Estonia
Tel. +37258194858
Interests: chemical engineering; biotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Phosphorus and nitrogen in the effluent of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) lead to eutrophication and the deterioration of the receiving water environments. Municipal wastewater discharge, which increases with the urbanization process, has become a serious threat to aquatic ecosystems in urban areas. However, existing wastewater treatment remains at a low level. Therefore, it has become a trend to upgrade municipal WWTPs and to implement more stringent discharge standards for water environmental regulation. The carbon-to-nitrogen ratio (C/N) is generally low in wastewater treatments plants using biogas, which leads to insufficient carbon sources for nutrient removal in WWTPs. An anaerobic ammonium oxidation process can be applied to nutrient-rich wastewater after biogas plant applications as well as after organic carbon has been used in microbial fuel cells for generating energy or enhancing nitrogen and phosphorus removal. Equilibrium processes would define the amounts of ions present in different waste streams. Denitrifying phosphorus removal enables energy savings from the aerobic stage using nitrate as an electron acceptor to capture phosphorus.

Dr. Ivar Zekker
Guest Editor

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  • Anammox
  • Equilibrium processes
  • Phosphorus removal
  • Nutrient removal
  • Biotechnology
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Construction Materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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