Special Issue "Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment with a Focus on Water-Reuse"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 9125
Interests: new infrastructure systems; aeration and gas transfer; innovative concepts for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment; water-reuse; water-reuse in industrial parks
Interests: water-reuse concepts for urban; rural and industrial areas; sustainable spatial development; urban and infrastructure planning; water-reuse and water-saving potentials; water-reuse concepts for industrial parks; spatial analysis and geoinformation systems
Given the impact of climate change, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure a secure water supply in order to enable sustainable spatial development. Water shortages, which are already noticeable in many regions of the world, are thus hindering rural, urban and industrial development. Nowadays, approximately half of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity, albeit temporarily. Climate change is serving to further aggravate this situation since periods of drought are becoming increasingly common.
To enable a secure water supply, alternative water sources must be generated to tackle the challenge of water scarcity since ground and surface water sources are often overexploited. An important alternative resource is the reuse of treated wastewater. Nowadays, water reuse processes are rarely considered and implemented. In contrast to the storage and use of rainwater, treated wastewater is a valuable resource, as it is available daily and in calculable quantities. Certain wastewater treatment processes within wastewater treatment plants are required to produce the new resource “reused water”. The treatment processes depend on the quality of the wastewater inflow to the treatment plant since industrial and municipal wastewater flows are characterized, for example, by different concentrations. Moreover, water reuse methods must be developed in order to use the treated wastewater as efficiently as possible. Ideally, the reused water can be provided according to the "fit for purpose" principle and applied directly in areas such as irrigation, street cleaning, toilet flushing or make-up water for cooling systems.
This Special Issue brings together new wastewater treatment technologies and emerging water reuse concepts to tackle the challenges of climate change with the aim of bringing the new resource “reused water” according to the “fit for purpose” principle to the subsequent user. This issue aims to draw on global experiences, approaches and solutions in the field of wastewater treatment and water reuse in rural, urban and industrial (park) areas. This allows a specific transferability to regions which have been subject to the long-term effects of climate change and/or those newly affected.
Prof. Dr. Martin Wagner
Prof. Dr. Sonja Bauer
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- Municipal wastewater treatment (aerobic/anaerobic treatment, membranes)
- Industrial wastewater treatment (aerobic/anaerobic treatment, AOP, membranes)
- New technologies (aerobic/anaerobic granula processes, innovative membrane systems, biofilter, etc.)
- Dimensioning/planning and operation
- Removal of micro-pollutants, antibiotic resistance, microplastics, etc.
- Innovative water reuse concepts and technologies for sustainable development
- Water reuse applications “fit for purpose” in urban, rural and industrial areas
- Requirements and acceptance of reused water
- Spatial planning aspects for water reuse concepts
- Implementations, case studies and best practices