Special Issue "Experimental Profiling and Predictive Control of Microbial Communities in Wastewater"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2022) | Viewed by 314

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Cristal Zuniga
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Guest Editor
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0760, USA
Interests: mathematical modeling; water footprint; wastewater treatment; water-ecosystems
Dr. Alejandro Zepeda
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Guest Editor
Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, México.
Interests: wastewater; nanomaterials; biodegradation; nitrification; adsorption; microbial consortium; sequencing batch reactor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, “Experimental Profiling and Predictive Control of Microbial Communities in Wastewater”, will host research articles, communications, and reviews focusing on the latest investigation to characterize biodiversity of microbial communities in wastewater under different environmental conditions, along with development of predictive models to quantitatively understand microbial interactions. This Special Issue will focus on experimental studies, including traditional characterization of wastewater consortia and novel high-throughput methods such as metagenomics, metabolomics, phenomics, and transcriptomics. The ultimate scope of this Special Issue is to develop or identify useful datasets to perform mathematical modeling, crucial for quantitative understanding of the interaction of multiple organisms during wastewater treatment and their response to changing environments. Additionally, authors can focus on how available experimental datasets can be integrated with kinetic, metabolic, and machine learning modeling to develop predictive controls that will enable the adoption of rational strategies for wastewater treatment around the globe. This Special Issue will include the latest literature and research regarding microbial interactions in wastewater as well as development of new methods for mathematical modeling.

Dr. Cristal Zuniga
Dr. Alejandro Zepeda
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Experimental wastewater consortia characterization
  • Mathematical modeling
  • High-throughput phenotypic analysis
  • Kinetic modeling
  • Network-based modeling
  • Microbial diversity in wastewater

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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