Special Issue "Advanced Technologies for Produced Water Management, Treatment, and Reuse"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: desalination; water reuse; membrane processes; photocatalysis; contaminants of emerging concern; produced water treatment; concentrate treatment; advanced nanomaterials for water treatment
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Substantial volumes of wastewater are produced every day during oil and natural gas production operations. Produced water is typically disposed of via deep-well injection in oil- and gas-producing regions. Meanwhile, a large amount of fresh water is used for hydraulic fracturing. The reuse of produced water can reduce the volume of water that requires disposal and provide a new source of water for beneficial uses.
This Special Issue is designed to collect original research and review articles focusing on advanced technologies for produced water management, treatment, and use. This Special Issue brings together emerging approaches, challenges, and opportunities related to produced water with the ultimate aim to accelerate the development of innovative technologies, combinations or enhancements of existing technologies, and technological and economic assessment of produced water treatment and reuse. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Innovative technologies for the treatment of produced water and fracturing flowback water, such as pretreatment, desalination, advanced oxidation processes, natural treatment systems, etc.;
- Methods and case studies for produced water management and reuse;
- Characterization methods for produced water analysis, monitoring, and assessment;
- Concentrate and waste management;
- Technologies for resource recovery from produced water;
- Techno-economic analyses of technologies;
Decision support tools for produced water management.
Dr. Pei Xu
Dr. Yanyan Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- produced water
- oil and gas production
- treatment technologies
- water management
- water reuse
- advanced oxidation
- techno-economic analysis
- water quality analysis
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Regulatory framework for produced water production, management and reuse in the United States, Part I – Case studies on East of 98th Meridian
Authors: Dr. Pei Xu et al.
2. Title: Regulatory framework for produced water production, management and reuse in the United States, Part II – Case studies on West of 98th Meridian
Authors: Dr. Pei Xu et al.