Special Issue "The Transition of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants into Facilities for Resources and Energy Production: Solutions and Innovation"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water-Energy Nexus".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 241

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Collivignarelli
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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: emerging contaminants; advanced biological wastewater treatment; treatment for sludge minimization; innovative management of wastewater treatment plants; membrane processes; advanced oxidation process; resource recovery; circular economy
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Dr. Alessandro Abbà
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brescia, 25121 Brescia, Italy
Interests: water reuse; circular economy; resource recovery; advanced biological wastewater treatment; treatment for sludge minimization; membrane processes; assessment of wastewater treatment plants
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Prof. Dr. Chiara Milanese
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Pavia Hydrogen Lab, Chemistry Department, Physical Chemistry Section, C.S.G.I. & University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: circular economy; resource recovery; preparation of innovative adsorbent materials for emerging pollutants; solid-state hydrogen storage and energy storage; hydrogen production; innovative nanomaterials and nanoparticles; physicochemical characterization in the solid state
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water is a scarce resource and it has a close and intricate nexus with energy. The traditional concept of water and wastewater treament plants is old. These plants should be considered as facilities, where reusing of resources and energy is an actual perspective in order to move towards the circular economy and to face off the global energy demand. Alternative viable solutions can be applied with the aim to obtain resources and energy from water and wastewater. Hydrogen production from this natural source, both in its clean form and after its use in human applications, is studied in the attempt to optimize the efficiency reducing the costs, in the frame of a green circular economy. Metallic species can be extracted and re-used as catalysts for energy storage processes.

This Special Issue contributes towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 7. It is open to papers that give new solutions on the Water and Energy Nexus. You are invited to submit original research and review articles focusing, but are not limited, on the following topics:

  • water resources management
  • clear water, wastewater, reclaimed water
  • recent advances in wastewater treatments
  • recovery of residues from wastewater treatment plants
  • hydrogen production
  • sustainable energy production and storage
  • water and carbon footprint assessment

Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Collivignarelli
Dr. Alessandro Abbà
Prof. Dr. Chiara Milanese
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2200 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.

Keywords

  • water resources management
  • energy/resource recovery from wastewater
  • circular economy
  • wastewater management
  • hydrogen production
  • sustainable energy production
  • climate change impact
  • biohydrogen

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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