Special Issue "Low Carbon Water Treatment and Energy Recovery"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xin Zhao
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Guest Editor
School of Resources & Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Interests: wastes anaerobic fermentation; bioenergy recovery, biological processes; wastes conversion and biological treatment; wastewater treatment
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Dr. Lili Dong
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Co-Guest Editor
School of Ecology and Environment, Hainan University, Haikou, China
Interests: bio-H2 production; anaerobic digestion; lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment; bioenergy recovery; microbial ecology
Dr. Zhaoyang Wang
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Co-Guest Editor
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Interests: municipal wastewater treatment and reuse; industrial wastewater treatment; micropollution drinking water treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change led by excess carbon dioxide emissions is a global challenge. For the water industry, the water treatment process is responsible for the amounts of different carbon emissions. The water industry makes global warming worse, so innovative wastewater treatment that exhausts less or no carbon dioxide is significant. Recently, carbon neutrality has become a hot topic for water treatment all over the world.

To reduce carbon emissions from water treatment, technological and scientific advances will be required, such as biomass production to reduce CO2 emissions, use of bubble-less gas mass transfer bioreactors, reduced aeration with greater microbial processes, high-efficiency pumps and blowers, low-pressure self-cleaning free membranes, and the use of solar power systems and bioelectrical systems in wastewater treatment. Our present technology for water and wastewater treatment offers enormous scope for improvement.

Based on this background, this Special Issue aims to assemble the latest advancements in innovative technologies for low carbon water treatment and energy recovery. Both full-length research papers and review articles are welcome.

Dr. Xin Zhao
Dr. Lili Dong
Dr. Zhaoyang Wang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • low carbon
  • carbon neutrality
  • water treatment
  • wastewater treatment
  • energy recovery
  • anaerobic digestion
  • bioelectrical system
  • biogas
  • water reuse
  • micropollution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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