Special Issue "Promising Research and Strategies in Wastewater Treatment, Sludge Management and Valorization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 January 2022).
Interests: biological treatment; wastewater treatment; LCA; fermentation processes; food wastes valorization, microplastics
Rapid urbanization and industrialization, added to the presence of new pollutants, make it necessary to search for new wastewater treatment technologies that meet the high treatment capacity, as well as future water quality requirements.
Conventional WWTPs are designed primarily to remove organic matter and nutrients. For this reason, in same cases, these treatments are inefficient for the removal of some specific pollutants, with the consequent risk that this entails. Furthermore, large amounts of sludge, derived from these processes, are produced every year, being considered the main residue from these plants. Their management requires important costs, both in economic and environmental terms, which makes it necessary to explore alternatives for their valorization. Waste reduction and reuse of wastewater seem to be an excellent option to meet the concept of the circular economy in the wastewater treatment sector by reducing the environmental impacts. The topics of this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:
- Emerging pollutant removal by different technologies;
- Microplastics as new emerging pollutants;
- Novel technologies for wasterwater and sludge treatment;
- Sludge valorization;
- Wastewater reuse;
- Environmental assessment of wastewater treatment.
Dr. Amanda Laca Pérez
Dr. Yolanda Patiño
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- wastewater treatment
- emerging pollutants
- sludge valorization
- lifecycle assessment