Special Issue "Microbiological Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2018).
Interests: antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB); antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs); microbial community; pathogen; constructed wetlands; metagenomics; microbial ecology; fate and transport
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Interests: antibiotics resistant bacteria (ARB); antibiotics resistance genes (ARGs); animal science; pathogen; constructed wetlands; metagenomics; microbial ecology; fate and transport
Microbiological quality of treated wastewater is always a concern when such water is discharged into the environment. However, when treated appropriately, this water can serve many purposes. The additional treatments may include further disinfection using microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide. In many developing countries, this would be an excellent source of domestic water supply, but in developed countries this may still go through further treatment before it is ready for household use. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we plan to present papers that identify microbiological quality of treated wastewater at different levels of treatment. Papers that examine rapid and accurate identification methods for total microbial community (TMC) signatures and their transformations at different treatment levels using next generation sequencing (NGS) methods with appropriate bioinformatics algorithms will be welcome. In addition to TMCs, these papers should show data on detection of fecal indicator bacteria, pathogens, antibiotic resistance and virulence factors, and genes encoding different biogeochemical processes at different treatment stages based on NGS techniques. Papers that focus on emerging contaminants released from wastewaters, their removal through wastewater treatment plants, presence in the receiving environment, and potential impact on human health, will also be highly appreciated.
Dr. Abasiofiok Mark Ibekwe
Prof. Dr. Shelton E. Murinda
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- Wastewater quality
- Indicator bacteria, pathogens, and virulence factors
- Microbiological, chemical, and ecotoxicological assessments
- Microbial community signatures and their transformations
- Next generation sequencing
- Antibiotic pollution
- Emergence and potential spread of antibiotic resistance
- Emerging pollutants
- Effluent discharges