Special Issue "Wastewater Microbiology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: biological wastewater treatment; river pollution control and assessment; drinking water treatment; sustainability
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The role of micro-organisms is pivotal in the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters, protecting both human health and the environment. The past two decades have seen many advances in the field of wastewater microbiology, including the role of biofilms within sewers; emerging pathogens in wastewater and their fate during treatment; new methods in the study and identification of wastewater micro-organisms; new microbial processes, especially in relation to ammonia removal; improved reactor design based primarily on improving the microbial activity; and better insight into reactor specific microbial dynamics and community structure. Wastewater bioreactors offer a wide variety of potential ecosystems creating complex microbial communities, and although these technologies are used globally, we still need a better understanding of how such microbial processes function, how they can be optimally managed, and especially how they respond to wastewater components to ensure more sustainable and cost-effective treatment for the future.
For this Special Issue of Microorganisms, we invite you to send contributions concerning any aspects relating to micro-organisms associated with, or in the treatment of, domestic or industrial wastewaters. Both applied and basic research is welcomed, with our aim being to highlight the most recent advances in this important area.
Prof. Nicholas Frederick Gray
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. Microorganisms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- activated sludge
- applied microbiology
- environmental engineering
- environmental microbiology
- microbiological methods
- nutrient removal