Special Issue "Emerging Technologies for Remediation of per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) from Contaminated Water"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 80
Interests: water treatment; membranes; CO2 capture and conversion
Interests: water treatment; membrane separation; adsorption; porous materials and composites
Interests: membrane separations; application of mathematical methods and modeling for transport processes; effluent treatment; modeling of mass transfer in microchannel
The continuous expansion of urbanization had led to the accumulation of a myriad of chemicals on surface waters, adversely affecting human life, flora, and fauna. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of environmentally persistent emerging contaminants which have been used in the manufacturing of various consumer products. Drinking water acts as the major source of exposure to these recalcitrant pollutants for humans across the globe. Several regulatory guidelines determining the maximum allowable level of PFASs in drinking water has been declared by various environmental agencies. Conventional water treatment technologies appear to be ineffective for the removal of these contaminants due to their complex nature and lower concentration (several orders of magnitude) compared to other residual contaminants. As the environmental guidelines become more stringent, several promising technologies are being developed to address the complexities of PFASs and co-contaminants in real-world environmental systems. In this regard, this Special Issue aims to outline the latest scientific developments for the removal of PFASs from drinking or surface water with a view towards real-world implementation. Submissions to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics: membrane-based removal of PFASs; adsorbents for PFAS removal; biological treatment of PFASs; advanced oxidation approaches for PFAS removal; novel technologies for the treatment of drinking and/or domestic wastewater contaminated with PFASs; techno-economic assessment of various removal technologies; assessing the human health risks of PFASs; mechanistic investigation of the removal of PFASs; theoretical investigation of PFAS removal materials and/or pathways.
Dr. Debarati Mukherjee
Dr. Biswajit Bera
Prof. Dr. Sirshendu De
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- advanced oxidation