Special Issue "Anaerobic Digestion for Waste/Wastewater Treatment"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2023 | Viewed by 1482
Special Issue Editors
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Interests: microbial fuel cells (MFCs); microbial electrolysis cells (MECs); biofuel production via microbial processes (anaerobic digestion, fermentative hydrogen production and bioethanol production)
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Interests: anaerobic membrane reactor; organic saline wastewater treatment
Special Issue Information
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a mature, environmental friendly technology that is widely used for waste/wastewater treatment. During AD the organic matter present in various types of wastes/wastewaters (sewage sludge, agro-industrial wastes, OFMSW, energy crops) is converted into biogas (mainly methane) and an effluent (digestate) with favourable fertiliser and soil amendment properties.
Recent improvements in various scientific fields (reactor engineering, modeling and optimization practices, molecular tools) gave a better insight of the process. In addition, research interest focused on the enhancement of the process efficiency through the development and study of new materials as additives in AD, biogas upgrading for maximizing methane production and exploitation of the digestate as a nutrient source.
Recently, co-digestion of feedstocks with different origin, and application of innovative pre-treatment technologies to enhance anaerobic biodegradability of the wastes/wastewaters used in AD, contributed in promoting the process in real scale applications.
This Special Issue, aims to present the wide range of implementation of AD used for waste/wastewater treatment. We welcome original research articles/reviews and also other types of paper with significant scientific meanings within related topic.
Dr. Georgia Antonopoulou
Dr. Ioannis Vyrides
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