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Special Issue "Microbiotechnology Tools for Wastewater Treatment and Waste Valorization"
A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Industrial Fermentation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 8522
Special Issue Editors
Interests: wastewater treatment, membrane bioreactors, quorum sensing, quorum quenching, biofilms, anaerobic digestion; nutrients removal
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: wastewater treatment; biological wastewater treatment; water and wastewater treatment; water treatment; wastewater engineering; environment; water quality; water purification technologies; water analysis; environmental engineering
Special Issue Information
Clean water is a prerequisite for the preservation of life and of environmental quality on the planet. A major fraction (~97%) of our water resources is saline and cannot be directly used, while only a minor fraction (3%) can serve for drinking, irrigation, and industrial purposes directly. Continuous rapid urbanization and industrial growth increased over the years and will very likely keep increasing the demand for fresh water. In addition, ‘used water’ (also known as wastewater) originating from residential/commercial and industrial areas, frequently lacking appropriate treatment, is often discharged in freshwater bodies, leading to available water resources scarcity. Effective and adequate wastewater treatment prior to discharge can reduce the stress on freshwater bodies and promote overall supply. For more than a century, biological wastewater treatment technologies have been key to delivering wastewater treatment with numerous optimizations developed over the years. Such processes involve microorganisms, an approach with certain benefits as opposed to other available treatment strategies (physical and chemical). Lately, wastewater has been considered a resource, and a lot of research is ongoing focusing on energy and byproduct recovery from it. Moreover, emphasis is placed on combining treatment with the reclamation and recycling of wastewater as a means to address water scarcity at a global level. Resource recovery combined with wastewater treatment on a biological basis, followed by reclamation and reuse, is essential for sustainable water resources management and promotion of the circular economy in the wastewater industry.
This Special Issue aims to cover the recent microbiotechnological developments and advances in the area of biological wastewater treatment. It also focuses on the microbial ecology present in wastewater and/or in engineered wastewater treatment systems so their role can be defined. The issue will also cover the latest biotechnology tools and their applications for sustainable wastewater treatment, reclamation, and reuse; special interest will be on the harvest of commercially useful byproduct from wastewater such as energy, biofuels, and other chemicals.
Dr. Shamas Tabraiz
Dr. Evangelos Petropoulos
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Fermentation is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable wastewater treatment
- biological wastewater treatment
- microbial ecology
- resource recovery from wastewater
- wastewater reuse and reclamation
- emerging pollutants
- nutrients’ removal
- carbon-neutral wastewater treatment