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Special Issue "Towards the Circular Economy—Membrane Processes for the Recovery of Water and Nutrients from Wastewater"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Processing and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2023) | Viewed by 10660
Special Issue Editors
Interests: wastewater treatment and closing water circuits using membrane techniques; surface functionalization of membranes and filtration materials; biochemical methods of conversion and management of industrial waste; biotechnological methods treatment of industrial wastewater
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Interests: green deal strategies; circular economy; raw materials; water and wastewater; nutrients; roadmaps; policy recommendations; indicators; life cycle assessment (LCA); sustainable development goals
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Green Deal Strategies towards Sustainability of Water, Raw Materials and Energy
Special Issue in Water: Resource Recovery Monitoring and Circular Economy Model in Wastewater
Interests: physicochemical methods of water and wastewater treatment (including specifically membrane techniques and their application in solving engineering and environmental protection problems, and adsorption and disinfection and their application in solving environmental engineering and protection problems, advances oxidation processes); analytics and occurrence of inorganic and organic micropollutants in environmental samples and their removal from the environment; study work on the use of nanotechnology in water and wastewater technology
Special Issue Information
Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. Unfortunately, only about 1% of these resources are freshwater, our source of drinking water.
To meet the needs of the world’s growing population, there should be sufficient water available. Moreover, the current generation should take responsibility for ensuring the future needs of society of met, which constitutes the basis of sustainable development. This requires taking further initiatives to protect water resources, as well as to recover clean water from wastewater. One of the most promising methods for water recovery from wastewater are membrane processes. Membranes with different separation properties enable the recovery of high-quality water suitable for consumption as well as for use in many industries. In addition, membrane processes can be used to recover raw materials (e.g., nutrients, phosphorus), exemplifying a circular economy (CE). Compared to conventional water treatment methods, membrane techniques allow for the production of water of a consistent quality, do not require the use of additional chemicals and also enable energy savings, continuous separation and the enlargement of the technological scale in the modular system. The widespread interest in the use of membrane techniques for wastewater treatment has influenced the development of methods and materials for the production of membranes with improved functional properties enabling fouling control. When designing modern technological solutions, it is also necessary to manage wastes, including used membranes and concentrates of filtered liquid components. Thus, circular management and disposal of waste are strongly recommended in this area.
This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the latest advances in the field of membrane solutions that represent the strategies of action for sustainable development by saving water resources and minimizing the release of industrial pollutant emissions into the natural environment.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- circular economy;
- water reclamation;
- nutrients recovery;
- wastewater treatment;
- membrane processes;
- new types of membranes;
- membrane manufacturing;
- membrane fouling control.
Dr. Anna Kowalik-Klimczak
Prof. Dr. Marzena Smol
Prof. Dr. Michał Bodzek
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. Membranes 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 2200 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.
- circular economy
- membrane processes