Wastewater Treatment and Waste Recovery in Environmental Processes

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 July 2024 | Viewed by 268

Special Issue Editors


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Guest Editor
Chemical and Environmental Engineering School, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: wastewater treatment; biosolids management; waste recovery; thermochemical processes; wet waste; hydrtohermal treatment

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Chemical and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: waste; biomass; energy; carbon materials; emissions; contaminants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The effective management and treatment of wastewater play a critical role in maintaining environmental sustainability. Wastewater generated from various sources, including households and industrial plants, contains a diverse array of contaminants such as personal care products, pharmaceuticals, pathogens, and emerging pollutants like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which can pose threats to human and animal health even at trace levels. Additionally, wastewater contains valuable nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, which are often viewed as more of a threat than a resource. Traditional waste recycling plants are designed to remove suspended solids, eliminate contaminants and nutrients, and convert organic matter into bio-energy and biosolids. However, there is a growing need to explore innovative approaches, technologies, and strategies that can enhance the efficiency of wastewater treatment and waste recovery in the following key areas:

  • Advancement in wastewater treatment technologies;
  • Recovery of valuable resources (nutrients, energy, and biosolids);
  • Integrated approaches for optimizing processes;
  • Novel materials and processes to enhance efficiency;
  • Life cycle assessment of new systems and processes;
  • Techno-economic analysis of wastewater treatment processes.

Developments in these areas can advance our collective understanding and promote sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment and waste recovery, contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment.

Dr. Mojtaba Hedayati Marzbali
Prof. Dr. Kalpit Shah
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • wastewater treatment
  • emerging contaminants
  • nutrient recovery
  • resource recovery
  • innovative approaches
  • efficiency enhancement
  • life cycle assessment
  • techno-economic analysis

Published Papers

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