Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment: Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 137

Special Issue Editors

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Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Interests: ozone; advanced oxidation processes; wastewater treatment; water reuse

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Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Pekan, Malaysia
Interests: wastewater treatment; membrane application; fine chemicals; biomass conversion; fouling analyses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water scarcity and contamination are pressing issues that pose substantial threats to human health, ecosystems, and socio-economic stability. Effectively addressing these crises necessitates efficient water management, wastewater treatment, and promotion of water reuse. Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) play a pivotal role in these efforts by efficiently breaking down contaminants, ensuring the safety of water for various uses, and enabling environmentally responsible discharge. AOPs present a promising alternative to conventional treatment methods, especially in their capacity to remove persistent pollutants, pharmaceutical residues, and emerging contaminants, which often challenge traditional treatment processes. While AOPs hold substantial potential for water treatment, they encounter various challenges. These encompass selecting the appropriate AOPs, optimizing catalysts, enhancing energy efficiencies, reducing costs, managing the generation of byproducts, and seamlessly integrating with existing treatment processes.

This Special Issue welcomes original research papers and review articles on AOP applications, including the following:

a. The utilization of AOPs in water treatment and wastewater reuse;
b. Advancements in novel materials and technologies related to AOPs;
c. Process optimization, integration, and techno-economic analyses of AOPs;
d. In-depth scientific investigations into various AOP-based technologies, such as electrochemical oxidation, anodic oxidation processes, Fenton, photo-Fenton, UV, catalytic, photo-catalytic, sulfate radicals, and others;
e. Evaluations of the toxicity of oxidation byproducts;
f. Assessments of AOPs in pilot and full-scale applications.

Dr. Jayaprakash Saththasivam
Prof. Dr. A. M. Mimi Sakinah
Guest Editors

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  • advanced oxidation processes
  • photocatalysis
  • ozone
  • chemicals of emerging concern
  • chemical oxidation
  • hydroxyl radicals
  • catalytic oxidation
  • environmental remediation
  • micropollutant removal
  • reactive radical species
  • water treatment and reuse
  • oxidation byproducts

Published Papers

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