Solar Processes for the Removal of Contaminants from Water

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 57

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Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group, Rey Juan Carlos University, C/ Tulipán s/n, 28933 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Interests: wastewater treatment; advanced oxidation processes; photocatalytic processes; removal of contaminants of emerging concern from water and wastewater; water disinfection; waste minimization and water reuse; energy minimization in photocatalysis
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Computer Science & Statistics Department, Rey Juan Carlos University, C/ Tulipán s/n, 28933 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Interests: disinfection kinetic modelling; solar collectors; SODIS; HPC; CFD

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Mechanical, Chemical and Industrial Design Engineering Department, ETSIDI, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), 28012 Madrid, Spain
Interests: wastewater treatment; advanced oxidation processes; photocatalytic processes; electrochemical processes; removal of contaminants of emerging concern from water and wastewater; scaling-up of wastewater treatments; coupling of different advanced oxidation processes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global issue of water contamination poses significant challenges to human health and environmental sustainability. Various pollutants, ranging from industrial chemicals to human waste, continually compromise the quality of water sources worldwide. Addressing this challenge requires innovative and sustainable solutions. Solar processes offer a promising avenue for the removal of contaminants from water. Leveraging solar energy, these processes utilize photovoltaic, thermal, or photochemical mechanisms to drive purification processes efficiently and with minimal environmental impact.

This Special Issue on “Solar Processes for the Removal of Contaminants from Water” aims to bring together cutting-edge research and advancements in this critical area. By focusing on harnessing solar energy for water purification, this issue seeks to explore novel methodologies, technologies, and applications that can significantly contribute to mitigating water pollution and ensuring access to clean water resources globally.

This Special Issue invites contributions of high-quality research papers and reviews that delve into various aspects of utilizing solar processes for water decontamination. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants in water using solar energy.
  • Design and optimization of solar-assisted advanced oxidation processes for contaminant removal.
  • Application of solar disinfection techniques for microbial inactivation in water.
  • Integration of solar energy with emerging nanomaterials for enhanced water treatment.
  • Assessment of the environmental sustainability and economic viability of solar-driven water purification technologies.
  • Exploration of scalable and decentralized solar-powered systems for community-level water treatment.
  • Advances in the monitoring, control, and automation of solar-driven water purification processes.

By compiling a diverse array of research contributions, this Special Issue aims to advance our understanding of solar-driven water treatment technologies and their potential to address pressing environmental and public health challenges associated with water contamination. Additionally, authors are encouraged to provide supplementary materials, such as experimental data or simulation models, to facilitate the dissemination and reproducibility of their findings within the scientific community.

Dr. Miguel Martín Sómer
Prof. Dr. José Ángel Moreno San Segundo
Dr. Maria Jose Martin de Vidales
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  • solar processes
  • water purification
  • contaminant removal
  • photocatalysis
  • advanced oxidation
  • solar collectors

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