Novel Approaches to Nutrient and Pollutant Removal from Wastewater (Volume II)

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 835

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Dear Colleagues,

The 21st century has brought about many challenges for humankind, among which demands for the continuous availability of safe water takes priority. Water is a unique and unreplaceable natural resource that is crucial for human health and wellbeing, and despite this fact, each day we are witnessing human interruptions to the water cycle, where water pollution is one of the major negative ones.

The World Economic Forum ranks the water crisis in the top three global risks, while the General Assembly of United Nations (UN) has proclaimed the period from 2018 to 2028 as the UN Water Action Decade in order to improve educational outreach related to water and water pollution control and to improve communication to achieve water-related goals.

For the achievement of those ambitious goals, effective water treatments, i.e., the effective removal of nutrients and pollutants from wastewater, should be applied prior to the discharge of wastewater into ecosystems.

As the Guest Editor for this Special Issue, “Novel Approaches to Nutrient and Pollutant Removal from Wastewater (Volume II)”, I have the honour of inviting you to publish a feature paper in Water, as a contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially regarding Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

Within this framework, for this Special Issue, I would like to invite original research contributions, review articles, as well as short communications that emphasize and give an overview of the novel approaches to wastewater treatment, especially those focused on the latest achievements and novel techniques, materials, and methods for effective nutrient and pollutant removal from wastewater. Please feel free to reach out to me or alexandra.wang@mdpi.com should you have any questions. 

Prof. Dr. Mirna Habuda-Stanic
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Keywords

  • wastewater treatment
  • nutrient removal
  • inorganic pollutant removal
  • organic pollutant removal
  • physicochemical methods
  • biological methods
  • chemical methods

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Influence of Technological Factors on the Formation and Transformation of Iron-Containing Phases in the Process of Ferritization of Exhausted Etching Solutions
by Dmitry Samchenko, Gennadii Kochetov, Yuliia Trach, Denys Chernyshev and Andriy Kravchuk
Water 2024, 16(8), 1085; https://doi.org/10.3390/w16081085 - 10 Apr 2024
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Every year, metallurgical enterprises generate a massive amount of toxic exhausted high-concentration etching solutions. Application of the ferritization process to recycle exhausted etching solutions can help to prevent environmental pollution. It enables a cost-efficient use of water at an industrial plant and allows [...] Read more.
Every year, metallurgical enterprises generate a massive amount of toxic exhausted high-concentration etching solutions. Application of the ferritization process to recycle exhausted etching solutions can help to prevent environmental pollution. It enables a cost-efficient use of water at an industrial plant and allows the plant to obtain products from toxic industrial waste and utilize it. The aim of the study was to analyze the qualitative and quantitative composition of the formed sediment and its grain size composition. Variable study parameters were the initial pH values of the solutions, the initial concentrations of total iron, and the duration of the aeration process of the reaction mixture. Thermal activation and alternating magnetic fields were used to activate the ferritization. The XRD showed that the formed sediments contained phases of γ-FeOOH, δ-FeOOH, Fe3O4, and γ-Fe2O3. Granulometry analysis showed that these sediments were highly dispersed and heterogeneous. Chemically stable phases of magnetite were obtained in the composition of sediments, with an initial concentration of iron in the reaction mixture of 16.6 g/dm3, a pH of 11.5, and a process duration of 15 min. The study results demonstrated the feasibility of further study and possible use of such sediments with a high magnetite content for the production of materials with ferromagnetic and sorption properties. Full article
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