Special Issue "Emerging Integrated Processes for Sustainable Water-Energy-Materials-Food Nexus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2021) | Viewed by 19703
Interests: clean (mainly membrane-assisted) (bio)chemical processes and technologies; electromembrane processes; water treatment; sustainable salinity gradient-based (“blue”) energy generation and/or storage
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Integrated processes have become preferred choices in a number of important water treatment or usage applications. Integration of separation(s) with (bio)reaction(s) offers possibilities for achieving various goals. Exploring possible synergisms, benefiting from distinct process mechanisms often leads to the development of novel, more efficient, and sustainable technologies to be applied in a variety of domains, ranging from integrating the production of clean water for potable uses, agriculture and irrigation with energy generation and valuable resources recovery (e.g., via seawater mining, selective extraction of valuable elements from brines or appropriate industrial effluents, high added-value compounds from agro-food wastewater, etc.) to energy generation through salinity gradients and other water-based production ways.
Therefore, this Special Issue of the journal Water seeks contributions to assess the current state-of-the-art and encourage future developments in the field of such integrated processes. Topics include but are not limited to emerging water treatment technologies, innovative process design, modeling and validation, life cycle analysis, and novel applications, especially such including membrane-assisted unit operations. Both original papers and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Svetlozar Velizarov
Dr. Alberto Figoli
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- circular water economy
- energy from sea and saline brines
- energy from wastewaters
- life cycle assessment (LCA)
- mechanistic process modelling
- membrane-assisted processes for clean water and energy
- multivariate statistical modelling
- novel integrated (hybrid) processes
- recovery of high added-value agro-food compounds
- saline brines valorization
- salinity gradient power
- seawater mining
- sustainable water-based energies