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Themed collection Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2016 Most Downloaded Articles

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Tutorial Review

Membrane materials for water purification: design, development, and application

New membrane technologies based on novel organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials and with unprecedented functionality are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Membrane materials for water purification: design, development, and application
Open Access Critical Review

Characterising and understanding the impact of microbial biofilms and the extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix in drinking water distribution systems

Drinking water distribution systems (DWDS) contain complex microbial biofilm communities. Understanding the ecology of these biofilms is critical for effective management of DWDS infrastructure and maintenance of water quality.

Graphical abstract: Characterising and understanding the impact of microbial biofilms and the extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) matrix in drinking water distribution systems
Critical Review

Inorganic engineered nanoparticles in drinking water treatment: a critical review

This review summarizes the recent research in the field of inorganic engineered nanoparticle development with direct or potential interest for drinking water treatment.

Graphical abstract: Inorganic engineered nanoparticles in drinking water treatment: a critical review
Open Access Paper

Emerging investigators series: microbial communities in full-scale drinking water distribution systems – a meta-analysis

In this study, we co-analyze all available 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies from bulk drinking water samples in full-scale drinking water distribution systems.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: microbial communities in full-scale drinking water distribution systems – a meta-analysis
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigator Series
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Functionalized three-dimensional (3D) graphene composite for high efficiency removal of mercury

Tailored graphene composites with iron nanoparticles and silica microparticles for mercury removal in contaminated waters were prepared.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized three-dimensional (3D) graphene composite for high efficiency removal of mercury
Paper

Diffusion layer characteristics for increasing the performance of activated carbon air cathodes in microbial fuel cells

Air cathode characteristics significantly affected power production of microbial fuel cells during wastewater treatment.

Graphical abstract: Diffusion layer characteristics for increasing the performance of activated carbon air cathodes in microbial fuel cells
Open Access Paper

Emerging investigators series: pyrolysis removes common microconstituents triclocarban, triclosan, and nonylphenol from biosolids

Pyrolysis could be used as a biosolids processing step that reduces the amount of organic microconstituents discharged to the environment with residual biosolids.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: pyrolysis removes common microconstituents triclocarban, triclosan, and nonylphenol from biosolids
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigator Series
Open Access Paper

Survey of green building water systems reveals elevated water age and water quality concerns

Widespread adoption of innovative water conservation strategies has potential unintended consequences for aesthetics and public health.

Graphical abstract: Survey of green building water systems reveals elevated water age and water quality concerns
Open Access Paper

Effect of sewage sludge type on the partitioning behaviour of pharmaceuticals: a meta-analysis

Understanding the partitioning behaviour of active pharmaceutical ingredients between sludge and aqueous phases in wastewater treatment plants is important for environmental regulation.

Graphical abstract: Effect of sewage sludge type on the partitioning behaviour of pharmaceuticals: a meta-analysis
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Inactivation of bacteria from contaminated streams in Limpopo, South Africa by silver- or copper-nanoparticle paper filters

There is an urgent need for inexpensive point-of-use methods to purify drinking water in developing countries to reduce the incidence of illnesses caused by waterborne pathogens.

Graphical abstract: Inactivation of bacteria from contaminated streams in Limpopo, South Africa by silver- or copper-nanoparticle paper filters
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This web collection features the top 10 most downloaded articles published in  Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology in 2016. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles have been featured!

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