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Themed collection Emerging Investigator Series

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Perspective

Emerging investigators series: advances and challenges of graphitic carbon nitride as a visible-light-responsive photocatalyst for sustainable water purification

Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) is a promising visible-light-responsive photocatalyst for sustainable water purification.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: advances and challenges of graphitic carbon nitride as a visible-light-responsive photocatalyst for sustainable water purification
Frontier

Emerging investigators series: frontier review: occurrence and speciation of chromium in drinking water distribution systems

Chromium can exist as both trivalent Cr(III) and hexavalent Cr(VI) in typical drinking water conditions, with Cr(VI) being of particular concern due to its high toxicity and new regulatory perspectives.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: frontier review: occurrence and speciation of chromium in drinking water distribution systems
Open Access Frontier

Emerging investigators series: sewer surveillance for monitoring antibiotic use and prevalence of antibiotic resistance: urban sewer epidemiology

Sewer surveillance may be a useful tool for epidemiology that would benefit from improved understanding of the fate of microbial agents and prescription antibiotics during conveyance in sewer systems.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: sewer surveillance for monitoring antibiotic use and prevalence of antibiotic resistance: urban sewer epidemiology
Critical Review

Emerging investigators series: a critical review of decision support systems for water treatment: making the case for incorporating climate change and climate extremes

We present potential impacts of climate on drinking water treatment and review decision support systems for these utilities.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: a critical review of decision support systems for water treatment: making the case for incorporating climate change and climate extremes
Critical Review

Emerging investigators series: the efficacy of chlorine photolysis as an advanced oxidation process for drinking water treatment

The photolysis of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and hypochlorite (OCl) produces a suite of reactive oxidants, including hydroxyl radicals (˙OH), chlorine radicals (Cl˙), and ozone (O3).

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: the efficacy of chlorine photolysis as an advanced oxidation process for drinking water treatment
Critical Review

Emerging investigators series: virus mitigation by coagulation: recent discoveries and future directions

Forces influencing virion sorption and recent findings of coagulation-based inactivation inform new research directions for mitigating waterborne viruses by coagulation.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: virus mitigation by coagulation: recent discoveries and future directions
Critical Review

Emerging investigators series: the source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle

This review provides a comprehensive look at whether a pandemic enveloped virus would pose challenges for the wastewater and drinking water industries.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: the source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle
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Emerging investigators series: trihalomethane, dihaloacetonitrile, and total N-nitrosamine precursor adsorption by modified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNT micropillars

Modified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNT micropillars are shown to adsorb organic precursors of disinfection byproducts, most notably those of total N-nitrosamines.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: trihalomethane, dihaloacetonitrile, and total N-nitrosamine precursor adsorption by modified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNT micropillars
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Emerging investigators series: hydrogen sulfide production in municipal stormwater retention ponds under ice covered conditions: a study of water quality and SRB populations

Sulfide production in stormwater ponds is a result of increased ubiquitous SRB activity.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: hydrogen sulfide production in municipal stormwater retention ponds under ice covered conditions: a study of water quality and SRB populations
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Emerging investigators series: highly effective adsorption of organic aromatic molecules from aqueous environments by electronically sorted single-walled carbon nanotubes

The use of electronically sorted (i.e. semiconducting or metallic) single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) for the removal of organic compounds from aqueous environments is investigated.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: highly effective adsorption of organic aromatic molecules from aqueous environments by electronically sorted single-walled carbon nanotubes
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Emerging investigators series: prioritization of suspect hits in a sensitive suspect screening workflow for comprehensive micropollutant characterization in environmental samples

A suspect screening workflow was developed and applied to a series of samples collected from a small urban water system to identify and confirm the occurrence of 112 organic micropollutants.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: prioritization of suspect hits in a sensitive suspect screening workflow for comprehensive micropollutant characterization in environmental samples
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Emerging investigators series: building a theory for smart stormwater systems

Smart stormwater systems will transform cities into coordinated and real-time controlled treatment plants.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: building a theory for smart stormwater systems
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Emerging investigators series: using an analytical solution approach to permit high volume groundwater withdrawals

Sustainable water management is paramount to ensuring continued access to fresh water resources.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: using an analytical solution approach to permit high volume groundwater withdrawals
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Emerging investigators series: disinfection by-products in mixed chlorine dioxide and chlorine water treatment

On-site generation of ClO2 often involves the production of Cl2 as impurity and the changes of disinfection by-products formation by mixed disinfectant (ClO2/Cl2) was presented.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: disinfection by-products in mixed chlorine dioxide and chlorine water treatment
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Emerging investigators series: silica-crosslinked graphene oxide membrane and its unique capability in removing neutral organic molecules from water

A new graphene oxide (GO) membrane was synthesized by crosslinking GO nanosheets via silica. This membrane was found to remove neutral organic molecules much more efficiently than negatively charged ionic species.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: silica-crosslinked graphene oxide membrane and its unique capability in removing neutral organic molecules from water
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Emerging investigators series: untangling the microbial ecosystem and kinetics in a nitrogen removing photosynthetic high density bioreactor

Metabolic kinetics, microscopy, metagenomic analysis, and real-time PCR are applied to characterize nitrogen species transformation and identify and quantify the organisms key to these transformational processes.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: untangling the microbial ecosystem and kinetics in a nitrogen removing photosynthetic high density bioreactor
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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
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Emerging investigators series: prediction of trace organic contaminant abatement with UV/H2O2: development and validation of semi-empirical models for municipal wastewater effluents

Recent evaluations of potable reuse treatment trains suggest that the use of UV and UV/H2O2 may become increasingly common, particularly in systems employing ozone and/or biofiltration.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: prediction of trace organic contaminant abatement with UV/H2O2: development and validation of semi-empirical models for municipal wastewater effluents
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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
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Emerging investigators series: formation of disinfection byproducts during the preparation of tea and coffee

This study examined the formation of selected disinfection byproducts (DBPs) during the chlorination of breakfast, Earl Grey and green tea, and from instant and filter coffee.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: formation of disinfection byproducts during the preparation of tea and coffee
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About this collection

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology is pleased to present this growing web collection, showcasing the work being conducted by Emerging Investigators in water engineering and technology across the globe. It highlights up-and-coming scientists in the early stages of their independent careers, who have been identified as having the potential to influence future directions in the field.

This collection will be updated when new Emerging Investigator Series papers are published – so keep checking this page and watch the collection grow.

More details about the Emerging Investigator Series can be found on the blog, including details on how to apply for consideration and interviews with the corresponding authors featured in this collection. Direct links to each of these interviews can be found below.

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