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Themed collection Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology: Editors' Choice

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of urban water infrastructure: emerging approaches to balance objectives and inform comprehensive decision-making

This review describes the state of the art, identifies emerging opportunities, and develops a path forward for LCA to better address urban water system sustainability.

Graphical abstract: Life cycle assessment (LCA) of urban water infrastructure: emerging approaches to balance objectives and inform comprehensive decision-making
Critical Review

LED revolution: fundamentals and prospects for UV disinfection applications

This review provides the fundamental and essential knowledge of UV-LEDs to better apply LED technology in environmental application.

Graphical abstract: LED revolution: fundamentals and prospects for UV disinfection applications
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Evaluating and modeling the activated carbon adsorption of wastewater-derived N-nitrosodimethylamine precursors

Activated carbon adsorption of wastewater-derived NDMA precursors indicates distinctive micropollutant characteristics, and can be well-predicted from bench-scale results.

Graphical abstract: Evaluating and modeling the activated carbon adsorption of wastewater-derived N-nitrosodimethylamine precursors
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Disintegration of aerobic granules during prolonged operation

A comprehensive set of measurements is used to investigate the growth and disintegration of aerobic granules in different development stages.

Graphical abstract: Disintegration of aerobic granules during prolonged operation
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Improved contaminant removal in vegetated stormwater biofilters amended with biochar

The potential for carbonaceous sorbents to improve contaminant removal (particularly for trace organic contaminants, TOrCs) in stormwater biofilters was evaluated in intermittently dosed, vegetated columns simulating scaled-down treatment systems.

Graphical abstract: Improved contaminant removal in vegetated stormwater biofilters amended with biochar
Open Access Paper

Virus inactivation in stored human urine, sludge and animal manure under typical conditions of storage or mesophilic anaerobic digestion

Viruses represent major disease transmitting agents carried by human excreta and animal manure.

Graphical abstract: Virus inactivation in stored human urine, sludge and animal manure under typical conditions of storage or mesophilic anaerobic digestion
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Removal rates and energy demand of the electrochemical oxidation of ammonia and organic substances in real stored urine

Galvanostatic electrolysis of real stored urine leads to a fast removal of ammonia and organic substances by indirect oxidation. However, this comes with a price: high energy needs and harmful byproducts.

Graphical abstract: Removal rates and energy demand of the electrochemical oxidation of ammonia and organic substances in real stored urine
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Water treatment process evaluation of wildfire-affected sediment leachates

Re-suspension of post-fire sediment deposits challenge conventional water treatment processes during runoff events, impacting DBP formation. Treatment thresholds for a range of unit processes are established.

Graphical abstract: Water treatment process evaluation of wildfire-affected sediment leachates
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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
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigator Series
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A mechanistic understanding of the degradation of trace organic contaminants by UV/hydrogen peroxide, UV/persulfate and UV/free chlorine for water reuse

Climate change and population growth pose increasing challenges to the availability of freshwater resources.

Graphical abstract: A mechanistic understanding of the degradation of trace organic contaminants by UV/hydrogen peroxide, UV/persulfate and UV/free chlorine for water reuse
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About this collection

The Associate Editors of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology are pleased to present this handpicked selection of research and review articles which they consider to be amongst the best papers published in the journal during 2017. The papers in this collection showcase the breadth of scope and high-impact nature of work published in the journal. We hope you enjoy reading these papers, and congratulations to all of the authors featured!

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