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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!