Resource recovery and wastewater treatment modelling
This paper discusses the extent to which new unit processes applied for resource recovery can be modelled with conventional ASMs, the additional modelling challenges being faced, while providing recommendations on how to address current modelling research gaps.
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.
Resource recovery by osmotic bioelectrochemical systems towards sustainable wastewater treatment
This paper reviews previous studies, describes the current status, presents qualitative and quantitative analyses, and discusses perspectives of OsBES technology, focusing on NEW recovery from wastewater .
Lithium extraction from Chinese salt-lake brines: opportunities, challenges, and future outlook
Chinese salt-lake brine is mainly of the magnesium sulfate subtype with a high Mg/Li ratio. To extract high purity lithium chloride from Chinese brine has been a decade-long challenge. This review summarizes the state-of-the-art of lithium extraction from Chinese salt-lake brine.
Three promising applications of microbial electrochemistry for the water sector
The potential applications of microbial electrochemistry are many; three promising ones are sensors, in situ bioremediation, and metal recovery.
Removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment strategies
Exceptional properties at the nano-scale, if appropriately harnessed, will lead to innovations in water treatment.
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.
Mitigation options for chemicals of emerging concern in surface waters; operationalising solutions-focused risk assessment
The water system provides many services to society; industries, municipalities and agriculture all withdraw, use and return water and demand a water quality fit for the intended purposes.
Recent advances in ion-imprinted membranes: separation and detection via ion-selective recognition
Ionic selectivity is achieved based on ion-imprinted membranes.
Guide for using green infrastructure in urban environments for stormwater management
Green infrastructure systems can be selected methodically considering watershed parameters, then the existing urban water network, and surrounding land uses.
Trickling filters following anaerobic sewage treatment: state of the art and perspectives
This paper reviews the experience of the last 20 years of research, design and operation of UASB/TF systems.
Effectiveness of roadside vegetated filter strips and swales at treating roadway runoff: a tutorial review
Water leaving roadside ditches has the potential to affect the quality of downstream waters.
Open storm: a complete framework for sensing and control of urban watersheds
Leveraging recent advances in technologies surrounding the Internet of Things, “smart” water systems are poised to transform water resources management by enabling ubiquitous real-time sensing and control.
Micellar-enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) – state of the art
MEUF is a technique for contaminant removal from aqueous solutions, but its efficiency depends on a variety of operational parameters.
Advances in ozonation and biodegradation processes to enhance chlorophenol abatement in multisubstrate wastewaters: a review
The objective of this study is to emphasize relevant knowledge gaps and research needs regarding chlorophenol degradation by applying biological and/or ozone-based oxidation techniques.
Occurrence and fate of benzophenone-type UV filters in aquatic environments: a review
Benzophenone-type ultraviolet filters (BP-type UV filters or BPs) are extensively used in a diverse array of personal care products (PCPs), including sunscreens and many cosmetics.
Current status and perspectives on anaerobic co-digestion and associated downstream processes
Anaerobic co-digestion (AcoD) has the potential to utilise spare digestion capacity at existing wastewater treatment plants to simultaneously enhance biogas production by digesting organic rich industrial waste and achieve sustainable organic waste management.
Recent trend in visible-light photoelectrocatalytic systems for degradation of organic contaminants in water/wastewater
Electrochemical advanced oxidation process and heterogeneous photocatalysis have received great attention in the last few years as alternative/complementary water treatment technologies.
Antibacterial polymeric membranes: a short review
Water disinfection mechanism of polymeric membrane.
Fundamental challenges and engineering opportunities in flue gas desulfurization wastewater treatment at coal fired power plants
This review identifies challenges and opportunities facing the electricity generation sector in treating flue gas desulfurization wastewater.
Emerging investigators series: prospects and challenges for high-pressure reverse osmosis in minimizing concentrated waste streams
If challenges such as mechanical stability, scaling, biofouling and concentration polarization at high pressures are addressed, high-pressure RO could be used to efficiently remove water from high-salinity waste brines as part of a zero-liquid-discharge disposal process.
Emerging investigator series: the role of vegetation in bioretention for stormwater treatment in the built environment: pollutant removal, hydrologic function, and ancillary benefits
Bioretention vegetation contributes to both the hydrologic and pollutant removal functions of bioretention.
Electrokinetic desalination of brackish water and associated challenges in the water and energy nexus
This article presents the challenges and opportunities of electrokinetic desalination for brackish water and its recent development and prospective.
An odyssey of process and engineering trends in forward osmosis
Forward osmosis as a water treatment option has been extensively studied in recent decades owing to its energy efficiency and enhanced performance.
Surface functionalization and manipulation of mesoporous silica adsorbents for improved removal of pollutants: a review
This review presents a broad overview of recent advances in the surface modification of mesoporous silica substrates for improved adsorption capacity and selectivity for both organic and inorganic wastewater pollutants.
A review of sanitation technologies to achieve multiple sustainable development goals that promote resource recovery
This study critically reviews literature and provides material flows of nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon to determine the ability of existing sanitation technologies and strategies that can be deployed to safely recover resources and thus achieve multiple sustainable development goals.
Aerobic granulation for future wastewater treatment technology: challenges ahead
Aerobic granules were discovered around 20 years back.
Treatment of metallurgical industry wastewater for organic contaminant removal in China: status, challenges, and perspectives
Technologies and processes dealing with organics in metal wastewaters are introduced, along with the latest standards, challenges and future trends.
Aromatic conjugated polymers for removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater: a short review
Aromatic conjugated polymers-based adsorbents and filtration membranes for selective removal of toxic heavy metal ions from water.
Membrane-based methods of virus concentration from water: a review of process parameters and their effects on virus recovery
A critical analysis of how concentration process parameters impact virus recovery during primary concentration of water samples.
A review of the management and treatment of brine solutions
This paper critically reviews current technologies for concentrate management including emerging membrane technologies, which could recover valuable minerals from brine solutions.
Review of the molluscicide metaldehyde in the environment
Understanding the occurrence, fate and mitigation of the potent molluscicide, metaldehyde in the aquatic environment is now a major concern.
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.
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