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Themed collection Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Recent Review Articles

36 items
Perspective

Molecular mechanisms and potential applications of the intrinsic chemiluminescence produced from the degradation of haloaromatic pollutants during environmentally-friendly advanced oxidation processes

Unprecedented ˙OH-dependent intrinsic chemiluminescence (CL) can be produced during the AOPs-mediated degradation of highly toxic haloaromatics (XAr), and a new CL analytical method was developed to measure XAr and monitor their degradation kinetics.

Graphical abstract: Molecular mechanisms and potential applications of the intrinsic chemiluminescence produced from the degradation of haloaromatic pollutants during environmentally-friendly advanced oxidation processes
Open Access Perspective

Responsible science, engineering and education for water resource recovery and circularity

Integration of resource recovery and circular economy concepts in higher education will stimulate responsible innovation in the water sector for an ecologically-balanced society.

Graphical abstract: Responsible science, engineering and education for water resource recovery and circularity
Perspective

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.

Graphical abstract: Resource recovery and wastewater treatment modelling
Frontier

Reduction of reverse solute flux induced solute buildup in the feed solution of forward osmosis

Accumulation of solutes in the feed solutions of forward osmosis due to reverse solute flux should be reduced.

Graphical abstract: Reduction of reverse solute flux induced solute buildup in the feed solution of forward osmosis
Frontier

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.

Graphical abstract: Removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment strategies
Tutorial Review

Ecotoxicological effects of disinfected wastewater effluents: a short review of in vivo toxicity bioassays on aquatic organisms

This review focuses on the in vivo bioassays of disinfected wastewater effluents with respect to aquatic organisms in order to provide an insight into further studies on the ecotoxicological effects.

Graphical abstract: Ecotoxicological effects of disinfected wastewater effluents: a short review of in vivo toxicity bioassays on aquatic organisms
Tutorial Review

Emerging investigator series: membrane distillation and high salinity: analysis and implications

In energy efficient membrane distillation, the low transmembrane temperature difference exacerbates salinity's effect on water flux and specific energy consumption.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: membrane distillation and high salinity: analysis and implications
Tutorial Review

Magnetic scaffolds in oil spill applications

Reviewing the past developments and future possibilities of magnetic scaffolds in oil separation from oil spills.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic scaffolds in oil spill applications
Tutorial Review

Recent advances in ion-imprinted membranes: separation and detection via ion-selective recognition

Ionic selectivity is achieved based on ion-imprinted membranes.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in ion-imprinted membranes: separation and detection via ion-selective recognition
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Guide for using green infrastructure in urban environments for stormwater management
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Trickling filters following anaerobic sewage treatment: state of the art and perspectives
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Effectiveness of roadside vegetated filter strips and swales at treating roadway runoff: a tutorial review
Critical Review

The reactions of chlorine dioxide with inorganic and organic compounds in water treatment: kinetics and mechanisms

The reaction kinetics and mechanisms of ClO2 reactions with inorganic and organic compounds are overviewed.

Graphical abstract: The reactions of chlorine dioxide with inorganic and organic compounds in water treatment: kinetics and mechanisms
Critical Review

The forest or the trees: a critical review on the analysis of total organic halogen (TOX) in drinking waters and its utility as a water quality parameter

TOX can be used as an indicator for regulated DBP concentrations in, and toxicity of, disinfected waters.

Graphical abstract: The forest or the trees: a critical review on the analysis of total organic halogen (TOX) in drinking waters and its utility as a water quality parameter
Critical Review

Atomic layer deposition and electrospinning as membrane surface engineering methods for water treatment: a short review

This review article provides a summary of the application of ALD and electrospinning in membrane processes for water treatment and insight into the technological challenges and future perspectives for their wider application in the membrane industry.

Graphical abstract: Atomic layer deposition and electrospinning as membrane surface engineering methods for water treatment: a short review
Open Access Critical Review

Biochar-augmented biofilters to improve pollutant removal from stormwater – can they improve receiving water quality?

Stormwater biofilters are being implemented widely in urban environments to provide green space, alleviate flooding, and improve stormwater quality.

Graphical abstract: Biochar-augmented biofilters to improve pollutant removal from stormwater – can they improve receiving water quality?
Critical Review

Technoproductive evaluation of the energyless microbial-integrated diffusion dialysis technique for acid mine drainage valorization

Acid mine drainage (AMD) presents severe ecological pollution challenges because of its extreme acidity and sulphate and toxic metal contents.

Graphical abstract: Technoproductive evaluation of the energyless microbial-integrated diffusion dialysis technique for acid mine drainage valorization
Critical Review

Removal of organic micropollutants in anaerobic membrane bioreactors in wastewater treatment: critical review

The anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) is a promising technology for achieving an energy-saving or even energy-positive wastewater treatment process as it produces high effluent quality and renewable energy in the form of methane.

Graphical abstract: Removal of organic micropollutants in anaerobic membrane bioreactors in wastewater treatment: critical review
Open Access Critical Review

A critical review of resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants – market supply potentials, technologies and bottlenecks

This critical review reveals the technologies and potentials to recover water, energy, fertilizers and products from municipal WWTPs but also analyses the various bottlenecks that may their hinder successful implementation.

Graphical abstract: A critical review of resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants – market supply potentials, technologies and bottlenecks
Critical Review

Review on magnetic nanoferrites and their composites as alternatives in waste water treatment: synthesis, modifications and applications

The present review highlights different types of nanoferrites and their surface-modified composites as alternative adsorbents in waste water treatment.

Graphical abstract: Review on magnetic nanoferrites and their composites as alternatives in waste water treatment: synthesis, modifications and applications
Critical Review

A review of the treatment of low–medium strength domestic wastewater using aerobic granulation technology

In recent times, the treatment of actual low-medium strength domestic wastewater using aerobic granulation has been proposed as a promising alternative to replace the conventional activated sludge system.

Graphical abstract: A review of the treatment of low–medium strength domestic wastewater using aerobic granulation technology
Critical Review

Capacitive deionization and electrosorption for heavy metal removal

Electrosorption and capacitive deionization technologies can be effective processes in removing heavy metal for water purification, wastewater treatment, resource recovery, and environmental remediation.

Graphical abstract: Capacitive deionization and electrosorption for heavy metal removal
Critical Review

Selective ion separation by capacitive deionization (CDI) based technologies: a state-of-the-art review

Selective ion extraction from aqueous solution is of great significance for water purification as well as resource recovery.

Graphical abstract: Selective ion separation by capacitive deionization (CDI) based technologies: a state-of-the-art review
Open Access Critical Review

Hydrophilic trace organic contaminants in urban stormwater: occurrence, toxicological relevance, and the need to enhance green stormwater infrastructure

Urban stormwater transports hydrophilic trace organic contaminants that need study to ensure safe stormwater discharge or stormwater harvesting for water supply.

Graphical abstract: Hydrophilic trace organic contaminants in urban stormwater: occurrence, toxicological relevance, and the need to enhance green stormwater infrastructure
Open Access Critical Review

Progress, challenges, and opportunities in enhancing NOM flocculation using chemically modified chitosan: a review towards future development

Natural organic matter (NOM) occurs ubiquitously in water bodies and this can greatly affect feed or raw water quality (taste, colour, odour, bacterial growth). Chemically modified chitosan can effectively remove NOM by the flocculation process.

Graphical abstract: Progress, challenges, and opportunities in enhancing NOM flocculation using chemically modified chitosan: a review towards future development
Critical Review

Application of boron-doped diamond electrodes for the anodic oxidation of pesticide micropollutants in a water treatment process: a critical review

Boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes have the greatest known oxygen overpotential range; a characteristic that has allowed the material to be well suited for electro-oxidation processes in aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: Application of boron-doped diamond electrodes for the anodic oxidation of pesticide micropollutants in a water treatment process: a critical review
Critical Review

Drivers of bioaggregation from flocs to biofilms and granular sludge

Microorganisms in natural and engineered environments interact with surfaces, including each other, and form aggregates and complex structures consisting of cells and an extracellular matrix.

Graphical abstract: Drivers of bioaggregation from flocs to biofilms and granular sludge
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Advances in ozonation and biodegradation processes to enhance chlorophenol abatement in multisubstrate wastewaters: a review
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Occurrence and fate of benzophenone-type UV filters in aquatic environments: a review
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Current status and perspectives on anaerobic co-digestion and associated downstream processes
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent trend in visible-light photoelectrocatalytic systems for degradation of organic contaminants in water/wastewater
Critical Review

Antibacterial polymeric membranes: a short review

Water disinfection mechanism of polymeric membrane.

Graphical abstract: Antibacterial polymeric membranes: a short review
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Fundamental challenges and engineering opportunities in flue gas desulfurization wastewater treatment at coal fired power plants
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigators series: prospects and challenges for high-pressure reverse osmosis in minimizing concentrated waste streams
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: the role of vegetation in bioretention for stormwater treatment in the built environment: pollutant removal, hydrologic function, and ancillary benefits
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Electrokinetic desalination of brackish water and associated challenges in the water and energy nexus
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