Themed collection Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Recent Review Articles
Targeting current and future threats: recent methodological trends in environmental antimicrobial resistance research and their relationships to risk assessment
Recent research on antimicrobial resistance in the environment has emphasized targeted methods. Increased use of non-targeted methods is needed to determine how frequently novel resistance genes arise.
CFD-accelerated bioreactor optimization: reducing the hydrodynamic parameter space
CFD modeling of fluidized bed bioreactors can identify desirable operational regimes and improve design.
Emerging investigator series: modeling of wastewater treatment bioprocesses: current development and future opportunities
Potential modeling framework of integrating mechanistic and data-driven models to address the microbiological composition and functions that are currently underrepresented in standalone models.
Emerging investigator series: could the superoxide radical be implemented in decontamination processes?
The superoxide radical (O2˙−) is an important reactive oxygen species (ROS) in diverse natural aquatic systems and engineered water treatment processes.
Anaerobic membrane bioreactors for resource recovery from municipal wastewater: a comprehensive review of recent advances
The potentials of AnMBR for resource recovery from municipal wastewater are discussed. The main aim is to provide key insights into overcoming key challenges for full-scale implementation from a technical, environmental and economic point of view.
Encapsulating microorganisms to enhance biological nitrogen removal in wastewater: recent advancements and future opportunities
Encapsulating microorganisms is promising to enhance biological nitrogen removal (BNR) in wastewater, with benefits of increased efficiency, reduced inhibition, and improved stability.
The potential contribution of urine source separation to the SDG agenda – a review of the progress so far and future development options
Closing the human nutrient cycle with decentralized urine separation would help to achieve progress in food security and water protection – especially in poor countries. For this, radical innovation is needed along the whole sanitation value chain.
A comprehensive review on the removal of antibiotics from water and wastewater using carbon nanotubes: synthesis, performance, and future challenges
This review describes the main characteristics of common antibiotics, their environmental and health effects, and also their fate in the environment, and furthermore provides insights into the adsorption of antibiotics onto CNTs as promising adsorbents.
Quantitative sustainable design (QSD) for the prioritization of research, development, and deployment of technologies: a tutorial and review
This tutorial review synthesizes literature on sustainability analyses to introduce quantitative sustainable design (QSD) for technology research, development, and deployment.
Bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) perovskite-based advanced nanomaterials with state-of-the-art photocatalytic performance in water clean-up
Bismuth ferrite nanohybrids as efficient photocatalysts for wastewater remediation against toxic azo dyes pollutants.
Metal–organic framework-based materials: emerging high-efficiency catalysts for the heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of pollutants in water
Water pollution has become one of the most important global environmental pollution problems, wherein various toxic and persistent organic pollutants in water pose a major threat to the environment.
Adsorption as a remediation technology for short-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water – a critical review
Proposed treatment steps to target the removal of short-chain PFAS from contaminated aqueous solutions.
Removal of Cl(−I) from acidic industrial wastewater through oxidation: a review on methods and mechanisms
The oxidation approaches for Cl(−I) removal from acidic industrial wastewater, classified as electrolysis, ultraviolet-induced and strong-oxidant-dominated methods according to the mechanisms, are reviewed in this article.
Photosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide in water: a promising on-site strategy for water remediation
The history of photocatalysis of hydrogen peroxide in water is reviewed, and methodologies for developing high-performance photocatalysts are developed.
Oxidative sorption of arsenite from water by iron: a mechanistic perspective
Removal of arsenite by oxidation and sorption via various iron particles (ZVI, bimetallic particles, iron (oxyhydr)oxides, bi- and tri-metal oxides, structural Fe(II) hydroxides and ferrate), and their respective removal methodologies are discussed.
A review of arsenic mitigation strategies in community water supplies with insights from South Asia: options, opportunities and constraints
A critical review of arsenic mitigation strategies, including technologies, practices, opportunities, and challenges, to bridge the knowledge gap between academic research and field applications.
Research progress of modified natural zeolites for removal of typical anions in water
The mechanism of natural zeolites for modification and the removal of anions.
Addressing main challenges in the tertiary treatment of urban wastewater: are homogeneous photodriven AOPs the answer?
Homogeneous photodriven advanced oxidation processes (HP-AOPs) have been increasingly investigated in past years as a possible alternative solution to conventional tertiary treatment methods of urban wastewater.
A critical review on advanced anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) for wastewater treatment: advanced membrane materials and energy demand
Insights into membrane design, reactor configurations, energy balance analysis and concerning challenges in AnMBR application for wastewater treatment.
Essential role of sunlight irradiation in aqueous micropollutant transformations: influence of the water matrix and changes in toxicities
We review the sunlight-induced photodegradation of micropollutants in water.
Sorptive removal versus catalytic degradation of aqueous BTEX: a comprehensive review from the perspective of life-cycle assessment
Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) are commonly encountered as industrial contaminants.
Engineered osmosis – sustainable technology for water recovery, product concentration and energy generation
Engineered osmosis (EO) holds a vast untapped potential to be commercially exploited for various applications, including water recovery, product concentration, and energy generation.
Advances in biomass thermochemical conversion on phosphorus recovery: water eutrophication prevention and remediation
This review critically discusses the processes, mechanisms, and implications of indirect prevention and direct remediation of water eutrophication with biomass-based derivatives.
Ammonia-oxidizing microbes and biological ammonia removal in drinking water treatment
Ammonia in drinking water can lead to formation of disinfection byproducts in disinfection and bacteria regrowth in water distribution systems. Biological ammonia removal is an economical and environment-friendly way in controlling ammonia.
Occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water: a review
The environmental occurrence of PFAS in different water systems and their likely sources and fate is discussed.
Photo-chemical/catalytic oxidative/reductive decomposition of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), decomposition mechanisms and effects of key factors: a review
Mechanisms of photodegradation of PFAS with different chain lengths and structures using a wide range of photo-oxidative/reductive agents, effects of key parameters on these processes, and synergistic effects of other treatments are reviewed.
A review of the impact of testing conditions on the performance and quality control of locally manufactured, point-of-use ceramic water filters
This review critically analyzes the most recent literature on parameters affecting the performance of ceramic water filters and compares proposed standardization testing as quality control tools.
Resource utilization of electroplating wastewater: obstacles and solutions
The source, composition and impacts of impurities on electroplating wastewater treatment are discussed to achieve higher recovery of metals and water.
Insights into the relationship of reactive oxygen species and anions in persulfate-based advanced oxidation processes for saline organic wastewater treatment
This paper reviewed the properties and relationship of reactive oxygen species and anions in persulfate-based advanced oxidation processes for saline organic wastewater treatment.
Treatment of organic matter and ammonia nitrogen in wastewater by electrocatalytic oxidation: a review of anode material preparation
The research progress of electrochemical treatment of organic matter and ammonia nitrogen in wastewater is reviewed in this work.
Occurrences and changes in bacterial growth-promoting nutrients in drinking water from source to tap: a review
Understanding bacterial growth-promoting nutrients are essential to produce and supply biostable drinking water.
Electrospun nanofibers: role of nanofibers in water remediation and effect of experimental variables on their nano topography and application processes
A comprehensive review on electrospun nanofibers: an insight into the latest solutions provided by the scientific community for large scale manufacturing of nanofibers and the role of nanofibers in water remediation.
Influence of atmospheric deposition on surface water quality and DBP formation potential as well as control technology of rainwater DBPs: a review
This manuscript mainly conducted a literature review of the contribution of atmospheric dry and wet deposition to surface water quality and DBP formation potential.
The rejection of perfluoroalkyl substances by nanofiltration and reverse osmosis: influencing factors and combination processes
This paper reviewed the various factors affecting the removal of PFASs from water by nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.
Macroscopic covalent organic framework architectures for water remediation
This article has critically reviewed the story of macroscopic developments of COFs for water remediation. The various macroscopic COFs for removing toxic organic and inorganic pollutants have been systematically surveyed.
A comprehensive review of adsorbents for fluoride removal from water: performance, water quality assessment and mechanism
This review gives a comprehensive summary of various defluoridation adsorbents in terms of performance, water quality assessment and mechanisms.
The fate and impact of coagulants/flocculants in sludge treatment systems
Coagulants and flocculants have been widely used in various applications, especially in wastewater treatment and sludge dewatering, which result in their high accumulation in waste-activated sludge (WAS).
Electrocoagulation for industrial wastewater treatment: an updated review
Electrocoagulation (EC) is a promising method that has been effectively employed in the treatment of various types of industrial effluents.
Utilizing cobalt-doped materials as heterogeneous catalysts to activate peroxymonosulfate for organic pollutant degradation: a critical review
This review highlights recent advances in peroxymonosulfate (PMS)-based advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) using cobalt-doped materials as heterogeneous catalysts.
Recent advances in membrane distillation using electrospun membranes: advantages, challenges, and outlook
Electrospun nanofiber membranes with different modification strategies can supplement freshwater from abundant saltwater resources containing different contaminants.
Nanoengineered iron oxide-based sorbents for separation of various water pollutants: current status, opportunities and future outlook
Iron oxide based magnetic nanosorbents have emerged as a material of choice for treating a wide range of water pollutants owing to their higher removal efficiencies, faster kinetics, economic viability, better reusability and ease of separation.
Synthesis, fabrication, and mechanism of action of electrically conductive membranes: a review
Synthesis and mechanism of action of electrically conductive membranes.
Recovery of viable ammonia–nitrogen products from agricultural slaughterhouse wastewater by membrane contactors: a review
Efficient removal of nitrogen from wastewater is vital to ensure the safekeeping of waterways and their biota.
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