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