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Addition of conductive particles to improve the performance of activated carbon air-cathodes in microbial fuel cells

Inexpensive carbon black combined with heat-treatment produced the most effective activated carbon catalyst for improving microbial fuel cell cathode performance.

Graphical abstract: Addition of conductive particles to improve the performance of activated carbon air-cathodes in microbial fuel cells
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Elimination of transforming activity and gene degradation during UV and UV/H2O2 treatment of plasmid-encoded antibiotic resistance genes

This study determined deactivation of transforming activity of an ARG and the ARG degradation during UV and UV/H2O2 treatment of plasmid pUC19 containing an ampicillin resistance gene.

Graphical abstract: Elimination of transforming activity and gene degradation during UV and UV/H2O2 treatment of plasmid-encoded antibiotic resistance genes
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Impact of upstream chlorination on filter performance and microbial community structure of GAC and anthracite biofilters

Dechlorination in GAC biofilters leads to greater bioactivity and growth of a diverse microbial community.

Graphical abstract: Impact of upstream chlorination on filter performance and microbial community structure of GAC and anthracite biofilters
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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1,3,5-Trimethoxybenzene (TMB) as a new quencher for preserving redox-labile disinfection byproducts and for quantifying free chlorine and free bromine

1,3,5-Trimethoxybenzene can be used to quench residual chlorine and bromine without altering disinfection byproducts that are reactive toward traditional quenchers.

Graphical abstract: 1,3,5-Trimethoxybenzene (TMB) as a new quencher for preserving redox-labile disinfection byproducts and for quantifying free chlorine and free bromine
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On the optimal design of forward osmosis desalination systems with NH3–CO2–H2O solutions

The optimal working pressure and composition of the draw solution is identified. The forward osmosis process is compared with reverse osmosis and thermal desalination in terms of specific work, membrane area, and second law efficiency.

Graphical abstract: On the optimal design of forward osmosis desalination systems with NH3–CO2–H2O solutions
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Tailored water treatment using enhanced primary clarification for nutrient recovery and production of water for turfgrass irrigation

Enhanced primary clarification coupled with hypoaerobic biological treatment can produce fertigation water having targeted nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations without substantial changes to biological treatment and without increasing energy requirements.

Graphical abstract: Tailored water treatment using enhanced primary clarification for nutrient recovery and production of water for turfgrass irrigation
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Activity of methanogenic biomass after heat and freeze drying in air

This study successfully demonstrated that methanogenic communities can retain activity after freeze and heat drying in air.

Graphical abstract: Activity of methanogenic biomass after heat and freeze drying in air
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Formation of bioactive transformation products during glucocorticoid chlorination

Glucocorticoid (GC) release into the environment has led to widespread detection of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) activity in water resources that has been shown to persist throughout conventional and some advanced wastewater treatment processes.

Graphical abstract: Formation of bioactive transformation products during glucocorticoid chlorination
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Demonstration of membrane distillation on textile waste water: assessment of long term performance, membrane cleaning and waste heat integration

A three month membrane distillation trial demonstrated innovative pretreatments, cleaning and waste heat integration as an inland textile industry wastewater solution.

Graphical abstract: Demonstration of membrane distillation on textile waste water: assessment of long term performance, membrane cleaning and waste heat integration
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Benzotriazole (BT) and BT plant metabolites in crops irrigated with recycled water

Novel benzotriazole plant metabolites were quantified for the first time in crops irrigated with recycled water, demonstrating an exposure route.

Graphical abstract: Benzotriazole (BT) and BT plant metabolites in crops irrigated with recycled water
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Here is a collection of recent Environmental Science: Water, Research & Technology articles which have been classified as ‘HOT articles’ due to receiving particularly high scores at peer review.

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