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Identification and quantification of diffuse groundwater pollution in a mineralised watershed

Locating and quantifying sources of metals in a mineralised catchment, using tracer injection and synoptic sampling.

Graphical abstract: Identification and quantification of diffuse groundwater pollution in a mineralised watershed
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A combined experimental and computational approach to unravel degradation mechanisms in electrochemical wastewater treatment

Understanding electrochemical oxidation mechanisms through a combined experimental and computational approach.

Graphical abstract: A combined experimental and computational approach to unravel degradation mechanisms in electrochemical wastewater treatment
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Reactions of hypobromous acid with dimethyl selenide, dimethyl diselenide and other organic selenium compounds: kinetics and product formation

We studied reactions between a variety of organic forms of the essential element selenium (Se) and the oxidant hypobromous acid (HOBr). The studied Se compounds, especially selenomethionine, had a high reactivity with HOBr.

Graphical abstract: Reactions of hypobromous acid with dimethyl selenide, dimethyl diselenide and other organic selenium compounds: kinetics and product formation
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Water recycling public toilets based on onsite electrochemical wastewater treatment

14-month performance study of an anaerobic bioreactor combined with electrochemical oxidation and integrated into a self-contained public bathroom under daily use in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India).

Graphical abstract: Water recycling public toilets based on onsite electrochemical wastewater treatment
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Integrated fabrication of CMC@UiO-66–NH2@PEI composite adsorbents for efficient batch and dynamic phosphate capture

A separable bio-adsorbent was created through a straightforward cross-linking process, leading to effective capture of phosphate in both static and dynamic aqueous systems.

Graphical abstract: Integrated fabrication of CMC@UiO-66–NH2@PEI composite adsorbents for efficient batch and dynamic phosphate capture
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A stochastic approach for assessing the chronic environmental risk generated by wet-weather events from integrated urban wastewater systems

Environmental chronic risk generated by wet-weather discharges compared to final effluent was stochastically assessed, also from a climate-change perspective, stressing their growing contribution for many (micro-)pollutants.

Graphical abstract: A stochastic approach for assessing the chronic environmental risk generated by wet-weather events from integrated urban wastewater systems
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Towards urban drainage sediment accumulation monitoring using temperature sensors

An innovative technique based on temperature measurements promises to better understand and manage sediments in urban drainage systems.

Graphical abstract: Towards urban drainage sediment accumulation monitoring using temperature sensors
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Predicted aquatic exposure effects from a national urban stormwater study

Episodic stormwater discharges expose aquatic ecosystems to extensive contaminant mixtures. Cumulative acute risks to multiple aquatic trophic levels are estimated based on contaminant mixtures documented in a US stormwater reconnaissance.

Graphical abstract: Predicted aquatic exposure effects from a national urban stormwater study
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Role of height and position in the vertical distribution pattern of urban surface-deposited sediments and associated heavy metals

Urban surface-deposited sediments (USDs) with different spatial positions and heights are a mixture of various pollutants with complex sources and are widely distributed in urban environments.

Graphical abstract: Role of height and position in the vertical distribution pattern of urban surface-deposited sediments and associated heavy metals
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Antimicrobial peptide-functionalized polyhydroxyalkanoate bio-beads as a bactericidal material for water disinfection

Introduce BDH as a new class of environmentally-friendly antimicrobial biomaterial for water disinfection.

Graphical abstract: Antimicrobial peptide-functionalized polyhydroxyalkanoate bio-beads as a bactericidal material for water disinfection
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rGO induced enhanced antifouling properties in electrospun PVA–rGO nanocomposite membranes

Remediation of water contaminated by oils, using advanced materials and membrane based processes.

Graphical abstract: rGO induced enhanced antifouling properties in electrospun PVA–rGO nanocomposite membranes
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Unlocking the effect of Zn2+ on crystal structure, optical properties, and photocatalytic degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) of Bi2WO6

The effect of Zn2+ on the crystal structure, optical properties, and photocatalytic activity for degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances of Bi2WO6 was studied.

Graphical abstract: Unlocking the effect of Zn2+ on crystal structure, optical properties, and photocatalytic degradation of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) of Bi2WO6
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Legionella pneumophila occurrence in reduced-occupancy buildings in 11 cities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Legionella pneumophila was quantified during the COVID-19 pandemic in 26 buildings in three countries to identify factors that influenced positivity.

Graphical abstract: Legionella pneumophila occurrence in reduced-occupancy buildings in 11 cities during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Efficient treatment of landfill leachate membrane bioreactor effluent through sequential coagulation–flocculation and electrooxidation

This study investigated the performance of sequential chemical coagulation–electrooxidation (EO) processes in treating leachate membrane bioreactor (MBR) effluent.

Graphical abstract: Efficient treatment of landfill leachate membrane bioreactor effluent through sequential coagulation–flocculation and electrooxidation
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Successful prediction for coagulant dosage and effluent turbidity of a coagulation process in a drinking water treatment plant based on the Elman neural network and random forest models

The uncertainty of the changes in the quality of raw water, and the long lag in the process of coagulation introduce significant difficulties in eliminating turbidity during the treatment of drinking water.

Graphical abstract: Successful prediction for coagulant dosage and effluent turbidity of a coagulation process in a drinking water treatment plant based on the Elman neural network and random forest models
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The removal of Cd(II) by the UV/permanganate process: role of continuously in situ formed MnO2 and reactive species

Cd(II) could be removed completely by the UV/permanganate process, in which the continuously formed nano-sized MnO2 played the critical roles in its abatement.

Graphical abstract: The removal of Cd(ii) by the UV/permanganate process: role of continuously in situ formed MnO2 and reactive species
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Effect of the organic carbon to nutrient (N and P) ratio on the biological performance of a microalgal–bacterial membrane photobioreactor

The MB-MPBR can achieve effluent COD, N and P discharge standards in one single step.

Graphical abstract: Effect of the organic carbon to nutrient (N and P) ratio on the biological performance of a microalgal–bacterial membrane photobioreactor
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The degradation of ciprofloxacin in the UV/NH2Cl process: kinetics, mechanism, pathways and DBP formation

In this work, UV/NH2Cl was utilized to remove ciprofloxacin (CIP) from water and the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs) following disinfection was investigated to determine its applicability and safety.

Graphical abstract: The degradation of ciprofloxacin in the UV/NH2Cl process: kinetics, mechanism, pathways and DBP formation
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Emerging investigator series: enhancing the degradation of ciprofloxacin in water using Oxone activated by urchin-like cubic and hollow-structured cobalt@N-doped carbon prepared by etching-engineering: a comparative study with mechanistic and eco-toxic assessments

Enhancing the degradation of ciprofloxacin in water using Oxone activated by urchin-like cubic and hollow-structured cobalt@N-doped carbon.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: enhancing the degradation of ciprofloxacin in water using Oxone activated by urchin-like cubic and hollow-structured cobalt@N-doped carbon prepared by etching-engineering: a comparative study with mechanistic and eco-toxic assessments
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Nanobubbles can modulate microbial communities and sedimentary ecosystem during the treatment of pond water

Nanobubbles are applied in diverse water-treatment technologies.

Graphical abstract: Nanobubbles can modulate microbial communities and sedimentary ecosystem during the treatment of pond water
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Treatment of wastewater from the thermal desorption of oil-contaminated soil: performance and sorption mechanism of pyrolytic modified sawdust

Waste biomass sawdust was modified into adsorbent by pyrolysis. The properties of modified sawdust and the mechanism of oil removal were discussed. The modified sawdust was first used to remove emulsified oil from thermal desorption wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Treatment of wastewater from the thermal desorption of oil-contaminated soil: performance and sorption mechanism of pyrolytic modified sawdust
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Treatment of nitrate-contaminated groundwater using microbially enhanced permeable reactive barrier technology

We present a preliminary design for a microbial-enhanced permeable reactive barrier technology for the treatment of nitrate contaminated groundwater.

Graphical abstract: Treatment of nitrate-contaminated groundwater using microbially enhanced permeable reactive barrier technology
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Co-adsorption of tetracycline and Cu(II) onto a novel amino-functionalized biochar: adsorption behavior and mechanism

In this work, a novel amino-functionalized biochar (NS-700) was prepared successfully by pretreating biomass with (NH4)2S2O8, and could be used for the simultaneous and efficient removal of tetracycline (TC) and Cu(II).

Graphical abstract: Co-adsorption of tetracycline and Cu(ii) onto a novel amino-functionalized biochar: adsorption behavior and mechanism
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Probing into the mechanisms of disinfection by-product formation from natural organic matter and model compounds after UV/chlorine treatment

Compared to regulated DBPs such as TCM and TCAA, the significant formation of chloral hydrate and nitrogenous DBPs associated with UV/chlorine treatment needs close scrutiny when considering this process being applied in practice.

Graphical abstract: Probing into the mechanisms of disinfection by-product formation from natural organic matter and model compounds after UV/chlorine treatment
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Amino acid-driven adsorption of emerging contaminants in water by modified graphene oxide nanosheets

Amino acid modified graphene nanosheets adsorb emerging contaminants from tap water outperforming unmodified precursors and activated carbon for carbamazepine, bisphenol A and benzophenone 4. Structure–adsorption relationships are unraveled.

Graphical abstract: Amino acid-driven adsorption of emerging contaminants in water by modified graphene oxide nanosheets
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Combined sewer overflows: relating event duration monitoring data to wastewater systems' capacity in England

Water pollution caused by the frequent use of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) has been attracting increased media and political coverage in England as in other places in the world.

Graphical abstract: Combined sewer overflows: relating event duration monitoring data to wastewater systems' capacity in England
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Pyrolysis transports, and transforms, PFAS from biosolids to py-liquid

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater solids have resulted in bans on land application of biosolids, causing utilities to explore thermal treatment options.

Graphical abstract: Pyrolysis transports, and transforms, PFAS from biosolids to py-liquid
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Novel protein nanofibril–carbon hybrid adsorbent efficiently removes As(III), As(V) and other toxic elements from synthetic and natural waters in batch and rapid small-scale column tests

Novel adsorbents produced from β-lactoglobulin, a low-cost milk protein, have shown a high affinity to inorganic As(III) and As(V).

Graphical abstract: Novel protein nanofibril–carbon hybrid adsorbent efficiently removes As(iii), As(v) and other toxic elements from synthetic and natural waters in batch and rapid small-scale column tests
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The role of ammonia oxidizing microorganisms in biofiltration for the removal of trace organic compounds in secondary wastewater effluent

Although nitrifying microorganisms play an important role in TOrC biotransformation, ammonia-rich environments appear to hinder important cometabolic processes, whereas low-dose monochloramine has minimal impact on biofilter performance.

Graphical abstract: The role of ammonia oxidizing microorganisms in biofiltration for the removal of trace organic compounds in secondary wastewater effluent
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Spatiotemporal profiling of chemicals of emerging concern in a megacity: a case study of Lagos, Nigeria

This is the first study reporting the use of pharmaceutical and illicit drugs by profiling wastewater in Lagos, Nigeria.

Graphical abstract: Spatiotemporal profiling of chemicals of emerging concern in a megacity: a case study of Lagos, Nigeria
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Sludge-based biochar with lanthanum modification for phosphate recovery from wastewater streams

Sludge based biochar granules were prepared and modified with lanthanum for effective phosphate recovery from wastewater and anaerobic digestion liquid.

Graphical abstract: Sludge-based biochar with lanthanum modification for phosphate recovery from wastewater streams
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Piezoelectric catalytic performance of BaTiO3 for sulfamethoxazole degradation

During the piezoelectric catalytic process, highly reactive species might be generated and contribute to the effective degradation of the target organic pollutants.

Graphical abstract: Piezoelectric catalytic performance of BaTiO3 for sulfamethoxazole degradation
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Kinetics, products and pathways for the removal of pentachlorophenol (PCP) by sulfidated nanoscale zero-valent iron (S-nZVI)

Sulfidated nanoscale zero-valent iron (S-nZVI) was applied in the treatment of pentachlorophenol (PCP)-polluted water to explore the reaction pathways and the effects of water chemistry on PCP adsorption and transformation.

Graphical abstract: Kinetics, products and pathways for the removal of pentachlorophenol (PCP) by sulfidated nanoscale zero-valent iron (S-nZVI)
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Cationic dye removal using surface treated activated carbon as an adsorbent

The use of treated activated carbon (AC) is investigated to eliminate cationic dye malachite green (MG) using modelled dye solution.

Graphical abstract: Cationic dye removal using surface treated activated carbon as an adsorbent
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QSDsan: an integrated platform for quantitative sustainable design of sanitation and resource recovery systems

QSDsan is an open-source platform that integrates the design, simulation, and sustainability characterization of sanitation and resource recovery systems.

Graphical abstract: QSDsan: an integrated platform for quantitative sustainable design of sanitation and resource recovery systems
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Enhanced electro-peroxymonosulfate activation using a carbon nanotube filter with a functionalized polyelectrolyte

An innovative electroactive membrane was designed with polyelectrolyte modification for electro-PMS activation and degradation of refractory organic contaminants in a flow-through filtration model.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced electro-peroxymonosulfate activation using a carbon nanotube filter with a functionalized polyelectrolyte
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Effects of dissolved oxygen on water quality and biofilms in the raw water distribution pipeline for a reserved water source

Higher initial DO concentrations could enhance the nitrification reaction and purification process of the raw water.

Graphical abstract: Effects of dissolved oxygen on water quality and biofilms in the raw water distribution pipeline for a reserved water source
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Degradation of sulfapyridine antibiotics by chlorination in a pilot-scale water distribution system: kinetics, THMs, and DFT studies

Sulfonamides (SAs) have been proved to damage organisms if the contact time last over the long term.

Graphical abstract: Degradation of sulfapyridine antibiotics by chlorination in a pilot-scale water distribution system: kinetics, THMs, and DFT studies
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Inactivation mechanisms of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica by free residual chlorine

The sub-cellular mechanisms by which residual free chlorine (FC) inactivates E. coli O157:H7 and S. enterica in the absence of organic matter was investigated.

Graphical abstract: Inactivation mechanisms of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica by free residual chlorine
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Preparation of an rGO and iron oxide nanoparticle-incorporated polyvinyl acetate based membrane for the removal of Pb2+ from anticorrosive paint industrial wastewater

rGO–Fe2O3 NPs incorporated PVAc based mixed matrix membrane for efficient removal of Pb2+ from anti-corrosive paint industrial wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of an rGO and iron oxide nanoparticle-incorporated polyvinyl acetate based membrane for the removal of Pb2+ from anticorrosive paint industrial wastewater
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Mechanism of galvanic reduction of selenate oxyanions and surface immobilization by nano zero-valent iron aggregates under anaerobic conditions: towards high electron efficiency

Elucidation of the galvanic mechanism of selenate reduction by nZVI leads to >99.95% removal and record electron efficiency by suppressing H2 evolution via in situ Se doping.

Graphical abstract: Mechanism of galvanic reduction of selenate oxyanions and surface immobilization by nano zero-valent iron aggregates under anaerobic conditions: towards high electron efficiency
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Integrated experimental and modeling evaluation of removal efficiency and energy consumption for an autotrophic denitrifying biocathode

A mathematical model for autotrophic biocathodic denitrification of groundwater has been developed. The model predictions captured current demand and energy consumption related to reduction of N-forms.

Graphical abstract: Integrated experimental and modeling evaluation of removal efficiency and energy consumption for an autotrophic denitrifying biocathode
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The development of a rapid monitoring method for radiocesium in seawater in the Fukushima region

A new monitoring method has been developed for the rapid assessment of low levels of 137-Cs and its effective concentration and quantification in Fukushima seawater, directly using KCuHCF slurry ink with a 137-Cs recovery exceeding 99% within 30 min.

Graphical abstract: The development of a rapid monitoring method for radiocesium in seawater in the Fukushima region
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Recovery of anaerobic ammonium oxidation via hydrazine following sulfate inhibition

The presence of sulfate in sewage treatment has obvious impacts on biological nitrogen removal.

Graphical abstract: Recovery of anaerobic ammonium oxidation via hydrazine following sulfate inhibition
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Removal of 293 organic compounds in 15 WWTPs studied with non-targeted suspect screening

The influence of WWTP treatment standard on contaminant breakthrough is explored for 293 compounds.

Graphical abstract: Removal of 293 organic compounds in 15 WWTPs studied with non-targeted suspect screening
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Emerging investigator series: meta-analyses on SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA levels in wastewater and their correlations to epidemiological indicators

Recent applications of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) have demonstrated its ability to track the spread and dynamics of COVID-19 at the community level.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: meta-analyses on SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA levels in wastewater and their correlations to epidemiological indicators
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Elimination of micropollutants by the solar/chlorine process: contribution of reactive species and formation risk of NDMA

Role of reactive species in the solar/chlorine process for elimination of diuron and risk of NDMA formation.

Graphical abstract: Elimination of micropollutants by the solar/chlorine process: contribution of reactive species and formation risk of NDMA
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Drivers of variability in disinfection by-product formation potential in a chain of thermally stratified drinking water reservoirs

Increasing hydraulic residence time (HRT) along a chain of interconnected reservoirs enhances the formation potential of carbonaceous disinfection by-products (DBPs) and reduces the formation potential of nitrogenous DBPs, particularly N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

Graphical abstract: Drivers of variability in disinfection by-product formation potential in a chain of thermally stratified drinking water reservoirs
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Emerging investigator series: a comparison of strong and weak-acid functionalized carbon electrodes in capacitive deionization

Strong-acid functionalized cathode is pH stable and sulfonic groups are stable to charge–discharge cycling.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: a comparison of strong and weak-acid functionalized carbon electrodes in capacitive deionization
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Succession of founding microbiota in an anaerobic baffled bioreactor treating low-temperature raw domestic wastewater

Spatiotemporal development of anaerobic seed sludge in a new ABR after transfer from a long-running ABR treating low-temperature domestic wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Succession of founding microbiota in an anaerobic baffled bioreactor treating low-temperature raw domestic wastewater
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Simultaneous prediction of trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, haloacetonitriles and haloacetamides using simulated distribution system tests

This study analysed the spatial and temporal occurrence of 29 disinfection by-products (DBPs) formed by chlorination and chloramination.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneous prediction of trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, haloacetonitriles and haloacetamides using simulated distribution system tests
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SARS-CoV-2 RNA is enriched by orders of magnitude in primary settled solids relative to liquid wastewater at publicly owned treatment works

We compared SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations in primary settled solids and raw wastewater samples matched in date to investigate the relationship between the two matrices.

Graphical abstract: SARS-CoV-2 RNA is enriched by orders of magnitude in primary settled solids relative to liquid wastewater at publicly owned treatment works
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Glycerol-driven denitratation: process kinetics, microbial ecology, and operational controls

This study implicated stoichiometric limitation of influent organic carbon, unique microbial community enrichment, and differential nitrate and nitrite reduction kinetics as determinant factors in glycerol-driven denitratation.

Graphical abstract: Glycerol-driven denitratation: process kinetics, microbial ecology, and operational controls
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Comparison of disinfection in intermittently mixed (6 am–6 pm) and continuously mixed high rate algal ponds treating domestic wastewater in winter

Daytime-only and continuously mixed HRAPs had equivalent disinfection performance, compliant with reuse guidelines. Daytime-only mixing reduces energy demand and capital cost of wastewater treatment, promoting adoption of HRAPs in rural communities.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of disinfection in intermittently mixed (6 am–6 pm) and continuously mixed high rate algal ponds treating domestic wastewater in winter
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Modelling of a CH4-producing microbial electrosynthesis system for energy recovery and wastewater treatment

Electrode kinetics, gaseous CO2 dissolution, mass transfer, and equilibrium of pH buffer and bicarbonate are considered to illustrate the bioelectrochemical behaviors of an MES.

Graphical abstract: Modelling of a CH4-producing microbial electrosynthesis system for energy recovery and wastewater treatment
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Simple and selective method for simultaneous removal of mercury(II) and recovery of silver(I) from aqueous media by organic ligand 4,4′-azo-1,2,4-triazole

Based on coordination chemistry, the removal of Hg2+ and the recovery of Ag+ are achieved simultaneously by selecting the 4,4′-azo-1,2,4-triazole (Atrz) as an organic ligand only through simple mixing, agitation and filtration.

Graphical abstract: Simple and selective method for simultaneous removal of mercury(ii) and recovery of silver(i) from aqueous media by organic ligand 4,4′-azo-1,2,4-triazole
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Reactivities of hydrated electrons with organic compounds in aqueous-phase advanced reduction processes

Novel linear free energy relationships were determined between experimentally measured rate constants of solvated electrons and theoretically calculated one electron reduction potential for the elucidation of reductive reaction mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Reactivities of hydrated electrons with organic compounds in aqueous-phase advanced reduction processes
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Application of plasma for the removal of pharmaceuticals in synthetic urine

Application of plasma oxidation for removal of pharmaceuticals in urine was assessed and compared to a traditional advanced oxidation process.

Graphical abstract: Application of plasma for the removal of pharmaceuticals in synthetic urine
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Fate of influent microbial populations during medium chain carboxylic acid recovery from brewery and pre-fermented food waste streams

Waste streams continuously introduce active and inactive microbial populations that can influence assembly of microbial communities in chain elongation systems.

Graphical abstract: Fate of influent microbial populations during medium chain carboxylic acid recovery from brewery and pre-fermented food waste streams
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Exploring the carbon and nitrogen removal capacity of a membrane aerated biofilm reactor for low-strength municipal wastewater treatment

Sustainable HRT of 3–4 h achieved for MABR effluent with carbon and nitrogen meeting the discharge standard of level I class A in China for synthetic municipal wastewater treatment.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the carbon and nitrogen removal capacity of a membrane aerated biofilm reactor for low-strength municipal wastewater treatment
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Efficient phosphate recovery as vivianite: synergistic effect of iron minerals and microorganisms

Dissimilatory iron reducing bacteria greatly increased the production of vivianite. Phosphate promoted the dissimilatory reduction of iron minerals and a high Fe/P ratio (2–4) is conducive for phosphorus recovery as vivianite.

Graphical abstract: Efficient phosphate recovery as vivianite: synergistic effect of iron minerals and microorganisms
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Piloting carbon-lean nitrogen removal for energy-autonomous sewage treatment

Unique pilot design and innovative control strategies enabled mainstream nitrogen removal with a low COD to N removal ratio at both summer and winter conditions.

Graphical abstract: Piloting carbon-lean nitrogen removal for energy-autonomous sewage treatment
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Prediction of NDMA formation potential using non-target analysis data: a proof of concept

In the present study we coupled nontarget analyses data and predictive models in order to estimate the formation potential of NDMA, a nitrogenous disinfection by-product that has been included in drinking water regulations worldwide.

Graphical abstract: Prediction of NDMA formation potential using non-target analysis data: a proof of concept
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Emerging investigator series: electrochemically-mediated remediation of GenX using redox-copolymers

GenX is a major per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) of environmental concern. Redox-copolymers are explored as selective adsorbents for the electrochemically-mediated separation and remediation of GenX from water.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: electrochemically-mediated remediation of GenX using redox-copolymers
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Chlorinated solvent degradation in groundwater by green rust–bone char composite: solute interactions and chlorinated ethylene competition

Potential inhibitors in the groundwater matrix that affect bone char (BC) mediated dechlorination of chlorinated ethylenes by green rust (GR).

Graphical abstract: Chlorinated solvent degradation in groundwater by green rust–bone char composite: solute interactions and chlorinated ethylene competition
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Immunological detection of thymine dimers in indigenous genomic DNA from pre-disinfection drinking water as an ultraviolet disinfection dosimeter

A linear UV dose response is demonstrated using an ELISA assay that measures thymine dimers formed in the genomic DNA extracted from the mixed species of microorganisms filtered from UV treated pre-disinfection drinking water.

Graphical abstract: Immunological detection of thymine dimers in indigenous genomic DNA from pre-disinfection drinking water as an ultraviolet disinfection dosimeter
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Elementary reaction-based kinetic model for the fate of N-nitrosodimethylamine under UV oxidation

UV photolysis is an effective process to remove nitrosamines from contaminated water resources.

Graphical abstract: Elementary reaction-based kinetic model for the fate of N-nitrosodimethylamine under UV oxidation
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The heat recovery potential of ‘wastewater’: a national analysis of sewage effluent discharge temperatures

Environmental water quality data from England are used to establish the excess heat in sewage effluent discharges to rivers and subsequently estimate the national scale heat recovery potential of wastewater.

Graphical abstract: The heat recovery potential of ‘wastewater’: a national analysis of sewage effluent discharge temperatures
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Development of trash exclusion for mechanized pit latrine emptying

The trash-excluding attachment (Excluder) can be connected to a custom vacuum (such as the Flexcrevator), a vacuum truck, or a sludge pump. The system allows the mechanized emptying of pit latrines with high levels of trash without manual “fishing”.

Graphical abstract: Development of trash exclusion for mechanized pit latrine emptying
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A new Zn(II) complex-composite material: piezo-enhanced photomineralization of organic pollutants and wastewater from the lubricant industry

A ZnO–[Zn(CPAMN)] complex-composite acts as a piezo-photocatalyst for the degradation of dyes pollutants and industry wastewater under ultrasonication and visible light irradiation due to the low rate of electron–hole pair recombination.

Graphical abstract: A new Zn(ii) complex-composite material: piezo-enhanced photomineralization of organic pollutants and wastewater from the lubricant industry
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