Themed collection Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Cover Art

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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
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
Open Access Tutorial Review

Recent advances in portable heavy metal electrochemical sensing platforms

This Review explores the parameters to be engineered to design in situ electrochemical sensor platforms capable of meeting new EU regulation.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in portable heavy metal electrochemical sensing platforms
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
Open Access Communication

Amyloid hybrid membranes for removal of clinical and nuclear radioactive wastewater

Highly efficient hybrid amyloid membrane to remove clinical and nuclear radioactive wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Amyloid hybrid membranes for removal of clinical and nuclear radioactive wastewater
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Paper

Impact of coagulation–ultrafiltration on long-term pipe biofilm dynamics in a full-scale chloraminated drinking water distribution system

Introducing coagulation–ultrafiltration removed bacteria from the drinking water but did not impact nitrification, localizing this process to the biofilm community.

Graphical abstract: Impact of coagulation–ultrafiltration on long-term pipe biofilm dynamics in a full-scale chloraminated drinking water distribution system
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Removal trends of sulfonamides and their ARGs during soil aquifer treatment and subsequent chlorination: effect of aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation

Soil aquifer treatment significantly decreased the SA concentration in recharged synthetic water and aerobic biodegradation played a great role.

Graphical abstract: Removal trends of sulfonamides and their ARGs during soil aquifer treatment and subsequent chlorination: effect of aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation
Open Access Paper

Emerging investigator series: engineering membrane distillation with nanofabrication: design, performance and mechanisms

Anti-fouling and durability are two important parameters that are closely associated with the development and deployment of membrane distillation (MD).

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: engineering membrane distillation with nanofabrication: design, performance and mechanisms
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Adsorption performance and mechanism of antibiotics from aqueous solutions on porous boron nitride–carbon nanosheets

BCN adsorbents exhibit superior adsorption performance for antibiotics and excellent reusability by simple high temperature calcination.

Graphical abstract: Adsorption performance and mechanism of antibiotics from aqueous solutions on porous boron nitride–carbon nanosheets
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Stable immobilized amine sorbents for heavy metal and REE removal from industrial wastewaters

Stable and immobilized amine sorbents can simultaneously remove/recover cationic and oxyanionic toxic metals plus valuable rare earth elements from industrial and mining effluents prior to discharging into environmental water systems.

Graphical abstract: Stable immobilized amine sorbents for heavy metal and REE removal from industrial wastewaters
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Mechanisms and performance of calcium peroxide-enhanced Fe(II) coagulation for treatment of Microcystis aeruginosa-laden water

Pre-oxidation has been extensively studied as a pre-treatment for enhancement of algae-laden water coagulation.

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms and performance of calcium peroxide-enhanced Fe(ii) coagulation for treatment of Microcystis aeruginosa-laden water
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Surface-tailored graphene oxide paper: an efficient filter for dye pollutants

This work demonstrates surface-tailored graphene paper as a filter for selectively removing two different classes of dye.

Graphical abstract: Surface-tailored graphene oxide paper: an efficient filter for dye pollutants
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Enhanced scale inhibition against Ca3(PO4)2 and Fe2O3 in water using multi-functional fluorescently-tagged antibacterial scale inhibitors

P-Free copolymers display enhanced scale (Ca3(PO4)2 and Fe2O3) inhibition, improved antibacterial performance, and reliable in situ fluorescence detection of concentration.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced scale inhibition against Ca3(PO4)2 and Fe2O3 in water using multi-functional fluorescently-tagged antibacterial scale inhibitors
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Emerging investigator series: capacitive deionization for selective removal of nitrate and perchlorate: impacts of ion selectivity and operating constraints on treatment costs

A parameterized costing model was used to investigate the impacts of ion selectivity on water treatment price for selective ion removal with capacitive deionization (CDI) systems.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: capacitive deionization for selective removal of nitrate and perchlorate: impacts of ion selectivity and operating constraints on treatment costs
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‘All in one’ photo-reactor pod containing TiO2 coated glass beads and LEDs for continuous photocatalytic destruction of cyanotoxins in water

To tackle one of the Global Challenges of providing clean water, an ‘all in one’ photo reactor pod is designed carrying a supported benign photo-catalyst (TiO2) and an UV-LED light source which is utilised continuously to remove cyanotoxins in water.

Graphical abstract: ‘All in one’ photo-reactor pod containing TiO2 coated glass beads and LEDs for continuous photocatalytic destruction of cyanotoxins in water
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Glutathione promoted Fenton degradation: a cocatalyst based on the –HS/–S–S– cycle with hydroxyl radicals

Sulfhydryl compounds effectively promote Fenton degradation through the establishment of the –HS/–S–S cycle with hydroxyl radicals.

Graphical abstract: Glutathione promoted Fenton degradation: a cocatalyst based on the –HS/–S–S– cycle with hydroxyl radicals
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Micro-nanobubble aeration promotes senescence of submerged macrophytes with low total antioxidant capacity in urban landscape water

MNBs may promote senescence of macrophytes with low total antioxidant capacity in urban landscape water and thereby affect ecological restoration.

Graphical abstract: Micro-nanobubble aeration promotes senescence of submerged macrophytes with low total antioxidant capacity in urban landscape water
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Enhanced desalination of electrospun activated carbon fibers with controlled pore structures in the electrosorption process

Electrospun activated carbon fibers with high conductivity and favorable pore structures were prepared for enhanced electrosorption of ions.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced desalination of electrospun activated carbon fibers with controlled pore structures in the electrosorption process
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The pseudo-capacitive deionization behaviour of CuAl-mixed metal oxides

In this work, a laminated CuAl-mixed metal oxide (CuAl-LDO) has been prepared and proposed as an electrode to interact with chloride ions for pseudo-capacitive deionization (P-CDI).

Graphical abstract: The pseudo-capacitive deionization behaviour of CuAl-mixed metal oxides
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NH4V4O10/rGO Composite as a high-performance electrode material for hybrid capacitive deionization

Sodium ions in an NH4V4O10/rGO CDI cell can be reversibly inserted into NH4V4O10.

Graphical abstract: NH4V4O10/rGO Composite as a high-performance electrode material for hybrid capacitive deionization
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Assessing pharmaceutical removal and reduction in toxicity provided by advanced wastewater treatment systems

Despite large differences in removal efficiencies, all treatment processes investigated were sufficient in preventing short-term behavioral effects in zebrafish larvae.

Graphical abstract: Assessing pharmaceutical removal and reduction in toxicity provided by advanced wastewater treatment systems
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