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Special issue on biotechnologies in water quality engineering

Engineered bioprocesses for pollutant control, remediation and resource recovery are designed to harness the unique biochemical traits and catalytic abilities of environmental microbes. Given the plethora of discoveries in environmental microbiology, and the technological advances in bioprocess design and control, biological technologies in water quality engineering have quickly evolved in the past decades. This special issue aims to capture the recent advances and potential applications of various biological processes in water and wastewater treatment, water reuse and resource recovery, particularly the novel biological processes that are more energy-efficient, with less greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, or with improved carbon fixation functions. We welcome original research and review articles.

Topics covered:

  • Mechanistic understanding of biochemical processes and microbial interactions important to the removal of conventional and emerging pollutants during water and wastewater treatment
  • Biotechnologies for nitrogen and phosphorus removal and recovery
  • Anaerobic digestion for energy and resource recovery
  • Novel biotechnologies for carbon fixation or low GHG emissions during water and wastewater treatment
  • Combined biological and chemical treatment processes for energy-efficient wastewater management

Important deadlines:

  • Submission opens: 15 September 2021
  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2021
  • Expected time to first decision: 4 weeks after submission
  • Open access (OA) fee: Waived

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All submissions should be made via the online editorial system.

Guest editors:

Dr. Yujie Men

Dr. Yujie Men

Guest editor

University of California, Riverside, USA. Email: yujie.men@ucr.edu

Dr. Xueming Chen

Dr. Xueming Chen

Guest editor

Fuzhou University, China. Email: xchen@fzu.edu.cn

Dr. Yifeng Zhang

Dr. Yifeng Zhang

Guest editor

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. Email: yifz@env.dtu.dk

Dr. Shan Yi

Dr. Shan Yi

Guest editor

University of Auckland, New Zealand. Email: shan.yi@auckland.ac.nz

Dr. Hai Liu

Dr. Hai Liu

Guest editor

Jinan University, China. Email: liuhai@jnu.edu.cn

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