Special Issue "Advances in Waste Treatment and Resource Utilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 9673
Interests: microbiology; biofilm; wastewater treatment
Interests: renewable energy sources; agricultural biomass; biomass conversion processes; liquid, gaseous and solid biofuels; energy crops for biofuel production; miscanthus
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We produce huge amounts of waste throughout our lives, including municipal, medical, hazardous, and toxic waste; plastic; wastewater; wastewater sludge; agricultural waste; and many other types. The only way to live sustainable lives is to minimize waste production and manage the produced waste for the benefit of the environment and future generations.
Almost every type of waste can be specifically treated to minimize environmental impact. Most can be re-used to minimize hyper-production of new waste, and some can be used for resource utilization and nutrient recovery. Some technologies to achieve this, such as wastewater treatment, are well known, some can be significantly improved, and some are yet undiscovered.
In this context, this Special Issue aims at collecting significant and recent studies dealing with all aspects of waste treatment, resource utilization, and nutrient recovery. Original scientific papers, as well as reviews and short reviews, are welcomed. Ground-breaking research and new ideas are mostly encouraged, as well as novel experimental and technological solutions that could improve existing processes for waste treatment, such as bioremediation. Some of the topics are listed below, but other highly innovate papers dealing with those not listed are also most welcomed:
- Advanced biofuel production;
- Advanced bioremediation technologies;
- Advanced treatment of waste and wastewater;
- Agricultural biomass and energy crops for biofuel production;
- Agricultural waste utilization;
- Biomass conversion processes;
- Energy conversion;
- Heavy metals recovery;
- Phosphorus recovery;
- Recovered nutrients application;
- Resource utilization of municipal solid waste and wastewater sludge incineration;
- Waste reuse, recycling, and recovery;
- Wastewater sludge management.
Dr. Tomislav Ivankovic
Dr. Vanja Jurišić
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