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Biological Processes for Pollution Control: Current Research and Emerging Technologies 2020


Publishing date
01 Jan 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
11 Sep 2020

Lead Editor

1Qingdao University, Qingdao, China

2Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

3University of Maryland, College Park, USA

4Polytechnic University of Milan Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy

5Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, China

6Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

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Biological Processes for Pollution Control: Current Research and Emerging Technologies 2020

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

With rapid economic growth, aggravated environmental pollution has become a serious issue worldwide. Therefore, pollution control is imperative for sustainable development and is critical for ecosystem and human health. Excessive chemicals and energy have been used to control pollutants, which causes secondary pollution and side effects.

Biological processes are regarded as promising and sustainable. The bio-parts of pollutants are degraded through microbial activities, where complex organic matters are degraded and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus are removed. Archaea and bacteria are important in such processes. For example, the denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation (DAMO) process, through which methane is oxidized anaerobically, requires the involvement of archaea. Still, anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria are responsible for nitrogen removal from both engineered and natural water systems. Biological processes are developing quickly with exciting breakthroughs in both theory improvement and technology innovation.

Aside from pollutant removal, biological processes are integrated with energy production and resource recovery. Archaea and bacteria play important roles in converting carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other pollutants into energy and valuable chemicals. However, issues behind process efficiency and stability remain unknown, such as microbiome dynamics, metabolic mechanisms, and identification of novel microorganisms. These investigations will optimize current biological processes and innovate emerging technologies.

This Special Issue aims to collate original research and review articles that focus on biological processes for pollution control. We invite submissions from global experts who are specialized in environmental biotechnology. We welcome original and high-quality research articles, short communications, as well as technical perspectives, mini-reviews, and full-length reviews.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Emerging biotechnologies for wastewater treatment
  • Environmental microbiology for industrial wastewater treatment
  • Molecular methods for studying microbial ecology
  • Bioreactors for resource recovery
  • Identity, physiology, ecology and population dynamics of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in wastewater treatment
  • Relationships between ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria and their abundance and distribution in wastewater treatment
  • Characteristics, activity and diversity of archaea in denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation
  • Nitrogen removal performance and mechanism through synergy between archaea and bacteria in denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation
  • Simultaneous pollutant removal and methane production in anaerobic digestion
  • Competition between methane-producing archaea and sulfate-reducing bacteria in anaerobic digestion

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8841490
  • - Research Article

Thermophilic Solid-State Anaerobic Digestion of Corn Straw, Cattle Manure, and Vegetable Waste: Effect of Temperature, Total Solid Content, and C/N Ratio

Lianghu Su | Xu Sun | ... | Longjiang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8844811
  • - Research Article

Identification and Characterization of a Newly Isolated Chitinase-Producing Strain Bacillus licheniformis SSCL-10 for Chitin Degradation

Abirami Sasi | Nagarajan Duraipandiyan | ... | Divya Venugopal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8894925
  • - Research Article

A Current Sensing Biosensor for BOD Rapid Measurement

Yiman Liu | Jie Li | ... | Ao Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8895321
  • - Research Article

Effects of Sludge Retention Time on the Performance of Anaerobic Ceramic Membrane Bioreactor Treating High-Strength Phenol Wastewater

Chunhua He | Chuanhe Yang | ... | Wei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8815263
  • - Research Article

Simulation of a Novel Tubular Microalgae Photobioreactor with Aerated Tangent Inner Tubes: Improvements in Mixing Performance and Flashing-Light Effects

Xuyang Cui | Junhong Yang | ... | Wenwen Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8888615
  • - Research Article

Response and Adaptation of Microbial Community in a CANON Reactor Exposed to an Extreme Alkaline Shock

Ruili Yang | Wenlong Mao | ... | Shaohua Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8891543
  • - Research Article

Biosorption Mechanism of Aqueous Pb2+, Cd2+, and Ni2+ Ions on Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS)

Di Cui | Chong Tan | ... | Ang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8848120
  • - Research Article

Integration of Marine Macroalgae (Chaetomorpha maxima) with a Moving Bed Bioreactor for Nutrient Removal from Maricultural Wastewater

Xian Li | Yale Deng | ... | Jun Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8885662
  • - Research Article

Characteristics of Biohydrogen Production and Performance of Hydrogen-Producing Acetogen by Increasing Normal Molasses Wastewater Proportion in Anaerobic Baffled Reactor

Xuejia Gu | Yufeng Wang | ... | Shuo Wang
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