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Archaea in Wastewater Treatment: Current Research and Emerging Technology


Publishing date
01 Sep 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 May 2018

Lead Editor

1Qingdao University, Qingdao, China

2Shandong University, Jinan, China

3Imperial College London, London, UK

4University of Arizona, Tucson, USA


Archaea in Wastewater Treatment: Current Research and Emerging Technology

Description

With rapid economic growth, increasing emission of wastewater tends to aggravate environmental pollution. This has become a serious issue haunting social and economic development worldwide. Therefore, wastewater treatment is quite imperative for sustainable development and is critical for ecosystem and human health. Typically, wastewater is purified through microbial biotechnology, where carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus are removed. Archaea are important in wastewater treatment and they are responsible for methane production, carbon mineralization, nitrification, and denitrification. Besides, newly discovered denitrifying anaerobic methane oxidation (DAMO) process, through which methane is oxidized anaerobically, also requires archaea involvement. Still, haloarchaea are adapted to saline environment and can treat saline wastewater efficiently. To date, many archaea in wastewater treatment are identified and characterized, and steady state is achieved in archaea-based wastewater treatment process. This benefits pollutant removal with good potential for decreasing chemical and energy use. Like other microbial technologies, archaea-based process is developing quickly with exciting breakthrough in both theory improvement and technology innovation in wastewater treatment.

Archaea-based technology is essential for wastewater treatment by integrating energy production and resource recovery into producing clean water. Archaea play quite important role in converting or removing carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and other pollutants. However, compared with bacteria in wastewater treatment, many issues on archaea such as community structure, metabolism mechanism, and the like are still not well known. A comprehensive understanding about identity, physiology, ecology, and population dynamics of archaea will improve wastewater treatment efficiency and process stability. It will be possible to find selective principles for regulating certain population and managing microbial community. It is quite necessary to further study archaea in wastewater treatment. Such investigations can not only optimize current wastewater treatment process but also innovate emerging technology.

This special issue focuses on archaea in wastewater treatment. We invite scholars specialized in microbiology or environmental engineering to submit high-quality original research articles as well as reviews exploring any aspect of archaea in wastewater treatment.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • 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
  • Haloarchaea in saline wastewater treatment
  • Archaea in industrial wastewater treatment
  • Molecular method studying archaea-based microbial ecology in wastewater treatment
  • Reactor performance and regulation strategy of archaea-based wastewater treatment process
  • Emerging archaea-based technology in wastewater treatment

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6973294
  • - Editorial

Archaea in Wastewater Treatment: Current Research and Emerging Technology

Jin Li | Rutao Liu | ... | Guangbin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6201541
  • - Research Article

The Occurrence of Putative Nitric Oxide Dismutase (Nod) in an Alpine Wetland with a New Dominant Subcluster and the Potential Ability for a Methane Sink

Yanfen Zhang | Anzhou Ma | ... | Guoqiang Zhuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9319345
  • - Research Article

Variation of Bacterial and Archaeal Community Structures in a Full-Scale Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment

Xiu-lu Lang | Xiang Chen | ... | He-bing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8429145
  • - Review Article

Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea (AOA) Play with Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) in Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater

Zhixuan Yin | Xuejun Bi | Chenlu Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9264259
  • - Research Article

Effects of Aged Oil Sludge on Soil Physicochemical Properties and Fungal Diversity Revealed by High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis

Huihui Wang | Shaoping Kuang | ... | Wenjuan Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1039453
  • - Review Article

Treatment of Landfill Leachate Using Activated Sludge Technology: A Review

Kai Wang | Lusheng Li | ... | Daoji Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3194108
  • - Review Article

Diversity and Niche of Archaea in Bioremediation

Mark James Krzmarzick | David Kyle Taylor | ... | Aubrey Lynn McCutchan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7861805
  • - Research Article

Soil Microbial Community Structure and Diversity around the Aging Oil Sludge in Yellow River Delta as Determined by High-Throughput Sequencing

Shaoping Kuang | Yaqing Su | ... | Ravichandra Matangi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2148286
  • - Research Article

Enhancement of Organic Matter Removal in an Integrated Biofilm-Membrane Bioreactor Treating High-Salinity Wastewater

Yan Yang | Zhiyu Shao | ... | Hongxiang Chai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9719580
  • - Research Article

Autohydrogenotrophic Denitrification Using the Membrane Biofilm Reactor for Removing Nitrate from High Sulfate Concentration of Water

Yanhao Zhang | Haohan Zhang | ... | Wen Zhang
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