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Topic: Waste Water Recovery and Recycling: Effects on Soil and Water Environments

A special issue of Water Emerging Contaminants & Nanoplastics

ISSN 2831-2597 (Online)

Submission deadline: 1 Apr 2023

Guest Editor(s)

  • Prof. Avelino Núñez Delgado
    Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Campus Univ. Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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  • Prof. Marco Race
    Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy.

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  • Prof. Yaoyu Zhou
    College of Resources and Environment, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan, China.

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Special Issue Introduction

Due to the huge amount of wastewater generated all over the world, and considering the health and environmental risks associated with this issue, there is a desperate need to investigate alternatives to promote the recovery and recycling of these polluted liquids. Classical procedures may be further studied to improve it, while new ones could be proposed and progressively tested at laboratory, pilot and field scales. All this could constitute interesting new research and help solve the overall problem. In addition, treated wastewater, after recycling, may reach soil and waterbodies, where it could cause various effects that should be investigated. From irrigation to direct dumping into watercourses, the various alternatives to define a final destiny for treated wastewater would merit detailed attention in order to perform an exhaustive assessment of the overall process. Emerging contaminants, nanoplastics, and any other kind of pollutants contained in wastewater, before and after treatment in wastewater treatment plants and/or through complementary/alternative procedures, should be considered when planning the assessment of the eventual effects of the various alternatives that could be proposed to recover/recycle these effluents. With this Special Issue entitled "Waste Water Recovery and Recycling: Effects on Soil and Water Environments", the editors hope to encourage that interested researchers to shed further light on the subject, which would be highly appreciated.

Proposed Topics
1. Emerging pollutants in wastewater
2. Nanoplastics in wastewater
3. Emerging pollutants in the soil solution
4. Nanoplastics in the soil solution
5. Other priority pollutants in soils
6. Transport of emerging pollutants in soils
7. Transport of nanoplastics in soils
8. Effects of emerging pollutants on the soil microbiota
9. Effects of nanoplastics on the soil microbiota
10. Effects of other priority pollutants in the soil microbiota
11. Effects of emerging pollutants and nanoplastics on other living organisms present in the soil
12. Effects of emerging pollutants, nanoplastics and other priority pollutants on water living organisms

Submission Deadline

1 Apr 2023

Submission Information

Ten articles in the Special Issue are exempt from article processing charges.
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Submission Deadline: 1 Apr 2023
Contacts: Haidi Ding, Managing Editor,
 Na Young, Assistant Editor,

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