Microbiological and chemical water quality are critical to human and environmental health. To this end, chemical oxidants have been employed for inactivation of pathogenic microorganisms and the abatement of inorganic and organic micropollutants in water and wastewater treatment.
Unfortunately, the reactions of oxidants with water matrix components, such as the dissolved organic matter (DOM) and halide ions, can result in the production of potentially toxic byproducts. Oxidants also can affect water quality by increasing the biodegradability of organic matter.
In honor of Urs von Gunten as the recipient of the 2022 ACS Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology Award, this Special Issue in Environmental Science & Technology is seeking novel contributions on oxidation processes in water treatment with an emphasis on micropollutant abatement and byproduct formation.
- Studies on the use of (advanced) oxidation processes in water and wastewater
- Kinetic and mechanistic studies of oxidant fate, disinfection and disinfection byproduct formation
- Computational studies on oxidation reactions in water and wastewater treatment systems
- Investigations of byproducts formed from oxidation of water matrix components
- Analysis and fate of transformation products formed from oxidative treatment of micropollutants
- (Eco)toxicological assessment of transformation products, oxidation and disinfection byproducts
- Professor David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Professor Yunho Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea
- Professor Urs von Gunten, Eawag – Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
To submit your manuscript, please visit the Environmental Science & Technology website. Please follow the normal procedures for manuscript submission and when in the ACS Paragon Plus submission site, select the Special Issue of “Oxidative Water Treatment: The Track Ahead.” All manuscripts will undergo rigorous peer review. For additional submission instructions, please see the Environmental Science & Technology Author Guidelines.
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023.