Special Issue on Valuing water into the circular economy: the role of new technology and innovative solutions

Call for Articles submission deadline: 19 August 2021

This Virtual Special Issue of Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CSCEE), an Open Access journal from Elsevier, invites different types of contributions such as short minireview papers, applications and case studies. It will provide a platform and an opportunity to promote mutual cooperation, information dissemination and exchange among researchers and industry on the basis of water circular economy.

The overarching goal of this special issue on "Valuing water into the circular economy: the role of new technology and innovative solutions" is to highlight the recent innovative water and wastewater solutions as well as existing and potential technologies for the valorization and protection of water into the circular economy framework.

Relevant topics include:

  • Technologies for environmental monitoring of water resources and ecosystems;
  • Water harvesting and sustainable innovations;
  • Separation and purification technologies for resources recovery from waste streams;
  • Wastewater treatment plant innovations for increase the water value and/or for the implementation of sustainable development;
  • Use of natural processes for maintaining water quality and recirculation (bacteria, microalgae, duckweed)
  • Monitoring and control of water sources;
  • Design new infrastructure for water storage, use, reuse or supply augmentation;
  • Innovative services, mainly drinking water, sanitation and related human health aspects;
  • New technologies for sustainable production and socio-economic activity, such as food and agriculture, energy and industry, business and employment;
  • Solutions for sociocultural values of water, including recreational and cultural attributes, educational and training platforms for society.

Case studies and experiences from different global regions are welcome; opportunities to reconcile multiple values of water through more integrated and holistic approaches to governance; approaches to financing; and methods to address knowledge, research and capacity needs.

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