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Eco-friendly Industrialization for Smart Wastewater Treatment (SW2T): the role of novel materials




Humans, like all other living creatures, need water to survive. Water pollution results from rapid industrialization and urbanization. Innovative practical materials in the field of water and wastewater treatment are needed to avoid contamination of natural water streams. Because of their ability to absorb or mineralize the majority of compounds, sustainable materials e.g. plastic, inorganic, electrodes, and photo-electrodes materials have gained a lot of interest.

The aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research as well as review papers that address the latest state of the art in advanced functional materials preparation for water and smart wastewater treatment. Articles that have novel physical, chemical, and biological technology will be included in this issue. As a result, the emphasis of this special issue is on advances in the preparation of advanced usable materials as well as their ability to absorb or degrade persistent contaminants.

The following are only a few examples of possible topics:

  • Valorization of biomass for the production of recycled products and their use in water and wastewater treatment
  • Natural materials (such as sand, cement, and bio-materials) and their use in wastewater and water treatment.
  • Practical polymer synthesis and characterization for environmental applications.
  • Electrode/photo-electrode design, synthesis, and characterization for water and wastewater treatment.
  • Photo catalysis process: synthesis and characterization of oxides and composites.
  • Functional Carbocatalysts for PS and PMS Activation Synthesis and Characterization
  • Design and synthesis of Nano-materials for environmental application.
  • 2D functional materials for environmental application.
  • Supported catalyst for wet air oxidation application.
  • Preparation of transition metal oxide catalysts for catalytic abatement of toxic pollutants.
  • Theorical investigation, numerical optimization, chemical mechanisms and surface interface characterizations.
  • Removal of emerging contaminants (microplastics, antibiotic resistant genes/bacteria, etc.) by advanced materials.



Manuscript Submission Deadline: 20 December 2021

Expected publication date: March 2022



Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors, before submitting your paper directly to the Water Reuse peer review system: choosing the article type – ‘Special Issue Article OA’ and the submission category ‘Special Issue: SW2T-2021’. This will send your paper to one of the Guest Editors.



Prof. Dr. B. Nagaraj M.E., Ph.D., MIEEE  (Lead Guest Editor)

Dean - Innovation Centre

Rathinam Group of Institutions

Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India


Prof. Haruka Takeuchi ( Co- Guest Editor)

Kyoto University, Japan


Prof. Dr. Danilo Pelusi,

Dept. of Communication Engineering

University of Teramo, Italy


Prof. Raffaele Mascella,

Dept. of Communication Engineering

University of Teramo, Italy



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