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UV AOPs: Themed Issue

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology seeks your high-impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue on Ultraviolet-based Advanced Oxidation Processes (UV AOPs)

Guest Edited by Dion Dionysiou (University of Cincinnati, USA), Graham Gagnon (Dalhousie University, Canada), Stuart Khan (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Mike Templeton (Imperial College London, UK), this issue will showcase original research, perspectives, and reviews, relating to the following aspects of UV AOPs:

    • By-products, kinetics, and toxicity (e.g. mutagenicity, cytotoxicity) of UV AOP treatment of natural organic matter and micro-pollutants (e.g. pesticides, pharmaceuticals)
    • Topics on UV AOPs that use light-emitting diodes (LED) and/or other alternative UV sources besides mercury lamps are particularly encouraged
    • Comparisons of alternative UV AOP oxidants/processes (e.g. hydrogen peroxide, titanium dioxide, other emerging photocatalysts, chlorine, ozone, others)
    • The impact of pre-treatment steps on UV AOP performance
    • UV AOP fluence measurement; UV-LED-AOP measurement and performance monitoring during operation
    • Novel UV AOP reactor design and application of functionality
    • Life cycle assessments of UV AOPs
    • The impact of changing water matrices on UV AOP performance (e.g. different natural organic matter types, alkalinity)
    • UV AOP applications for wastewater treatment and water reuse
    • Modeling, scale up, process integration, and pilot/full scale performance evaluation of UV AOPs
    • Role of UV AOPs in water-energy-food nexus applications
    • Submissions that simply report the effectiveness of UV AOPs at degrading a particular target compound or set of compounds in pure lab-grade waters will not be considered.

Submissions for this Themed Issue are due by March 2018 – if you would like to submit to this Themed Issue, please contact the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Editorial Office at eswater-rsc@rsc.org to register your interest.

Guest Editors: Left to Right – Dion Dionysiou (University of Cincinnati, USA), Graham Gagnon (Dalhousie University, Canada), Stuart Khan (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Mike Templeton (Imperial College London, UK)

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Indo-UK Workshop on Nano-Biomaterials for Water Purification

Call for participants for the Indo-UK Workshop: Nano-Biomaterials for Water Purification

Kerala, India, 12th to 16th December 2016


Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund from the British Council, Dr Durai Prabhakaran Raghavalu Thirumalai (Bangor University, Bangor, UK) and Professor Sabu Thomas (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala) will be holding a workshop on nanomaterials for water purification in Kerala, India from 12–16 December 2016.

Advances in nanoscale science and engineering suggest that many of the current problems involving water quality could be resolved using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bio-active nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes and nanoparticle enhanced filtration among other products and processes from the development of nanotechnology. Recent developments in technology have resulted in breakthroughs in wastewater treatment for reuse. This progress includes membrane technology, which has emerged as a significant innovation for treatment and reclamation, as well as a leading process in the upgrade and expansion of wastewater treatment plants. Membrane filtration technologies form a promising avenue of research and innovation to provide effective and lasting solutions for adequate supplies of water of suitable quality to meet human, environmental and industrial needs. Our intention is to bring together the experience from India and UK researchers in order to discuss these topics and new targets in materials and chemistry for water purification.

Early Career Researchers from the UK or India are now invited to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

If you would like more information about the workshop please contact Dr Durai Prabhakaran Raghavalu Thirumalai (durai.prabhakaran@bangor.ac.uk) or Professor Sabu Thomas (sabuchathukulam@yahoo.co.uk).

For more information on the Researcher Links Scheme please visit https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/researcher-links.

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Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology team select their top papers from 2015!

2015 has been a successful first year for Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology – we have published an array of high-impact research and review articles from both leaders and emerging scientists in the field of water research. The major highlights from 2015 have been captured by Editor-in-Chief Professor David Cwiertny in his recent Editorial.

As a celebration of a successful first year of publication, the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology team have selected their top papers from 2015, listed below. Congratulations to all the authors featured! These papers free to access with an RSC Publishing account – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Triclosan, chlorinated triclosan derivatives, and hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (OH-BDEs) in wastewater effluents
R. Noah Hensley, Jill F. Kerrigan, Hao Pang, Paul R. Erickson, Matthew Grandbois, Kristopher McNeill and William A. Arnold, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2015, 1, 316–325, DOI: 10.1039/C4EW00102H

Emerging investigators series: the source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle
K. R. Wigginton, Y. Ye and R. M. Ellenberg, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2015, 1, 735–746, DOI: 10.1039/C5EW00125K

Modeling approaches to predict removal of trace organic compounds by ozone oxidation in potable reuse applications
Minkyu Park, Tarun Anumol and Shane A. Snyder, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2015, 1, 699–708, DOI: 10.1039/C5EW00120J

Some of our other highlights from 2015 include:

All content published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology in 2015 and 2016 is free to access with an RSC Publishing account – register for free here: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/account/register

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