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Special Issue: The Application of Microorganisms in Wastewater Treatment



Year of publication 2021
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Description Wastewater is generated from many different sources and constitutes thousands of tons of organic matter. Wastewater treatment is a biological process used to remove contaminants from wastewater or sewage and convert them into effluents that can be returned to the water cycle with minimum impact on the environment or directly reused. Wastewater treatment facilities are designed to allow the natural process of the breakdown of pollution to occur under controlled conditions. These systems include physical and chemical processes to remove solids and heavier materials. Microorganisms and their enzymes, used for waste, wastewater treatment, and bioremediation, play an important role in these processes. The treatment of wastewater is part of the overarching field of sanitation. Different microbial communities can consume various complex organic compounds and decompose them via their metabolisms. Thus, the application of different groups of microorganisms and the increase in their metabolic activity for the detoxification of water from different pollutants, of both an organic and non-organic nature, is a pressing problem at present. The main goal of this Special Issue is to collect manuscripts that focus on microbial applications in wastewater treatment, the main chemical compounds present in wastewater, and their effect on the microbial respiration activity of sewage sludge, aerobic degradation or the utilization via a sewage sludge bacterial consortium.
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