Special Issue on Degradation of Antibiotics via Advanced Oxidation Processes

Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Chuanxi Yang
      College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • Guest Editor
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    • Xiaoning Wang
      School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
    • Yongqiang Wang
      School of Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
    • Huaxuan Zhao
      Department of Environmental Control and Facilities, Poultry Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Jiangsu Institute of Poultry Sciences, Yangzhou, China
    • Mao Fu
      College of the Environment, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
    • Xianglei He
      School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, China
    • Ruidian Su
      School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Qingdao, China
  • Introduction

    As a large portion of the administered doses is excreted from medicine applications, agriculture and the pharmaceutical industry, a substantial amount of antibiotics (e.g. tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and fluoroquinolones) is released to the environment. For example, fluoroquinolones are a class of antibacterial compounds used extensively in both human and veterinary medicine and have a total consumption of approximately 44 million kilograms every year world-wide; fluoroquinolones exist in hospital wastewaters (60-120000 ng/L), wastewater treatment plant effluents (2-580 ng/L) and surface waters (5-1300 ng/L). However, antibiotic in the environment cannot be effectively removed or degraded by sewage treatment processes due to its stable chemical structures. It has been demonstrated that antibiotics residues in the environment can result in the evolution of novel antibiotic-resistant bacteria that ultimately pose a threat to the aquatic ecosystem and human health, such as human organ lesions and increased bacterial resistance. Hence, it is significant and essential to remove antibiotics efficiently from water to reduce environmental and ecological risks.
    In this special issue, review articles, research papers, and short communications will focus on the recent advances in degradation of antibiotics via the advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), including photocatalysis, Fenton, Fenton-like, UV/H2O2, and O3 catalytic ozonation.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Water Treatment
    2. Advanced Oxidation Processes
    3. Photocatalysis
    4. Fenton and Fenton-like
    5. UV/H2O2 Catalytic Ozonation
    6. O3 Catalytic Ozonation

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajche.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.