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Title: Resource recovery from municipal wastewater: a critical paradigm shift in the post era of activated sludge
Authors: Zhang, Xiaoyuan
Liu, Yu
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Zhang, X. & Liu, Y. (2022). Resource recovery from municipal wastewater: a critical paradigm shift in the post era of activated sludge. Bioresource Technology, 363, 127932-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2022.127932
Journal: Bioresource Technology
Abstract: The conventional activated sludge (CAS) process as one of the greatest engineering marvels has made irreplaceable contributions towards the human development in the past one hundred years. However, the underlying principle of CAS which is primarily based on biological oxidation has been challenged by accelerating global climate change. In such a situation, a fundamental question that urgently needs to be answered is what wastewater treatment technology would be in the post era of activated sludge? Thus, this article illustrates the necessity of a technology paradigm shift from the current linear economy to circular economy with the energy and resource recovery from municipal wastewater being a major driver. It is argued that ammonium recovery should be considered towards the sustainable municipal wastewater reclamation. Meanwhile, the potential novel processes with enhanced energy and resource recovery are also discussed, which may offer useful insights into the ways to achieve the carbon-neutral municipal wastewater reclamation.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/163267
ISSN: 0960-8524
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2022.127932
Schools: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Research Centres: Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute 
Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre (AEBC) 
Rights: © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.
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