Discover the Editor's Choice: From each issue of the leading journal Water Science & Technology the core team of editors select one outstanding paper to make Open Access and share across IWA Publishing platforms. 

IWA Publishing is pleased to announce that the 27th Editor's Choice Paper, chosen by Ivana Teodorovic, is now Open Access: 

Full-scale simultaneous partial nitrification, anammox, and denitrification process for treating swine wastewater

Chikako Ishimoto, Tsukasa Sugiyama, Toshimi Matsumoto, Hirohide Uenishi, Yasuyuki Fukumoto and Miyoko Waki

https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2020.120

Why was this paper selected for Editor's Choice? 

Swine production generates more waste waters than any other animal production. In spite of significant progress made over decades, simultaneous efficient removal of extremely high BOD and N load from those wastewaters, to meet ever stringent regulations, still present a challenge. Ishimoto et al. accepted this challenge, as this not a lab or pilot scale facility, rather they conducted a full scale two year-long study and shared their findings, concerns and conclusions with us. The study is well designed and thought out and the paper is very nicely written, it comprehensively presents their approach and the results in a straightforward, easy to follow way, even for non-experts in the field. What is best about this paper – is that it is scientifically based, truly solution oriented practical work that generated really useful and applicable results.

Ivana Teodorovic, Editor. 

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