Discover the Editor's Choice: From each issue of the leading journal Water Science & Technology the core team of editors will select one outstanding paper to make Open Access and share across IWA Publishing platforms.
IWA Publishing is pleased to announce that the 18th Editor's Choice paper, selected by Ivana Teodorovic is now Open Access:
Removal of emerging pathogenic bacteria using metal-exchanged natural zeolite bead filter
Tomislav Ivankovic, Jelena Dikic, Sabine Rolland du Roscoat, Svjetlana Dekic, Jasna Hrenovic and Marin Ganjto.
Water Science & Technology (2019) 80 (6): 1085-1098
Why was this paper selected as Editor's Choice?
We have read hundred of papers lately on a spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria, but not many actually deal with combating it, particularly with a relatively environmentally friendly approach, avoiding excessive chemical input to the environment and potential creating of harmful by-products. By applying metal-exchanged natural zeolite bead filter for the removal of pathogens, Ivankovic et. al have tried and managed exactly that. The authors came to interesting and promising findings, but also critically discussed a number of experimental pitfalls, up-scaling problems and unexpected results, opening the floor for professional discussions and follow-up studies. Stay tuned, I certainly will.
Ivana Teodorovic, Editor.