Industrial biowastes treatment using membrane bioreactors (MBRs) -a scientometric study
authors Zandi, S; Nemati, B; Jahanianfard, D; Davarazar, M; Sheikhnejad, Y; Mostafaie, A; Kamali, M; Aminabhavi, TM
nationality International
journal JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
author keywords Scientometric; Membrane bioreactors; Fouling; Geospatial mapping; Wastewater treatment
keywords WASTE-WATER TREATMENT; POLYMERIC NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANES; FILM COMPOSITE MEMBRANE; ENABLED DRUG-DELIVERY; FOULING CONTROL; ELECTROSTATIC INTERACTIONS; GLOBAL RESEARCH; PERFORMANCE; SUSTAINABILITY; REMOVAL
abstract In the current global situation, the release of large amounts of potential effluents into the environment is considered as one of the most important and challenging issues. Innovations in the treatment methods to deal with this problem are among the research priorities within the scientific communities. Even though innumerable methods including physicochemical and biological have been used, yet no proper sustainability of the methods have been introduced. Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have gained world-wide attention in recent years, but still there is no report in the literature to map the global research on this subject. The present manuscript describes a scientometric study on the global trend on the application of MBRs during the period 1991-2018 by employing variables such as: (1) distribution of documents over the adopted duration, (2) type of documents in this area, (3) rate of contribution among the different countries, (4) rate of cooperation among the authors, (5) frequency of the keywords co-occurring, (6) cited authors, (7) cited journals, (8) the frequency of categories appeared and (9) the cited documents. A total of 2452 bibliographic records from the Web of Science database were retrieved and analysed to generate results, thereby to create geospatial maps for a better understanding. The findings reveal an increase in the number of papers published in the world, especially China and USA being the top. The existing studies in MBRs research focus mainly on subject categories of the performance and fouling as the main criteria of the sustainable application of MBRs. This study therefore, provides an extensive understanding about the trends and research patterns of MBRs efforts worldwide.
publisher ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
issn 0301-4797
isbn 1095-8630
year published 2019
volume 247
beginning page 462
ending page 473
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.066
web of science category Environmental Sciences
subject category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
unique article identifier WOS:000483635000047
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