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Guide for article submission to any special issue hosted by IEEC & BWR 2019.
  1. All registered authors to IEEC & BWR 2019 are eligible to submit their manuscripts to the relevant special issue(s).
  2. Each paper should be submitted with a cover letter containing the scanned image of "Registration certificate or Registration receipt" issued by IEEC & BWR 2019 conference committee. (One registration is eligible to submit only one paper.)
  3. All submitted manuscripts are to undergo stringent, double-blind, and external peer review that has been established by the review guideline of each journal.
  4. The topic of the manuscript should comply with the scope of each special (or topical) issue.
  5. For more information about the topic, please click on "Introduction".

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  • • Published by ELSEVIER (Topical Issue)
  • • Topic:
    Innovative Recovery Processes and Practices of Sustainable Energy from Biowaste and Biomass
  • • Due date of full paper submission: December 31 2019
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Yiu Fai TSANG Abdul-Sattar NIZAMI Yong Sik OK
The Education University
of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
(Managing Guest Editor)
King Abdulaziz University,
Saudi Arabia
Korea University,
Republic of Korea
Meisam TABATABAEI Mohammad REHAN  
University Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia King Abdulaziz University,
Saudi Arabia

  • • Published by ELSEVIER (Topical Issue)
  • • Topic:
    Sustainable and Resilient Environmental Science and Engineering
  • • First submission date (1st Jan. 2020): Submission of the special issue will be open on 1st Jan. 2020 and will closed the submission in two months.

Global primary energy consumption from fossil resources in 1973 and 2016 was 6.1 and 13.8 billion tons of oil equivalent (Btoe), respectively. Such rapid increases during last 43 years are likely due to high socio-economic metabolisms for carbon with economic growth and population pressure.

Heavy reliance on the fossil resources for producing energy and chemicals becomes a key factor to increase the atmospheric concentration of CO2, of which the level has been exceeding the Earth’s full capacity to assimilate carbons through the natural carbon cycles. Also, hazardous chemicals/pollutants from the diverse industrial sectors (chemical, agricultural, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, etc.) have been discharged into our social-ecological systems. Our concern is, therefore, adaptive management to mitigate hazardous materials and greenhouse gases for sustainable and resilient society

As such, our proposed thematic issue laid great emphasis on the development of the sustainable and resilient waste management. To soothe the current environmental problems, the advanced solutions to deal with the hazardous materials/wastes must be proposed and implemented.

Hence, it is essential to detect and monitor the hazardous materials/wastes in a changing climate, followed by the treatment of them with sustainable and resilient environmental technology.

The special issue of journal of hazardous materials intends to consolidate the scientific efforts made by researchers in these research fields. This special issue will involve research articles and critical comprehensive reviews (invitation only) focusing on the following topics:

  • • Detection and treatment of heavy metals, micropollutants, or other hazardous materials
  • • Monitoring sensor
  • • Membrane technology to separate pollutants
  • • Adsorption or absorption materials for wastes (solid, liquid, gas phases)
  • • Sustainable bioenergy engineering of waste and wastewater
  • • Greenhouse gas and odor mitigation technology and modelling
  • • Monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions and energy exchanges in highly populated areas
  • • Fate of hazardous materials during waste treatment
  • • Valorization of hazardous wastes
  • • Adverse outcome pathway (AOP)
  • • Waste management and policy analysis
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Eilhann KWON Am JANG Carol S.K. LIN
Sejong University,
Sungkyunkwan University,
City University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong, China
University of Alberta,
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST),
Saudi Arabia

  • • Published by ELSEVIER (Topical Issue)
  • • Topic:
    Biomass/waste Valorization into Environmental Materials
  • • First submission date: Jan 1, 2020
  • • Submission deadline: Apr 1, 2020
  • • Last date of final decision for all submitted manuscripts: Aug 31, 2020
  • • Final decision can be made eariler than Aug 31, 2020, depending on the review process
  • • Accpeted articles will be published in regular issues after accpetance
  • • Article type in submission system: VSI-Materials from biomass/waste
Journal Information

The Journal of Environmental Research is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing high quality information in a wide range of environmental disciplines.

- Topic: Biomass/waste Valorization into Environmental Materials

The valorization of biomass/waste is emerging as a new trend for producing materials for various environmental applications. The feedstock materials encompass numerous wastes and residues generated from natural, agricultural, and industrial processes that often require costly treatment/disposal to ensure protection of the environment. With the depletion of resources and growing public concerns, biomass/waste valorization is considered as a cost-saving and environmental-friendly option in the field of materials engineering. A variety of biomass/waste feedstocks have been transformed into environmental materials through different physicochemical routes and employed in various applications to remove pollutants in both solid and aqueous states. Hence, this special issue is dedicated to compiling papers on various forms of biomass/waste valorization into materials for application in environmental processes and practices.

Guest Editors
Hocheol SONG Seok-Oh KO
Sejong University, Korea Kyung Hee University, Korea
Daniel ALESSI Deyi HOU
University of Alberto, Canada Tsinghua University, China

  • • Published by ELSEVIER (Topical Issue)
  • • Topic:
    Designer/Engineered Biochar for Sustainable Waste Management
  • • Due date of full paper submission:
    - First submission date: 1 Oct 2019
    - Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2019
    - Acceptance deadline: 28 Feb 2020
    - Publishing date: 31 March 2020
    - Article Type: Engineered Biochar


Journal Information
Guest Editors
Yong Sik OK Daniel C.W. TSANG Bin GAO
Korea University,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
Hong Kong, China
University of Florida,
Tsinghua University,
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University,

  • • Published by SPRINGER NATURE
  • • As one of Guest Editor, Prof. Kitae Baek will be a lead guest editor to take overall responsibility for managing the Special Issue according to the workflow of the journal.
  • • Less than 30 papers will be published in the special issue, and strongly relevant papers to the aims and scope of Environmental Geochemistry and Health will be sent for reviewing to evaluate the quality of paper and to improve the quality of paper.
  • • Prof. Kitae Baek is one of co-chairs for BWR 2019, and he will announce the special issue on the official website of the conference and on the flyer for the IEEC and BWR 2019.
  • • The special issue of EGAH will focus on contamination, remediation and health for the pollutants in natural aquatic, soil, sediments, and atmospheric environments. The special issue will fill a gap in the current lack of updated and comprehensive knowledge on the health issue due to the contamination and remediation.
  • • Full paper submission: January 1 - March 1, 2020
  • Timelines
  • The average timeline for Special Issue publication based on historic data for article submission/review and issue production in Environmental Geochemistry and Health are provided below:
  • Stage
  • Paper submission
    Reviewing process and revision submission
  • Time
  • 2 months (01/01/2020 - 01/03/2020)
    7 months (01/01/2020 – 31/07/2020)
  • Total
  • 7 months
  • • First submission date (01/January/2020) through the submission system:
  • • The date by which all papers should be submitted to the Guest Editors for review and the Editorial Manager submission site will be closed (01/March/2020):
  • • The date by which manuscripts should be fully reviewed and final decisions made (31/July/2020):
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Kitae BAEK Daniel ALESSI
Chonbuk National University, Korea University of Alberto, Canada
Yu Bon MAN Eilhann KWON
The Education University of Hong Kong, China Sejong University, Korea

  • • Published by SAGE
  • • Topic:
    Emerging Contaminants in Environmental and Energy Systems: from Advanced Technologies to Policymaking
  • • Due date of full paper submission: February 28, 2020
  • • Publication: October 31, 2020

The proposed special issue of EAE will focus on various topics associated with contaminants of emerging concern in natural aquatic/atmospheric environments and urban water/energy systems, which includes, but is not limited to, advanced remediation technologies, occurrence, fate, risk assessment, management, sustainability, and regulation policy.

Journal Information
Guest Editors
Seungdae OH Hyunwoo KIM Yuhoon HWANG
Kyunghee University, Korea
(Lead Guest Editor)
Chonbuk National University, Korea Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea
Siming YOU Jin SHANG  
University of Glasgow, UK City University of Hong Kong, China  

  • • Published by
    the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE)
  • • Topic:
    Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • • Due date of full paper submission: February 28, 2020
Journal Information
Guest Editors
Changha LEE To be announced To be announced
Seoul National University, Korea    

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