A special issue of International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Compared to equilibrium governed separation processes, i.e., adsorption, absorption, etc., rate governed membrane based separation processes are gaining importance for treatment of various industrial effluent/process streams. It has been estimated that the current worldwide membrane/equipment market is 1.6 billion dollars annually. New applications in wastewater treatment from various industrial sources as well as treatment of drinking water using membrane based separation processes have to be developed and commercialised to achieve a cleaner technology. Bioremediation has come to play an increasingly important role in waste management.
Bioremediation can take care of both organic and inorganic pollutants. Although the application of bioremedial measures to environmental problems has become readily acceptable, there remains uncertainty among practitioners regarding how the microscopic system fits into practical applications. The stochastic nature of the living systems further enhances the uncertainty level. The exchange of challenging technical experiences of researchers in this field can only fill this gap.
Original research paper or reviews are invited in the following and related areas on waste management as applied to:
- Textile industry
- Pulp and paper industry
- Sugar processing industry
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Other industries
- Environmental sources, such as arsenic and other harmful organic and inorganic sources from drinking and surface water
Deadline for paper submission: 31 March 2008
First turn of papers review: 31 May 2008
Second turn of papers review: 31 July 2008
Final papers submission: 31 August 2008