20 January 2008

Call for papers: Treatment Processes for Mixed Organic Wastes, Residual Biosolids and Wastewaters

Call for papers: Treatment Processes for Mixed Organic Wastes, Residual Biosolids and Wastewaters

A special issue of International Journal of Environment and Waste Management

Progress worldwide indisputably relies on many industrial, agricultural and manufacturing processes. These processes are, however, also the main generators of various types of wastes, process biological residues and wastewaters that are normally discharge as undesired materials. However, the presentation and discussion of original research information and case studies on the generation, characterisation, monitoring, traditional and novel treatment technologies and processes, handling, reuse and eventual disposition of solid wastes, residual biosolids and process wastewaters from the manufacturing industry, both in industrialised and in economically developing countries, are more than ever justified in order to design and implement proactive methodologies which foster sustainable development.

IJEWM is designed for scientists, engineers, and managers, regardless of their discipline, who are involved in scientific, technical and other issues related to solid waste management and wastewater treatment processes. Although the dissemination and application of innovative technical information in the related fields are extremely important, the implementation of sustainable waste management practices also requires a thorough understanding of the pertinent legal, social, economic, and regulatory issues involved. Whilst the latter non-technical factors accompany the implementation of the treatment and handling technologies in the management of the wastes, it is of prime importance to first disseminate and exchange the findings of similar research and other related technical experiences.

The aim of this special issue is to present a mix of the research work and case studies that best serve to help understand and keep pace with the issues related to and technical progress achieved in solid waste management and wastewater treatment technology.

Original research papers, technical reviews and case studies are invited in the following and related areas:
  • Characterisation of agricultural, municipal and other biological/biochemical process residues, wastes and wastewaters
  • Composting in its various forms
  • Vermicomposting
  • Anaerobic digestion processes
  • Fermentation processes
  • Sludge handling, treatment and disposal
  • Sewage sludge treatment
  • Biological and chemical treatment of residual biosolids, municipal solid wastes, healthcare wastes, industrial and textile wastewaters, processing food industries, animal and meat processing industries, and dairy products industries
  • Thermal treatment of biosolids residues/wastes
  • Modelling of organic waste treatment processes
Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission: 15 April 2008
Deadline of papers review: 14 June 2008
Deadline for submission of revised papers: 15 July 2008
Deadline for re-review of papers requiring major revision: 15 August 2008
Deadline for second revisions of papers if required: 30 August 2008

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