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International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Advances in Waste Engineering and Management"

Guest Editors:
Sunil Kumar, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, India
Somnath Mukherjee, Jadavpur University, India
Nanjappa Ashwath, Central Queensland University, Australia
C. D. Hills, University of Greenwich, UK

At present, our unique planet 'Earth' is facing immense environmental problems due to ignorance, over-exploitation and waste generation. All the three basic components of the environment, i.e., air; water and land, are in the disturbed state. The quality of air we inhale, the water we drink and the land we live are all deteriorating day-by-day. In such a situation, it is of utmost importance and necessity to improve the understanding of environmental risk and learn how to minimise waste generation and utilise the same for useful products. Globally, many environmental technologies have been developed towards better waste management, but developing countries are still facing problems in solving the grave concern of waste management. Hence, a special issue is proposed to cover the advances made in waste engineering and management globally in general and developing countries in particular.

Globally, the most widely accepted technologies for MSW treatment are incineration and landfill disposal. Incineration is an efficient way to reduce the waste volume and demand for landfill space. Incineration plants can be located close to the centre of gravity of waste generation, thus also reducing the cost of waste transportation. Incineration provides the best way to eliminate methane emissions from waste management processes. Waste incineration may be advantageous when a landfill cannot be sited because of lack of suitable sites or long haulage distances resulting into higher costs. Hence, incineration will have the upper hand for reducing the quantum of MSW reaching landfills. But incineration practices have not become lucrative in developing counties due to low calorific value of wastes. Other technologies like anaerobic digestion are also not gaining popularity to date. Similarly, there are number of technologies for wastewater treatment. This special issue invites submissions addressing innovative research globally on waste engineering and management which will have great impact on policy makers, technologist and academicians.

Subject Coverage
Original research papers or reviews are invited in the following and related areas:
  • R & D on different aspects of waste management
  • Case studies including critical reviews on different aspects of waste management
  • Modelling in waste management
  • Various processing technologies waste management in general and MSW management in particular
  • Climate change issues related to waste management
  • Economics of technologies for waste management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: 31 December 2009

First turn of papers review: 30 January 2010

Second turn of papers review: 30 July 2010

Final papers submission: 31 September 2010