Calls for papers


International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Sensing, Detection and Remediation of Environmental Pollutants by Nanoscale Materials"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Adam Wanekaya, Missouri State University, USA
Dr. Charles Chusuei, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Dr. Yu Lei, , University of Connecticut, USA
Prof. Yung-Tse Hung, Cleveland State University, USA

With the rise in global population and increasing pressure on the Earth’s limited resources, the world is facing formidable challenges in environmental health and protection. Sensing, detection and remediation of environmental pollutants are therefore urgent challenges that need to be addressed with existing and emerging technologies. Rapid progress in nanotechnology and nanoscale materials offers significant opportunities for a wide range of applications for detection and remediation of a broad range of environmental contaminants. Further, the convergence and intersection of analytical techniques and nanotechnology provide opportunities for development of advanced nanomaterials and miniaturized, rapid, ultrasensitive and affordable field-deployable devices.

The purpose of this special issue is to invite contributions that showcase recent research that address these very important challenges.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • Nanoscale material-based chemical sensors
  • Nanoscale material-based biological sensors
  • Environmental applications of carbon nanotubes
  • Environmental applications of polymer nanostructures
  • Environmental applications of metal oxide nanostructures
  • Advanced nanomaterials for environmental applications
    • Toxic gas sensors
    • Water treatment and purification
    • Decontamination
  • Synthesis and properties of nanoscale materials for environmental applications

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 double-blind 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 March 2011 (extended)

First turn of papers review: 15 April 2011

Second turn of papers review: 31 May 2011

Final papers submission: 15 July 2011