Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: “Microbial Immobilisation Technology for Wastewater Treatment”

Guest Editors:
Prof. Yu Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Etienne Paul, National Institute for Applied Sciences, France
Prof. Qing-Liang Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Prof. Yung-Tse Hung, Cleveland State University, USA

Microbial immobilisation technology has been developed and widely employed in wastewater treatment for decades. In general, microbial immobilisation can be classified as biofilm, aerobic and anaerobic granulation. By using microbial immobilisation technology, different species of bacteria with various biological functions can be immobilised into one entity which has characteristics of a compact and dense structure, quick sludge-water separation ability and high biomass retention. These advantages in turn lead to the design of a highly compact bioreactor which has been successfully applied for effective removal of organics, nutrients (N and P) as well as recalcitrant and toxic chemicals from both municipal and industrial wastewater.

In recent years, intensive research efforts have been dedicated to the fundamental mechanisms of microbial immobilisation and the potential applicability of this technology in treating a variety of specific types of wastewaters. Therefore, we are calling for papers which report the up-to-date progresses on the mechanism of microbial immobilisation as well as the application of this technology in the area of wastewater treatment.

Subject Coverage
Original research paper or reviews are invited in the following and related areas:
  • Aerobic and anaerobic biofilm technologies for wastewater treatment
  • Anaerobic granulation technology for wastewater treatment
  • Aerobic technology for wastewater treatment
  • Structure and activity of biofilms and biogranules
  • Microbiology and ecology of biofilms and biogranules
  • Combined biofilm- and biogranules-membrane systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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 January 2007

First turn of papers review: 31 April 2007

Second turn of papers review: 15 June 2007

Final papers submission: 15 July 2007