Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Solid Waste Management"

Guest Editors:
Dr. V.K. Garg, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, India
Dr. Suman Mor, Panjab University, India

With the rapid urbanisation, industrialisation, infrastructure developmental activities, intensive agriculture and livestock farming, solid waste management is faced with new pressures and challenges. “How will solid waste be managed?” is an important question demanding attention all over the world. Pollutants generated from solid wastes have potential adverse effect on the environment. If not dealt with properly, they can cause pollution to groundwater, surface water, create health problems and affect the environment. Successful solid waste management can only be achieved by applying proper techno-scientific principles. The nature and composition of solid waste vary from country to country. The technologies developed for one region cannot always be applied for other regions. Scientists should therefore develop solid waste management strategies so as to meet the local needs. Full consideration of history, politics, economic and community values are important in developing solid waste management strategies.

In recent years intensive research efforts have been made for solid waste management in developed as well as developing nations. Therefore, we call for papers addressing research on solid waste generation, reduction, treatment, management and the related areas.

Subject Coverage
Original research paper or reviews invited in the following and related areas:
  • Waste management studies
  • Domestic waste, municipal waste, industrial waste, biomedical waste, mining and mineral waste, agricultural waste, hazardous waste
  • Waste collection, waste reduction, waste treatment
  • Land filling
  • Composting and biological treatment
  • Vermicomposting
  • Energy recovery and thermal treatment
  • Chemical and biochemical treatment
  • Waste utilisation, recycling and re-use
  • Flyash management
  • Methods suitable for developing countries
  • New technological developments
  • Engineering, design, strategic planning and mathematical optimisation
  • Economic aspects of waste management
  • Legal policies and regulations

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 : 30 April 2007

Deadline of papers review : 30 June 2007

Deadline for submission of revised papers : 15 July 2007

Deadline for re-review of papers requiring major revision : 15 August 2007

Deadline for second revisions of papers if required : 30 August 2007