Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Environmental and Industrial Waste Management Using Membrane Separation and Bioremediation"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Sirshendu De and Prof. Sunando DasGupta, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Prof. Ranjana Chowdhury, Jadavpur University, India
Prof. Yung-Tse Hung, Cleveland State University, USA

Compared to equilibrium governed separation processes, i.e., adsorption, absorption, etc., rate governed membrane based separation processes are gaining importance for treatment of various industrial effluent/process streams. It has been estimated that the current worldwide membrane/equipment market is 1.6 billion dollars annually. New applications in wastewater treatment from various industrial sources as well as treatment of drinking water using membrane based separation processes have to be developed and commercialised to achieve a cleaner technology. Bioremediation has come to play an increasingly important role in waste management.

Bioremediation can take care of both organic and inorganic pollutants. Although the application of bioremedial measures to environmental problems has become readily acceptable, there remains uncertainty among practitioners regarding how the microscopic system fits into practical applications. The stochastic nature of the living systems further enhances the uncertainty level. The exchange of challenging technical experiences of researchers in this field can only fill this gap.

Subject Coverage
Original research paper or reviews are invited in the following and related areas on waste management as applied to:
  • Textile industry
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Sugar processing industry
  • Tanneries
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Other industries
  • Environmental sources, such as arsenic and other harmful organic and inorganic sources from drinking and surface water

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 March 2008

First turn of papers review: 31 May 2008

Second turn of papers review: 31 July 2008

Final papers submission: 31 August 2008