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


Special Issue on: "Air Pollution Control Technologies by Wet Scrubbing Techniques"

Guest Editor: Dr. B. C. Meikap, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur, India

Co-Guest Editors:
Dr. Kim Oanh, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Prof. M. N. Biswas, Government College of Leather Technology, India
Dr. A. K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur, India

Atmospheric pollution is considered to be most dangerous pollutant of our ecosystem as it has direct influence over all living and nonliving things and its control by isolation and then cleaning becomes beyond man’s effort unless the pollutants are controlled at the source itself. A diverse variety of pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere by both natural, anthropogenic and industrial activities sources.

To control air pollution in chemical and allied process industries, wet scrubbing process plays a vital role to remove particulate and gaseous pollutants simultaneously. There are large varieties of wet scrubbers in use, the most important of which are spray towers and chambers, packed and plate columns, impingement type scrubbers, multi-stage bubble column, multi-jet column and the venturi scrubbers. These wet scrubbers used in practice to offer a choice between the liquid dispersed and gas dispersed systems. It is very important to incorporate design changes, modifications to enhance the efficiency of collection of air pollutants due to the stringent regulations in reasonably low energy dissipation.

Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to bring together research finding focusing research and development on air pollution abatement and control technologies with special reference to wet scrubbing processes and related areas.

Subject Coverage
Original research paper or reviews are invited in the following themes, which is not exhaustive:
  • Air pollution control techniques
  • Selection criteria of wet scrubbing techniques
  • Wet scrubbing processes of air pollution control
  • Design and hydrodynamics characteristics of air pollution control devices.
  • Air pollution modelling
  • Air pollution monitoring and EIA
  • Dispersion of air pollutants
  • Environmental effects of air pollutants
  • Green technologies of air pollution prevention
  • Air pollution control from stationary sources
  • Case studies of air pollution control in chemical process plant

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 August, 2008