Special Issue


Environmental Research
Environmental Research & BEEM 2018
<New Special Issue> is Confirmed!
Environmental Research & BEEM 2018 <New Special Issue>
consists of Special Issue Series A <Novel Materials for Environmental Applications> and Special Issue Series B <Endocrine Disruptors and
Alternative Materials in Environment>.

Series A <Novel Materials for Environmental Applications>

Guest Editors

  • Ki-Hyun Kim Hanyang University Korea
  • Akash Deep CSIR India
  • Sandeep Kumar Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology India
  • Sang Soo Lee Kangwon National University Korea

Introduction Click

A variety of novel materials have been produced through different physical/chemical/biological routes and employed in various fields of applications in the field of material engineering, energy and environment, biotechnology, molecular biology, and nearly all disciplines of physical and chemical sciences. To upgrade the performance of those materials, the synthesis of multifunctional materials has become a common trend. Hence, they can offer potential solutions for overcoming many limitations of existing products with respect to cost, functionality, fabrication strategies, and overall performance. This emerging technology has indeed opened up new panoramas for applications toward the management of air/water/soil systems. This special issue is dedicated to compile various forms of environmental applications based on novel materials (including carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphenes, metal-organic frameworks, and so on) and their composites with particular emphasis on the following subjects.  

  • -Fabrication and characterization of functional materials for the resource recovery from water/wastewater.
  • -Environmental materials to enhance coagulation and sedimentation efficiency in wastewater treatment.
  • -Micro/nano-scale multi-physics phenomena and the analysis of structure, morphology, and the role of interfaces.
  • -Intelligent materials design to optimize performance including hierarchical microstructural optimization, self-healing, energy absorption, and environmental extremes.
  • -Conversion of biowastes into biochar or activated carbon for environmental/energy applications
  • -Smart materials for water splitting from ambient air
  • -Online smart sensors for real-time monitoring of urban air and water quality indices
  • -E-waste management and recycling of precious metals
  • -Green Technology for efficient environment management
  • -Evaluation of advanced functional materials towards safety/toxicity
  • -Health implications and impacts of emerging materials
  • -Bio/polymer development and application
  • -Exploration of materials for low Impact development (LID)
  • -Future potential materials for environmental and industrial applications
  • -Material development to move towards greater sustainable convergence
  • -Synthesis of multifunctional materials for environmental bioremediation

Series B <Endocrine Disruptors and Alternative Materials in Environment>

Guest Editors

  • Myung Chan Gye Hanyang University Korea
  • CheMyong Ko University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
  • Geonha Kim Hannam University Korea
  • Nanthi Bolan University of Newcastle Australia

Introduction Click

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) represent the chemicals that can mimic endocrine function of human and various animal species. As such, EDs are realized as one of the most significant health concerns in our planet. Besides the classical target for EDs, the emerging unexpected functional targets and associated mechanisms (e.g., hormone sensitive cancers, neuronal diseases, and the next generation effect of EDs for human and wildlife animal health) have been highlighted.
Recently, materials that can replace the conventional plasticizers have been developed. Nonetheless, endocrine activity as well as toxicity of these alternative chemicals are yet relatively poorly understood at in vivo and in vitro levels. For instance, animal disease outbreak is the one of the primary occasions through which various forms of EDs (e.g., antibiotics, pesticides, and disinfectants) are introduced into the environments without proper regulations. Carcasses burial is a widely adopted disposal practice during animal disease outbreak mainly due to its simplicity and swiftness for implementation. Likewise, overdose injection of medicals, intended to prevent early mortality of animals, may remain in the environment due to the mass depopulation of livestock. Assessment of risks posed by EDs and other substances should thus be taken as an indispensable step for the proper countermeasures.
In light of the significance of EDs and related issues, the following topics are to be dealt intensively in this special issue:  

  • -effects of EDs on wildlife animals
  • -EDs and hormone sensitive cancer
  • -EDs on neurological disorder
  • -effects of EDs on animals including human
  • -endocrine disruption by emerging POPs
  • -next generation effect of EDs
  • -phytochemicals with endocrine activity
  • -molecular biomarkers for endocrine disruption
  • -genetically engineered organism for biosensor for EDs
  • -molecular and cellular action mechanisms of EDs
  • -sensor technology to detect EDs
  • -monitoring of EDs and their metabolites in the environmental media and animal bodies
  • -development of alternative chemicals for EDs
  • -toxicity and endocrine disruption by emerging persistent organic chemicals
  • -the state of the art technologies to minimize adverse impacts of burials
  • -assessment of leachate originating from carcass management practices
  • -risk assessment of carcass management for the better practice selection
  • -monitoring of trace organics in multi-sphere near burials.

Energy & Environment
Energy & Environment is an interdisciplinary journal inviting energy policy analysts, natural scientists and engineers, as well as lawyers and
economists to contribute to mutual understanding and learning.

Guest Editors

  • Eui-Chan Jeon Sejong University Korea
  • Hana Kim Sejong University Korea
  • Chacrit Sitdhiwej Thammasat University Thailand
  • Lado Kurdgelashivili University of Delaware USA

Introduction Click

Procedures of producing energy generate wastes, and waste can be used to produce energy. Energy and environment are closely interlinked. In the pursuit of a circular economy, energy-waste nexus should be considered in our energy systems. Less-waste-producing energy sources or less-harmful-waste-producing energy technologies need to be discussed. Also, utilization of wastes for producing energy needs to be also promoted. This special issue will focus on cutting-edge issues in the energy and waste policies from the perspective of a circular economy. The exemplary topics are as follows: (Relevant topics can be included, even if not mentioned)

  • -Energy-waste nexus
  • -Waste-to-energy policies
  • -LCA of waste-to-energy technologies
  • -Cogeneration system
  • -Hot waste water
  • -Sustainable and integrated energy policies from perspective of circular economy
  • -Scenario analysis of energy technologies
  • -Economic analysis of energy technologies with focus on their externalities
  • -Economic analysis of various energy mix scenarios
  • -Simulation of various energy future

Sustainability
Sustainability is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly and
open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and
social sustainability of human beings. Sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published monthly online by MDPI.  

Guest Editors

  • Eui-Chan Jeon Sejong University Korea
  • Donghun Lee University of Seoul Korea
  • Hana Kim Sejong University Korea
  • William Latham University of Delaware USA
  • Manu V. Mathai Azim Premji University India
  • Chacrit Sitdhiwej Thammasat University Thailand

Introduction Click

The limitations of a linear economy pursuing open-ended economic growth have been observed. The representative example is climate change. The dichotomy in standard economic thinking that separates the environment from economy and reduces the environment as inputs for economic activities or sites for waste disposal cannot be sustained anymore. A circular economy is an imperative and new paradigm for us to consider. This Special Issue aims to collect up-to-date research articles that explore and examine sustainable energy and waste policies from this new and emerging perspective. This Special Issue will incorporate research articles that examine current energy and waste policies, qualitatively and quantitatively (e.g., life-cycle-assessment, energy modeling, etc.), including those that probe the limitations of the circular economy approach, as well as those that apply a political economy approach. The exemplary topics are as follows: (Relevant topics can be included, even if not mentioned)

  • -Circular economy policies or packages
  • -Climate change and circular economy policies
  • -Urban mining practices
  • -Extended Producer Responsibility
  • -E-waste treatment and environmental equity
  • -Waste-to-energy policies
  • -LCA of recycling
  • -Social license related to waste management or treatment facilities
  • -Economic analysis of various waste-to-energy or bioenergy technologies
  • -LCOE of waste-to-energy technologies

Journal of Environmental Management
The Journal of Environmental Management is a journal for the publication of peer reviewed, original research for all aspects of management and the managed use of the environment, both natural and man-made.

Guest Editors

  • Yiu Fai Tsang The Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
  • Eilhann E. Kwon Sejong University Korea
  • Alicia Kyoungjin An City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
  • Jechan Lee Sejong University Korea

Invitation for Submission of Paper Click

Invitation for Submission of Paper for Special Issue in Journal of Environmental Management

Deadline: 31st Aug 2018

Dear colleagues,
The special issue in Journal of Environmental Management, with a theme of Biowaste and biomass valorization, recycling and recovery practices, is aiming to report the latest research and development on biowaste and biomass applications. This issue will fill a gap in the current lack of updated and comprehensive information about (1) the resources recovery of biowaste and biomass with unconventional treatment technologies, and (2) the management, regulation and policy of different application of bioresources.

Manuscripts (either research article or review paper) in the following areas are welcomed:

  • -Novel and effective valorization, recycling and recovery from biowaste and biomass;
  • -Biowaste/biomass as raw materials for production of bioenergy, biochemicals, and biomaterials;
  • -Application of biowaste/biomass for effective remediation of contaminated sites; and
  • -Application of biowaste/biomass for effective removal of emerging pollutants.

Note that the above list is not exhaustive. Researchers are welcome to suggest any relevant topics that are related to biowaste applications. The issue is expected to comprise about 20 papers (max.). The timelines are given as follows:

  • -Submission of full papers: 31st Aug 2018
  • -Announcement of final decisions: 31st Jan 2019
  • -Online publication: 30th April 2019

Guest editors:

  • -Dr. Yiu Fai Tsang, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • -Prof. Eilhann E. Kwon, Sejong University, Korea
  • -Dr. Alicia Kyoungjin An, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • -Dr. Jechan Lee, Sejong University, Korea

Invited authors should indicate their interest by submitting an abstract of no more than 300 words on or before 31st July 2017 to Lead Guest Editor Yiu Fai Tsang at tsangyf@eduhk.hk and Managing Editor at xxxxxx. The editors will select the most suitable submissions and invite authors to prepare a full paper, which will be submitted and peer reviewed in accordance with standard journal practice.

We are looking forward to your submission.

Best regards,
Yiu Fai Tsang, Ph.D.
Lead Guest Editor
Journal of Environmental Management

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