Special Issue

Guide for article submission to any special issue hosted by BEEM 2018.

  1. 1.All registered participants to BEEM 2018 are eligible to submit their manuscript(s) to relevant special issue(s).
  2. 2.Each paper should be submitted with cover letter containing the scanned image of "Registration certificate or Registration receipt" issued by BEEM 2018 conference committee.
  3. 3.All submitted manuscripts are to undergo stringent, double-blind, and external peer review that has been established by the review guideline of each journal.
  4. 4.The topic of manuscript should comply with the scope of each special (or topical) issue.
  5. 5.For more information about the topic, please click on "Introduction".

Journal of Hazardous Materials
* Topical Special Issue
The Journal of Hazardous Materials publishes full-length research papers, review articles, and case studies that improve our understanding of the hazards and risks that certain materials pose to public health and the environment. Papers that deal with ways of controlling and mitigating risks of hazardous materials (HM) are within the scope of the journal. However, the following areas are excluded: non-hazardous materials, work place health & safety, standard municipal waste and wastewater treatment processes including nutrient removal, greenhouse gas mitigation, toxicology of hazardous materials below the organism level (i.e. at the cellular, metabolic, or molecular level), and the manufacturing of explosives.

Guest Editors

  • Amit Bhatnagar University of Eastern Finland Finland
  • Jörg Rinklebe University of Wuppertal Germany
  • Kitae Baek Chonbuk National University Korea
  • Daniel Tsang The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China
  • Binoy Sarkar The University of Sheffield UK
  • Yong Sik Ok Korea University Korea

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The industrial revolution came with a giant wave of new material goods that have been used to improve the quality of human life. However, along with the amazing technological advances, industrialization introduced new sources of environmental pollution. The application of physico-chemical separation processes for the mitigation of hazardous materials includes adsorption, ion-exchange, membrane separation, precipitation-coagulation-flocculation, among others. These techniques have been intensively investigated for the mitigation of hazardous pollutants from polluted sources globally.
The use of natural materials for environmental remediation has been seen as a cleaner and safer alternative. In this respect, clays and clay minerals have gained prime interest because they are abundant, widespread and relatively inexpensive compared to other raw materials. They also hold unique physico-chemical properties, and provide excellent biocompatibility and high environmental stability. Based on these unique features, research and development will guarantee their continued utilization in the future and find new applications in diverse fields. Therefore, new opportunities and challenges are on the rise with the commitment to sustainable development principles for clay minerals. Moreover, minerals from silicate rocks are of immense importance in remediating environmental contaminants. Reuse of mining wastes can also offer potential economic benefits via compensating raw material necessities and reducing enormous waste volumes to manage.
This special issue is dedicated to discuss the new opportunities and challenges of clays, clay-based composites as well as other natural and industrial silicate minerals for environmental remediation of contaminated sites and sources. This special issue will incorporate research and review articles on exploring clays and silicate rock minerals on various aspects. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • -Advances in clay and mineral sciences
  • -Properties and characterization of clay and clay minerals
  • -Interactions between clay and toxic substances
  • -Novel modification and formulation of clay and clay minerals for immobilization of hazardous substances
  • -Clay mineral based composites (e.g. biochar-clay composite) for environmental remediation
  • -Safer and cleaner technologies — Application of clay and clay minerals for environment
  • -Soil mineral chemistry governing pollutant and nutrient dynamics
  • -Industrial waste minerals based technologies for environmental clean-up
  • -Recovering valuable minerals from waste rocks

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 Yonsei University Korea

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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 J. Ko University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
  • Geonha Kim Hannam University Korea
  • Nanthi Bolan University of Newcastle Australia

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Invitation to submit short abstracts to Environmental Research Special Issue B (2018 BEEM) for consideration before May 18, 2018

We invite authors to provide abstracts of papers they intend to submit for this special section of Environmental Research before May 18, 2018. These abstracts should include a list of contributing authors, an appropriate title, and a brief abstract of less than 300 words.

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.

Email abstracts to Guest editor, Myung Chan Gye (mcgye@hanyang.ac.kr) and CheMyong Ko (jayko@illinois.edu) for ED subject and Geonha Kim (kimgh@hnu.kr) and Nanthi Bolan (Nanthi.Bolan@newcastle.edu.au) for burials and other related studies.

Authors of papers that fit the rationale for special issue will be invited to submit full manuscripts to the Environmental Research before August 31, 2018. All manuscript submissions will be subject to the peer review process.

Author Instructions can be found at


Authors are welcome to suggest any relevant topics that are related to ED.

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

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 Ajou University Korea

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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, Ajou 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

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

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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 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

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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

* Topical Special Issue
Chemosphere is an international journal designed for the publication of original communications and review articles. As a multidisciplinary journal, Chemosphere offers broad and impactful dissemination of investigations related to all aspects of environmental science and engineering.

Guest Editors

  • Daniel Tsang The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China
  • Shiming Ding Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences China
  • Kitae Baek Chonbuk National University Korea
  • Jimmy Chih-Ming Kao National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan

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Title of Symposia Sediment Pollution Assessment and Remediation/Management
Description Sediment is the major solid phase in an aquatic ecosystem which is deposited as a physical layer on the bed or bottom of water. It plays a critical role in maintaining the balance and health of an ecosystem through embracing benthic organisms and accommodating geogenic and anthropogenic pollutants. As the control of external inputs of nutrients and pollution from watershed has been implemented worldwide, the accumulated pollutants in sediments is becoming a major pollution source in many freshwater and coastal systems. The sediment displays great heterogeneity in biogeochemical properties, which pose a grand challenge to the researchers about how to assess the sediment pollution and how to remediate/manage polluted sediments. This Special Symposium will address recent research advances in sediment pollution assessment and remediation/management, including: 1) new techniques and methods in assessment of sediment quality, 2) novel materials and engineering measures in remediation of polluted sediments, and 3) holistic paradigms in management of sediments.
Chair Daniel C.W. Tsang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Co-Chair Shiming Ding
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, China
Kitae Baek
Chonbuk National University, Korea
Jimmy C.M. Kao
National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Speaker Baoshan Xing
University of Massachusetts, USA
Filip M.G. Tack
Ghent University, Belgium
Anna S. Knox
Savannah River National Laboratory, USA
Organized by Hong Kong Polytechnic University &
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology

Process Safety and Environmental Protection
PSEP aims to be the principal international journal for publication of high quality, original papers in the branches of engineering concerned with the safety of industrial processes and the protection of the environment.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Geonha Kim Hannam University Korea

Guest Editors

  • Phil Longhurst Cranfield University UK
  • Nanthi Bolan The University of Newcastle Australia
  • Seung-Eun Lee Kyungpook National University Korea
  • Yiu Fai Tsang The Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China

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