Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021 2020

Special Issue

Microbial and Sustainable Technologies for Circular Economy and Resource-Efficient Waste and Water Management

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Veera Gnaneswar Gude, PhD

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

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Interests: Bioelectrochemcial systems; Biofuels; Desalination; Renewable energy; Sustainability and water and wastewater technologies

About the topic:

Current waste and water treatment technologies are energy-intensive and resource-demanding. Energy-efficient innovative technologies are essential for wastewater treatment and waste minimization. At the same time, there is a growing need for resource (water, nutrients and valuable chemicals and metals) recovery for sustainable management of natural sources, in an effort to meet the rising demands for energy/food/water due to escalating populations across the world. Among the many solutions, biological, microbial and electrochemical systems provide unique opportunities for recovering these valuable sources while contributing environmental protection.

Highlights of the topics included in this special issue are, but not limited to:

  • Wastewater treatment in microbial electrochemical technologies (microbial fuel cells, microbial electrolysis cells, microbial desalination, capacitive deionization, and MXCs)
  • Integrated waste management technologies for energy and resource recovery
  • Critical assessment, evaluation and reviews on the future of various bioelectrochemical principles, physical and thermochemical technologies and applications
  • Non-conventional and industrial wastewater treatment such as oil and gas produced waters and waste management
  • Theoretic development and modelling/simulation studies and process optimization
  • Materials, design configurations, scale-up and applications (recovery of valuable chemicals and metals) of MXCs
  • Life cycle analysis and techno-economic feasibility of microbial electrochemical technologies along with pilot scale studies


Bioelectrochemical systems; Circular economy; Environmental protection; Integrated resource management; Life cycle analysis; Microbial electrochemical technologies; Scale-up of Bioelectrochemical systems; Solid waste treatment and management; Sustainable wastewater treatment; Techno-economics and cost-benefit analysis; Theoretical development and modeling; Water and resource recovery; Waste management

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Open Access Review

The Importance of Responsible Electronic Waste Treatment for Sustainability

Received: 02 January 2024;  Published: 01 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2403016


Waste production is experiencing a significant increase in correlation with the growth of the human population and industrial activities. The kind of waste that is expanding at a rapid rate is known as "e-waste," which stands for electronic waste. In the context of electronic waste, the term refers to the waste produced during the [...]
Open Access Original Research

Sustainable Hospital Waste Management Practices in the Western Province of Sri Lanka: Problems and Prospects

Received: 25 December 2023;  Published: 28 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2402013


Ensuring the sustainability of hospital waste management practices has become a burning issue. Due to the growing population coinciding with rapid urbanization and industrialization, practicing sustainable methods of medical waste management is an urgent requirement. Like other developing countries, Sri Lanka also [...]
Open Access Review

A Review on Adsorption Process for the Treatment of Oily Wastewater

Received: 27 September 2022;  Published: 02 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301016


Oil-contaminated or oily wastewater (OW) is generated from various industrial and domestic premises. It consists of fats, oils, and greases and may contain petroleum fractions such as diesel oil, gasoline, and kerosene. It is regarded as one of the most hazardous wastewaters, causin [...]