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 through 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 range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, 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.


Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 12 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020

Special Issue

Sustainable Development and the Environment

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

Guest Editor

Wendy M. Purcell, PhD, FRSA

Academic Research Scholar, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Research interests: Sustainability; Sustainable Development Goals; organizational transformation; global leadership; public health; the Higher Education sector; the Auto industry; the Aviation sector; the Travel & Tourism sector

About This Topic

Engineering, as a discipline and a profession, is central to tackling global societal challenges demanded by sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Radical collaboration among students, academics and practitioners with multiple stakeholders in business, the professions and the community are urgently needed with important work already underway.

Engineers will need to combine technical competence with an understanding of social and environmental impacts. As such, pursuing sustainable development will require transformation of engineering education, interdisciplinary research and innovation ecosystems. Locally-rooted and globally connected, engineering solutions will need to be delivered at speed and scale.

This Special Issue, dedicated to publishing impactful research on ‘Sustainable Development and the Environment’, will bring together academic papers based on engineering for societal impact. Highlighting case studies, field studies, community-based innovation, user-led studies, advances in curriculum and pedagogic practice, and studies in engineering with impact, the Special Issue seeks to promote engineering for sustainable development.

Thank you for considering this Special Issue to share your research findings. We look forward to receiving your manuscript by January 15, 2022.


Open Access Original Research

Energy Efficiency of High-Speed Railways

Received: 18 August 2022;  Published: 26 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204055


The world is becoming more dependent on energy resources, which translates into political dependency on energy-exported states. This will significantly impact the economy, transport, and the environment around the world. Railway transport is becoming an essential mode of transportation because it can operate on an electrified network and has [...]
Open Access Research Article

Investigation of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Concrete in Sanitary Sewer Pipes and Manholes: Field Surveys and Laboratory Assessment

Received: 20 April 2022;  Published: 30 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202027


Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of concrete in sanitary sewer pipe and manholes is the result of dilute sulfuric acid (H2SO4) dissolving the cement matrix. The acid is produced by a complex series of chemical and biochemical reactions. The objectives of this paper are: (1) to review [...]
Open Access Original Research

Non-Woven Tissues as Novel Cosmetic Carriers for a Green Beauty

Received: 16 March 2022;  Published: 23 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202021


Approximately 75% of textile waste is generated annually worldwide, as there is a dearth of viable recycling strategies. It has been estimated that textile industries can be responsible for approximately 20% of global water pollution. As a consequence, if not properly managed, the [...]
Open Access Research Article

NIR Spectroscopy and Aquaphotomics Approach to Identify Soil Characteristics as a Function of the Sampling Depth

Received: 24 December 2021;  Published: 15 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2201008


Soil is a very complex medium made of minerals, organic matter, microorganisms, air, and water. Vibrational spectroscopy techniques are exceptionally well-suited to be used with portable and hand-held devices. In this study, NIR spectroscopy was applied using portable instrumentation and the holistic Aquaphotomics approach to ident [...]