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). 

Open Access Research Article

Risk Matrix of Hydrological Disasters Combining Rainfall Thresholds and Social-Environmental Criteria

Received: 30 September 2022;  Published: 07 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301019


This paper presents a procedure for risk assessment for hydrological disasters considering the threshold rainfall and environmental and social criteria. A case study was carried out to test its feasibility in the northern region of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The advantage of this procedure is that it only uses data available on government institut [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Dynamics of the Oceanic Air-Sea Boundary Layer

Received: 13 November 2022;  Published: 05 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301018


This paper presents a model for the similarity structure of the velocity profiles in air and water in the wave boundary layer, which provides predictions in terms of two parameters, F and R, of all its important properties, including the Charnock parameter, the surface drift velocity and the condition for the cancellation of the surface Stokes velocit [...]

Open Access Original Research

Evaluating Peer-to-Peer Electricity Markets across the U.S. Using an Agent-Based Modeling Approach

Received: 14 June 2022;  Published: 02 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301017


The diffusion of distributed energy resources can overcome some challenges associated with the historical centralized model of electric power distribution. Decentralized generation by residential solar photovoltaic cells creates the potential for peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity trading, where households can act as consumers and prosumers to buy and sell [...]

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, causing serious environmental and health threats to ecosystems and human being [...]

Open Access Original Research

Estimating CO2 Emissions for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Using Life Cycle Assessment: A Case Study in Rio de Janeiro City

Received: 23 September 2022;  Published: 31 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301015


The amount of greenhouse gases has been growing dramatically in recent decades, producing global warming and causing climate change that affects the entire planet. To mitigate these emissions, several nations have committed to implementing measures to reduce emissions of these gases, with carbon dioxide being the main one. The transport sector is one [...]

Open Access Original Research

Evaluation of Active Tectonic Features of Nandakini River Basin, Lesser Himalaya, India by Using Morphometric Indices: A GIS Approach

Received: 11 July 2022;  Published: 30 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301014


Tectonic geomorphology has been evidenced as an essential tool to define and measure recent tectonic deformation. The Nandakini River originates from Nanda Ghunti glacier at 6886 m in Lesser Himalaya. It covers about ~551 km2 basin area, with a fourth-order stream. It confluences with the Alaknanda River near Nand Prayag (at elevation 852 m), Chamoli [...]

Open Access Opinion

The Coupling Mechanism of the Digital Innovation Ecosystem and Value Co-creation

Received: 06 September 2022;  Published: 28 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301013


Value co-creation in the digital innovation ecosystem is of great practical significance for promoting enterprise advantages and high-quality economic development. Digitalization reshapes the logic of value co-creation. Innovation activities are no longer focused only on the internal enterprise but also occur in the ecosystem of interaction and sharing [...]

Open Access Review

Biogeochemical Technologies for Managing CO2 Flows in Agroecosystems

Received: 17 October 2022;  Published: 28 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301012


The review article discusses the application of biogeochemical technologies aimed at restoring biogeochemical cycles in agroecosystems, primarily in the microbial link regulating CO2 flows. The factors of management this microbial link when applying mineral and organic fertilizers are shown. The processes of mineralization of soil organic matter and [...]

Open Access Original Research

Comparative Assessment of Seasonal Variations in the Quality of Surface Water and Its Associated Health Hazards in Gold Mining Areas of Osun State, South-West Nigeria

Received: 30 October 2022;  Published: 23 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301011


Industrial and urban development are contributing to an increase in global environmental degradation. Therefore, the release of heavy metals from mining-related operations into surface water is harmful to human health. But as anthropogenic influences on the environment grow, surface water characteristics are also alter, impacting aquatic creatures. [...]

Open Access Research Article

Exploring Social Sustainability in the Built Environment

Received: 31 May 2022;  Published: 17 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301010


Following the establishment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability has been given increasing attention in the agenda of the built environment. Sustainability embraces three key elements, i.e., environment, economy and society. However, the social dimension receives the least attention and is largely overlooked compared [...]

Open Access Review

The Reliability of Willingness-to-Pay Responses in the Contingent Valuation Method: A New Single-Sample Approach

Received: 24 October 2022;  Published: 18 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301009


The Contingent Valuation (CV) Method, like other stated preference techniques, seeks to measure economic preferences for public goods. Throughout the development and application of this non-market procedure, the accuracy of the measured preferences has been front-and-centre among practitioners and potential users. The most important issue of debate [...]

Open Access Research Article

Assessment of Agro Allied Chemical Pollution on Surface Water Quality of River Lamurde and Mayo-Gwoi, Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria

Received: 06 November 2022;  Published: 17 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301008


Water bodies have been severely degraded in recent years due to the indiscriminate use of agro-allied chemicals. The study assesses the agro-allied chemical pollution on the surface water quality in River Lamurde and Mayo Gwoi. Water samples were collected from twenty-one (21) sample locations along the River Lamurde and Mayo-Gwoi to determine the seaso [...]

Open Access Research Article

Urban Policy Response to Radical Innovation in Sustainable Energy: The Case of University Spin-Offs and Local Triple Helix Interaction

Received: 11 July 2022;  Published: 16 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301007


This paper pictures several risk-taking strategies of young high-tech firms in bringing energy inventions to market and ways urban policy (municipalities) may provide supporting facilities and help accelerate the energy transition. Derived from a longitudinal study of 100 firms in northwest Europe, two findings contribute to practice. Firstly, a share [...]

Open Access Research Article

Surface Water Changes and Water Depletion of Lake Hamrin, Eastern Iraq, Using Sentinel-2 Images and Geographic Information Systems

Received: 31 August 2022;  Published: 12 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301006


Iraq’s lakes and rivers are currently exposed to drought because of climatic and political conditions. This study uses satellite images and geographic information systems to display the water depletion and the change in the surface water area of Hamrin Lake. Sentinel-2 imagery of 2018 and 2022 was used to analyze the surface water area changes and [...]

Open Access Research Article

Evaluation of Pyrolysis Products of Industrial Wastes as Potential Feedstocks for Bioenergy and Biofuels

Received: 02 November 2022;  Published: 11 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301005


This work aimed at evaluating all products from the low-temperature pyrolysis (350°C) of some industrial wastes, cotton stems and seeds (CSS), grape husks and curls (GRH), undigested sewage sludge (USS) and their blends in a fixed bed system and suggesting their possible applications. Solid and liquid products, biochars, and bio-oils were analyzed [...]

Open Access Research Article

Sustainable Thermal Insulation Derived from Recycled Textile Waste

Received: 11 September 2022;  Published: 11 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301004


The textile industry is one of the oldest industries and the third most important industry branch in Macedonia. It has had a steady increase in production over the years. Growing production line proportionally generates textile waste. Although it is terminologically categorized as waste, textile waste can be a valuable resource and is one of the textile [...]

Open Access Communication

Back to the Sea: The Long and Winding Road of the Seagrass Species Posidonia oceanica

Received: 12 June 2022;  Published: 05 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301003


Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile is one of the most important endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea. The long phylogenetic pathway of this species deserves special attention because its evolutionary history allows us to think back over the debated issue of life evolution on Earth. Hence, this marine plant, by terrestrial origin, was born from [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research in 2022

Received: 04 January 2023;  Published: 04 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301002


The editors of Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2022. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial process. We aim to recognize reviewer contributions through several mechanism [...]

Open Access Original Research

On Net Zero Energy Building Design Methodology: A Case Study Examining Learning as Measured by Interdisciplinary Knowledge Acquisition

Received: 28 August 2022;  Published: 03 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301001


Net zero energy building design methodologies include integrative approaches and numerical tools to provide optimal performance and cost-effective results. Team integration, characterized by knowledge transfer between disciplines, has yet to be quantified for the design processes of these buildings. This article proposes a specific methodology for desig [...]

Open Access Research Article

Evaluation of the Performance of Vital Services in Urban Crisis Management

Received: 08 October 2022;  Published: 26 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204057


Crisis management assessment and planning include many components. One of the essential elements is the review and analysis of the structure of the existing situation and the performance of Vital services in the face of critical cases. During the occurrence of natural disasters, the issue of crisis management is crucial in order to reduce the damages [...]

Open Access Original Research

Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agroforestry Systems as a Mitigation Strategy of Climate Change: A Case Study from Dinajpur, Bangladesh

Received: 18 October 2022;  Published: 26 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204056


The study was carried out in three different locations in Dinajpur district, Bangladesh,to observe soil carbon sequestration in agroforestry systems as a mitigation strategy for climate change. A total of 108 composite soil samples were collected at 0-30 cm in different study area sites. The total number of samples comprised three agroforestry systems [...]

Open Access Original Research

Energy Efficiency of High-Speed Railways n

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 zero carbon [...]

Open Access Research Article

Demonstrating Regional Climate and Meteorological Sensitivity in Landfill Methane Inventories from Historical Californian Databases

Received: 13 September 2022;  Published: 20 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204054


The urgency to manage global methane emissions has been acknowledged with international pledges to reduce 2020 levels by 30% by 2030. Carbon management requires effective tools to monitor changes, including those from significant sources including waste disposed on land. The first order degradation model used to determine landfill methane emissions [...]

Open Access Research Article

Groundwater Artificial Recharge Potentiality in Al-Qilt Catchment Jericho – West Bank – Palestine

Received: 28 September 2022;  Published: 19 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204053


The main research objective is to highlight the potentiality of artificial groundwater recharge in Al-Qilt catchment- Jericho – Palestine regarding the water shortage in the groundwater-supplied areas. Artificial recharge can be a possible option in increasing the storability of the underground aquifer, which will add values to the Palestinian strateg [...]

Open Access Review

A Review of Plant Bioindicators in Wetlands

Received: 09 November 2022;  Published: 16 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204052


With the increasing human population, the protection of water resources is becoming a critical issue. Wetlands are one of the most important water resources, helping assimilate pollutants. Hence, the ecosystem integrity of wetlands is important. Plant bioindicators with phytoremediation (physiologically removing pollutants from the ecosystem by plants [...]

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) 3rd Edition

17th – 18th September 2023, Online Conference

The world now more than ever needs more innovations to save it. Join the 3rd edition of our “Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES)” international conference in collaboration with Chongqing University, China, and get the chance to contribute and make a significant impact. The conference is a chance for scientists and researchers from around the globe to excavate solutions. IEREK welcomes participants with various scientific backgrounds and offers the opportunity to publish in the Scopus-indexed ASTI Book series by Springer.

For more details, please visit:

International Summit on Renewable Energy (INSORE2023)

11th – 17th February 2023, Dubrovnik, Croatia

As an established event organized by University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture and Josip Juraj Strossmayer University Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek, Croatia, the main goal of the Symposium is to present the scientific results of Croatian and international researchers and in this way to enable a better transfer of scientific achievements into agricultural production. In 2023, the event will be enriched with the Summit, organized by the University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia, and North East Renewable Energy Research Lab, India, which will precede the Symposium. The main goal of the Summit is to present and discuss possible solutions for the implementation of climate-friendly innovations, technologies and agronomical practices. In addition to the plenary lectures, the Summit and Symposium are organized in the following sections (themes):

Sections INSORE2023

1.1. Climate-friendly Innovations and Technologies

2.1. Agriculture and Climate Change

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IDA 2022 World Congress Program

9–13 October 2022, Sydney, Australia

The IDA flagship event returns to Australia a decade from the 2011 IDA World Congress held in Perth. The World Congress will take place during the week of October 9-13, 2022, in the magnificent city of Sydney, Australia, at the International Convention Center Sydney (ICC Sydney), a spectacular location and state of the art facility that opened in 2016 at the world-famous Darling Harbour.

For more information, visit the official website at:

1st International Conference on Sustainable Chemical and Environmental Engineering

31st Aug - 4th Sep 2022, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

The conference is organized by the "Design of Environmental Processes Laboratory", of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, with the support of the LIFE Programme and of the Green Fund.

The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Chemical and Environmental Engineering will take place both with physical and virtual presence.

The conference aims to encourage the exchange of knowledge between academicians, scientists and engineers on hot issues and current developments in chemical and environmental engineering through sustainable perspective. The participants will have the opportunity to present their recent research findings on an extended spectrum of conference topics and be informed about new challenges, future trends, and technological innovations on sustainable processes following the principles of circular economy.

After the completion of the conference, all abstracts/full papers will be published in the SUSTENG 2022 Conference Proceedings with ISBN number.

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22nd World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS 2022)

July 31-August 5, 2022, Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow, UK

The 22nd Congress is being organised by the British Society of Soil Science on behalf of the International Union of Soil Sciences.

The Congress theme, ‘Soil Science – crossing boundaries, changing society’ focuses on the link between soil and society, with sessions covering soil systems, soil processes, soil management and how we interact with and use soils around the world.

For more information, visit the official website at

International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC) 2022

August 22-27, 2022, Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Visitors

I am delighted to invite you to take part in the 19th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium (IPNC).

The Colloquium will be held from August 22 to 27, 2022 in Iguassu Falls, State of Paraná, Brazil. The venue will be Mabu Thermas Resort.

Since its beginning in the early 1950s, the IPNC has grown to become the most important international meeting on fundamental and applied plant nutrition. Building on the success of previous IPNC meetings, more than 800 participants from all over the world are expected in Iguazu Falls. The main theme of the 19th International Plant Nutrition Colloquium is: "Stepping forward to Global Nutrient Use Efficiency". This theme has been chosen to highlight that plant nutrients, fundamental for successful intensification of global crop production can pose an environmental risk if not well used. This intensification is required to meet the demands of the future bio-based society for nutritious food, feed, raw materials, and energy.

The colloquium will provide an excellent forum for the exchange and transfer of knowledge, information and ideas as well as for the creation of new collaborations and fostering synergies in the fields of plant mineral nutrition, plant molecular biology, plant genetics, agronomy, horticulture, ecology, environmental sciences and fertilizer use and production. We invite you to present the recent results of your research related to the different aspects of plant mineral nutrition.

Please, visit our website regularly for updates and news on the colloquium. I look very much forward to seeing you in Iguazu Falls.


Professor Ciro A. Rosolem

President, IPNC2022

Dep Crop Science

School of Agricultural Sciences

São Paulo State University

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Pakistan Chemical Expo 2022

19-20 July, 2022, Lahore, Pakistan

Global chemical industry with huge outlay of $5.7 trillion is 3rd largest and 4th fastest growing sector. In post Covid era, chemicals being integeral to modern human life, are customizing its offerings in new environment, business styles, culture and the work ethics.

Pakistan Chemical industry with proximity to regional out-performing players is well poised to contribute in global chemical business and take its respectable share from the value chain. The two day’s mega forum & expo, Pakistan Chemical Expo 2022 is geared to achieve the objective of networking with global players, learn & share best innovative practices and participate in corporate culture for a win-win arrangement. With the deployment of 200 plus stalls in Expo and capturing the knowledge inflow delivered by expert speakers in the Forum, PCE 2022 shall accomplish the desired outcome of this largest and palatable event in Asia.

For more information, visit the official website at:

2022 7th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development (CEESD 2022)

October 28- 30, 2022, Nanjing, China

Welcome to the official website of 2022 7th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development (CEESD 2022). CEESD 2022 is organized by Asia Pacific Institute of Science and Engineering (APISE), and will be held in Nanjing, China from Oct. 28 to 30, 2022.

The annual 2022 7th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development (CEESD 2022) addresses research issues in Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Development and applications. It is a leading forum for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. We invite the submission of original research contributions.

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51st International Conference on Environmental Systems

July 10- 14, 2022, Saint Paul, MN, USA

ICES 2022 will cover all topics related to humans living and working in extreme environments with applications inside or outside of terrestrial or outer space habitats or vehicles, including aerospace human factors; environmental control and life-support system technology; environmental monitoring and controls; planetary protection; EVA system technology; life sciences; planetary habitats and systems; and thermal control systems technology for both crewed and uncrewed vehicles.

The conference is open to participants from around the globe spanning academic, government, and space industry organizations.

There will be four days of technical presentations, with approximately 40 sessions.

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The 17th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

March 27- April 2, 2022, Reno, Nevada, USA

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway. This 17th Conference will be held in Reno, USA.

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2022 Geospatial Water Technology Conference

March 21-23, 2022, Austin, TX, USA

AWRA Geospatial Water Technology Conference will explore complex systems related to water, including ecological webs, water infrastructure, transportation networks and water-energy-food nexus among others. Presentations on analytical and visualization tools including GIS that can be used for decision-making in such systems are encouraged.

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WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2022

February 21-24, 2022, Orlando, Florida, USA

Pre-Conference Workshop February 21 | Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida, USA

This conference is jointly hosted by the Water Environment Federation and American Water Works Association in cooperation with the Florida Water Environment Association.

Water and wastewater managers and professionals will gather to hear the latest approaches, practices, processes, techniques, case studies, and research in all aspects of utility management.

Over the past 30 years, members of AWWA and WEF have established The Utility Management Conference as one of the leading, most informative, and most prestigious management conferences available. Come prepared to share your experiences and learn from others in similar situations as we respond to the most pressing management issues of the day.

For more information, visit the official website at:

The 17th UK Heat Transfer Conference – Postponed

April 3-5, 2022, Chicago, IL, USA and Online

To our deep regret, with the rapid outbreak of the new delta variant of Covid-19 and with travel restrictions applied both within the UK and especially from abroad, we have concluded that it will not be feasible to hold UKHTC-2021 in September, 2021. We have, however, secured alternative dates at the same venue in Spring

2022 by which time we trust that the virus will have been fully contained. The new dates for the conference will be April 3-5, 2022.We will be updating the website with further details, including revised submission deadlines, in the weeks ahead.

The 17th UK Heat Transfer Conference will be held at the university where Osborne Reynolds and Thomas Stanton undertook their pioneering researches!  

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