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)

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

Abstract

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 disposal of electronic [...]

Open Access Review

Phytoremediation: A Sustainable Approach to Combat Soil Salinity

Received: 14 March 2024;  Published: 12 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2402015

Abstract

Soil salinization is a significantconstraint affecting the productivity of agricultural land worldwide. This led to the abandoning of the production of farmcrops on colossalland. Soil salinity inversely affects seed germination and plant growth and influences the plant’s biological activities like photosynthesis, respiration, plant metabolism, en [...]

Open Access Review

Human Health Impact of Municipal Solid Waste Mismanagement: A Review

Received: 22 December 2023;  Published: 11 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2402014

Abstract

Management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is frequently not properly performed. Whenever this happens, those working in the different stages of the process, as well as residents close to the dumps, face health risks. Here, we revised the documented evidence of emissions liberated during MSW management and associated health problems to investigate if [...]

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

Abstract

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 faces various difficulties when dealing [...]

Open Access Original Research

Application of Simulation-Based Metrics to Improve the Daylight Performance of a Secondary School, An Approach for Green Building Designers and Architects

Received: 07 January 2024;  Published: 17 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2402012

Abstract

Visual comfort affects the quality of classrooms as well as student learning. A practice-oriented approach discovers how the gap between academic research and its application in building design can be addressed. Nevertheless, the physical characteristics design of daylighting systems, including window sizes, shapes, dimensions, and materials, are consid [...]

Open Access Original Research

Estimating Inhaled Nitrogen Dioxide from the Human Biometric Response

Received: 19 December 2023;  Published: 08 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2402011

Abstract

Breathing clean air is crucial for maintaining good human health. The air we inhale can significantly impact our physical and mental well-being, influenced by parameters such as particulate matter and gases (e.g. carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide). Building on previous research that explored the effects of particulate matter (PM [...]

Open Access Original Research

Coliform Bacteria Contamination of Water Resources and Implications on Public Health in Fako Division, South West Region, Cameroon

Received: 03 March 2024;  Published: 19 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2402010

Abstract

Bacteriological contamination of water sources, often due to improper handling of human waste, poses significant public health risks. This study investigates coliform bacteria contamination in water sources across the Fako Division of Cameroon. Twenty water samples were collected from various sources, including streams, community water, springs, borehol [...]

Open Access Research Article

Investigation of the Effect of Aerosol Deposition by Applying Electrostatic Fields

Received: 07 September 2023;  Published: 01 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401009

Abstract

Particulate matter (PM) constitutes a significant risk factor for environmental health regarding ambient air quality. An epidemiological investigation has determined that inadequate air quality is associated with the development of lung and cardiovascular diseases, chronic ailments, respiratory infections, and a significant number of fatalities on a [...]

Open Access Original Research

A Systematic Review about Building Characteristics as Dampness-Related Indicators

Received: 05 October 2023;  Published: 29 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401008

Abstract

The consistent associations between dampness and health-related problems, such as allergies and asthma symptoms, explain the growing scientific interest in assessing housing characteristics. Due to a growing interest in the built environment, the present study performed a systematic review to investigate the prevalence of dampness related to specific [...]

Open Access Case Report

Examining the Carbon Management Strategies of Diebold Nixdorf

Received: 28 July 2023;  Published: 17 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401007

Abstract

Carbon management is imperative to curb global temperature increases and mitigating climate change impacts. This report explores the carbon management strategies employed by Diebold Nixdorf, a multinational financial and retail technology company. As of 2021, the company has not established specific reduction targets and has not committed to achieving [...]

Open Access Case Report

How do Water Companies Address Environmental Indicators in their ESG Reports?

Received: 26 July 2023;  Published: 30 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401006

Abstract

As climate change is becoming an increasingly crucial issue, it has become critical for firms to report on their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects. In particular, this research analyzes how environmental indicators are dealt with and reported on. In the case study examined, namely the company American Water Works, GHG emissions and [...]

Open Access Review

Environmental and Human Health Impact of Antibiotics Waste Mismanagement: A Review

Received: 22 September 2023;  Published: 22 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401005

Abstract

The discovery of antibiotics and their use in the last century substantially shifted the management of an array of infections. However, its unprecedented irrational usage and inept disposal of their waste exposed the ecosystems to unquantifiable antibiotic deposits, triggering the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with its immeasurable critica [...]

Open Access Review

Road Traffic Pollution, Motor Driving Occupation and Human Reproductive Health- An Overview

Received: 20 October 2022;  Published: 22 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401004

Abstract

Generally, automobile vehicles discharge specific contaminants into the surrounding environment during operation, which might affect human and reproductive health. Additionally, a more extended period of sitting while driving is linked with the manifestation of heat in the pelvic region, which might also impact the driver’s semen quality. The data [...]

Open Access Original Research

A Policy and Evaluation Framework for Sustainable Transitions - An Energy Policy Approach

Received: 15 May 2023;  Published: 15 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401003

Abstract

The climate change and the social crisis launched the basis for the policy discussion about future trajectories of development and sustainability. Innovation policies are expected to promote the transformation of complex socio-technical systems and call for fundamentally different societal production and consumption patterns. This is strictly associated [...]

Open Access Perspective

Responsible Materials Stewardship: Rethinking Waste Management Globally in Consideration of Social and Ecological Externalities and Increasing Waste Generation

Received: 04 September 2023;  Published: 04 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401002

Abstract

Unsustainable material extraction, use and disposal - the ‘take-make-waste’ model - places communities globally in a state of social inequalities and environmental conflict (the slow violence of polluting the air, water, and soil we all depend). Current waste management practices are designed for efficiency of disposal but do not address increasing [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research in 2023

Received: 03 January 2024;  Published: 04 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2401001

Abstract

The editors of Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2023. 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 Review

Valorization of Plastic Wastes for the Development of Adsorbent Designed for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater

Received: 28 August 2023;  Published: 29 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304055

Abstract

Plastic waste accrual in the environment has been identified as the topmost significant global issue related to modern civilization. Traditional waste disposal methods, such as open burning, landfilling, and incineration, have increased greenhouse gas emissions in economic and material losses. Unless immediate action is made to curtail demand, prolong [...]

Open Access Original Research

Some Value-Added Met-Ocean Products to the RAMMB’s TC Surface Analysis for Marine Meteorological Applications

Received: 31 August 2023;  Published: 20 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304054

Abstract

In the realm of air-sea interaction and marine meteorology, during a tropical cyclone (TC) worldwide since 2006, the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorological Branch (RAMMB) has issued surface wind analysis. Based on this TC’s isotach (line of equal wind speed) analysis, in this paper, much more meteorological-oceanographic (met-ocean) products are develo [...]

Open Access Research Article

Corporate Digital Responsibility and the Business Implications of Quantum Computing

Received: 06 September 2023;  Published: 07 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304053

Abstract

While artificial intelligence has been attracting increasing investment and controversy, a new, and potentially much more powerful technology, Quantum Computing, is on the business horizon. Already, organizations are assessing its potential for addressing a range of computationally challenging issues, such as last-mile optimization and cryptanalysis [...]

Open Access Research Article

Environmental Consequences in the Neighbourhood of Rapid Unplanned Urbanisation in Bangalore City

Received: 24 July 2023;  Published: 01 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304052

Abstract

The knowledge of landscape dynamics aids in evolving strategies for the prudent management of natural resources to sustain ecosystem services. The availability of spatiotemporal remote sensing data with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms has aided in assessing the ecological status in urban environments [...]

Open Access Review

The Arsenic Biogeochemical Cycle: A Review

Received: 02 September 2023;  Published: 23 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304051

Abstract

This paper reviews the arsenic in the environment. Arsenic contamination is currently one of the leading environmental problems worldwide. The arsenic (As) cycle is the subject of this article because As is an element with a significant impact on living beings and because of its interrelation with other biogeochemical cycles. The biogeochemical cycle [...]

Open Access Original Research

Transition to Circular Economy in Practice Through Network Governance in Conjunction with Public Governance; Comparative Longitudinal Action Research on Mattresses, Concrete, and Textile in The Netherlands

Received: 24 September 2023;  Published: 21 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304050

Abstract

This paper investigates the practical implementation of transitioning to a circular economy through network governance in conjunction with public governance. The research focuses on a comparative, longitudinal analysis of three Dutch product chains (mattresses, concrete, and textiles) from 2016 to the present. The study based on action research, utili [...]

Open Access Original Research

Impacts of Different Sources of Carbonates on Growth of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici in Different Growth Media

Received: 18 November 2022;  Published: 13 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304049

Abstract

Fusarium is the most common soil-borne pathogen that causes wilt in many plant crops, among which the tomato is one of the most susceptible crops. This experiment is conducted to analyse the impacts of inorganic carbon compounds i.e., calcium carbonate CaCO3, sodium carbonate Na2CO3 and potassium bicarbonate KHCO3 on the growth of Fusarium oxysporum [...]

Open Access Original Research

Preparation & Characterization of Polyvinyl Alcohol-Sodium Alginate-Starch Based Hydrogel by Gamma Radiation and Its Application for the Treatment of Dye Containing Water

Received: 04 September 2023;  Published: 02 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304048

Abstract

Hydrogels are three-dimensional, hydrophilic networks of polymers with a high water absorption capacity. We investigated the removal of monovalent cationic dye, methylene blue, from aqueous solutions by a polyvinyl alcohol/Sodium alginate/Starch mix hydrogel to discover a solution to the environmental waste-water problem. By applying a gamma radiation [...]

Open Access Concept Paper

Nexus Between Heat and Air Pollution in Urban Areas and the Role of Resilience Planning in Mitigating These Threats

Received: 14 February 2023;  Published: 17 October 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2304047

Abstract

Urban heat island (UHI) effects are evident in many cities globally. Studies have revealed that UHI impacts air pollution and vice versa. However, it is observed that these two severe problems are addressed independently instead of interrelatedly. The study seeks to provide an in-depth understanding of the relationship between air pollution and heat [...]

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: https://www.ierek.com/events/climate-change-and-environmental-sustainability-cces-3rd-edition#introduction

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

For more details, please visit: https://sa.agr.hr/en/group/51/Organizers+INSORE+2023

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, color figures, supplementary file types. More details please see Instructions for Authors.

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