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 Review

Outcomes of Ecuador’s Rights of Nature for Nature’s Sake

Received: 30 March 2022;  Published: 22 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203035


The rights of nature have been widely discussed at a philosophical level for a long time, but examples of its practical application are quite rare. Ecuador is the first country to incorporate this concept into its constitutional foundation and put the theory into practice. However, implementing entirely justifiable rights of nature is hindered by factor [...]

Open Access Review

Bibliometrics of Scientific Articles on Solid Waste Management in Shopping Malls (1999–2020)

Received: 09 May 2022;  Published: 20 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203034


The presence of shopping malls causes a social, economic, and environmental impact. The bibliometric analysis is a valuable method used to dentify published research papers, and understand historic information published in scientific journals. This method can be used to carry out qualitative and quantitative analyses of scientific production on a specif [...]

Open Access Review

The Role of Land Use Planning in Urban Transport to Mitigate Climate Change: A Literature Review

Received: 13 May 2022;  Published: 26 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203033


With the growing urbanisation phenomenon, ambitious policy interventions are needed to limit transport-related greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas. Cities are a predominant source of pollution, with urban transport contributing significantly to emissions. To address climate change, decision-makers must implement appropriate and effective mitigation [...]

Open Access Original Research

Health Risks from Supposedly Remediated US Hazardous-Waste Sites: An Early-Warning Signal

Received: 02 June 2022;  Published: 24 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203032


Scientific data are almost nonexistent regarding the health-protectiveness of most hazardous-waste-site remediation. Given this data-gap, recently the World Health Organization (WHO) urged scientists to develop methods of “cost-efficient health surveillance” of toxics’ cleanups, including any “illegal operations”. Following WHO, this article [...]

Open Access Original Research

Review of the Carbon Management Strategies of Retail Industry in Energy Consumption and the Whole Value-Chain of the Product - A Case Study of Auchan Holding

Received: 09 February 2022;  Published: 17 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203031


Scientific data are almost nonexistent regarding the health-protectiveness of most hazardous-waste-site remediation. Given this data-gap, recently the World Health Organization (WHO) urged scientists to develop methods of “cost-efficient health surveillance” of toxics’ cleanups, including any “illegal operations”. Following WHO, this article [...]

Open Access Original Research

Modeling CO2 and N2 Permeation through Mixed Matrix Membranes Containing Oxygenated Carbon Nanotubes Dispersed in Polysulfone

Received: 09 May 2022;  Published: 16 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203030


Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) consist of a polymeric phase and a dispersed solid filler such as zeolites or carbon nanotubes. We prepared symmetric and asymmetric polysulfone-based MMMs containing functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT-O) for CO2/N2 separation. Maxwell’s model was used to predict the permeabilities of MMMs. The permeabilit [...]

Open Access Research Article

Assessment of Factors Affecting the Use of Drones in Map Production

Received: 23 May 2022;  Published: 11 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203029


Multi-rotor and fixed-wing drones are extensively used to collect the data needed for producing large-scale topographic maps and plans. Several types of drone products are available, and the most important one for surveyors is an orthophoto. Flight planning, the quality of the control data, the assessment of drone products, and the image processing [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Visceral Leishmaniasis and Disposal of Solid Waste in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Received: 05 May 2022;  Published: 11 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2203028


Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a vector-borne disease that is caused by the protozoan Leishmania infantum and transmitted to humans and other mammals through the bites of infected female sandflies. VL has been prevalent in Minas Gerais, Brazil, since the 1940s. As the vector completes its reproductive cycle in the soil with organic matter, the associati [...]

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 the basic science of the MIC process starting with the [...]

Open Access Original Research

Meeting the Net Zero Emissions Challenge – Alphabet’s Carbon Management Actions and Opportunities

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 16 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202026


The first step in managing an entity’s carbon emissions involves measurement as ‘what gets measured gets managed’ and measurement lies at the heart of carbon management. The study of carbon management is important to all stakeholders as it enables calculation of emissions that can help determine opportunities for emissions reductions to address [...]

Open Access Original Research

Cellular Photosynthetic Pigment and Structural Change in Festuca arundinacea (Tall Fescue) after Exposure to Acute and Chronic Chromium and Copper Stress

Received: 11 April 2022;  Published: 14 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202025


Expanded industrial globalization has resulted in the release of high concentrations of heavy metals into environmental water sources and soils. Phytoremediation may help to remove these heavy metals from contaminated soils. Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Shreb.) exhibits phytoremediation potential due to its endurance and high stress tolerances. [...]

Open Access Original Research

Soil Pollution Education: A Broad View of Knowledge on Soil Pollution and Educational Activities for Undergraduate Students

Received: 25 March 2022;  Published: 10 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202024


Soil pollution is a major challenge for ensuring a healthy environment and for human health. One of the critical points in soil pollution policy is the education and public awareness of the problem caused by soil pollution. Education influences decision-making on soil and water care. It is crucial to spread knowledge to undergraduate and graduate studen [...]

Open Access Original Research

Application of Epistemic Uncertainty Analysis and Sensitivity Analysis in Green Construction Design

Received: 23 March 2022;  Published: 07 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202023


Building performance is often expressed according to primary energy use; however studies should also include environmental load. To mitigate the effects of increased CO2 emissions, green building designs are now increasingly popular options for stakeholders. In contrast, impacts of green design parameters, building performance assessment, and design [...]

Open Access Original Research

How the Interaction of Heatwaves and Urban Heat Islands Amplify Urban Warming

Received: 29 March 2022;  Published: 06 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202022


An increase in global temperature will likely result in more intense and frequent heatwaves that would last longer. Simultaneously, the growth of urban population requires more areas of land incorporated into urbanization, because most people are expected to live in cities, which will increase the intensity and duration of urban heat islands. However [...]

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 cost of waste management of textile waste will be trillions of dollars [...]

Open Access Opinion

Experience with Active Learning: The Charleston, SC, USA Urban Heat Island Effect

Received: 11 February 2022;  Published: 07 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202020


The urban heat island (UHI) effect is not well understood, especially within the cityscape. This editorial is from the perspective of an undergraduate student Cadet Emma Larsen, as she comes to understand the UHI through mentorship from professors Simon Ghanat and Scott Curtis, personal experiences as a cadet at a military academy in Charleston, SC [...]

Open Access Original Research

From Managing People to Managing Emissions: How Leading Human Resources Firms are Minimising Their Carbon Footprint

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 06 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202019


One of the biggest challenges currently presented to organisations worldwide is their ability to identify and sustainably manage greenhouse gas emissions. ‘Carbon management’, as it is referred to, is the process of understanding how and where an organisation’s activities generate emissions, and extends beyond meeting regulation requirements to [...]

Open Access Original Research

Achieving Net Zero Through a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Carbon Management in Mining and Metals Processing–A Case Study of Rio Tinto

Received: 24 January 2022;  Published: 05 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202018


The earth’s climate is warming, increasingly straining the Earth’s human and environmental systems. Organisations are increasingly committing to net zero emissions by mid-Century to set and communicate their ambition to limit global warming to the peak temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. However, for many companies, the pathway to delivering [...]

Open Access Research Article

Restoration of Reservoir Caprock: Long-Term Wellbore Sealing and Abandonment through Zeolite Enhanced Cement

Received: 21 March 2022;  Published: 29 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202017


Oil and gas wellbores that are drilled into the earth’s crust need to be plugged and abandoned, to restore the geological seals once they are no longer producing. The main aim of Plugging and abandonment (P&A) is to ensure that there is no leakage of hydrocarbons into the environment. Since offshore P&A is challenging due to subsurface temperature [...]

Open Access Original Research

How is Environmental Sustainability a Key to Innovation?

Received: 09 February 2022;  Published: 27 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202016


The private sector plays an important role in the global climate goals and the 1.5°C target set during the Paris Agreement. Through investment in green projects and technology and energy efficiency initiatives, their carbon management strategy is paramount to achieve sustainability and good business practices. It is crucial to understand the proposals [...]

Open Access Original Research

How do World-renowned Coffee Companies Manage Carbon Emissions? A Case Study of Starbucks

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 26 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202015


Carbon emissions are a major factor influencing climate change. Climate change also has ecological impacts, such as loss of biodiversity and loss of ecosystem functions and services. Starbucks is a large multinational company which aims to reduce their environmental impact. Starbucks’ carbon emissions in 2018 were 16,706 thousand metric tons, includin [...]

Open Access Original Research

Conservation Prioritization of Ecologically Susceptible Zones at Disaggregated Levels

Received: 29 December 2021;  Published: 22 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202014


Ecologically susceptible zones (ESZs) are endowed with the distinct bio, geo, climatic, hydrological, and ecological integrity that sustain natural resources to support the livelihood of dependent populations. However, globalization and consequent anthropogenic activities have led to the erosion of the natural resource base and enhanced the levels of [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Tension Between Growth and Innovation Led Greenhouse Gas Reductions in the Information and Communication Technology and Media and Entertainment Sector: A Case Study of AT&T Inc.

Received: 13 January 2022;  Published: 15 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202013


With scientific consensus on climate change and growing public concern, firms are recognising the multiple risks associated with inaction on their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Entertainment & Media (E&M) sectors provide essential communications services, that are foundational for much of the [...]

Open Access Original Research

Poly (Lactic Acid) (PLA)/Recycled Styrene Butadiene Rubber (rSBR) Composites

Received: 01 March 2022;  Published: 11 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202012


Recycled styrene butadiene rubber (rSBR) from waste car tires was used as a filler in poly(lactic) acid (PLA) to modify its properties. The compounds were prepared via twin-screw extrusion and molded by injection with different rSBR contents (0 to 25% wt.). Additionally, recycled rubber particle size was controlled between 125 and 1000 μm to determine [...]

Open Access Review

Cyanobacterial Blooms and Their Implications in the Changing Environment

Received: 03 January 2022;  Published: 16 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2201011


Cyanobacteria are the most ancient phytoplankton that first appeared at least 2.5 billion years ago and have a prolonged evolutionary history. They can form impenetrable and toxic blooms in aquatic ecosystems such as freshwater and marine environments. Cyanobacterial blooms produce cyanotoxins that endanger ecosystem functioning and deteriorate water [...]

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.

For more details, please visit:

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

For more information, visit the official website at: .

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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Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, 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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