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: 2022  Archive: 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