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 Original Research

“Look, It’s a Dengue Mosquito”: A Qualitative Study on Living Near Open-Air Dumpsites and Vector-Borne Diseases

Received: 11 May 2023;  Published: 30 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303045


Currently, almost half of the human population is at risk of acquiring dengue. Other emerging pathogens affecting human populations transmitted by Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti are chikungunya and Zika viruses. People who live in poor areas are more susceptible to be infected by these diseases. The lack of selective garbage collection and inadequate water [...]

Open Access Original Research

Calculation Method of the Carbon Footprint of Products of Animal Origin Integrated with the Physiological Absorption of Carbon Dioxide: Calculation Example of the CFP of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DPO

Received: 03 March 2023;  Published: 15 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303044


The environmental impact of emissions appears to be increasingly important for food, particularly those of animal origin. The LCA (Life-Cycle Assessment) method, an internationally standardized method used to calculate the environmental impact of goods or services, in the carbon footprint, does not take into account the carbon set and consequently the [...]

Open Access Original Research

Carnauba Straw as Feedstock for Solid Biofuel Production

Received: 29 March 2023;  Published: 09 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303043


Carnauba straw (Copernicia prunifera), residual biomass derived from wax extraction, was evaluated as a potential feedstock for bioenergy production. The characterization was carried out using elemental analysis, proximate analysis, Higher Heating Value (HHV), FTIR spectroscopy, SEM, and FRX. The carbonization, using a Muffle Furnace, was applied as [...]

Open Access Research Article

Joint Biodiversity Management Committees: A Mechanism to Manage and Conserve Eco-Regions

Received: 31 January 2023;  Published: 07 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303042


Sasthamkotta Lake eco-region is a freshwater Ramsar site in Kerala, India. Eco-regions are ecologically and geographically defined larger land or water mass areas with a characteristic assemblage of the ecosystem and significant biodiversity. A decentralized and locally self-sustaining mechanism has been achieved in managing this eco-region by a partici [...]

Open Access Review

Cyanobacterial Biofuel: A Platform for Green Energy

Received: 18 January 2023;  Published: 03 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303041


Cyanobacteria have great potential as a platform for biofuel production because of their fast growth, ability to fix CO2 gas, and genetic tractability. They also preserve the sustainability of an ecosystem without harming the environment. High-performance biofuels made from cyanobacteria can be utilized as a base for the production of green energy. [...]

Open Access Review

Fuel-Briquetting for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries-A Review

Received: 20 October 2022;  Published: 28 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303040


This review covered recent research products on fuel-briquette with emphasis on its production technologies and physical characteristics involving shapes, volumes, resiliencies, and mechanical compressive strengths; combustion properties such as high heating values, volatile matters, moisture contents, ash contents and fixed carbon; chemical analyses [...]

Open Access Review

Photocatalytic Degradation of Microplastics: Parameters Affecting Degradation

Received: 19 February 2023;  Published: 20 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303039


Recently, microplastics have emerged as a major environmental pollutant and have been documented globally. Several studies have shown that microplastics can accumulate heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants as they pass through the environment due to their functional groups interacting with and complex these substances. While conventional wastew [...]

Open Access Original Research

Geochemical Assessment of the Modern Sediments of a Lake in the North of Russia

Received: 09 March 2023;  Published: 05 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303038


Core sediment (sapropel) samples were collected from Lake Okunozero, the Republic of Karelia, Russia, to assess the distribution of heavy metals and their main fractions, probable sources of pollution, and potential ecological and toxicological risks for the water body. Heavy metal concentrations were measured by the mass spectrometry method using an [...]

Open Access Concept Paper

Wave Age and Steepness Relation in Growing Wind Seas: A Case Study during Hurricane Matthew in 2016

Received: 12 March 2023;  Published: 20 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302037


For wind-wave interaction studies, from the literature, two criteria for the wind sea are used: one is the wave age and the other wave steepness. Analysis of pertinent datasets from a data buoy near the passage of Hurricane Matthew in 2016 indicates that = -15 + 1.3. Here is the wave age and is the wave steepness, where Cp is the phase speed of [...]

Open Access Review

Environmental Land Management and Assessment, in the Context of Resource and Climate-Related Conflict

Received: 23 November 2022;  Published: 12 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302036


This paper reviews the growing importance of satellite imagery to provide Normalized Difference Vegetative Index (NDVI) maps, relevant to environmental land management assessment, in the context of resource and climate-related conflict based upon our own humanitarian project-related support. Near real-time space-based monitoring benefits land assessment [...]

Open Access Research Article

Risk Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mexico for Indigenous and Women

Received: 06 November 2022;  Published: 06 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302035


The present article studies the policy, numbers, and costs of disaster risk management (DRM) in Mexico, a country highly exposed to climate change, due to two oceans warming up. The PEISOR methodology facilitates interrelating complex interactions and pressures between the natural and the societal system (P), where dangerous effects (E) occur in extreme [...]

Open Access Review

Avoiding a Grim Future: The Climate Crisis and Its Effects on Human Aggression and Violence

Received: 30 August 2022;  Published: 24 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302034


As the climate crisis has progressed, scientists have begun to ask, "How does a rapidly warming ecosystem impact human behavior?" As aggression scholars and non-professional environmentalists, it has become increasingly clear that the impact of the climate crisis, without intervention, will dramatically increase humans' exposure to risk factors known [...]

Open Access Original Research

Adsorption of Phosphate by Synthesized Silver/Calcium Oxide-Activated Carbon Nanocomposite

Received: 24 February 2023;  Published: 24 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302033


Developing adsorbents with appreciable morphology will create new approaches for better phosphate adsorption performance. This study aims to investigate the design of an adsorbent by impregnating silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) onto calcium oxide-activated carbon (CaO-AC). The Ag/CaO-AC nanocomposite was used as an adsorbent to remove phosphate. Batch [...]

Open Access Original Research

Recycling Potential in the European Union (EU) of Low Voltage Three-Phase Induction Motors Up to 75 kW of Power: Quantitative Analysis

Received: 16 November 2022;  Published: 15 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302032


This article quantifies the recycling potential of the metallic materials that make up three-phase induction motors. The data on the use of electric motors by type and power determines that the most significant recycling potential lies in this low-voltage motor which powers up to 75 kW. The work aims to show the possibility of such recycling in the [...]

Open Access Original Research

Comparing Two Strategies for Locating Hydrogen Refueling Stations under High Demand Uncertainty

Received: 21 February 2023;  Published: 15 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302031


This research aims to model and compare two strategies for locating new hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) in a context of high uncertainty on H2 demand and on the spatial distribution of demand points. The first strategy S1 represented by an agent-based model integrating a particle swarm optimization metaheuristic consists of finding the best HRS locati [...]

Open Access Review

Laccase: A Green Solution for Environmental Problems

Received: 21 February 2023;  Published: 05 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302030


A multicopper oxidase, laccases catalyze the four-electron reduction of the substrate with the use of molecular oxygen. Laccases are abundant in nature and can be found in virtually every form of life on the planet. Generally speaking, laccases are classified into three types: blue, white, and yellow. Plant, bacterial and fungal laccases all have the [...]

Open Access Original Research

N2O Emission Pattern in A Legume-Based Agroecosystem

Received: 26 January 2023;  Published: 26 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302029


Legumes provide several ecological services to agroecosystems, but there is a lack of references on services related to N flows for a wide range of legume crops. N2O emissions were measured in two field experiments using a two-year legume-cereal crop sequence. In the first year (2014 and 2016), different legume crops were grown (lupin, pea, fava bean [...]

Open Access Original Research

Chemical Regeneration of Activated Carbon Used in A Water Treatment System for Medical Services

Received: 25 October 2022;  Published: 21 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302028


The chemical regeneration of exhausted granular activated carbon (GAC) from a water treatment plant to produce dialysis water used in hemodialysis treatments for chronic renal disease patients from a general Hospital of Ciego de Avila province, Cuba, was investigated. Activated carbon (AC) exhausted mainly by inorganics (Ca (Ca-chelates), Mg and Na [...]

Open Access Review

Greener Aspects of Nanoparticle Synthesis for Water Remediation: Challenges and Future Perspective

Received: 14 December 2022;  Published: 14 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302027


Continued industrialization, urbanization and ecological destruction have caused significant environmental problems, particularly increased water pollution. Introducing harmful organic and inorganic effluents into watercourses has limited the supply and accessibility of safe and affordable drinking water. There is an urgent need to find green and sustai [...]

Open Access Research Article

Association between Urban Socio-Environmental Characteristics Including Travel Behavior, and Health Performance

Received: 25 October 2022;  Published: 06 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2302026


Understanding the urban environment and the health status of residents is necessary for appropriate administrative services and regional management. This study used indicator scores derived from the area statistics of cities in the Tokyo metropolitan area to identify factors that affect health status. Indices were classified into two groups: health [...]

Open Access Original Research

Comparison of Household Environmental Factors among Children with Reported Asthma and Controls

Received: 09 December 2022;  Published: 16 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301025


The present research was part of a cross-sectional project involving children aged 8 to 10 years in Porto, Portugal. The project involved a first research part at primary schools where the health tests and a questionnaire were performed and a second research part concerning environmental conditions. Two groups emerged from the health questionnaire answe [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Using Plastic Wastes to Exemplify Justice Dimensions of Extended Producer Responsibility

Received: 20 December 2022;  Published: 10 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301024


Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) places liability, physical, financial, and/or informative responsibility for a product throughout its life cycle on its producer. Implementing such schemes is expected to result in many environmental and social benefits. Yet, academic and practitioner discussions on the mechanisms focus on environmental impacts [...]

Open Access Original Research

Modeling Water Quality of AMD along the Flow Path

Received: 30 October 2022;  Published: 28 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301023


The water balance is severely disturbed in post-mining landscapes like Lusatia/Germany. Mine waters (amd) enter the environment and spread in groundwater and surface waters. Groundwater containing high amounts of pyrite weathering products flows into receiving waters due to lignite mining for several years. The Chair of Wassertechnik & Siedlungswasserba [...]

Open Access Original Research

Hydrological Effects of Spatial Harvest Patterns in a Small Catchment Covered by Fast-Growing Plantations in the Neotropics

Received: 07 October 2022;  Published: 21 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301022


Eucalyptus forests are expanding worldwide and concerns exist about their impact on water resources. There is a lack of information about the hydrological effects of spatial harvest patterns in terms of their effects on streamflow. In this paper, we examined harvest amount and hillslope position effects on flow indices (Q70; Q50 and Q10) and water [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Social Justice and Human Rights Benefits of Domestic Renewable Energy

Received: 10 August 2022;  Published: 16 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301021


Focusing upon the United Kingdom reveals that centralised provisions of energy have historically failed to uphold standards of human rights. Even if a transition is made to renewable energy, existing centralised distribution systems cannot promise improvement. This work would recommend the transition to domestic renewables, whereby energy is harnessed [...]

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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