Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials


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Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Biochar-Derived Composites for Water Treatment

Submission Deadline: September 01, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Tonni A. Kurniawan, Ph.D.

AMTEC, Johor, Malaysia

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Research Interests: Wastewater treatment; Water purification; Solid waste management; Renewable energy; Materials for water treatment

About This Topic

Biochar applications for water treatment have attracted popularity due to its economical feasibility and environmental sustainability. Therefore, its utilization for wastewater treatment has increasingly attracted global interest in tackling the world’s challenges related to food security, climate change, and global warming. To deal with them, researchers have explored novel approaches such as biomass valorization not only to reduce pollution, but also to generate derivative products with added values such as novel composites.

Composites are multiphase materials originated from a mixture of two or more elements that differ in physico-chemical properties, while retaining their starting characteristics. Their enhanced properties make them particularly suitable for environmental applications. Composites, fabricated using inexpensive and readily available materials as the second raw materials provide low-cost solutions to environmental pollution.

This special issue calls for relevant and suitable articles from contributing authors that promote new advances in the use of biochar for contributing to sustainable water treatment. Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to, ‘biochar’ that eventually contributes to:

  1. Waste valorization and its reuse;
  2. Advanced wastewater treatment process;
  3. Energy recovery from wastewater treatment;
  4. Global water sustainability


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