Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) 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

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7.5 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Biochar-Derived Composites for Water Treatment

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024 (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

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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