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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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Advances in Treatment of Leachate from Solid Wastes

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Maria del Carmen  Márquez, PhD, Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Sciences, University of Salamanca, Plaza de los Caídos 1-5, 37008-Salamanca, Spain

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Research Interests: waste management; wastewater recovery; leachate treatment; leachate reclamation.

About the topic:

Increasing affluent lifestyle in the past few decades in many countries around the world has led to a rapid rise in the solid waste generation. The main environmental problem is the leachate production which can contaminate the surface water and the groundwater. This leachate is characterized by high concentrations of organic and inorganic compounds. If a reasonably economical way to treat the leachate and safely dispose of it can be found, a big step toward the sustainable development can be achieved. Hence, this Special Issue is dedicated to advances and new trends in leachate treatments. Subject areas may include but are not limited to anaerobic and aerobic processes, chemical oxidation, adsorption, chemical precipitation, coagulation/flocculation, air stripping and flotation/sedimentation, and processes of membrane.


Leachate, biologic treatment, physical treatment, chemical treatment, safe discharge.


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