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

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 13 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 2019

Special Issue

Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Laila Mandi, PhD, Professor

Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco

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Research Interests: wastewater treatment; phytoremediation; constructed wetlands; reclaimed wastewater reuse; agriculture; water quality

Miquel Salgot, PhD, Professor

Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcleona, Spain

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Research interests: wastewater reclamation, wastewater reuse, risk assessment, risk management

About the topic:

Exponential population increase, urbanization overdevelopment, economic growth and global warming are increasing the pressure on fresh water resources in the world, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions. Nowadays more than 30% of the world's population is living in countries suffering from moderate or acute water stress. Water is an increasingly demanded resource, so its availability has become more limited, especially in the agricultural sector. To overcome this major challenge, unconventional water resources, such as reclaimed wastewater or rain water, gained an increasing role in the planning and development of additional water supplies. A high potential of wastewater recycling and reuse is available nowadays and various categories of wastewater reuse are considered such as irrigation (agriculture, landscape, and golf courses), industrial, ground water recharge, aquaculture, potable water use, etc. Hence, recycling and reuse of wastewater for different purposes represents an interesting alternative to cope with water scarcity and meeting the challenge of fresh water scarcity, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. Thus, nonconventional water use provides a sustainable solution to address a critical water shortage.

The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists, technicians and academicians all over the world to promote, share knowledge on best practices in recycling and reuse of wastewater, and discuss new insights and developments in the area. In this special issue, we invite researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore recycling and reuse of wastewater and other non-conventional resources.

In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wastewater reuse for agriculture
  • Wastewater reuse for industry
  • Wastewater reuse for aquaculture
  • Storm water reuse
  • Wastewater reuse for potable water
  • Quality Issues of Wastewater Reuse/Recycling
  • Update in Regulations of recycling and reuse of wastewater
  • Innovations in wastewater reuse
  • Best practices and cases studies
  • Risk Assessments on wastewater reuse


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