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)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024 (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

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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Open Access Review

A Review of Various Treatment Methods for the Removal of Dyes from Textile Effluent

Received: 15 October 2022;  Published: 30 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204028


Wastewater generated by the textile industry has been a major environmental concern for a long. Production of fiber involves various steps and uses a lot of chemicals, dyes, and water. Therefore, the effluent produced from the textile industry needs proper purification before discha [...]
Open Access Review

Recycled Wastewater Usage: A Comprehensive Review for Sustainability of Water Resources

Received: 29 August 2022;  Published: 25 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204026


Water recycling is a potential tool for reducing the dependency on traditional water sources, which would eventually reduce the likelihood of volumetric restrictions and their impacts on the water sector. Therefore, exploration, development, and use of alternative water sources are required for sustainable development. Scientific studies on [...]
Open Access Original Research

Pentachlorophenol Effect on Auxin Production by Pseudomonas fluorescens GU059580 and Its Application in Wastewater Bioremediation

Received: 29 July 2022;  Published: 18 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204024


Bioaugmentation by Pseudomonas strains is widely used for the removal of pollutants in wastewater. In this study, we aimed to determine the removal of pentachlorophenol (PCP, 800 mg·L–1) in secondary wastewater by the bioaugmentation process. We determined the effects of using three surfactants, namel [...]