Brine Mining Nexus Themed Issue

Process engineering and materials science: At the interface of applied and fundamental research

Are you currently developing new techniques or novel materials to treat saline water for brine management or resource recovery?

If so, you are encouraged to submit a paper to a themed issue of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology dedicated to Brine Mining Nexus.

Brine or concentrate management offers both the challenge of saline wastewater disposal and the opportunity to recover valuable minerals. Successful integration of brine management techniques and other processes can open up new horizons for water and wastewater treatment, but will require complementary and innovative development in both process engineering and materials science.

Guest Editors of this themed issue Long Nghiem (University of Wollongong, Australia), Enrico Drioli (Università della Calabria), Tzahi Cath (Colorado School of Mines), and Tao He (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute) are soliciting submissions highlighting research that covers the diverse array of research topics in process engineering and materials science specifically towards the development or further improvement of brine management technologies, such as:

  • Proof-of-concept and pilot demonstration of brine treatment technologies
  • Scaling control and prevention
  • Salt recovery via crystallisation
  • Brine valorisation without crystallisation
  • Novel membrane or ion exchange materials for brine management
  • Non-corrosive materials development
  • Low grade energy utilisation for brine management

Submit your paper by 30th September 2016

We welcome original research papers, communications, perspectives, and review articles.

For more information on the scope of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology and our author guidelines, please visit our website or email us at

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One Response to “Brine Mining Nexus Themed Issue”

  1. Mike Cromley says:

    Brine management is available through low temperature crystallizers to achieve true zero liquid discharge:

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