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New Advisory Board Members for Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

We are delighted to announce new members of the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Advisory Board.

David Weissbrodt
David is an Assistant professor at TU Delft, the Netherlands. His research interests are in microbial systems, process engineering, water, energy and health sciences.

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Tom Bond
Tom is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK. His research interests are drinking water disinfection byproducts, aquatic microplastics and sustainable treatment technologies.
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Jingyun Fang
Jingyun is a Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Her research focuses on the aqueous chemistry of radicals and high-valent manganese in both natural and engineering systems.

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Maria José Farré
Maria is a Research Scientist at ICRA, Spain. She researches water treatment, including disinfection byproducts and novel strategies for the holistic diagnosis of water samples.

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Jochen Hack
Jochen is Leader of the Engineering Ecology department and SEE-URBAN-WATER research group at TU Darmstadt, Germany. His research interests include urbanization and water resources, green infrastructure, nature-based solutions and water management.

Yong Sik Ok
Yong is a Professor at Korea University, South Korea, and Director, APRU Sustainable Waste Management. His research focuses on strategies for waste management, including conversion to energy and value-added products.

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Xin Wang
Xin is a Professor at Nankai University, China. His research focuses on electroactive bacteria in the environment, and their uses to recover energy from waste, sense biotoxicity and accelerate anaerobic bio-processes.

Defeng Xing
Defeng is a Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His research interests are in genomics and proteomics of hydrogen-producing bacteria, metagenomic analysis of activated sludge and biofilms, and bioelectrochemical systems.

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Long Nghiem
Long is the Director of the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater and a Professor in Environmental Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His work focuses on technologies for improving the provision of clean water, and wastewater purification.

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Michael Templeton
Michael is a Professor at Imperial College London, UK. His research focuses on addressing public health challenges related to water supply and sanitation.

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April Gu
April is a Professor at Cornell University, USA. Her research focuses on water quality and environmental health, including biotechnology for wastewater treatment, the impact of climate change on global phosphorus cycling, and next-generation toxicogenomics-based toxicity assessment technology to enable water quality monitoring.

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Peng Liang
Peng is a Professor at Tsinghua University, China. His research interests are in the development of novel wastewater treatment technologies to recover water, energy, nutrients and value-added products from wastewater.

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New Associate Editor: Wenhai Chu

We are glad to announce that Wenhai Chu (Tongji University) has joined the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology team as an Associate Editor.

Wenhai Chu is a Professor at College of Environmental Science and Engineering at Tongji University, China. His research focuses on water disinfection and disinfection by-products (DBPs). He has made achievements in identification, transformation and collaborative control of DBPs as well as other emerging contaminants. His interests also include exploring the relationship between micro pollutants such as disinfection by-products and human health, and exploring the migration, transformation and source prevention and control of new pollutants from the perspective of whole urban water systems.

He has published more than 150 papers and edited two monographs. He also authorized 20 invention patents in China and the United States, his relevant patent technology has been applied in water quality monitoring institutions and large-scale water plants in the Yangtze River Delta and Taihu Lake Basin, China.

 

 

Read his work in the journal:

Ecotoxicological effects of disinfected wastewater effluents: a short review of in vivo toxicity bioassays on aquatic organisms
Xinmiao Luan, Xiaoyu Liu, Chao Fang, Wenhai Chu* and Zuxin Xu*
Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2020,6, 2275-2286

Emerging investigator series: formation of brominated haloacetamides from trihalomethanes during zero-valent iron reduction and subsequent booster chlorination in drinking water distribution
Pengzhou Luo, FeiFei Wang, Stuart W. Krasner, Chao Fang, Shenghua Chenab  and  Wenhai Chu*
Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2020,6, 1244-1255

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New Editorial Board Member: Takahiro Fujioka

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce that Takahiro Fujioka (Nagasaki University, Japan) is joining the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology team as an Editorial Board member.

Takahiro is an Associate Professor at Nagasaki University, Japan. His research interests centre on advanced wastewater treatment technologies for potable water reuse. His research team is working on the development of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane technologies for enhancing the removal of pathogens and trace organic chemicals, and the development of online monitoring technologies for ensuring pathogen removal.

 

 

 

Read his work in the journal:

Validation of a novel direct-injection chemiluminescence-based method for N-nitrosamine analysis in advanced-treated recycled water, drinking water, and wastewater
Shannon L. Roback, Hitoshi Kodamatani, Takahiro Fujioka and Megan H. Plumlee*
Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2020,6, 1106-1115

Integrity of reverse osmosis membrane for removing bacteria: new insight into bacterial passage
Takahiro Fujioka,* Anh T. Hoang, Tetsuro Ueyama and Long D. Nghiem
Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2019,5, 239-245

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New Associate Editor: Zhiyong “Jason” Ren

We are delighted to announce that Jason Ren (Princeton University, USA) is joining the Associate Editor team for Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. Jason has been an Editorial Board member of the journal since 2018.

Jason is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, USA. His research focuses on water-energy nexus and resource recovery. His group analyzes reaction mechanisms and develops novel environmental processes, with the goal of expanding environmental engineering from pollution control to sustainable development of resource recovery systems.

Read his work in the journal:

Capacitive deionization and electrosorption: from desalination to ion management
Peng Liang, Zhiyong Jason Ren and Xia Huang*
Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2020,6, 241-242

Oily bilge water treatment using DC/AC powered electrocoagulation
Yanhong Bian, Zheng Ge, Carl Albano, Fernanda Leite Lobobd and Zhiyong Jason Ren*
Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2019,5, 1654-1660

 

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Latest HOT, Review and Open Access content from ESWRT

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to share with you a hand-picked selection of papers recently published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology (ESWRT).

HOT papers – as recommended by our referees

Low-cost desalination of seawater and hypersaline brine using nanophotonics enhanced solar energy membrane distillation
Ibrahim A. Said et al

Landfill leachate contributes per-/poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and pharmaceuticals to municipal wastewater
Jason R. Masoner et al

Insight into ferrihydrite effects on methanogenesis in UASB reactors treating high sulfate wastewater: reactor performance and microbial community
Zhen Jin et al

Read more HOT papers at rsc.li/eswrt-hot

Reviews – timely and insightful overviews of water research and technologies

The forest or the trees: a critical review on the analysis of total organic halogen (TOX) in drinking waters and its utility as a water quality parameter
Ina Kristiana et al

Magnetic scaffolds in oil spill applications
Baljeet Singh et al

Biochar-augmented biofilters to improve pollutant removal from stormwater – can they improve receiving water quality? (Open Access)Alexandria B. Boehm et al

Read more Reviews at rsc.li/eswrt-reviews

Open Access – read for free!

Chemical regeneration of granular activated carbon: preliminary evaluation of alternative regenerant solutions
Amanda Larasati et al

Microbiological water quality in a decentralized Arctic drinking water system
Stephanie L. Gora et al

Exploring resource recovery potentials for the aerobic granular sludge process by mass and energy balances – energy, biopolymer and phosphorous recovery from municipal wastewater
Philipp Kehrein et al

Read more Open Access content at rsc.li/eswrt-oa

We hope you enjoy reading these papers, and we welcome your future submissions to the journal.

 

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Latest HOT, Review and Open Access content from ESWRT

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to share with you a hand-picked selection of papers recently published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology (ESWRT).

HOT papers – as recommended by our referees

Harnessing salinity gradient energy in coastal stormwater runoff to reduce pathogen loading
Kristian L. Dubrawski et al

Rapid degradation of PFAS in aqueous solutions by reverse vortex flow gliding arc plasma
Asa J. Lewis et al

Micro-nanobubble aeration promotes senescence of submerged macrophytes with low total antioxidant capacity in urban landscape water
Shuo Wang et al

Read more HOT papers at rsc.li/eswrt-hot

 Reviews – timely and insightful overviews of water research and technologies

Reduction of reverse solute flux induced solute buildup in the feed solution of forward osmosis
Matthew Ferby et al

Magnetic scaffolds in oil spill applications
Baljeet Singh et al

Technoproductive evaluation of the energyless microbial-integrated diffusion dialysis technique for acid mine drainage valorization
Hanaa M. Hegab et al

Read more Reviews at rsc.li/eswrt-reviews

Open Access – read for free!

Emerging investigator series: carbon electrodes are effective for the detection and reduction of hexavalent chromium in water
Callie M. Stern et al

Investigation of metaldehyde removal by powdered activated carbon from different water samples
Zhuojun Li et al

Field testing of an onsite sanitation system on apartment building blackwater using biological treatment and electrochemical disinfection
Siva Kumar Varigala et al

Read more Open Access content at rsc.li/eswrt-oa

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We hope you enjoy reading these papers, and we welcome your future submissions to the journal.

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology in 2019, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Kyle Bibby, University of Notre Dame, ORCID: 0000-0003-3142-6090
Maarten Biesheuvel, Wetsus, ORCID: 0000-0002-5468-559X
Sunayna Dasgupta, American Water
Takahiro Fujioka, Nagasaki University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9111-5628
Younggy Kim, McMaster University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7766-9990
Tamar Kohn, EPFL, ORCID: 0000-0003-0395-6561
James Landon, University of Kentucky, ORCID: 0000-0001-8113-5166
Yang Liu, University of Alberta
Zhiyong Ren, Princeton University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7606-0331
Dengsong Zhang, Shanghai University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4280-0068

We would also like to thank the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology board and the Environmental Nanotechnology community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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UV AOPs: Themed Issue

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology seeks your high-impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue on Ultraviolet-based Advanced Oxidation Processes (UV AOPs)

Guest Edited by Dion Dionysiou (University of Cincinnati, USA), Graham Gagnon (Dalhousie University, Canada), Stuart Khan (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Mike Templeton (Imperial College London, UK), this issue will showcase original research, perspectives, and reviews, relating to the following aspects of UV AOPs:

    • By-products, kinetics, and toxicity (e.g. mutagenicity, cytotoxicity) of UV AOP treatment of natural organic matter and micro-pollutants (e.g. pesticides, pharmaceuticals)
    • Topics on UV AOPs that use light-emitting diodes (LED) and/or other alternative UV sources besides mercury lamps are particularly encouraged
    • Comparisons of alternative UV AOP oxidants/processes (e.g. hydrogen peroxide, titanium dioxide, other emerging photocatalysts, chlorine, ozone, others)
    • The impact of pre-treatment steps on UV AOP performance
    • UV AOP fluence measurement; UV-LED-AOP measurement and performance monitoring during operation
    • Novel UV AOP reactor design and application of functionality
    • Life cycle assessments of UV AOPs
    • The impact of changing water matrices on UV AOP performance (e.g. different natural organic matter types, alkalinity)
    • UV AOP applications for wastewater treatment and water reuse
    • Modeling, scale up, process integration, and pilot/full scale performance evaluation of UV AOPs
    • Role of UV AOPs in water-energy-food nexus applications
    • Submissions that simply report the effectiveness of UV AOPs at degrading a particular target compound or set of compounds in pure lab-grade waters will not be considered.

Submissions for this Themed Issue are due by March 2018 – if you would like to submit to this Themed Issue, please contact the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Editorial Office at eswater-rsc@rsc.org to register your interest.

Guest Editors: Left to Right – Dion Dionysiou (University of Cincinnati, USA), Graham Gagnon (Dalhousie University, Canada), Stuart Khan (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Mike Templeton (Imperial College London, UK)

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Major society chemistry publishers jointly commit to integration with ORCID

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship and innovation activities, ensuring authors gain full credit for their work.

Today, we signed their open letter, along with ACS Publications, committing to unambiguous identification of all authors that publish in our journals.

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The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) today each became signatories to the ORCID Open Letter, reasserting the commitment of both organizations to enhancing the scholarly publishing experience for researchers worldwide who are involved in chemistry and allied fields.

The commitment by these two global chemistry publishers to undertake new workflow integration with technology infrastructure provided by ORCID, a not-for-profit organization that provides unique identifiers for researchers and scholars, will enable both societies to provide unambiguous designation of author names within chemistry and across the broader sciences. This partnership with ORCID will resolve ambiguity in researcher identification caused by name changes, cultural differences in name presentation, and the inconsistent use of name abbreviations that is too often a source of confusion for those who must rely on the published scientific record.

By becoming signatories to the ORCID Open Letter, these two major chemical societies are voicing their intent to collect ORCID iDs for all submitting authors through use of the ORCID API, and to display such identifiers in the articles published in their respective society journals. The integration of such activities within the publishers’ workflows means authors will benefit from automated linkages between their ORCID record and unique identifiers embedded within their published research articles, ensuring their contributions are appropriately recognized and credited.

During the publishing process, ACS and the Royal Society of Chemistry will automatically deposit publications to Crossref, which in turn will coordinate with ORCID to link and update the publishing activity populated to authors’ respective ORCID profiles, thus attributing each published work to the correct researcher. Existing holders of an ORCID iD will encounter a one-time prompt to grant permission for the linkage. If authors do not have an ORCID iD, they can easily enroll without navigating away from the publishers’ manuscript submission site. If users wish to revoke integrated ORCID profile access at any time, they can elect to do so through their ACS, Royal Society of Chemistry or ORCID accounts.

Both ACS Publications and the Royal Society of Chemistry understand the importance of attributing accurately the scholarly contributions of research scientists in the context of their other professional activities. “ACS has supported ORCID since the outset of the initiative,” says Sarah Tegen, Ph.D., Vice President of Global Editorial & Author Services at ACS Publications. “We are pleased now to align with the Royal Society of Chemistry in this endeavor, as both societies underscore our willingness not only to encourage and assist our respective authors in establishing their unique ORCID profiles, but also to help tackle the broader challenge of researcher name disambiguation in the scholarly literature. With the integration of author ORCID iDs in our publishing workflows, we will ensure that researchers receive proper credit for their accomplishments.”

Emma Wilson, Ph.D., Director of Publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry adds, “We have been a supporter of ORCID since 2013, recognizing the benefits it brings to researchers; ORCID can and will make a huge difference to our authors’ ability to gain full credit for their work. ORCID will also help researchers meet the requirements of their research funders — for example, a number of funders have already announced that all grant applicants must now include a researcher’s ORCID iD. A unified system that integrates and links research-related information with accurate and timely linkage to the publishing output of authors has the potential to simplify and speed up their grant applications — something we know is important to researchers.”

“The ACS and the Royal Society of Chemistry have been long-standing supporters of ORCID,” says Laurel Haak, Ph.D., Executive Director, ORCID. “We are pleased to see ORCID integration into ACS and Royal Society of Chemistry Publications systems. This will be a substantial benefit to researchers in the chemistry community, both in improving search and discovery of research articles, and for attribution and recognition of researchers’ contributions to the discipline.”

About the American Chemical Society and ACS Publications

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

ACS Publications, a division of the American Chemical Society, is a nonprofit scholarly publisher of 50 peer-reviewed journals and a range of eBooks at the interface of chemistry and allied sciences, including physics and biology. ACS Publications journals are among the most-cited, most-trusted and most-read within the scientific literature. Respected for their editorial rigor, ACS journals offer high-quality service to authors and readers, including rapid time to publication, a range of channels for researchers to access ACS Publications’ award-winning web and mobile delivery platforms, and a comprehensive program of open access publishing options for authors and their funders. ACS Publications also publishes Chemical & Engineering News — the Society’s newsmagazine covering science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education and employment aspects of the chemistry field.

About the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the U.K.’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 175 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences — for the benefit of science and humanity.

About ORCID

ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research, scholarship and innovation are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship and innovation activities. It provides open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions and affiliations. The organization provides this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis. ORCID is a not-for-profit organization, sustained by fees from member organizations. Its work is open, transparent and non-proprietary. The organization strives to be a trusted component of research infrastructure with the goal of providing clarity in the breadth of research contributions and the people who make them.

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Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 2016 – registration open!

We are delighted to announce that Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 2016 – Sustainable Water Resources for Africa is being held in Kenya on 30 November – 2 December 2016 – be sure to secure your place today! For full details of speakers and conference themes, please visit the event web page.

This will be the 10th PACN Congress, and will bring together over 200 participants from across Africa and the globe to discuss current research, challenges, new developments and crucial issues on the topic of Water.

The speaker and participants will share expertise and best practice and discuss cutting edge research and applications.  It will reflect the diversity of science and research that can help solve challenges of water security and water safety, with a focus on the chemical sciences.  The conference will give all participants the opportunity to engage with other scientists, exchange ideas and previous events have led to new collaborations and partnerships.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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