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The Environmental Engineering Research (EER) is published quarterly by the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE). The EER covers a broad spectrum of the science and technology of air, soil, and water management while emphasizing scientific and engineering solutions to environmental issues encountered in industrialization and urbanization. Particularly, interdisciplinary topics and multi-regional/global impacts (including eco-system and human health) of environmental pollution as well as scientific and engineering aspects of novel technologies are considered favorably. The scope of the Journal includes the following areas, but is not limited to:
1. Atmospheric Environment & Climate Change: Global and local climate change, greenhouse gas control, and air quality modeling
This topical section covers a wide range of atmospheric pollution issues, including monitoring and modeling of global climate change, quantitative assessment and solutions of local air pollution, interactions of local and global air pollution impacts, emission reduction of air pollutants, and carbon neutral process development.
2. Renewable Energy & Waste Management: Energy recovery from waste, incineration, landfill, and green energy
In addition to traditional waste treatment and recycling, this section is dedicated to more comprehensive scientific and engineering knowledge in the following specific areas: renewable energy production, waste-to-energy conversion technologies, resources recovery from wastes, zero waste, hazardous waste treatment, soil remediation related to waste, and biochar.
3. Environmental Biotechnology & Ecology: Nano-biosensor, environmental genomics, bioenergy, and environmental eco-engineering
The Environmental Biotechnology area covers microbial physiology, microbial community, genomic/proteomic studies, biofilm, bioremediation, and applied aspects of biotechnology. Specific topics being dealt with in this area include nano-/biosensors and sensing systems to monitor environmental toxic substances. The Environmental Ecology and Eco-engineering area covers the followings: ecotechnology; habitat reconstruction; restoration ecology; ecosystem conservation; ecosystem rehabilitation; stream and river restoration; wetland restoration; and aspects of ecology.
4. Physical & Chemical Technology: Membrane technology and advanced oxidation
This section covers comprehensive topics in novel environmental technologies related to physical and/or chemical approaches. Specific topics of interest include membrane filtration, advanced oxidation, adsorption, granular filtration, and disinfection as well as photoelectrochemical technologies for water treatment. The articles dealing with interdisciplinary topics of above mentioned topics are highly encouraged.
5. Environmental System Engineering: Seawater desalination, ICA (instrument, control, and automation), and water reuse
The section emphasizes the application of system engineering principles to solve complex environmental problems, such as water resources management, soil and groundwater pollution, and integrated environmental management. Specific areas of interest are as follows: optimization and development of physicochemical and biological processes, monitoring and control of contaminants, simulation and modeling for the fate and transport of pollutants, and desalination and water reuse systems.
6. Environmental Health & Toxicology: Micropollutants, hazardous materials, ecotoxicity, and environmental risk assessment
This section deals with an interdisciplinary scientific field in environmental health & toxicology including environmental OMICS. The integration of a variety of topics in environmental health & toxicology will provide novel perspectives and systematic solutions for the improvement of human health and ecosystem sustainability. Specific topics of interest include emerging micropollutants, health hazards, environmental OMICS sciences, ecotoxicity, and environmental risk assessment.