Water Science and Technology invites authors to submit original papers for a special theme issue of the journal devoted to full scale investigations of the applications of new developments in wastewater and water supply technologies.
All submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process and those accepted will be published in a special Journal issue expected early in 2015.
Full manuscript submission deadline: 31st July 2014
Special Issue Publication date: Early 2015
Aims and Scope:
The goal is to encourage authors to present the full scale or pilot scale (at full scale conditions) results of mid- or long-term investigations of the application of new developments in wastewater and water supply technologies including but not limited to: process control systems or strategies, management strategies, new operational methods for existing infrastructure, etc.
This information is of great importance for practitioners in the field of water treatment and water management (consultants, operators, regulators, administration experts, researchers and developers) and should encourage innovation. In this context "innovation" is a successful full scale application of a new development from an idea to full scale.
These papers should be case studies using scientific methods for the assessment of the new so that the results are based on all relevant and comprehensive data and adequate data quality assessment methods (e.g. mass and energy balances, temperature and parameter variability over time).
The specific local situation before and during the investigation has to be described in such detail that an expert can assess the transferability of the results to other cases of application (climatic conditions, combined or separate sewer system, industrial influences, etc.). It is important to demonstrate the progress achieved as compared to the state of the art (which should be based on a minimum literature requirement). If the new development from idea to laboratory or pilot scale has already been published, the relevant literature should (be) cited.
Submissions should be prepared according to Water Science and Technology's Instructions to Authors, and should be submitted to the journal's online peer review site. When submitting your paper, ensure you select the 'Special Issue' Article Type, and 'Full Scale Investigations Special Issue' Section/Category.
Akintunde Babatunde, Cardiff University School of Engineering, UK
Giorgio Bertanza, University of Brescia, Italy
Jo Burgess, Water Research Commission, South Africa
Roisin Rooney, European Food Safety Authority, Italy
Paola Verlicchi, University of Ferrara, Italy
Guoren Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China"