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Toward Green Chemical Engineering

Call for Papers

The chemicals industry and other related industries supply us with a huge variety of essential products for everyday living. However, these industries have the potential to seriously damage our environment. In the last decade, the scientific community has witnessed a growing interest in environmental issues and the value of environmentally friendly energy generation and chemical processes. The combination of chemical engineering tools with the findings of green chemists, biologists, and environmental scientists has allowed the design of new processes for the manufacture of chemicals, fuels, and products with a much reduced environmental footprint. Furthermore, the developed environmentally benign alternative technologies have been proven to be economically superior and function as well as or better than more toxic traditional options.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that promote the design and efficient use of environmentally benign chemical processes. We are particularly interested in articles that explore the development of processes that use clean solvents and renewable resources, biocatalysis, process intensification, and innovative environmental technologies for water treatment and pollution control. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative solvents (ionic liquids and supercritical fluids) and solvent avoidance
  • Renewable chemical feedstocks: biofuels and chemicals
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Process intensification
  • Biocatalytic processes
  • Environmental technologies for water treatment and pollution control

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 3 May 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 26 July 2013
Publication DateFriday, 20 September 2013

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Said Galai, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (INSAT), Street of Earth, North Urban Center, Tunis Cedex, Tunisia
  • Pascual Pérez Ballesta, Air Quality and Climate Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra (VA), Italy
  • Francisco José Hernández Fernández, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, School of Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Cartagena, Murcia, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
  • María Gómez Gómez, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Murcia, 30071 Murcia, Spain