The Scientific World Journal

Energy and Environment: Challenges and Achievements in Rapid Urbanization


Publishing date
26 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 May 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Environmental Engineering, Hebei University of Engineering, Handan, Hebei, China

2Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

3Urban Sustainability Initiative Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal


Energy and Environment: Challenges and Achievements in Rapid Urbanization

Description

More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. It is forecasted that another 20% will move to cities within the next 40 years, most of which happened in developing countries. The rapid urbanization questions the sustainability. Cities require huge quantities of energy and materials and produce large quantities of waste products, raising the problems of energy shortage, water pollution, soil pollution, and air quality deterioration. This special issue will focus on the problems we are facing during this challenging process.

We invite researchers to contribute to original research articles as well as review articles that will present the latest understanding on the energy and environment problems during the rapid urbanization, the most advanced technical work on the improvement of energy supply in cities, including energy efficient construction and usage of renewable energy, and environment control and protection achievement, including water and solid waste treatment and air quality chemistry and control. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Latest research on energy efficient construction in cities
  • Advances in the usage of renewable energy in cities
  • Advances in chemistry and technologies in waste water treatment
  • Latest research on energy saving and pollution chemistry in municipal solid waste incineration
  • Advances in the research on urban air pollution chemistry, control, and relationship with energy use

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/tswj/environmental.chemistry/ene/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 594816
  • - Editorial

Energy and Environment: Challenges and Achievements in Rapid Urbanization

Litao Wang | Hongxing Yang | ... | Shrestha Niranjan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 812469
  • - Research Article

Quantifying the Sources of the Severe Haze over the Southern Hebei Using the CMAQ Model

Jing Yang | Pu Zhang | ... | Xiujuan Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 893020
  • - Research Article

Optimization and Thermoeconomics Research of a Large Reclaimed Water Source Heat Pump System

Zi-ping Zhang | Fang-hui Du
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 826514
  • - Research Article

Flow-Field Characteristics of High-Temperature Annular Buoyant Jets and Their Development Laws Influenced by Ventilation System

Yi Wang | Yanqiu Huang | ... | Qiuhan Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 463160
  • - Review Article

Recent Developments of Electrochemical Promotion of Catalysis in the Techniques of DeNOx

Xiaolong Tang | Xianmang Xu | ... | Chuan Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 739501
  • - Review Article

The Hydrolysis of Carbonyl Sulfide at Low Temperature: A Review

Shunzheng Zhao | Honghong Yi | ... | Zhixiang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 952780
  • - Research Article

Research on Phthalic Acid Esters Removal and Its Health Risk Evaluation by Combined Process for Secondary Effluent of Wastewater Treatment Plant

Simin Li | Yongkang Lv | Na Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 964737
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Urban Runoff Pollution between Dissolved and Particulate Phases

Zhang Wei | Li Simin | Tang Fengbing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 958506
  • - Research Article

Reduction of Waste Water in Erhai Lake Based on MIKE21 Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model

Changjun Zhu | Qinag Liang | ... | Wenlong Hao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 384806
  • - Research Article

Formation of Humic Substances in Weathered MSWI Bottom Ash

Haixia Zhang | Takayuki Shimaoka
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