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Environmental Science: Water Research & TechnologyInnovation for sustainable waterEditor-in-chief: David M CwiertnyScopeEnvironmental Science: Water Research & Technology seeks to showcase high quality research about fundamental science, innovative technologies, and management practices that promote sustainable water. The journal aims to provide a comprehensive and relevant forum that unites the diverse communities and disciplines conducting water research relevant to engineered systems and the built environment.

This includes fundamental science geared toward understanding physical, chemical, and biological phenomena in these systems as well as applied research focused on the development and optimisation of engineered treatment, management, and supply strategies. Papers must report a significant advance in the theory, fundamental understanding, practice or application of water research, management, engineering or technology, within the following areas:Chemical and microbial contaminantsWater policy and regulationWater-energy nexusThe journal places special focus on issues associated with water sustainability, as well as research that may lead to more secure, resilient and reliable water supplies.

And it welcomes inter- and multidisciplinary work contributing to any of the above developments that is likely to be of interest to the broad community that the Journal addresses. Manuscripts should be written to be accessible to scientists and engineers in all disciplines associated with the Journal.

All manuscripts must highlight their novel features and explain the significance of the work relative to related studies in their field as well as the likely impact on relevant water communities in industry, government or academia. Measurement advances and analysis: these papers are encouraged and must clearly focus on the relevance of the work to engineered water systems and clearly explain the implications of the analysis or observations for sustainable water management.

Papers dealing only with analysis, analytical method development or that simply report measured concentrations of target analytes (for example, occurrence and effluent concentrations of novel pollutant classes) will not be considered for publication. Modeling: papers that lack appropriate validation through either experimental data or available and reliable datasets will not be considered for publication.

New materials or technologies for water treatment: emphasis must be placed on one of the following:Developing a fundamental understanding of the underlying mechanisms integral to technology performanceDemonstrating how the practical application of the technology advances the field and improves upon existing treatment optionsPapers in this area are strongly discouraged from focusing solely on technology demonstrations in model systems with model pollutant targets.

Rather, they are encouraged to consider performance in complex (that is, environmentally relevant) systems and performance metrics (for example, efficacy across multiple pollutant targets, longevity, regeneration during application, and sustainability assessment) most relevant to real world application 4 Apr 2017 - Environmental Science & Technology. Sedlak (Editor-in-Chief). 2017 51 (14), pp 7747–7748. Abstract | Full Text HTML | PDF w/ Links | Hi-Res PDF · Environmental Science & Technology Presents the 2017 Reviewer Awards. Environmental Science & Technology. Sedlak (Editor-in-Chief). 2017 51 (21), pp .

Technology papers: we will not consider papers that focus solely on any of the following:Heavily focused on material synthesis and characterisation (such as nanomaterial catalysts)Consider only the removal of highly idealised targets (such as dyes)Work exclusively in clean laboratory systemsDo not demonstrate innovation that advances the treatment field, or develops a technology without a clear and viable pathway to full scale implementationSustainability assessments: papers that cover, for example, life cycle assessment or life cycle cost analysis, of water-related technologies and systems must emphasize the fundamental insight into the factors governing technology or system performance. Papers are strongly discouraged from solely reporting absolute or comparative assessments of technologies/systems without uncovering novel insight or identifying critical barriers to sustainability.

These guidelines will be used by our Associate editors and reviewers to assess the significance of each submitted manuscript.