Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Indexing: COPE.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 11 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Free Publication in 2021

Open Access Original Research

Analysis of Surface Water Areal changes using Remote Sensing Data

Received: 23 October 2020;  Published: 29 July 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103019

Abstract

Inland water bodies are crucial for supporting human life in various parts of the world. Therefore, it is essential to accurately monitor its spatiotemporal variations for better water management. The main objective of this study is to investigate the application of remote sensing data f [...]

Open Access Original Research

Normalized Difference Vegetative Index-related Assessment for Climate Change Impact on Indigenous Communities from High Resolution IKONOS Satellite Imagery in West Papua

Received: 29 October 2020;  Published: 09 July 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103018

Abstract

High-resolution satellite imagery permits acquisition of critical data to observe climate-change and environmental impact on conflict-impacted indigenous communities with co-existing socio-economic factors, often within unstable regimes. Conflict may prevent direct access in remote regio [...]

Open Access Concept Paper

Correction of Sunglint Effects in High Spatial Resolution Hyperspectral Imagery Using SWIR or NIR Bands and Taking Account of Spectral Variation of Refractive Index of Water

Received: 26 April 2021;  Published: 05 July 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2103017

Abstract

Passive high spatial resolution hyperspectral and multispectral imaging systems in the solar spectral region from aircraft and satellite platforms are being increasingly used for remote sensing of coastal waters and inland lakes. However, the remotely sensed data are often contaminated b [...]

Open Access Research Article

Modeling Tile Drainage Outflow in Thin Agricultural Soils with Impermeable under Layer in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Received: 30 December 2020;  Published: 28 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102016

Abstract

Subsurface tile drainage installation helps to maintain water table levels and to meet adequate crop moisture requirements. Artificial subsurface drainage continues to be a common practice in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) and elsewhere around the world. The main objective of this study [...]

Open Access Original Research

Potential Impact of UWWT Effluent Discharges on Ruditapes decussatus: An Approach Using Biomarkers

Received: 09 April 2021;  Published: 19 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102015

Abstract

The use of biomarkers in bivalves has gained significance as a reliable method for the assessment of the presence and effect of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems. However, it is important to note that the biomarkers respond not only to contaminant loadings and bioavailability but also t [...]

Open Access Research Article

Modelling the Cumulative Number of COVID-19 Cases

Received: 14 April 2021;  Published: 10 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102014

Abstract

Each country has its own characteristics of COVID-19 infection trajectory and epidemic waves. Differences in government-implemented restrictions and social regulations result in variability of the virus transmissions and spread dynamics. This in turn results in various shapes of the grow [...]

Open Access Research Article

Examination of PCDD/F Formation in Thermal Systems Using Simple Mathematical Models

Received: 01 March 2021;  Published: 07 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102013

Abstract

A set of empirical models which accounts for the formation of gas phase polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans (PCDD and PCDF), and solid phase PCDD/F by the de novo mechanism is described.In each case, competing formation and destruction r [...]

Open Access Research Article

Persistent Organic Pollutants in Urban Soils of Central London, England, UK: Measurement and Spatial Modelling of Black Carbon (BC), Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)

Received: 05 March 2021;  Published: 28 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102012

Abstract

Total organic carbon (TOC), black carbon (BC), total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) were determined in 73 surface (0-2 cm) and subsurface (5-20 cm) soil samples taken from a 142 km2 area in C [...]

Open Access Research Article

Gender-Dependent Effects of Thimerosal on Human Progenitor Neurons: A Potential Link to Regressive Autism

Received: 26 September 2020;  Published: 07 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102011

Abstract

Regressive Autism [RA] is a subtype of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that manifests as the loss of previously acquired developmental milestones and skills. Early life dysregulation of neurodevelopment due to exposure to toxic metals has been associated with ASD, [...]

Open Access Perspective

Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals as Sources of POPs

Received: 17 January 2021;  Published: 13 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102010

Abstract

Environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) are a new class organic pollutant sharing some of the attributes of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This opinion/short review aims to describe the properties of EPFRs that merit their recognition as an additi [...]

Open Access Research Article

Gender-Dependent Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Retinoic Acid-Related Orphan Receptor Alpha [RORA] and Aromatase Genes on Human Progenitor Neurons

Received: 28 August 2020;  Published: 07 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102009

Abstract

Normally we encounter a myriad of chemicals in our daily lives. Endocrine disrupting chemicals [EDCs] are ubiquitous in our environment and upon bodily entry many be stored in adipose tissue and, in pregnant woman, can reach the developing fetal brain, disrupting normal fetal brain devel [...]

Open Access Original Research

A Neural Network Evidence of the Nexus Among Air Pollution, Economic Growth, and COVID-19 Deaths in the Hubei Area

Received: 19 February 2021;  Published: 06 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102008

Abstract

In this study, we used an image neural network model to assess the relationship between economic growth, pollution (PM2.5, PM10, and CO2), and deaths from COVID-19 in the Hubei area (China). Data analysis, neural network analysis, [...]

Open Access Research Article

Concentrations of Gaseous Elemental Mercury in the Atmosphere of a Mediterranean Coastal Site in Greece

Received: 25 January 2021;  Published: 04 May 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102007

Abstract

Gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) was monitored in the atmosphere of a coastal site situated in the Northern Aegean Sea of Greece from August 2014 to January 2015. The selected sampling site is seldom impacted by human activities. Thus, it was possible to study the [...]

Open Access Review

Challenges in the PFAS Remediation of Soil and Landfill Leachate: A Review

Received: 15 December 2020;  Published: 19 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102006

Abstract

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has become a big concern as a result of their high contamination in different environmental matrices. In EU countries, sites contaminated with PFAS are usually remediated by excavating soil and disposing of it in a landfill since no in-situ or on-site tech [...]

Open Access Research Article

Initial Validation of a Replicated Field-scale Denitrifying Bioreactor Facility in a Boreal Environment

Received: 29 December 2020;  Published: 15 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102005

Abstract

Denitrifying bioreactor technology, where a solid carbon source (wood chips) acts as a reactive medium to intercept agricultural tile drainage water, has been successfully used to convert nitrate (NO3-) to di-nitrogen (N2) gas. Four full-size field-scale (80ft long x 10 ft. wide x 4 ft. deep), repli [...]

Open Access Original Research

Evolution of Radar and Lightning Variables in Convective Events in Barcelona and Surroundings for the Period 2006–2020

Received: 28 October 2020;  Published: 14 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2102004

Abstract

The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona is a very densely populated region in the NE of the Iberian Peninsula. Besides, infrastructures in the area have a concrete height in the economy of this part of Europe. The combination of the Mediterranean Sea and the complex topography plays a role in the occurre [...]

Open Access Communication

Linking Population and Forest Dynamics over the Conterminous US for the 1990s and 2000s

Received: 24 September 2020;  Published: 09 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2101003

Abstract

Few studies have investigated deforestation and population connections in the U.S. at large spatial extents or small scales. We examined forest cover changes over two decades, 1990-2000 and 2000-2010, in the continental U.S. at the county scale. Forest dynamics were estimated using the National Land [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Air Transport: Overview and Implications

Received: 16 December 2020;  Published: 22 February 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2101002

Abstract

The current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to multiple changes in the international market as well as in the lifestyle of people worldwide. The transport sector has undoubtedly been one of the most affected sectors due to restrictions imposed by the governments across the world to protec [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowlegement to Reviewers of Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research in 2020

Received: 04 January 2021;  Published: 06 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2101001

Abstract

The editors of Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2020. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's [...]

Open Access Review

Interactions of Per- and Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) with Landfill Liners

Received: 16 September 2020;  Published: 31 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004007

Abstract

This review synthesises the available published research on interactions of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) with landfill liners, with the view to inform on the expected behaviour of these persistent environmental pollutants in landfills. The review addresses the nature and si [...]

Open Access Original Research

Electrochemical Oxidation of Perfluorooctanesulfonate by Magnéli Phase Ti4O7 Electrode in the Presence of Trichloroethylene

Received: 02 November 2020;  Published: 29 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004006

Abstract

This study examined the degradation of perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) in electrochemical oxidation (EO) processes in the presence of trichloroethylene (TCE). The EO experiment was performed in a gas-tight reactor using Magnéli phase titanium suboxide (Ti4O [...]

Open Access Original Research

How to Prioritize Voluntary Dietary Modification

Received: 03 August 2020;  Published: 25 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004005

Abstract

Environmentally motivated voluntary diet modifications are the focus of much research and public discourse. Yet the nuanced multi-faceted, multi-dimensional nature of agriculture-earth interactions, and limited public environmental knowledge likely combine to undermine the efficacy of environmentall [...]

Open Access Research Article

Climate Cloud Model Forecast Verification-an Engineering Perspective

Received: 13 September 2020;  Published: 24 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004004

Abstract

The processes relevant to the verification of cloud forecasts generated by climate models are discussed from an engineering perspective. These processes include an assessment of cloud product requirements to be evaluated, the creation of a verification test plan including procedures and data to be a [...]

Open Access Research Article

Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns and Australian Bushfires on Aerosol Loading over the Downwind Oceanic Regions

Received: 21 August 2020;  Published: 23 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004003

Abstract

Nearly 40 years of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) climate data record (CDR) from AVHRR satellite observations over the global ocean is used to study the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns and Australian bushfires on aerosol loading over downwind oceanic regions. Recent similar impact studies, by contrast [...]

Open Access Research Article

Estimating the Intensity of Hurricanes from Historical Radar Data Using the Hyperbolic-logarithmic Approximation of Spiral Rainbands

Received: 28 July 2020;  Published: 10 November 2020;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2004002

Abstract

To increase the amount of information on the intensities of tropical cyclones (TC) used in climate research, the possibility of additional estimates of the intensity of a TC by exploring historical data of conventional (non-Doppler) airborne and coastal radars is considered. Based on the hyperbolic- [...]

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