Special Issue "Emerging Frontiers, Processes and Technologies for Water Sustainability"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Oishi Sanyal
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Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Interests: membranes for water treatment and gas separation
Dr. Fernando V. Lima
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Interests: process systems engineering methods for process design and intensification; advanced control and state estimation; modular energy systems and sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Omar I. Abdul-Aziz
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Guest Editor
Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Interests: ecological–water resources engineering; scaling and robust predictions of ecohydrological, hydroclimatological, and biogeochemical processes; modeling of water quality and ecosystem health; modeling of freshwater flooding in large-scale coastal urban–natural environments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water sustainability is critical to ensure the increasing demand of fresh water supply, fueled by rapid urbanization and population growth across the world. Solving a problem of this scale requires a highly interdisciplinary approach—involving methods and tools of predictions, impact assessments, development of novel treatment technologies, and process systems engineering. Our team of editors aims to bring together these diverse topics in this Special Issue with a collection of papers from experts around the world. We invite papers across the broad spectrum of environmental/water resources sciences and engineering, including impacts of changing climate, land use/cover, and sea level rise on water quantity and quality. In terms of novel treatment technologies, papers are solicited from various areas including, but not limited to, membrane-based techniques, electrochemical separations, novel adsorbents, etc. For process systems engineering, contributions involving theoretical developments or applications are sought in the areas of process modeling, simulation, optimization, advanced control, as well as technoeconomic and sustainability analyses. 

Prof. Dr. Oishi Sanyal
Prof. Dr. Fernando V. Lima
Prof. Dr. Omar I. Abdul-Aziz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • stream water quantity and quality
  • ecosystem health
  • changing climate and land use/cover
  • separation technologies
  • water treatment
  • process integration
  • modular processes
  • process simulation
  • process optimization
  • process control
  • technoeconomic and sustainability analyses

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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