The Journal of Water Process Engineering aims to publish refereed, high-quality research papers with significant novelty and impact in all areas of the engineering of water and wastewater processing. Papers on advanced and novel treatment processes and technologies are particularly welcome.

The Journal considers papers in the following:

  • Nanotechnology and biotechnology applications in water
  • Novel oxidation and separation processes
  • Membrane processes (excluding those for desalination)
  • Catalytic processes for the removal of water contaminants
  • Sustainable processes
  • Water reuse and recycling
  • Water use and wastewater minimization
  • Integrated/hybrid technology
  • Process modelling of water treatment and novel treatment processes.

Submissions on the subject of adsorbents, including standard measurements of adsorption kinetics and equilibrium will only be considered if there is a genuine case for novelty and contribution, for example highly novel, sustainable adsorbents and their use: papers on activated carbon-type materials derived from natural matter, or surfactant-modified clays and related minerals, would not fulfil this criterion.

The Journal particularly welcomes contributions involving environmentally, economically and socially sustainable technology for water treatment, including those which are energy-efficient, with minimal or no chemical consumption, and capable of water recycling and reuse that minimizes the direct disposal of wastewater to the aquatic environment.

Papers that describe novel ideas for solving issues related to water quality and availability are also welcome, as are those that show the transfer of techniques from other disciplines. The Journal will consider papers dealing with processes for various water matrices including drinking water (except desalination), domestic, urban and industrial wastewaters, in addition to their residues. It is expected that the journal will be of particular relevance to chemical and process engineers working in the field. The Journal welcomes the following article types:

  • Full Text papers
  • Short Communications
  • State-of-the-Art Reviews
  • Letters to Editors and Case Studies

Editorial board


  • Nick Hankins
    Department. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, UK
  • Abdul Wahab Mohammad
    Research Centre for Sustainable Process Technology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43600 UKM Selangor, Malaysia

Associate Editor

  • D. L. Oatley-Radcliffe
    Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • A. Abdel-Wahab
    Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
  • C. Biggs
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • A. Latif binAhmad
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • E. Cleto-Pires
    University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
  • R. Field
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • V. Freger
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • V. Gitis
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • N. Graham
    Imperial College London, London, UK
  • B.H. Hameed
    University of Science Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • S. Hasan
    Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • R. Hashaikeh
    Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • S. Y. Jasim PhD, PEng
    SJ Environmental Consultants Inc., Windsor, Canada
  • N. Kabay
    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
  • J. Khan
    National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • T. Leiknes
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Z. Manan
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
  • G. Millar
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • M. Naushad
    King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • T. Y. Wu
    Monash University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  • C. Tang
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Y. Wan
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • S.-B. Wang
    Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • G. Zaragoza
    CIEMAT, Tabernas, Spain