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Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

Focusing on Technology Research, Innovation, Demonstration, Insights and Policy Issues for Sustainable Technologies

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy OnlineFirst articles

12-12-2018 | Original Paper

Exploring the untapped potential of solar pretreatment for deconstruction of recalcitrant Kraft lignin in fungal biotransformation

Krafting (sulfate) process is being widely used in paper and pulp industries due to its capability of obtaining stronger and longer fiber while producing a lower amount of lignin. However, treatment of lignocellulose by alkaline sulfide forms …

11-12-2018 | Original Paper Open Access

Investment perspectives on costs for air pollution control affect the optimal use of emission control measures

Cost-effectiveness of pollution control is an important criteria when setting policy ambition levels in the Gothenburg Protocol of the Air Convention (United Nations 2013 ) and the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive (Official Journal of …

10-12-2018 | Original Paper

Comparing ecotoxicity risks for nanomaterial production and release under uncertainty

Engineered nanomaterials are characterized by having at least one dimension in the nanometer range, 10 −9 m (European Commission 2011 ). Their size confers many unique properties that may provide enhanced performance in clean technologies and …

10-12-2018 | Original Paper

Analysis of two treatment technologies for coffee roasting matrixes: combustion and anaerobic digestion

Global emissions of carbon dioxide, considered to be the main contributor of global warming, increased by 45% between 1990 and 2010 (Olivier et al. 2011 ): the European Union Directive 2009 /28/EC has set a goal of obtaining 20% of all energy from …

07-12-2018 | Original Paper

Laboratory evaluation of the mechanical properties of roller compacted concrete pavement containing ceramic and coal waste powders

The decline in natural resources for concrete production has prompted researchers to adopt different methods for the replacement and preservation of these construction materials. Moreover, the environmental pollution caused by industrial …

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This journal publishes papers that aid in the development, demonstration, and commercialization of cleaner products and processes as well as effective environmental policy strategies. As its title suggests, the journal has two major thrusts: Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy.

The Clean Technology thrust addresses the science and engineering of clean technologies. Moreover, it examines mathematical and computer-based methods and models for designing, analyzing, and measuring the cleanliness of products and processes. The Environmental Policy thrust covers research advances in scientific, social, behavioral, and economics disciplines that are relevant to complex environmental policy issues.

In addition to research papers, the journal offers policy-oriented commentaries from world renowned leaders in environmental technology and policy research. It also features special issues focusing on topics of international concern.

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy will present the following yearly awards as nominated by the Review board:
1. Best Paper award - The recipient will be awarded a plaque and a onetime monetary prize of
EUR 1000. In the case that the recognized paper has multiple authors, each author will receive a plaque while the prize of EUR 1000 will be shared equally among them.
2. Outstanding Paper award - The recipient(s) will be awarded a plaque.
Members of the editorial board who are nominated for the best paper award will not receive any monetary compensation.

NEW - Brief Reports
A desirable means of reporting innovative methods, tools, processes, and theoretical treatments on aspects of clean technologies or sustainability. This section is being offered for faster publication of newer developments. For more information and details please see the instructions for authors in the right menu.

NOTE: Change in Instructions for Authors:
Do not email submissions directly to the Editors-in-Chief. Only those papers that are submitted via the Editorial Manager system (see Submit online button in the right menu) will be considered for review. Original research articles are 10 pages long including all references, tables, figures, and figure legends - 3 submitted pages (double spaced, font size 12) corresponds to 1 printed page consisting of about 800 words - approximately 2 to 3 illustrations (dependent on size) including their legends corresponds to 1 printed page - approximately 45 references corresponds to 1 printed page.

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