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Eco-Friendly Waste-Base Materials for Pollution Control Sustainable Technologies

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Marwa Elkady, Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt
Marwa Elkady is working as a professor at the school of chemical engineering at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST). She specialized in the field of environmental sciences and nanotechnology. She has about 168 international publications at Scopus-cited international journals with a total H-index of 32 with a total citation of more than 2500. She has acquired three Egyptian National Awards. The first one is the Shorouk Academy Award for Scientific and Technological Creativity in the field of Engineering Science in the field of Chemical Engineering and its applications for the year 2020, and the second is the state encouragement award in the field of engineering science for the year 2017, and the third is the state encouragement award in the field of advanced technology that serves the Engineering domains for the year 2011. She has 9 issued and pending patents. She participated in about 12 research projects in the fields of water treatment using advanced and novel techniques, including nanotechnology, plasma technology, micro-reactors, membrane technology and biotechnology. She participated in 3 published international book chapters. She is the editorial board member of about 10 international journals.

Hassan Shokry, Professor, Environmental Engineering Department, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt
Prof. Hassan Shokry is working as a professor and chairperson at Environmental Engineering Dep. Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt. Prof. Hassan has been graduated from the physics Dep. faculty of science, Al-Azhar University in 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. in physics entitled: "Preparation and Characterization of Gas Sensor Nanomaterials" in 2007. He also obtained his PhD. entitled: "Nanomaterials Architecturing for Solid State Gas Sensor Devices" in 2011. Prof. Hassan's works focus on nanotechnology, sensors applications, preparation and characterization of metal oxides, semiconductors nanomaterials, and preparation of different morphological nanostructural materials (nanoparticles, nanorods, nanotubes. etc.) for different applications (gas sensors, solar cells, water treatment and bio-applications), design of environmental controlling systems, thin films technology and water and wastewater treatment. Prof. Hassan Shokry has more than 75 internationally ranked publications as well as two book chapters. He has achieved many scientific prizes and awards, even national or international ones, due to his scientific achievements. He also has 2 awarded Patents, and 7 others are pending. He also acts as a PI and member of many scientific projects, and he is also the editorial board member of many scientific journals.

Mahmoud Samy, assistant professor, Department of Public Works Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt
Dr. Mahmoud Samy is an assistant professor at the Department of Public Works Engineering - Faculty of Engineering - Mansoura University. He has a high experience in preparing and characterizing nanomaterials and metal organic frameworks. Moreover, he can deal with various equipment required for analytical studies such as high-performance liquid chromatography, liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy, UV-visible spectrophotometer, and total organic carbon analyzer as well as materials characterization analyses such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and photoluminescence spectroscopy. He has great experience in the preparation and application of carbonaceous materials. Further, he is interested in preparing eco-friendly and sustainable value-added products such as nanomaterials from different wastes (Food, agricultural and plastic wastes) for application in environmental remediation. Moreover, he has great experience in the treatment of aqueous solutions containing organic micropollutants using advanced oxidation processes (e.g., photocatalysis process, Fenton process, persulfate activation).


Science and technology play an important role in the development of human life on earth. This fast development results from significant environmental damage due to industrial development and other anthropogenic activities. Pollution results from resource production and consumption, which in their current state are rather wasteful. Most waste cannot be reintegrated into the environment either effectively or inexpensively. To reduce the impact of environmental pollution due to human activities, it is crucial to create environmentally friendly products and establish management practices for environmentally friendly workplaces. Therefore, there is an urgent need for cleaner and sustainable production and management of the already polluted environment. This requires to innovate to develop products characterized by high effectiveness in terms of energy consumption and to provide better tools to monitor and evaluate both short- and long-term trends affecting eco-friendly and sustainable products. Therefore, this proposed special issue addresses the general treatment technologies for controlling the environmental pollution of water, air, and soils using eco-friendly materials derived from waste resources, to rationalize the consumption of available resources and to try to substitute the traditional systems and products with other environmentally friendly ones.

The special issue welcomes short reports, full-length research articles, as well as review articles focused on the following topics but not limited to:

 * Cleaner production and responsible consumption of wastes;

 * Eco-friendly compounds and applications, including water treatment, gas purification, corrosion protection, gas sensor and antimicrobial resistance;

 * Biotechnological approaches to degrade plastic/micro-plastic, pharmaceuticals and other emerging pollutants;

 * Bioremediation and Phyto-remediation of contaminated water, air, and soils;

 * Environmental challenges: adsorbents, catalysts, nano-composites, metal-organic frameworks, and nano-carbon materials;

 * Eco-friendly membranes for separation processes for pollution control technologies.


Eco-friendly materials, waste-based materials, pollution control, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, gas sensor, soil pollution control

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