The Journal of Water Process Engineering aims to be the premier international forum for the publication of world leading, high impact research on the sustainable engineering of water and wastewater treatment processes.


Water process engineering is interpreted by us as the understanding and application of the fundamental laws and principles of nature that allow us to transform raw or waste water sources into products that are useful to society, while operating at laboratory, pilot or full industrial scale. These products include clean water, energy and material resources. Our scope focuses on the design, operation, control, modelling, optimization and intensification of chemical, physical, and biological processes for water treatment.

We emphasize the process engineering aspects of water treatment processes, for which the focus of the study is on the engineered application and practice rather than the fundamental and underlying science.

Submission of outstanding research articles and state-of-the-art reviews are actively encouraged from academic and industrial researchers and technologists in the following areas of interest:

  • Sustainable water treatment.
  • Potable and wastewater treatment, resource recovery and water reuse.
  • Community-based water treatment.
  • Membrane-based water and wastewater processing, such as forward osmosis processes (but excluding desalination i.e. water desalting).
  • Biological wastewater processing (aerobic and anaerobic) and biofilm reactors.
  • Nanotechnology-based water processing.
  • Industrial effluent processing and resource recovery/recycle.
  • Advanced oxidation processing.
  • Electro-based water processing.
  • Coagulation, precipitation and flocculation processes.
  • Fixed-bed adsorption processes.
  • Renewable energy powered water processing.
  • Development and application of novel materials for water processing.

We are particularly interested in the growth of submissions which emphasize the process engineering aspects of water sustainability, focusing on issues related to the reclamation, reuse and recycling of water, materials and energy from alternative sources, including fit-for-purpose treatment processes and technologies with reduced energy and chemical consumption, lower environmental/carbon footprint, and greater social benefit.

We are also interested in those submissions which explore emerging areas of research focus; please look out for our 'calls for papers' to be published in special issues. If you are interested in submitting a critical and insightful review paper on the state-of-the-art in a relevant area, we encourage you to contact one of the Editors-in-Chief first to discuss your proposal.

Please that, due to space limitations, we are unable to accept submissions which involve fundamental batch studies without a focus on engineering application. Common examples of this would include; studies of batch/static adsorption of model contaminants on adsorbents without dynamic flow studies, batch studies of photo-catalysts modified to operate in visible light for model contaminant degradation, microbiological studies without a strong link to biological processing, membrane fabrication without an application study.

Editorial board

Co-Editors in Chief

  • Nick Hankins
    Department. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom
  • Abdul Wahab Mohammad PhD
    National University of Malaysia, 43600 UKM Selangor, Malaysia
  • Xiaochang C. Wang
    Xi'an University of Architecture & Technology, School of Environmental & Municipal Engineering, No. 13, Yanta Road, 710055, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China


  • Rong Chen PhD
    Xi'an University of Architecture & Technology, School of Environmental & Municipal Engineering, Xi'an, China
  • Ludovic Dumee
    Khalifa University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Wenshan Guo PhD
    University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Chong Tzyy Haur PhD
    Nanyang Technological University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Guangming Jiang
    University of Wollongong, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Wollongong, Australia
  • Shihong Lin PhD
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, United States
  • Fangang Meng
    Sun Yat-Sen University School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guangzhou, China
  • Huu Hao Ngo
    University of Technology Sydney School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Broadway, Australia

Editorial Board Members

  • Ahmed Abdel-Wahab PhD
    Texas A&M University at Qatar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Doha, Qatar
  • A. Latif Abdul Latif binAhmad
    Science University of Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia
  • Catherine Biggs
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Luiza Campos PhD, DIC, FRSC, MSc, BEng
    University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Chart Chiemchaisri D.Eng.
    Kasetsart University Department of Environmental Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Eduardo Cleto-Pires
    University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Robert Field
    University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Viatcheslav Freger
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Vitaly Gitis
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
  • Nigel Graham
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Faisal Hai PhD
    University of Wollongong, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Wollongong, Australia
  • Bassim Hameed Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
    Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
  • Shadi W. Hasan PhD
    Khalifa University of Science Technology - Abu Dhabi SAN Campus, Department of Chemical Engineering, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Raed Hashaikeh
    New York University - Abu Dhabi Campus, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Saad Jasim PhD, PEng
    SJ Environmental Consultants Inc, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Nalan Kabay
    Ege University, ?zmir, Turkey
  • J. Sher Khan
    National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Rāwalpindi, Pakistan
  • Gopalakrishnan Kumar Ph D
    University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
  • Zhongfang Lei PhD
    University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Torove Leiknes
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Jianxin Li PhD
    Tianjin Polytechnic University State Key Laboratory of Separation Membranes and Membrane Processes, Tianjin, China
  • Jixiang Li PhD
    Green Chemical Engineering Technology Research and Development Center, Shanghai, China
  • Zainuddin Manan
    University of Technology Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia
  • Graeme Millar
    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Mu Naushad PhD
    King Saud University Department of Chemistry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Tjandra Setiadi PhD
    Bandung Institute of Technology Department of Chemical Engineering, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Chuyang Tang PhD
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Yinhua Wan
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Shaobin Wang
    The University of Adelaide School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Ta Yeong Wu
    Monash University - Malaysia Campus, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia
  • Guillermo Zaragoza
    Almeria Solar Platform, Tabernas, Spain