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New Special Issue

The State of Hazardous Waste Characterization and Management: The Interface between Science and Public Policy

Deadline: 15th December 2019

About this Special Issue

Papers are invited on the topic of “The State of Hazardous Waste Characterization and Management: The Interface between Science and Public Policy” to be published as a Special Issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (J&AWMA) in 2020 (Volume 70).

Authors are encouraged to (re)examine specific hazardous wastes, regulatory policies pertaining to hazardous waste characterization/disposal, and/or waste characterization testing protocols in view of novel research findings. Specifically, authors are encouraged to consider alterations to public policy, the development of alternative waste characterization methods, and novel insights into hazardous waste behavior that may promote more sustainable and resource efficient management of these wastes. Research should have a clear connection to how it promotes the sustainable management of materials, more accurate quantification of risk, and/or public welfare compared to existing policy/methods/understanding.

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Submission guidelines

Deadline: 15th December 2019

All manuscripts must be formatted according to the Style Guidelines and then submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscript Review System to enter the review process.

All papers published in the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) are subject to page charges: US$69 for current A&WMA members (name and member ID required) and US$99 for nonmembers. This modest page charge helps to (1) defray the publication costs, and (2) provide open access for all JA&WMA papers after one year from their print publication date.

 When submitting a paper for this Special Issue, please select MS Type “2020 Hazardous Waste” via the ScholarOne Manuscript Review System.

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Guest Editor

Dr. Timothy G. Townsend
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Townsend has been affiliated with The University of Florida, since 1995, first as an Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, and now Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. Dr. Townsend conducts research and teaches in the field of solid and hazardous waste management. Dr. Townsend is well-known for his expertise in the waste arena, and was author of the 2011 Annual A&WMA Critical Review on “Environmental Issues and Management Strategies for Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment”. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of JA&WMA.

About the journal

About JA&WMA
J&AWMA is one of the oldest continuously published, peer-reviewed, technical environmental journals in the world. First published in 1951 under the name Air Repair, J&AWMA is intended to serve those occupationally involved in air pollution control and waste management through the publication of timely and reliable information.

To be the leading technical communicator for policy-relevant air and waste management science and technology.

To provide A&WMA and the general public with descriptions of timely, contemporary advances in air quality and waste management science and technology for use in improving environmental protection.

Trivikrama Rao
North Carolina State University, USA

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