Water Research (WATER RES)

Publisher: International Association on Water Pollution Research; International Association on Water Pollution Research and Control; International Association on Water Quality, Elsevier

Journal description

Water Research publishes refereed, original research papers on all aspects of the science and technology of water quality and its management worldwide. A broad outline of the journal's scope includes: Treatment processes for water and wastewaters, municipal, agricultural and industrial, including residuals management. Water quality standards and the analysis, monitoring and assessment of water quality by chemical, physical and biological methods. Studies on inland, tidal or coastal waters, including surface and ground waters, and point and non-point sources of pollution. The limnology of lakes, impoundments and rivers. Solid and hazardous waste management, including source characterization and the effects and control of leachates and gaseous emissions. Environmental restoration, including soil and groundwater remediation. Analysis of the interfaces between sediments and water, and water/atmosphere interactions. The application of mathematical and modelling techniques. Public health and risk assessment. Education and training.

Current impact factor: 5.53

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 5.528
2013 Impact Factor 5.323
2012 Impact Factor 4.655
2011 Impact Factor 4.865
2010 Impact Factor 4.546
2009 Impact Factor 4.355
2008 Impact Factor 3.587
2007 Impact Factor 3.427
2006 Impact Factor 2.459
2005 Impact Factor 3.019
2004 Impact Factor 2.304
2003 Impact Factor 1.812
2002 Impact Factor 1.611
2001 Impact Factor 1.376
2000 Impact Factor 1.285
1999 Impact Factor 1.748
1998 Impact Factor 1.616
1997 Impact Factor 1.512

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 6.28
Cited half-life 8.20
Immediacy index 0.97
Eigenfactor 0.08
Article influence 1.59
Website Water Research website
Other titles Water research
ISSN 0043-1354
OCLC 1769499
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


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    • Author's post-print may be used to update arXiv and RepEC
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The transport of hydronium and hydroxide ions through reverse osmosis membranes constitutes a unique case of ionic species characterized by uncommonly high permeabilities. Combined with electromigration, this leads to complex behavior of permeate pH, e.g., negative rejection, as often observed for monovalent ions in nanofiltration of salt mixtures. In this work we employed a rigorous phenomenological approach combined with chemical equilibrium to describe the trans-membrane transport of hydronium and hydroxide ions along with salt transport and calculate the resulting permeate pH. Starting from the Nernst-Planck equation, a full non-linear transport equation was derived, for which an approximate solution was proposed based on the analytical solution previously developed for trace ions in a dominant salt. Using the developed approximate equation, transport coefficients were deduced from experimental results obtained using a spiral wound reverse osmosis module operated under varying permeate flux (2-11 μm/s), NaCl feed concentrations (0.04-0.18M) and feed pH values (5.5-9.0). The approximate equation agreed well with the experimental results, corroborating the finding that diffusion and electromigration, rather than a priori neglected convection, were the major contributors to the transport of hydronium and hydroxide. The approach presented here has the potential to improve the predictive capacity of reverse osmosis transport models for acid-base species, thereby improving process design/control.
    Water Research 12/2015; 87:328–335. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2015.09.038
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate interactions between oppositely charged fluorescent dyes and dissolved humic substances, fluorescence quenching of fluorescein and rhodamine 6G with dissolved humic substances was performed. Binding coefficients were obtained by the Stern-Volmer equation. The fluorescence of rhodamine 6G was largely quenched by the addition of humic acid and a non-linear Stern-Volmer plot was obtained. This strong quenching may be caused by the electrostatic interaction between cationic rhodamine 6G and humic acid and strengthened by the hydrophobic repulsion. In contrast, the quenching and interactive effects of dissolved humic substances for fluorescein were relatively weak. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Water Research 11/2015; 85:193-198. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.039