International Journal of Environment and Pollution Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Inderscience

Journal description

The IJEP is a refereed journal providing an international forum for the field of Environment and Pollution. One of three key journals (along with IJETM and IJGEnvI) which together offer complete coverage of key environmental issues, it addresses medium-term challenges involving scientific prediction, modelling and assessment, and social and economic policy areas. The objectives of the IJEP are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies academics and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex issues of environment and pollution, and to provide a forum for them to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global economy.

Current impact factor: 0.43

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.433
2013 Impact Factor 0.303
2012 Impact Factor 0.257
2011 Impact Factor 0.361
2010 Impact Factor 0.626
2009 Impact Factor 0.624
2008 Impact Factor 0.568
2007 Impact Factor 0.435
2006 Impact Factor 0.404
2005 Impact Factor 0.327
2004 Impact Factor 0.156
2003 Impact Factor 0.116
2002 Impact Factor 0.356
2001 Impact Factor 0.314
2000 Impact Factor 0.176
1999 Impact Factor 0.213
1998 Impact Factor 0.204
1997 Impact Factor 0.336

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.45
Cited half-life 8.30
Immediacy index 0.02
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.12
Website International Journal of Environment and Pollution website
Other titles IJEP
ISSN 0957-4352
OCLC 163475180
Material type Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 6 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • Cannot archive until publication
    • Author's pre-print and Author's post-print on author's personal website, institutional repository or subject repository
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to journal webpage and /or DOI
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used, unless covered by funding agency rules
    • Authors covered by funding agency rules, may post the Publisher's Version/PDF in subject repositories after a 6 months embargo
    • Reviewed 10/02/2014
    • Author's post-print equates to Inderscience's Proof
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the concentration of air pollution and its adverse effect at various locations over Delhi are studied using fuzzy air quality index. The presented fuzzy based methods have been used in fuzzy inference technique to assess the uncertainty and subjectivity of the environmental issues of air pollution. The 24-hourly average concentrations of main criteria pollutants viz., fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and ozone (O3) for the years 2008 to 2012 at three different locations in Delhi (residential - Sirifort, industrial - DCE, and busiest traffic intersection ITO junction) are considered for analysis. The weightings of different parameters are determined using the analytical hierarchical process. The results clearly indicate that the air quality of Delhi is degraded and lying in the ranges of bad and very bad categories.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 08/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: The latest convention of ship pollution prevention was carried out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which requires that sulphur dioxide emissions from ships around the world must be further reduced. A novel wet scrubber system with MgO and seawater (M&S) as desulphuriser was proposed to deal with the new convention. The quality of the washwater effluent discharged by M&S DeSOx system has not been studied systematically yet. This paper used a variety of methods to analyse the effluent, including chemical method, spectrophotometry and X-ray diffractometer. The effluent was detected to contain a large amount of chloride, sulphate and nitrate ions, and the mass fraction of chloride ion was as high as 3.2%. The main components of suspended solids were magnesium hydroxide, magnesium sulphite, and silicon dioxide. In the effluent, COD, SS, total oil content and turbidity were above the limitation set by the washwater discharge criteria. Based on the analysis of the effluent quality, the sulphite, nitrite, PAHs and total oil content were regarded as the main factors affecting COD.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 56(1/2/3/4). DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2014.067672
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    ABSTRACT: We present a system for forecasting the changes in PM10 and PM2.5 particulate matter air pollution concentration. The system is based on immissions data from automatic measurement stations of the Voivodship (Regional) Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Warsaw (Poland) and a numerical forecast of meteorological parameters from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, Warsaw University. The concept of the program is based on various models based on artificial neural networks as well as a support vector machine working in regression mode. The approach uses wavelet decomposition and Blind Source Separation for better, more accurate forecasting. This universal system provides a tool for early warning of exceedance of daily maximum levels of PM10 and PM2.5 and is dedicated to local authorities to evaluate the ecological efficiency of environmental recovery programs.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 56(1/2/3/4). DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2014.067692

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    ABSTRACT: This research analysed the behaviour of heavy metals adsorption by zeolites and their associated applicability for treating acid mine drainage (AMD). The type 4A zeolite used was synthesised by a hydrothermal reaction using kaolin derived from the waste pulping process of white paper. For the development of kinetic studies of adsorption, samples were collected from AMD that were located in the southern State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The optimal conditions for the removal of iron and manganese have been investigated by testing the adsorption, varying both the mass of zeolites used and adsorption times for a quantity of 1 litre of AMD. Adsorption studies have shown that in the first 15 minutes, approximately 80% of Fe was adsorbed. The adsorption of Mn was also efficient. Kinetic parameters were determined by the Langmuir isotherm, which allowed for the calculation of the theoretical adsorption of metals as a function of time.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 56(1/2/3/4):79. DOI:10.1504/ijep.2014.067682
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    ABSTRACT: The method used for the PM10 source apportionment in 18 air quality management areas (AQMAs) in Slovakia is presented, as well as the results of the study. Local PM10 emissions include traffic emissions, local seasonal heating sources from residential housing, industrial and point sources, and fugitive sources. Mathematical modelling has been performed using CALPUFF model, driven by meteorological fields created by CALMET meteorological model. Domains ranged between 20-400 km2 in size, with the horizontal resolution of 200-500 m, depending on the complexity of the terrain. The results were post processed using multi linear statistical model, in order to account for the emission input uncertainties. In most AQMAs the major contributors are local heating using biomass burning (in winter) and road transport in both seasons, with high contribution from regional and transboundary transfer.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(2/3/4):166. DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2014.065117
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    ABSTRACT: Slovenia is a country of very complex terrain and many problems with air pollution in the valleys, canyons and basins, where industrial air pollution is combined with traffic and domestic heating air pollution, giving rise to problems for the health impact and the ecosystems directly or indirectly. Among indirect effects is also effect on solar radiation budget because of photochemical smog and especially particulate air pollution. To assess air pollutants over the country, a preliminary application of an experimental operational forecast system is presented here, with the aim of exploring its potentials and limitations in modelling the background air quality, and to focus the aspects where improvements are needed for a true operational use.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(2/3/4):175-183. DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2014.065118
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    ABSTRACT: This paper describes an updated scheme for parametrisation of atmospheric convection to be used in the Met Office Atmospheric Dispersion Model (NAME III). In this scheme, the vertical transport of particles due to convection is represented in a 1-dimensional model based on a 'mass-flux' approach. Empirical formulas are used to obtain the mass fluxes and the convective precipitation is used for closure. Results compared with the mass fluxes from the single column version of the Met Office's NWP model show good agreement. Lastly, an alternative method to estimate the mass fluxes by calculating a dilute parcel ascent is also discussed.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(2/3/4):128. DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2014.065113
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    ABSTRACT: Flows in the urban boundary layer (UBL) are strongly affected by the inhomogeneous roughness elements at the bottom surface. In particular, in the near-ground region (roughness sublayer), the effect of the surface roughness dominates that complicates the behaviours of mean flow and turbulence and subsequently the near-wall transport processes. To safeguard the health of urban inhabitants, it is crucial to develop an in-depth understanding of the correlation among near-wall fluid motions, UBL turbulence and city ventilation. However, rather limited information is available. In this study, physical modelling in a laboratory wind tunnel is employed to measure the profiles of both stream-wise and vertical velocities over an array consisting of idealised two-dimensional (2D) roughness elements. Various arrangements are adopted in attempt to cover different flow regimes to examine city ventilation problems. The ventilation performance is measured by the air exchange rate (ACH). Consistent with our previous large-eddy simulation (LES) results, the current wind tunnel measurements suggest that city ventilation is dominated by the ACH turbulent component, i.e., air masses are mainly driven by atmospheric turbulence (at least 80% of the total ACH).
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(2/3/4):110. DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2014.065111

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    ABSTRACT: It has been observed that the toxic load model can better account for toxic effects from chemical exposures than Haber's law. However, the toxic load model has been experimentally validated only for steady exposures. We compare four proposed extensions of the toxic load model to the case of time-varying exposures. We conclude that the choice of the toxic load model can be important in consequence assessment studies that use realistic time-varying toxic exposures.
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 54(2/3/4):222. DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2014.065123
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    ABSTRACT: Regionalization is to organize a large set of spatial objects into spatially contiguous regions despite optimising the homogeneity of the derived regions, while representing social and economic geography. To confront with this problem, it is to classify the regions to form groups that are homogeneous in air quality attributes. It is to develop a system that applies data mining techniques to study the distribution of air pollutants in Chennai, a metro city in India using vehicular ad hoc networking and map the distribution onto geographic site for effective policy making. In conventional regionalization methods, the data points are assigned to a single region in a multidimensional attribute space affecting the air pollution response. However, some data points, having distributed membership to more than one region, could not be justified and allocated to a single region. Rough set based clustering technique is applied to regionalization problem to resolve vague or overlapped regions. The overlapped regions are restructured to guarantee the homogeneity of the regions formed or altered. The investigations of the cluster validity tests confirm the effectiveness of rough set based regionalization to air quality modeling
    International Journal of Environment and Pollution 01/2014; 53(1-2). DOI:10.1504/IJEP.2013.058818