Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (CRIT REV ENV SCI TEC)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Topics: Waste and wastewater treatment; Fate and transport of contaminants; Bioremediation; Soil contamination; Wetland function and design; Waste reduction, recycling, and reuse; Air, soil, and water contaminant biogeochemistry; Risk assessment and management; Environmental toxicology and epidemiology.

Current impact factor: 3.24

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 3.238
2012 Impact Factor 3.383
2011 Impact Factor 4.841
2010 Impact Factor 4
2009 Impact Factor 7.091
2008 Impact Factor 7.409
2007 Impact Factor 4.615
2006 Impact Factor 2.769
2005 Impact Factor 3.08
2004 Impact Factor 1.684
2003 Impact Factor 2.133
2002 Impact Factor 2.889
2001 Impact Factor 2.176
2000 Impact Factor 1.421
1999 Impact Factor 0.651
1998 Impact Factor 1.024
1997 Impact Factor 2.75
1996 Impact Factor 2.4
1995 Impact Factor 1.706
1994 Impact Factor 1.667
1993 Impact Factor 0.565

Impact factor over time

Impact factor
Year

Additional details

5-year impact 5.36
Cited half-life 7.20
Immediacy index 0.63
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 1.51
Website Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology website
Other titles Critical reviews in environmental science and technology (Online), Critical reviews in environmental science and technology, CRC journals critical reviews in environmental science and technology
ISSN 1064-3389
OCLC 40809237
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Derived from natural gas, crude oil and petroleum, plastics create major problems due to instability of these petrochemicals. The disposal of plastics, especially those used in packaging, poses a serious challenge to waste management. Growing environmental awareness has imposed a paradigm shift from biostable materials to biodegradable ones that are compatible with the environment to ensure a safe eco-friendly atmosphere for packaging film and processes. The ever-increasing use of plastic film nowadays has resulted in biodegradability becoming an essential characteristic for plastics. An additional advantage of using biodegradable materials is that upon disintegration and composting, they may act as fertilizers and soil conditioners, enhancing crop yield while capitalizing natural resource conservation with an underpinning on environment friendly and safer atmosphere. This review article is thus an attempt to address this pressing problem by discussing a few biodegradable polymeric blends derived from renewable feedstocks with potential applications in our everyday lives.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 08/2015; 45(16). DOI:10.1080/10643389.2014.970682
  • Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 07/2015; DOI:10.1080/10643389.2015.1077067
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    ABSTRACT: Hydrogen sulfide is ubiquitously present in many waste streams originating from industrial activities as well as in sewage. It needs to be removed as it is toxic, corrosive, and odorous. Conventional abatement strategies involve physicochemical methods, which require significant amounts of chemicals and/or high energy input. Considering the limitations of physicochemical methods, there is a need for more cost-effective and sustainable abatement strategies. Recent advances in electrode materials and operation have stimulated interest in electrochemical methods for pollutant remediation. Several electrochemical approaches for sulfide abatement have been proposed over the last few years. Electrochemical techniques offer several advantages including the avoidance of dosage, handling, transport and storage of potentially hazardous chemicals, and the possibility of recovering sulfide or sulfur from wastewater as a product. This paper reviews electrochemical strategies that have been proposed for removal of dissolved and gaseous hydrogen sulfide. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the economic potential of each of the proposed methods are discussed. The technical aspects and key challenges to enable full-scale implementation are highlighted. Finally, opportunities for expanding electrochemical methods for sulfide abatement are presented.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 07/2015; 45(14). DOI:10.1080/10643389.2014.966419
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    ABSTRACT: Anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR) processes play an increasingly important role in wastewater treatment and resource recycling by its ingenious construction and excellent performance. The authors aim to introduce new research progresses and applications of ABR in the last two decades, focusing mainly on the following aspects: presenting and comparing its development and application instances, discussing the optimization of operating regulation and mathematical models, stating existing problems in current researches, suggesting possible improvements, and proposing future research perspectives. The contributions of this review involve enhancing ABR treatment efficiency and operation stability to provide information for colleagues.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 06/2015; 45(12). DOI:10.1080/10643389.2014.924182
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    ABSTRACT: This review is intended to critically convey information on the application of low-intensity ultrasound irradiation (LUSI) in biological wastewater treatment and to discuss the effect of LUSI on the efficiency of wastewater treatment. The use of LUSI in wastewater treatment is presented and compared in terms of different wastewater conditions. The advantages and disadvantages of using LUSI are discussed to effectively grasp the benefits of LUSI in managing wastewater treatment, and the optimal conditions for ultrasound in various wastewater treatments designed for different contaminants are summarized. The main conclusion from the literature review is that LUSI has the potential to improve the activity of enzymes or the permeability of the cell membrane; however, a negative effect of the use of ultrasound in wastewater treatment is the decreased settle ability of sludge. In addition, the review concludes by identifying research needs that should be addressed in the future.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/10643389.2015.1046772
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    ABSTRACT: This review article is aimed at providing precise information on the global scenario of the intensity and severity of excess fluoride in drinking water and the efforts made by various investigators in the field of fluoride removal from drinking water. The fluoride levels in foodstuffs and edible items are also presented with a view to help effective fluorosis mitigation in fluoride-affected areas. The critical assessment of various available technologies for the removal of fluoride reveals that, among various available technologies, electrolytic defluoridation appears to be a promising alternative for the treatment and will go a long way towards providing safe drinking water in the fluoride-affected areas of developing countries like India. It provides a technically simple, cost-effective and reliable system for supplying fluoride free drinking water. Thus, electrolytic defluoridation is a step in upgrading access to safe drinking water and reconsidering the way forward in light of the millennium development goals.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/10643389.2015.1046768
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    ABSTRACT: The implementation of increasingly stringent regulations for wastewater discharge has enforced research efforts towards either the implementation of novel treatments or the improvement of those currently available. The literature on the use of Fenton oxidation in wastewater treatment has established this method as one of the most effective and suitable process for the abatement of recalcitrant water pollutants. However, despite the many advantages of the conventional Fenton process, there are issues relative to pH modulation, the cost associated to H2O2 and catalyst consumption as well as to sludge disposal that limit a more extended full-scale application. In recent years, several solutions have been developed for the sake of improving Fenton (or Fenton-like) oxidation as a cost-effective technology. This paper presents a thorough review on the different ways of intensifying the Fenton by using radiation, electrochemistry and/or heterogeneous catalysts, as well as by optimizing the main operating conditions in the conventional homogeneous system. The application of these enhanced technologies to synthetic and real industrial wastewaters is described and discussed.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/10643389.2015.1025646
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    ABSTRACT: Keeping in view the toxicity of uranium and to reduce exposure to uranium and avoid high doses, it is essential to examine on routine bases the concentration of natural radionuclide uranium (U) in surface and ground water resources. In this approach, the concentrations of U (total U) were summarized in worldwide surface and ground water resources. U(+6) is the major form of U in oxic surface waters, while U(+4) is the major form in anoxic waters. An efficient way of uranium measurement in all water sources must be utilized to obtain reliable results. For this purpose a summary of available analytical techniques for U determination has also been presented. On the basis of the available data, the chemical exposures from these contaminated water sources were specified and some important epidemiological cross-sectional, ecological and case-control studies and influence of heavy metal mining on water quality were also included. The literature review results revealed that the concentrations of natural U is higher in many parts of the world than the prescribed limit of WHO. Ground and surface water in different areas of the world is contaminated with U and available data is not enough regarding water-related diseases possibly due to the lack of diagnostic facilities. Regular surveys need to be conducted in various parts of the world to obtain a clear picture of water-linked diseases.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/10643389.2015.1025642