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

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 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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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A microcapillary film reactor (MCF) was adopted to evaluate and compare the removal efficiency of benzoylecgonine (BE), an emerging micropollutant deriving from illicit drug abuse (cocaine), in different aqueous matrices: milliQ water, synthetic and real wastewater and surface water. The removal processes investigated were the direct photolysis with UV radiation at 254 nm, and the advanced oxidative process (AOP) with the same UV radiation and hydrogen peroxide. As a result of the microfluidics approach developed through an innovative experimental apparatus, full conversion of BE was reached within a few seconds or minutes of residence time in the MCF depending on the process conditions adopted. The radiation dose was estimated to be approximately 5.5 J cm-2. The innovative MCF reactor was found to be an effective tool for photochemical studies, especially when using highly priced, uncommon, or regulated substances. The removal efficiency was affected by the nature of the aqueous matrix, due to the presence of different xenobiotics and natural compounds that act primarily as HO• radical scavengers and secondly as inner UV254 filters. Moreover, nano-liquid chromatography (LC)-high resolution-mass spectrometry analysis was utilized to identify the main reaction transformation products, showing the formation of hydroxylated aromatics during the photochemical treatment.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Water Research
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    ABSTRACT: The concentrations of dissolved strontium (Sr) and isotope ratios (87Sr/86Sr) in rainwater, river water, and water from forest soil are measured to investigate the contributions of these sources to a river during base flow conditions in the relatively pristine South Qinling Mountains, China. Dissolved Sr concentrations and 87Sr/86Sr ratios vary significantly between different water types (p<0.01) suggesting that it is suitable for differentiating sources. Dissolved Sr is also positively correlated with most ions and a range of physicochemical parameters (p<0.01 and p<0.05 respectively) in water samples including Ca2+, Mg2+, EC, and TDS (p<0.001) indicating their similarities in the drivers of biogeochemical processes and common origins. The correlations between Sr isotopes and Ca/Na, Ca/K, and 1000/Sr ratios suggest that three end-members of atmospheric inputs, carbonate and silicate weathering control the Sr water chemistry in the river water. Using the three-source mixing model, atmospheric inputs, carbonate, and silicate weathering contribute 74%, 20%, and 6% respectively to the dissolved Sr in the river water. This research has provided new insights into the contribution of sources of Sr to a river system in a mountainous catchment.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Water Research