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: 3.47

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 3.468
2013 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

Additional details

5-year impact 4.65
Cited half-life 8.00
Immediacy index 0.62
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 1.29
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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    ABSTRACT: Concerns of phosphorus pollution and its impact on environments have driven the biotechnological development of phytases. Phosphoric acid, inositol phosphate, or inositols are produced after hydrolysis of phosphate from phytate, initiated by phytase. Research over the last two decades on microbial phytases has deepened our understanding of their production, optimization, and characterization. Despite the wide availability of phytase producing microorganisms, only a few have been commercially exploited. The current high cost of phytases, inability to withstand high temperatures (>85°C), a limited pH range, and poor storage stability are a major bottleneck in the commercialization of phytases. The development of novel phytases with optimal properties for various applications is a major research challenge. In this paper, recent advances in microbial phytase production, application of tools to optimize higher enzyme production, and characterization of phytases along with potential biotechnological applications are reviewed. Additionally the development of phytase assay methods and functions of phytate and phytate degradation products are discussed.
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    ABSTRACT: In the frame of a modern waste management, an important sector concerns the sewage sludge minimization. In recent years a lot of techniques have been developed to reduce the sludge production such as biological, thermal, thermochemical, high-temperature oxidation and mechanical treatments, ultrasonication and ozonation, or using chemical compounds. Among those, the use of an anaerobic side-stream reactor (ASSR) in the conventional activated sludge line is a challenging biological technology able to minimize sludge production in wastewater treatment plants. The ASSR can be easily realized in both new and existing plants as it consists of an ASSR for sludge treatment and reduction where a portion or, in some cases, all the return sludge of the activated sludge process is subjected to alternating aerobic, anoxic, and anaerobic conditions. Studies show that, combining a conventional activated process with an ASSR, sludge yield could be reduced by up to 40–60% without any negative effects, neither on the effluent quality nor on the settling characteristics of the activated sludge. The process has been applied using various configurations. Further, different explanations about the reduction mechanisms behind the process have been provided. This article is a review of the existing applications of the ASSR in laboratory scale and patents in order to describe the configurations implemented, the performance of the process in terms of sludge reduction and carbon and nutrients removal, the main operative parameters, and the mechanisms of sludge reduction observed.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
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    ABSTRACT: Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), other emerging contaminants (ECs), and metabolites thereof are ubiquitous in the environment, both built and natural. While such compounds have been environmentally present for some time, new pharmaceuticals and replacements for other ECs phased out due to regulatory limitations are continually being introduced to market. Non-target lower organisms are exposed through affected water, atmospheric emissions, precipitation, sediments, among other routes. Biological disruption/dysfunction (such as endocrine, developmental, and epigenetic disruption) has been reported in lower organisms exposed to trace levels of PPCPs and other ECs. Such disruption/dysfunction may not be exclusively present as traditional toxic response (e.g., cancer or death) but may only slightly alter natural biological processes as a result of exposure to an exogenous chemical (e.g., an increased heart rate or altered size of dorsal fat pads in fish). The epigenome and endocrine system appear to be relatively sensitive to many PPCPs/ECs, particularly during early development. Humans are exposed to ECs such as plasticizers and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) mainly through ingestion (food and contaminated liquid) as well as interaction with day-to-day products (detergents, musk compounds in fragrances, etc.). Few, if any, studies have investigated trace-level toxicity of such ECs to humans as direct-exposure trials are highly unethical. However, numerous epidemiological links exist between the presence of contaminants in humans (blood, urine, and tissues) and the occurrence of diseases or other phenotypic alterations. Despite mounting interest and research, such trace-level effects on humans are greatly debated and often criticized. This paper reviews the current understanding of PPCP/EC toxicity. Discussion of general biological disruption/dysfunction of the following seven classes of PPCP/ECs is included: analgesics, antibiotics, antineoplastic compounds, beta-blockers, endocrine disrupting compounds, PFCs, and plasticizers. A review of receptor-mediated toxicity, non-monotonic dose response relationships, developmental toxicity, and environmental epigenetics is also included. Lastly, an overview of the proposed toxicity to humans is provided including discussion of significant criticism and direction of future research.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology