Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Arid Environment - Perspectives, Challenges and Management

Murat Eyvaz

Gebze Technical University

Dr. Murat Eyvaz has co-authored many journal articles and conference papers and has taken part in many national projects. He serves as an editor in 51 journals and a reviewer in 125 journals indexed in SCI, SCI-E, and other indexes. He has four patents on wastewater treatment systems. Dr. Eyvaz's research interests include applications in water and wastewater treatment facilities, electrochemical treatment processes, and filtration systems at the lab.

Co-editors:

Ahmed Albahnasawi

Gebze Technical University

Dr. Albahnasawi is a pioneering researcher in environmental sciences and engineering, he has co-authored numerous journal articles and conference papers on water and wastewater treatment, and waste remediation. Recently, his research interests are the application and designing of Microbial Fuel Cell integrated with Fenton oxidation for industrial wastewater treatment/solid waste management and monitoring of organic micropollutants by both chromatographic and spectrophotometric analyses.

Ercan Gürbulak

Gebze Technical University

Dr. Gurbulak is a pioneering researcher in environmental sciences and engineering. He has co-authored numerous journal articles and conference papers on water and wastewater treatment, and advanced waste remediation technologies. His research interests are the application and designing of hydrothermal processes for industrial wastewater treatment/solid waste management and monitoring of organic micropollutants by both chromatographic and spectrophotometric analyses.

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Mesut Tekbaş

Gebze Technical University

Dr. Tekbaş is a pioneering researcher in environmental sciences and engineering, he has co-authored numerous journal articles and conference papers on water and wastewater treatment, and advanced waste remediation technologies. His research interests are the application and designing of supercritical water oxidation processes for wastewater treatment/solid waste management and electrochemical analyses.

Covering

Aridity and Drought Precipitation and Evapotranspiration Land Use Human Activity Desertification Desert Soil Structure Water Treatment Water Scarcity Irrigated Agriculture Remote Sensing Climate Change

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About the book

Aridity is the imbalance between the long-term average water supply and the long-term average water demand. Unlike drought, which is defined as a period of abnormally dry air long enough to cause a serious hydrological imbalance, aridity is permanent, not temporary. A region is arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of usable water inhibiting the growth and development of plant and animal life. Environments exposed to arid climates tend to be devoid of vegetation and are called arid or desert. In the more extreme areas, called extreme arid deserts, the average annual precipitation is below 25 mm, under which conditions microorganisms must cope with not only by water scarcity but also by deadly UV radiation, high and low temperatures, high evaporation rates, prolonged drying times, oligotrophic conditions, and high salinity levels. Arid environments cover more than one-third of the world's land area and represent the most common habitat on Earth after the oceans. Aridity poses a threat to the environment, as well as the economy, security, development, food security, and social life around the world. The causes of increased aridity are complex and are thought to be both natural and man-made. Factors such as climate change, population growth, soil erosion, inappropriate irrigation, wrong farming, soil, water, and groundwater contamination, urbanization, deforestation, improper water management, desertification of arid and semi-arid zones appear as causes of drought.

This book is open to a wide range of scientific research, from water management to groundwater management, from land rehabilitation to soil reclamation, which will help prevent and minimize man-made aridity. In addition, many studies related to aridities such as environmental education, environmental awareness, sustainable development, and management policies and plans are also welcome.
 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 10th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 10th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 28th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: November 27th 2022

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About the editor

Murat Eyvaz

Gebze Technical University

Dr. Murat Eyvaz is an associate professor in the Environmental Engineering Department, Gebze Technical University, Turkey. His research interests include applications in water and wastewater treatment facilities, electrochemical treatment processes, filtration systems at the lab and pilot-scale, membrane processes (forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, membrane bioreactors), membrane manufacturing methods (polymeric membranes, nanofiber membranes, electrospinning), spectrophotometric analyses (UV, atomic absorption spectrophotometry), chromatographic analyses (gas chromatography, high-pressure liquid chromatography). He has co-authored many journal articles and conference papers and has taken part in many national projects. He serves as an editor and reviewer for many indexed journals. Dr. Eyvaz has four patents on wastewater treatment systems.

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