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Water in Industry 2024




Efficient management of industrial waters is crucial for the sustainable development of the economy and the effective protection of the natural environment. This management faces various technological challenges, such as water demand, the presence of harmful and recalcitrant organic matter salinity, the wide range of fluxes and loadings, and the large energy and material inputs, etc. These challenges are further exacerbated in the context of reducing carbon emission. The International Water Association (IWA) Conference “Water in Industry 2024, taking place in September 2024 in Nanjing, China, aims to address the demands of efficiently managing industrial waters and to discuss cutting-edge research advances and solutions.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript to Water Science & Technology for possible publication in a Special Issue titled “Water in Industry 2024”. This Special Issue also welcomes submission of papers not presented at the conference.


Relevant topics include:

Water issues related to industrial processes, such as:

  • Pretreatment
  • Alternative water resources
  • Ultrapure water production
  • Water recycling and reuse
  • Brine management
  • Pre-membrane treatment
  • Desalination
  • Recovery of valuables and heat
  • Energy efficiency
  • Centralized industrial wastewater treatment
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Water policy
  • Smart management
  • Best practice examples


Key dates:

Deadline for manuscript submission: December 31st, 2024

Expected publication: Articles will be published online as soon as possible after acceptance.


Guest Editors:

Yongjun Zhang, Nanjing Tech University

Sven Uwe Geissen, Technical University of Berlin

Henri Spanjers, Delft University of Technology


How to submit:

Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors of the journal, before submitting your paper directly to Water Science & Technology’s peer review system. Then choose the article type – ‘Special Issue Article OA’ and the submission category – Special Issue: Management of Industrial Water. This will send your paper to one of the Guest Editors.

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