Submit your manuscript by July 30, 2024.

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Free radical reactions are common and critical for the formation and transformation pathways of pollutants in environmental engineering systems (e.g. water, soil, air, and biological processes), often acting as the bond linking these systems together. The theoretical uncovering of free radical reactions in different environments can further accelerate our understanding of how they are interlinked across various environmental engineering systems and advance solutions for an array of current problems surrounding environmental pollution.

This Virtual Special Issue from ACS ES&T Engineering will focus on free radical chemistry in environmental engineering systems (e.g., Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP), disinfection, combustion/pyrolysis, catalysis, photochemical remediation processes, as well as other free radical reactions involved in various environmental engineering systems). This Special Issue welcomes research articles, review articles, perspectives and viewpoints in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • The identification of free radical species, free radical reactions, fenton reaction, and formation and transformation mechanisms of free radicals
  • Analytical methodology of free radical detection, their thermochemical and photochemical reactions and their relationship with the high priority organic pollutants in environmental engineering systems

Editorial Team

This Virtual Special Issue will be managed by:

Jingyun Fang, Associate Editor, ACS ES&T Engineering
Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Guorui Liu, Guest Editor
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Manabu Shiraiwa, Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, USA

Lili Yang, Guest Editor
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Haijie Tong, Guest Editor
Institute of Surface Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts must adhere to ACS ES&T Engineering submission guidelines available on the journal’s Information for Authors page. Accepted manuscripts for consideration in this Special Issue will include research articles, perspectives, and viewpoints. Manuscripts submitted for consideration will undergo the full rigorous peer review process expected from ACS journals.

How to Submit

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site.
  • Choose ACS ES&T Engineering as your journal.
  • Select your manuscript type.
  • Under the ‘Special Issue Selection’ menu, choose ‘Free Radical Chemistry in Environmental Engineering Systems.'

Please see our Author Guidelines for more information on submission requirements. The deadline for submission is July 30, 2024.

If you are unsure if your research is within the scope of this Special Issue or have other questions about submitting your manuscript, please email

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