Desalination is dedicated to promoting leading edge progress on the globally important topic of water desalting since 1966. It focuses broadly on science and engineering, being both fundamental and applied in motivation, respecting that desalination today is a widely accepted practice by industry and communities, but in need of ongoing innovation at all levels to ensure economic and environmental sustainability.

Desalination therefore welcomes submissions detailing work that is clearly connected to water desalting including applications of desalination to seawater, groundwater and waste waters, such as thermal, membrane, sorption and hybrid processes. The journal considers articles showing advances in science made on desalination materials, processes and related technologies. Articles can feature transport and process modelling, energy consumption, renewable energy and energy recovery. Topics can also be on related systems such as pre-treatment, post-treatment, integrated plants and brine disposal. Performance aspects are also of interest, for example causes, consequences, and countermeasures of fouling and scaling. Articles presenting interesting technical, economic, and regulatory analyses of full-scale plants will also be considered. Overall, topics of submitted articles are prioritised to those well suited to a journal dedicated to the field of desalination.

All submitted articles must predominantly consist of innovative work and original thinking, and present previously unreported outcomes and experiences. A high standard of quality (writing and presentation) is expected for submitted articles commensurate of articles published in leading international journals.

Desalination considers submissions as outlined above as Full Text Papers, Short Communications, State-of-the-Art Reviews and Letters to Editors. Prospective Review Authors are requested to contact the Editorial team prior to submission. Short Communications should be concise and not exceed 4-6 printed pages but must include complete descriptions of any investigation of the research which must be cutting-edge and novel with knowledge that warrants speedy communication to the readership.

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

  • Nidal Hilal
    Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK

Co-Editors

  • Amy E. Childress
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Jaeweon Cho
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, The Republic of Korea
  • Mikel Duke
    Victoria University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Raphael Semiat
    The Wolfson Chemical Engineering Department, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Associate Editors

  • Noreddine Ghaffour
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Raed Hashaikeh
    MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Tao He
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • Mohamed Khayet
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Baoxia Mi
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Iqbal Mujtaba
    University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
  • Darren Lee Oatley-Radcliffe
    Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK
  • Sarper Sarp
    Swansea University

Editorial Board

  • M. Al Abri
    Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • M. Biesheuvel
    Wetsus, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • J. I. Calvo
    Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
  • A. Casañas
    Dow Chemical Iberica S.L., Madrid, Spain
  • Y. Cohen
    University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA
  • E. Drioli
    Università della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
  • M. Elimelech
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • A.G. Fane
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • S. Gray
    Victoria University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • D. Hasson
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • S.K. Hong
    Korea University, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • A. F. Ismail
    Malaysia University of Technology, Johor, Malaysia
  • N. Kabay
    Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
  • A.J. Karabelas
    Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece
  • J. Kilduff
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
  • M. Kurihara
    Toray Industries, Inc., Japan
  • P. Le-Clech
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • C. Lee
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, The Republic of Korea
  • J. H. Lienhard V
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • X. Lu
    Hainan Tropical Ocean University (HTOU), Hainan, China
  • T. Matsuura
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • H. Matuyama
    Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
  • J. McCutcheon
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
  • K. C. Ng
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • L. D. Nghiem
    University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • T. Pankratz
    Desalination, Houston, Texas, USA
  • H. Shemer
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • H. K. Shon
    University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
  • V.M. Starov
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  • S. Vigneswaran
    University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, New South Wales, Australia
  • R. Wang
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • X. Yang
    Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • K. Yoshizuka
    University of Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan