2011 Volume 44 Issue 10 Pages 677
It is a great pleasure to publish here a special issue of the Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan titled, “Sustainable Chemical Engineering.” This special issue has been planned by the voluntary members of the Division of Environment, Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ), and edited by the members as guest editors of the issue. The main purpose of publishing this special issue is to provide opportunities of publishing research and technical topics related to environmental chemical engineering for a wide range of authors and readers interested in this field. This issue includes 21 high-quality articles: 1 review paper and 20 research papers, selected out of 31 submissions through a strict reviewing process by distinguished reviewers. The issue finally covers a wide range of environmental topics from micro-scale to global environment. We believe this special issue is beneficial all the readers of the journal, and stimulate the research activities of the environmental chemical engineering in the future.