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Publication Start Year: 2014
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The Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater (JARWW) is a peer-reviewed open-access international semiannual journal in English devoted to the field of technology of water and wastewater worldwide, published by Razi University and is scientifically sponsored by the Iranian Hydraulic Association (IHA). It is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the publication of original articles, review articles, etc., considering the research ethics and academic rules and regulations.    The Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater (JARWW) is committed to publishing cutting-edge, innovative, original, and timely research on water and wastewater. The journal aims to publish research and review papers on the most recent issues and developments in the field. All papers are subject to a double-blind reviewing process.


About the Journal:

Journal Title: Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater

Country of Publication: Iran, Kermanshah.

Publisher: Razi University

Scientific Sponsorship Society: Iranian Hydraulic Association (IHA)

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Hossein Bonakdari

Director-in-Charge: Prof. Ali Akbar Zinatizadeh

Subject Area: Water | Wastewater | Water technology | Water resources | Water management.

Academic field: Environmental Sciences; Water Resources.

Format: Online

Online ISSN: 2476-6283

Frequency: Semiannual

Language: English.

Open Access: Yes, free access to articles

Article types: Research and review papers.

Primary Review: 10 days, approximately.

Peer Review Policy: Double-blind peer-review

Average refereeing time: 24 weeks

Acceptance percentage: 20%

Article Processing Charges:  No publication charges are required from the author.

Citation Style: The Harvard referencing style.

Website: https://arww.razi.ac.ir

E-mail: jarww@razi.ac.ir  

Tel.: Tel/Fax: +98-83-34274559   or +989187417792.

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COPE: The Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater (JARWW) follows the policies and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct in dealing with potential cases of misconduct.

Copyright: Authors retain unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights.

Type of License: Creative Commons — Attribution-International (CC BY 4.0)

Address: Office of the Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater, Environment Research Center, Department of Applied Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.  

Required files to be uploaded: Five essential files must be submitted through the manuscript submission system: 1. The main file of the manuscript (without the names of the authors); the manuscript should be prepared based on the template. 2. Title page in the mentioned format, 3. Authorship form (must include the title of the article and the name and surname of all authors and be signed by all authors), 4. Conflicts of Interest form (must be signed by the Corresponding Author and uploaded with the article file), and 5. Cover letter.

Research Paper
Assessing the suitability of river water quality using water quality indices: A Case study on Balikhlou river in northwest of Iran

Saeed Rasi Nezami; Reza Aghlmand

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 1-6


  Rivers are valuable sources of water supply for various purposes. These sources are seriously exposed to quality degradation due to the entry of various contaminants. Therefore, proper monitoring and quality management of these resources could be very important. In the present study, the quality of the ...  Read More

Research Paper
Evaluation of Golin river quality in Kermanshah province using the standard surface water resources quality index of Iran (IRWQISC)

Houshang Ghamarnia; Zoleikh Palash; Meisam Palash

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 7-14


  Surface water quality management is very important. Qualitative indicators of water pollution can indicate the trend of quality changes over time and place. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of Golin river using IRWQISC index. For this purpose, the Golin river water was sampled twice ...  Read More

Research Paper
An assessment of the economic effects of drought in the Hirmand basin in the east of Iran: The application of the decision support system (DSS) approach

Ali Sardar Shahraki; Mahmood Mohhamad Ghasemi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 15-19


  The issue of water resource management has become extremely complicated due to the droughts of the last two decades and the competition among the drinking sector, agricultural sector, and international Hamoun wetland to use water. To analyze the status and help managers in policy analysis and decision-making, ...  Read More

Research Paper
Prediction of groundwater level fluctuation using methods based on machine learning and numerical model

Ayoob Moradi; Ali Akbar Akhtari; Arash Azari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 20-28


  During the recent few decades, the use of various models has been regarded as a promising option to predict groundwater level (GWL) in any given region using a wide variety of data and relevant equations. The lack of trustworthy and comprehensive data is, nevertheless, one of the most significant obstacles ...  Read More

Research Paper
Assessment of the impact and causes of malfunction of the wastewater treatment plant of CRE (Cameroon Real Estate Company) camp of the “Cité-Verte” district (Yaoundé Cameroon)

Mouhamed Ngounouno Ayiwouo; Felicite Obono Mba; Colins Leprince Kombou; Jules Metsebo

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 29-35


  This paper assesses the environmental impact of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) of the Cameroon Real Estate Company (CRE) camp in the "Cité-Verte" district in Yaoundé (Cameroon) and the causes of its malfunction. The study was carried out in two stages. The first stage consisted of ...  Read More

Research Paper
Synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) coated with fatty acids and surfactants and their application in demulsification of crude oil and water emulsions

Farhat Sadat Meibodi; Ebrahim Soori

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 36-47


  Crude oil is released into the water sources during exploration, extraction or displacement operations due to the partial dissolution, and it can remain as a layer on the surface of the water or become emulsive. Crude oil emulsion is very stable due to the presence of asphaltene and cannot be removed ...  Read More

Research Paper
Changes in water quality parameters along Thika river sub-catchment, Upper Tana, Kenya

Joanes Ooko Odero; George Lukoye Makokha; Bancy Mati; Nathan Oduor Okoth

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 48-55


  Surface water pollution is a challenge due to effluent discharge from land-based factors like agro-based sectors, settlements, and poor sanitation. The research investigated the spatial and seasonal variation of physico-chemical and biological water quality due to land use changes along the Thika River ...  Read More

Research Paper
Investigating temporal and spatial changes in the quality of underground water in Marvast plain

Mohammad Sadegh Talebi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 56-62


  This research was conducted with the aim of investigating temporal and spatial changes in the quality of underground water in Marvast plain in order to be used in planning for these resources. For this reason, the underground water quality data of Marvast Plain was prepared and selected for the research ...  Read More

Research Paper
Identifying and explaining the indicators and components of water reporting in corporate level using the Best-Worst Method

Fatemeh Asnad; Hossein Fakhari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 63-73


  The occurrence of global environmental crises, combined with population growth and increased global water demand, highlights the pressing need for effective management of water resources. This includes comprehensive attention to water administration, consumption, and reporting. The objective of this ...  Read More

Research Paper
Effect of structure lifespan on scour countermeasure design using a probabilistic method

Mojtaba Karimaei Tabarestani; Atabak Feizi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 74-79


  In this study, a probabilistic method was proposed to determine the stable riprap as a scour control measure downstream of a stilling basin, using the Monte Carlo Simulation Technique. The Kan diversion dam in Iran was selected as a case study, and various uncertainties in the model, including hydraulic ...  Read More

Research Paper
The use of response surface methodology for modeling and optimizing of p-nitrophenol contaminated water treatment process conducted by the non-thermal plasma discharge technology

Amirhossein Khourshidi; Farhad Qaderi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 80-90


  In the realm of industrial development, a variety of organic pollutants, including petroleum compounds, have emerged as persistent environmental concerns due to their non-degradable nature. To effectively address this issue, plasma technology has garnered significant attention as a promising approach ...  Read More

Research Paper
Resistance to antibiotics and ability to tolerate heavy metals in bacteria isolated from Razi industrial wastewater treatment plant and effluent of refinery units in Isfahan, Iran

Neshat Etedali; Monir Doudi; Ladan Rahimzadeh Torabi; Mohammad Hossein Pazandeh

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2023, Pages 91-98


  Industrial activities present a significant threat to the environment and natural ecosystems like water and soil due to the release of toxic metals. This article primarily concentrates on the identification and isolation of bacteria, with the goal of effectively eliminating pollutants from industrial ...  Read More

Developing a framework for compatibility analysis of predictive climatic variables distribution with reference evapotranspiration in probabilistic analysis of water requirement

Ehsan Fadaei Kermani; Gholam Abbas Barani; Mohamad Javad Khanjani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2014, , Pages 66-73

  In this paper, a new framework has been developed for compatibility analysis of predictive climatic variables distribution with reference evapotranspiration (ETo) in probabilistic analysis of water requirement. Initially, measured monthly meteorological data of four cities of Iran including Kerman, Shiraz, ...  Read More

Implementation of the skyline algorithm in finite-element computations of Saint-Venant equations

Reza Karimi; Ali Akbar Akhtari; Omid Seyedashraf

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2014, , Pages 61-65

  Solving a large sparse set of linear equations is of the problems widely seen in every numerical investigation in the entire range of engineering disciplines. Employing a finite element approach in solving partial derivative equations, the resulting stiffness matrices would contain many zero-valued elements. ...  Read More

Preparation and characterization of a high antibiofouling ultrafiltration PES membrane using OCMCS-Fe3O4 for application in MBR treating wastewater

Zahra Rahimi; Ali Akbar Zinatizadeh; Sirus Zinadini

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 13-17

  An innovative method based on the membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology was developed as a potential remedy for the water shortage. MBRs attracted much attention in the field of wastewater treatment and reuse. It is reported from many researchers that membrane bioreactor technology is feasible and an ...  Read More

Optimization of dye removal from aqueous Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR) by Trametessp. Pellets

Parviz Mohamadi; Liza Ferina; Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar; Shaliza Ibrahim

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 1-5


  Decolorization of Remazol Brilliant Blue R (RBBR) by Trametessp. Pellets was studied in a batch reactor. Dye removal process was performed in shaken flasks which contained 100 ml of RBBR aqueous solution and fungal pellets. The process was followed for 48 h and the dye removal was analyzed at a visible ...  Read More

Removal, preconcentration and determination of methyl red in water samples using silica coated magnetic nanoparticles

Masoud Shariati-Rad; Mohsen Irandoust; Somayyeh Amri; Mostafa Feyzi; Fattaneh Ja’fari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 6-12

  A method was developed for removal, preconcentration and spectrophotometric determination of trace amounts of methyl red based on SiO2-coated Fe3O4magnetic nanoparticles. The influence of pH, dosage of adsorbent and contact time on the adsorption of dye was explored by central composite design. The kinetic ...  Read More

Research Paper
The enhancement in dye removal and antifouling capability of PES nanofiltration membrane modified with fumarate-alumoxane nanoparticles

Golshan Moradi; Sirus Zinadini; Masoud Rahimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 October 2020


  Fumarate-alumoxane nanoparticles (Fum-ANPs) incorporated PES nanofiltration membrane was fabricated via phase inversion to achieve favorable performance as the enhancement in the dye removal and antifouling capacity. FTIR spectra of the Fum-ANPs revealed that the carboxylate and hydroxyl functional groups ...  Read More

Review Paper
Electro-enhanced membrane separation technology for fouling mitigation in wastewater treatment: A review

Golshan Moradi; Sirus Zinadini; Masoud Rahimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 May 2023


  The research on membrane-based filtration technology for water treatment has expanded in recent years. Membrane fouling is a major challenge that decreases the permeability and decreases the lifetime and selectivity of the membrane. Recently, it was found that fouling mitigation and better control of ...  Read More

Research Paper
Improvement of COD removal and electricity generation in a MFC through embedding sulfonated reduced graphene oxide in a SPEEK proton exchange membrane

Nasim Saniei; Nahid Ghasemi; Ali Akbar Zinatizadeh; Sirus Zinadini; Majid Ramezani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 July 2023


  Graphene oxide has attracted many interests in the recent decade due to its unique mechanical and chemical properties. This study focuses on the modification of graphene oxide and preparation proton exchange membrane (PEM) by sulfonated poly ether ether ketone (SPEEK) as base polymer for using in MFC ...  Read More

Research Paper
Aquifer vulnerability assessment in a semi-arid zone of Iran

Maryam Ansari; Iraj Jabbari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 July 2023


  The importance of water shortage in arid and semi-arid regions is more evident due to the limitation of water resources, and the preparation of water resources is necessary to protect and reduce the vulnerability of these resources. Therefore, in this study, considering the vulnerability of water and ...  Read More

Research Paper
Investigation of integrated model for optimizing the performance of urban wastewater system

Ahmad Naeemah Bashara; Farhad Qaderi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 August 2023


  Due to the rapid population and economic growth, the demand for water has increased. In addition, the natural resources are limited and degrade because of several factors such as the climate change. These challenges lead to reduce the ability of providing water at the required quantity and quality. One ...  Read More

Research Paper
Comparison of head – leakage flow equations for circular holes in water distribution networks with a new equation

Parastoo Yavari; Ali Akbar Akhtari; Arash Azari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 September 2023


  In the operation of water distribution networks in cities, leakage from pipes always causes problems for human health and for the environment. Leakage openings in pipes may exist in different shapes. Circular holes are common in corroded and punched pipes. In the leakage studies, the area of these openings ...  Read More

Research Paper
Evaluation of the various adsorption isotherm models for the photocatalytic removal of methylene blue from the wastewater by graphene oxide/TiO2/SiO2

Seyed Mehdi Sajjadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 November 2023


  Treatment of wastewater is a crucial step in reducing pollution from the textile and dyeing industries. One of the best techniques for dye removal is photocatalytic processes, and TiO2 is frequently employed in numerous wastewater treatment applications. In this study, different adsorption isotherm models ...  Read More

Short Communication
Update data of the Iranian wetlands (2023)

Jaber Aazami; Sharif Joorabian Shooshtari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 December 2023


  Wetlands, as temporary or permanent water reservoirs, provide various benefits for the ecosystem, such as water supply, waste water treatment, and dust control. By the end of 2023, the Iranian government and the Ramsar Convention have registered 25 international and 226 national wetlands. West Azerbaijan ...  Read More

Research Paper
Adsorptive removal of dyes by utilizing activated carbon-supported copper derived from natural bitumen

Zahra Fadaei; Kurosh Rad-Moghadam; Parvaneh Pakravan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 January 2024


  This study explored the efficacy of a cost-efficient activated carbon (AC) derived from natural bitumen through chemical activation with phosphoric acid. The objective was to evaluate bitumen-based activated carbon (AC) potential as a novel adsorbent by integrating Cu (NO3)2.3H2O onto AC for the removal ...  Read More

Research Paper
Processing date kernels for iron (III) and chromium (VI) adsorption from water

Behzad Hossieni; Somayeh Sohrabi; Faranak Akhlaghian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 April 2024


  Inexpensive and new adsorbents, which are produced by processing the abundant agricultural by-products, can provide an efficient solution for a cleaner environment. The occurrence of heavy metals in water may pose a significant threat to human health. In this work, the processed date kernels are used ...  Read More

Research Paper
Modeling the effects of changes made in Sistan's water resources system using WEAP

Hajar Esnaashari; Narges Ganjali; Ali Sardar Shahraki

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 April 2024


  Water is one of the most basic environmental resources and plays an important role in human life. The Sistan river is the only source of water supply in this area and is completely dependent on the border river of Hirmand. The water of this river fluctuates greatly due to the interference of the country ...  Read More

Research Paper
Adsorption potential of biochar derived from cotton waste for efficient removal of methylene blue from aqueous solutions

Samaneh Salmani; Hassan Rezaei; Hajar Abyar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 April 2024


  Agricultural product processing generates substantial quantities of agricultural waste and their disposal has become a critical concern, threatening human health and the environment. The pyrolysis process is an upgrading technology for producing valuable products from waste feedstocks. Hence, the potential ...  Read More

Research Paper
Synthesis and optimization of biochar prepared from cow dung for methylene blue removal

Zohreh Jahannia; Hassan Rezaei; Hajar Abyar; Somayeh Namroodi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 May 2024


  Cost-effective dye wastewater treatment approaches are critically required for the long-term sustainability of textile industries. To fill the gaps, multiple high-potential adsorbents derived from biomass have been proposed. For this purpose, this study was conducted to present an applicable and cost-effective ...  Read More

Research Paper
Removal of Hg and Pb in aqueous solution using magnetite carbon dots nanocomposite

Yaung - Kwee; Khin Thiri Ko Ko

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 May 2024


  Hg and Pb metals are major concerns because of their high degree of toxicity in public environment, which also pollute aquatic systems. Nanocomposite adsorbents have been developed for cleaning polluted water at low. The study aims to determine the removal efficiency of magnetite carbon dots nanocomposite ...  Read More

Research Paper
Investigation of the effective parameters on the phenol removal from the groundwater by response surface method

Khatereh Ahmadi; Farhad Qaderi; S. Mostafa Rahmaninejad; Reza Shidpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 May 2024


  The discharge of industrial waste containing organic pollutants like phenol has caused a surge in environmental complications in water, soil, and air. In recent years, the concentration of phenolic pollutants has risen due to their high toxicity and environmental persistence. This research used geotextile/activated ...  Read More

Research Paper
Sorbitol MacConkey agar and wastewaters` coliphages

Tesfaye Legesse Bedada; Teshome Belachew Eshete; Adey Feleke Desta; Fitsum Tigu Yifat; Dagim Jirata Birri; Kassu Desta Tullu; Samson Girma Gebre; Firehiwot Abera Dera; Kaleab Sebsibe Awoke; Tatek Kasim Feto; Waktole Gobena Sima; Elias Seyoum Deribe; Dejenie Teklu Teklu; Getinet Fikresilasie Irena; Geremew Tassew Weledesemayat; Tigist Yohannis Negassi; Asnake Desalegn Garedew Garedew

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 May 2024


  A total of 114 samples collected from hospital wastewaters and rivers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were tested for non-sorbitol fermenting bacteria and coliphages. Sorbitol MacConkey agar is mainly used in the detection of E. coli O157:H7. However, other emerging diarrhoeagenic enteropathogens such as Plesiomonas ...  Read More

Research Paper
AI-enhanced flood forecasting: Harnessing upstream data for downstream protection

Isa Ebtehaj; Hossein Bonakdari; Baram Gharabaghi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 May 2024


  This research devised a cutting-edge artificial intelligence methodology to enhance flood forecasting in Quebec, Canada, an area frequently affected by floods. The core of this project was creating a novel artificial intelligence (AI) model (i.e., Generalized Structure of Group Method of Data Handling) ...  Read More

Short Communication
Gradual pumping through filtration sleeves: An approach for extracting narrow contaminant enclaves in groundwater

Paul Francis Hudak

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 May 2024


  Low-energy extraction wells fitted with filtration sleeves were numerically modeled to assess their capability to extract narrow contaminant plumes in a hypothetical unconfined aquifer beneath a lined landfill. After 2,000 days, the source was shut off and remediation simulations commenced. A sleeved ...  Read More

Research Paper
Treating gray water by anaerobic digestion in order to use in landscape irrigation

Reza Kheyri; Mohammad Ali Maysami; Ali Alishah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 May 2024


  Wastewater output has increased considerably as a result of global population growth. Efforts to manage wastewater are expanding globally. Bio-based methods are useful and effective for treating a wide range of wastewaters, especially those from homes. In this research, the gray water stream at Sari ...  Read More

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Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater (JARWW) has been accepted for indexing in the CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International).

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Iranian Hydraulic Association

Journal of Applied Research in Water and Wastewater is supported by Iranian Hydraulic Association.


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