Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Redox Processes within Environmental and Technological Contexts


Gheorghe Duca, Institute of Chemistry, Moldova, Republic Of
Ashok Vaseashta, International Clean Water Institute, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 15, 2022
Full Chapters Due: December 1, 2022


Redox reaction refers to a chemical reaction that involves the loss or gain of electrons through reduction and oxidation between two species. Electron-transfer chemical reactions between the oxidants and reducing agents are the basis of the most important processes in living organisms and the environment. Numerous water contamination remediation technologies, such as ultraviolet rays, ultrasonication, bioremediation, electro-kinetics, and nanotechnology, are closely related to redox processes. Redox processes represent a major advancement in water treatment technology representing a new and unique way of water medium treatment by its natural process of electrochemical oxidation/reduction and adsorption action which reduces and/or removes many unwanted contaminants from water. Such processes control the chemical speciation, bioavailability, toxicity, mobility, and adsorption of water pollutants in the environment. At a cellular level, redox signaling occurs when specific molecules like free radicals, reactive oxygen and hydrogen peroxide species, and other compounds influence the system and serve as indicators that are involved with a wide range of biological processes. Molecules with redox properties are made by mitochondria responsible for intracellular communication. Cell signaling is vital for health because it ensures things like immune function, tissue repair, cell development, hormone operations, and essentially every single bodily process. These signals allow cells to detect damage, protect themselves, and repair or replace injured cells. Understanding such transformations require complex approaches and extensive research of electronic structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, and catalysis of the redox reactions. Although many studies have been conducted in this area so far, the problem is far from being sufficiently unraveled. Some of the knowledge gaps include, in particular, include the role of vibronic coupling in the formation of electron transfer barriers, and its possible manipulation. Additionally, a comprehensive analysis of materials with the reducing properties and transformations has not been comprehensively conducted, in particular, those from the classes of enodiols, thiols, polyphenols, and vitamins. Similarly, the problem of preventing the negative effects caused by the oxidants, such as damage to living cells, DNA, proteins, lipids, remains largely unexplored. In the proposed book, several leading experts will cover the fundamental and interdisciplinary studies based on a wide range of chemical and physical methods, including studies from various fields of chemistry, especially quantum chemistry, and ecological chemistry.


The expected outcome is the accumulation of new knowledge regarding the essence of the oxidation-reduction processes, justification of key mechanisms, and the discovery of new aspects of methods of controlling the redox reactions, all of which have a major impact on the quality of life, health, chemical and biochemical technologies as well as the environment, especially for the sources of clean water, continue to deplete at a rapid rate. The contents of the proposed edited book will be focused on:
1. Theoretical study of the mechanisms of charge transfer reactions using the quantum-chemical calculations of electronic structure and vibronic theory;
2. Modeling the kinetics and thermodynamics of the redox reaction;
3. Research on the impacts of reducing substances on the self-purification processes of the aquatic environment and photocatalytic oxidation of emerging pollutants;
4. Exploring the synergism of antioxidants’ action;
5. Studying the lipid oxidation and establishing associative interactions between the antioxidants and lactoferrin for the design of new functional and nutraceutical foods;
6. Kinetic studies of the antioxidants’ action on the activity of methanogenic microorganisms in anaerobic fermentation of biochemical systems.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the fields of Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ecological Chemistry, Water professionals, and in various other related disciplines, e.g., Environment, Chemistry, Toxicology, Administrative sciences and management, Education, Sociology, and subjects related to Public Policies and Decision Support. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support to executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and policy development in different types of science and educational communities. Additionally, the book will be very useful to many researchers, graduate/postgraduate students, scientists, policymakers, industry professionals, practitioners, and some chapters can be adopted as text supplements for independent study.

Recommended Topics

• Ecological and Environmental Chemistry of Redox Processes
• Electron and Proton Transfer Mechanisms in the Redox Processes.
• Electron Transfer Mechanisms in Oxidoreductase Enzymes.
• Pseudo Jahn-Teller Effect in the Transition States Instability in the Redox-Processes.
• Redox Processes in Natural Waters.
• Redox Processes in the Wastewater Treatment with Ferritization Method.
• Hydrogen Peroxide in Ecological Chemistry, Agriculture and Biomedicine.
• Kinetic Models of Membrane-Cellular Processes in the Presence of Immune and Vitamin Complexes.
• Geospatial-intelligence and Advanced Analytical Methods for Environmental Contamination monitoring/mitigation.
• Isomerism and Tautomerism of Dihydroxyfumaric Acid.
• Synergism of Antioxidants Action.
• Redox Technologies in Wastewater Treatment.
• Photochemical Processes in the Environment with the Involvement of Thiols.
• Thermodynamics of Redox Processes in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Multicomponent Systems.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 15, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 15 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 1, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Redox Processes within Environmental and Technological Contexts. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

August 15, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
September 15, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
December 1, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
January 29, 2023: Review Results Returned
March 12, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
March 26, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Gheorghe Duca

Institute of Chemistry

Ashok Vaseashta

International Clean Water Institute


Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Science and Engineering
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