Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering

With the support from scientists in materials and environment fields, it is a great honor to announce that the 2nd 2015 International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering (GMEE 2015) will be held in the beautiful island- Phuket Island, Thailand on December 20 and 21, 2015

The first GMEE proved to be a great success; it was held on September 21 and 22, 2014 in one of the world's leading international financial centres- Hong Hong, China. GMEE 2014 had received contributions and was attended by people from many countries and regions. The published papers were of great inspiration to the later researches in related fields, and the presentations at the conference were also excellent. All accepted papers at GMEE 2014 have been successfully indexed by EI Compendex after the publication.

The 2nd GMEE 2015 shares the same purpose with GMEE 2014. By inviting scientists in materials and environment fields as well as their researches, the latest research advance in these subjects will be introduced, and their achievements will also be presented. With people’s increasing concern to the environment, our efforts on the research of green materials will prove to be of great value.

To prepare for GMEE 2015, the experience with GMEE 2014 was followed with extra efforts paid on the reviewing process. For GMEE 2015, we have adopted a stricter reviewing process to make sure that all the papers accepted are of originality and practical value.

First, we have invited scientists in materials and environment fields from various universities and research centres to join GMEE 2015 as committee members/reviewers. Then when a submission was received, it would be assigned to 2 (or more if necessary) reviewers, which were decided by the committee chairs, for reviewing after being removed of the author information. Papers accepted by both reviewers would be accepted; those with conflicting opinions would be reviewed again by another reviewer. Suggestions from the reviewers would be given to the contributor to improve the paper quality. With this strict selecting process, we have completed the reviewing work.

GMEE 2015 has received 182 contributions before the submission deadline. After the reviewing, we have accepted 57 papers for publication. All papers accepted are included in four chapters, namely:

Chapter 1: Applied Material Science and Chemical Processing Engineering
Chapter 2: Environmental Engineering and Waste Recycling
Chapter 3: Architecture, Technologies and Materials in Construction
Chapter 4: Energy, Power and Sustainable Development

Finally, I would like to thank those people who have helped GMEE 2015 as well as GMEE 2014. Our contributors have kindly supported GMEE with their researches, and the Atlantis Press and their editors have made a lot of efforts on publishing the papers. The organizer, the Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC), Hong Kong, the reviewers and committee members, their work is also appreciated.

GMEE2015 Committee