Special Issue "Soil Pollution: Prevention and Mitigation"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2011)
Dr. Sayed M. Hassan
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, and Director of the Laboratory for Environmental Analysis, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Phone: +1 706 227 7993
Fax: +1 706 542 0914
Interests: hyphenation of chromatography and mass spectrometry for trace analysis of organic pollutants and metal speciation; abiotic remediation of halogenated organic contaminants (VOC's, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, PCB's and others) in the environment using mixtures of zero-valent metals and metal sulfides; enhancing bioremediation of contaminated soils using metabolic substrates; artificial wetlands in bio-remediation studies
Soil pollution is the build-up in soils of toxic compounds, chemicals, salts, radioactive materials, or disease causing agents, which have adverse effects on plant growth and animal health. Trace elements are important pollutants; many of them are toxic even at low concentrations. Primary sources are natural mineral deposits, mining and smelting of metalliferous ores, municipal wastes and sewage. Contamination also arise from the rupture of underground storage tanks, application of agrochemicals, percolation of contaminated surface water to subsurface strata, oil and fuel dumping, leaching of wastes from landfills or direct discharge of industrial wastes.
In view of the countless bad impacts, developed and most developing countries have put a major legal framework and clean-up programs to deal with soil pollution. In countries that have little control on pollutant dumping, soil is contaminated with chemicals that damage the immune and endocrine systems causing cancer, multiple birth defects and gene mutation, in humans and in animals.
Principal strategies for soil remediation include excavation and disposal away from human or sensitive ecosystem. Aeration and thermal remediation to volatize chemical contaminants out of the soil. Bioremediation as well as phytoremediation. Assessment and follow up of the remediation process is done through measurement of soil chemicals and application of computer models to study transport and fate of soil chemicals.
For this special issue on Soil Pollution: Prevention and Mitigation, I’m eager to entertain papers that enhance the readers understanding of waste management, environmental remediation, analysis of environmental pollutants, degradation of agrochemicals, impact of soil amendments and strategies to convert waste into harmless soil amendments.
Sayed M. Hassan, Ph.D.
- soil pollution,
- soil remediation,
- environmental modeling
- soil analysis
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(9), 3562-3578; doi:10.3390/ijerph8093562
Received: 2 April 2011; in revised form: 15 August 2011 / Accepted: 17 August 2011 / Published: 31 August 2011| PDF Full-text (253 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Loss of Propiconazole and Its Four Stereoisomers from the Water Phase of Two Soil-Water Slurries as Measured by Capillary Electrophoresis
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(8), 3453-3467; doi:10.3390/ijerph8083453
Received: 3 August 2011; Accepted: 15 August 2011 / Published: 22 August 2011| Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (658 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Assessing the Long Term Impact of Phosphorus Fertilization on Phosphorus Loadings Using AnnAGNPS
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2181-2199; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062181
Received: 14 February 2011; in revised form: 7 June 2011 / Accepted: 9 June 2011 / Published: 14 June 2011| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (450 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 1893-1913; doi:10.3390/ijerph8061893
Received: 30 March 2011; Accepted: 4 May 2011 / Published: 1 June 2011| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (392 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1534-1546; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051534
Received: 1 March 2011; in revised form: 23 April 2011 / Accepted: 28 April 2011 / Published: 12 May 2011| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (176 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1491-1502; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051491
Received: 16 March 2011; in revised form: 3 May 2011 / Accepted: 9 May 2011 / Published: 11 May 2011| Cited by 5 | PDF Full-text (191 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(4), 1258-1270; doi:10.3390/ijerph8041258
Received: 20 February 2011; in revised form: 1 April 2011 / Accepted: 1 April 2011 / Published: 21 April 2011| Cited by 5 | PDF Full-text (594 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Arsenic in Surface Soils Affected by Mining and Metallurgical Processing in K. Mitrovica Region, Kosovo
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(11), 4050-4061; doi:10.3390/ijerph7114050
Received: 9 October 2010; in revised form: 25 October 2010 / Accepted: 16 November 2010 / Published: 18 November 2010| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (611 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
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