Special Issue "Potentially Toxic Elements in Contaminated Soils: Green Remediation Strategies"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: atmospheric particulate matter; environment; metals; soil
Soil contamination has been inherited from industrial development. The quality of soil is threatened by many human activities, including mining exploitations, transportation, improper management of waste, and intensive agriculture practices. Soil remediation has paramount importance since soil pollution greatly influences the quality of water, food, and human health. Many clean-up technologies have been used. Today, the remediation strategies are no longer exclusively based on eliminating the source of pollution, but also on blocking the pathways from contaminants to receptors or reducing the exposure to contaminants in order to also recover soil quality. In recent years, knowledge of remediation technology has rapidly grown and, at present, many treatment processes appear to be feasible at the field scale. Innovative technologies, largely dependent on soil properties, such as in situ chemical oxidation, electroremediation, and bio- and phytoremediation, etc. have been successfully applied.
In this Special Issue, we invite submissions exploring the development of technologies for “green remediation”, that can tackle the issue of remediation of contaminated soils with the greatest attention to environmental quality, including the preservation of soil productivity. Survey papers and reviews are also welcome.
Prof. Mery Malandrino
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- remediation strategies
- soil quality