Special Issue "Biogeochemical Behavior of Environmental Pollutants: From Source to Spread in Gas, Water and Soil Matrices"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jacopo Cabassi
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Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Via G. La Pira 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
Interests: environmental geochemistry; fluid geochemistry; mercury pollution
Dr. Stefania Venturi
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Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Via G. La Pira 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
Interests: biogeochemistry; VOCs; greenhouse gases; isotope geochemistry; air pollution; water quality; interstitial soil gases; diffuse soil gas emissions
Dr. Barbara Nisi
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CNR-IGG Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, 50121 Firenze, Italy
Interests: environmental geochemistry; river geochemistry; CO2 risk assessment; isotope geochemistry
Dr. Alessandro Acquavita
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Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment of Friuli Venezia Giulia (ARPA FVG), 33057 Palmanova (UD), Italy
Interests: environmental pollution of coastal areas; marine biogeochemistry; mercury; nutrients and trophic state; risk assessment
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Dr. Sergio Calabrese
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare, University of Palermo, Via Archirafi 36, 90123 Palermo Italy
Interests: investigation of volcanic emissions, evolution and atmospheric dispersion of volcanic gases and particulates, on the geochemical monitoring of atmospheric deposition, and on the environmental impact of volcanic emissions

Special Issue Information

Special Issue “Biogeochemical behaviour of environmental pollutants: from source to spread in gas, water and soil matrices”:

The assessment, protection, and improvement of air, water and soil quality are of major concern in modern times. Significant amounts of pollutants are released from both anthropogenic activities and natural contexts and have a strong impact on both environment and human systems. They are able to be absorbed and metabolized by gas, water, and soil matrices. Understanding the biogeochemical processes that guide the release and spread of contaminants is thus of fundamental importance for the sustainable development of our planet. This Special Issue wants to bring together multidisciplinary researches dealing with the origin and distribution of environmental pollutants in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and pedosphere, focusing on the chemical-physical and biological processes regulating their behaviour. We are also looking for papers concerning the study and management of contaminated sites for risk assessment and mitigation purposes, as well as those which describe new measurement procedures and/or analytical methods to investigate and quantify the different organic and inorganic pollutants. In particular, scientific works concerning pollutants that are particularly pervasive in the environment and with a significant impact on human health, such as mercury, are welcome and recommended.

Dr. Jacopo Cabassi
Dr. Stefania Venturi
Dr. Barbara Nisi
Dr. Alessandro Acquavita
Dr. Sergio Calabrese
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • environmental geochemistry 
  • environmental pollution 
  • air, water and soil quality 
  • biogeochemical processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Titile: The legacy of the Idrija mine twenty years after its closure: mercury in the water column of the Gulf of Trieste is still an environmental issue?

Authors: Stefano Covelli, Elena Pavoni, Elisa Petranich, Giorgio Fontolan, Sergio Signore

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