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Special Issue "Pollution Remediation and Management"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: Wastewater Treatment; Biotechnology, Fermentation; Biofuel and Bio energies; Plant sciences; Waste management
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Environmental pollution has adversely affected the natural ecosystem, and subsequently human health, because of the presence of hazardous materials like organic pollutants and heavy metals. Furthermore, another issue is the accumulation of non-degradable hazardous materials in our environment. Therefore, there is a need to remove these materials from the environment, such as from soil and water.
Overall, "remediation" means to solve environmental problems using a wide range of methods. Remediation technologies are too numerous and generally can be categorized into ex-situ and in-situ methods. Various mechanisms have been developed for the remediation or partial removal of these hazardous compounds, which are described as bio-remediation (using biological organisms to remove contaminated soil or water, like bio-augmentation, with the addition of bacterial cultures to speed up the rate of degradation of a contaminant), phytoremediation (use of free-floating, submerged, or emergent plants to uptake contaminants in their tissues), and bio-sorbent materials, which originated either from natural sources such as waste shell, or are commercially-based like activated carbon.
This Special Issue welcomes papers that examine recent experimental, computational, and theoretical research of contaminants remediation technologies using natural, constructed, or modified systems. We aim to publish a comprehensive collection of papers that describe the fate and transport of different types of contaminants after remediation, using empirical or statistical models. Submissions that include the remediation of contaminants using various methods are encouraged. The main topics for the Special Issue are presented below:
- Source and fate of contaminants in soil and water;
- Innovative remediation technologies for soil and water remediation;
- Remediation of contaminated sites with heavy metal and other contaminants like poly-aromatic hydrocarbons;
- Microplastic and persistent organic pollutants fate and remediation;
- Site, field, and lab scale remediation experiments;
- Public health aspects of contamination existence in the environment;
- Health policy related to the persistency of specific contaminants in the environment and their remediation.
Dr. Shahabaldin Rezania
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Remediation technologies
- Contaminated soil, surface and, subsurface water
- Organic and inorganic pollutants
- Bioremediation, phyto-remediation and, nano-remediation
- Transport and fate of pollutants in the environment
- Sustainable management of the environment
- Process modification for pollution prevention