Special Issue "Water Quality Improvement and Ecological Restoration"
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: 31 December 2019
Prof. Jun Hou
College of Environment, Hohai University
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Interests: water environment protection and bioremediation, especially on water quality improvement technology, coupling of biofilms and active substrata, ecological engineering for aquatic ecosystem restoration; nanomaterials for environmental remediation, the manufactured nanomaterials’ environmental behaviors and biological effects in aquatic ecosystem, especially on the interactions between manufactured nanoparticles and microbial aggregates
Fresh water resources, including streams, rivers, reservoirs, and lakes, are emerging as a limiting factor, not only in quantity, but also in quality, for human development and ecological stability. Declining water quality of freshwater ecosystems has become a global issue of significant concern. Though stream/river/reservoir/lake restoration has been practiced for several decades, specific techniques for water quality improvement and ecological restoration remain a challenge. Challenges include more specific technologies of bioremediation/phytoremediation/hydroremediation, new technologies, such as coupling of biofilms and active substrata, nanomaterials for environmental remediation, advanced materials for water quality improvement, and so on.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on various aspects of “Water Quality Improvement and Ecological Restoration”. Especially, we encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multi-country collaborative research. We also encourage the submission of environment policy or water policy-related manuscripts that focus on issues related to water quality improvement and ecological restoration. We welcome original research papers using different study designs, as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Prof. Jun Hou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bioremediation technology
- Phytoremediation technology
- Water diversion for water quality improvement
- Water quality improvement technology coupling of biofilms and active substrata
- Nanomaterials for environmental remediation
- Advanced materials for water quality improvement
- Specific techniques for the ecological restoration of streams/rivers/ reservoirs /lakes