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Special Issue "Environmental Remediation of Soils and Groundwater"
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: closed (31 January 2020).
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Interests: (a) environmental remediation of soils, sediments, and groundwater; and (b) engineering applications for waste/recycled materials. His research is leading to practical solutions to the real-world problems
Soils and groundwater are necessary resources for the development of human societies. The quality of the soil–groundwater system is threatened by many human activities, including mining exploitations, oil extraction, the chemical industry, transportation, and intensive agriculture practices. The improper management of wastes has historically been responsible for many legacy contaminated sites. The contamination of soil and groundwater is an important environmental problem that affects ecosystems and threatens public health through the risk of contaminants entering the food chain. Thus, soil and groundwater remediation have been an important issue in the agendas of researchers, practitioners, companies, and politicians worldwide. Many efforts have been spent on soil/groundwater remediation studies at lab and field scale. As a result, there is a significant amount of literature on the environmental problems associated with soil and groundwater pollution and their remediation. However, the problem of site contamination is far from being solved, considering the limited applicability and cost of many of the present technologies and the difficulty of restoring contaminated sites. Thus, there is still a large interest in the scientific community for developing methods, technologies, and applications for the effective and sustainable remediation of contaminated sites.
This Special Issue focuses on the new technologies and applications for the effective removal of contaminants from soils and groundwater in a context of sustainability. We aim to provide, in this Special Issue, fundamental studies about contaminants in soils, the development of new remediation technologies and coupled technologies, applications at lab, pilot, and field scale, and studies using a sustainability approach for the design of site remediation applications. We encourage the submission of multidisciplinary studies including fundamental research, technological applications, legal issues, and sustainability assessment. The main topics for the Special Issue are presented below. Other research works in site remediation are also welcome.
Topic for the special issue:
- Source and fate of contaminants in soil and groundwater;
- Remediation of sites contaminated with heavy metal and other inorganic contaminants;
- Remediation of sites contaminated with hydrophobic organics;
- Remediation of sites contaminated with complex organics: Pesticides, etc.;
- Innovative technologies for soil remediation;
- Coupled technologies for soil and groundwater remediation;
- Technologies for the remediation of soils/groundwater: Lab studies, model studies;
- Site remediation: Field scale applications;
- Sustainable assessment of site remediation.
Dr. Claudio Cameselle
Dr. Susana Gouveia
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- soil remediation
- groundwater remediation
- coupled technologies
- heavy metal
- hydrophobic organic contaminants
- persistent organic pollutants
- sustainable engineering