Special Issue "Measurement of the Environmental Impact of Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Structure Analysis and Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Franz-Georg Simon
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Guest Editor
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
Interests: resources from waste; waste incineration bottom ash; leaching processes; soil and groundwater remediation
Dr. Ute Kalbe
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
Interests: long-term leaching behavior of soil; waste materials and construction products; release and transfer of hazardous substances to the environment; standardization and validation of leaching procedures; column percolation tests; environmental compatibility of synthetic sports surfaces; resource recovery from waste; chemical analysis of hazardous substances

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Throughout their life cycle—from production, via usage, through to disposal—materials and products interact with the environment (water, soil, air). At the same time, they are exposed to environmental influences and, through their emissions, have an impact on the environment, people, and health. Accelerated experimental testing processes can be used to predict the long-term environmental consequences of innovative products before these actually enter the environment.

The aim of this Special Issue of the journal Materials is to publish original research and review articles as well as short communications tackling the problem of reliable environmental measurement methods and reporting exemplary case studies, such as:

  • Contaminant transfer from construction products;
  • Biocides in the environment;
  • Leaching of waste materials;
  • Simulation of materials degradation;
  • Transport modeling in environmental compartments;
  • Microplastic formation from the application of geosynthetics, artificial turf or recycling materials;
  • Ecotoxicity testing.

We kindly invite you to submit your research contribution in the form of a research article, communication or review for this Special Issue.

Dr. Franz-Georg Simon
Dr. Ute Kalbe
Guest Editors

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. Materials 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.


  • Leaching
  • Impact assessment
  • Organic and inorganic contaminants
  • Building materials
  • Wastes
  • Recycling and reuse

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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