Special Issue "Advances in Bioremediation and Biomining Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 August 2022 | Viewed by 1625
Interests: soil chemistry; geochemistry; environmental analysis; plant ecophysiology
Interests: trace elements (heavy metals, platinum metals, rare earths); phosphorus; iodine—occurrence and analysis; environmental mobility and speciation
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Soil pollution is a global threat that mostly derives from human activities such as poor waste management, unsustainable farming practices, mining, and ore processing. Bioremediation and biomining techniques comprise a number of cost-effective and environmentally friendly plant- and microbial-assisted technologies for the in situ restoration of the health and productive capacity of soils, the mitigation of the environmental impacts of impaired soils, and last but not least, the recovery of economically valuable metal(oid)s from plant biomass or leachates. General approaches in bioremediation and biomining include the uptake and accumulation of elements in plants, the stabilization of pollutants in the soil, and the microbe-assisted leaching and degradation of pollutants and valuable elements. Progress in this field requires a sound understanding of substrate-, plant-, and microbe-associated factors governing the solubility, bioavailability, and removal of target compounds. This Special Issue aims to bring together contributions of all aspects of bioremediation and biomining research including (but not limited to) laboratory and field research related to i) plant–soil–microbe relationships controlling the mobility, chemical speciation, and plant uptake of pollutants and economically valuable metal(oid)s; ii) the microbe-assisted degradation and leaching of pollutants and metal(oid)s; and iii) the final recovery of raw materials from plant biomass or leachates.
Dr. Oliver Wiche
Dr. Manfred Sager
Manuscript Submission Information
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- soil pollution
- soil bioengineering