Special Issue "Environmental Aspects of Particle Size Distribution and Mineralogical Composition of Soil and Sediment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 9730
Interests: sedimentology; geochemistry; soil/sediment characterization; physico-chemical properties of minerals; interactions between mineral particles and dissolved substances
Interests: sedimentology; mineralogy; marine geology; grain size analysis; coastal geomorphology; geochemistry
Environmental studies of heterogeneous systems as soils and sediments require numerous analyses to be performed in order to quantify/qualify contaminant fluxes and to describe their behavior. Sediments are often considered as the largest sink and/or source of potentially toxic elements in aquatic systems, and their importance for environmental health is widely recognized. The fate of potentially toxic substances in sediments and their bioavailability is closely related to sediment properties and physicochemical conditions of the sedimentary environment. The behavior of contaminants in soil is no less important for the soils provide numerous ecosystem services. Soils are non-renewable recources if become significantly damaged and that may have grave impact on food resources and human health. Soil aggregate size, soil organic carbon and mineral content, and physicochemical conditions are all responsible for the co-transport of contaminants in the subsurface and the soil environmental status.
In this Special Issue, we would like to focus on the study of the particle size distribution and mineral composition of soils and sediments related to different environmental concerns: geochemical behavior of potentially toxic elements and emerging contaminants in soils and sediments, new practices which limit the mobility of contaminants and rehabilitate polluted land, and sediment fingerprinting in river systems are all important factors in tracing the source of the sediments and contaminants.
Dr. Neda Vdović
Dr. Kristina Pikelj
Dr. Mavro Lučić
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- Particle size
- Mineral composition