Special Issue "Arsenic Geochemistry and Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
Elevated concentrations of As in groundwater have been reported in Taiwan, West Bengal and Bangladesh, resulting in a major public health issue. Despite these concerns, groundwater is still a major source of drinking water in the developing world, especially in Southeast Asia. Recently, unsafe level of As also been revealed in the delta of the Mekong River. There has been a great deal of research about the enrichment process, geographic characteristics and mitigation of As enriched groundwater to avoid the consumption of this unsafe groundwater.
Arsenic is also gained great notoriety because of the toxic properties of a number of its compounds. Arsenic contamination in soil is mainly derived from the mining and smelting activities. Remediation of As-contaminated soil can be achieved by many technologies, including biological treatment, phytoremediation, solidification/stabilization, and so on. However, these techniques cannot be a final solution due to the difficulty in application and their high costs.
In order to overcome these uncertainties in the issue of As geochemistry and human health, in this Special Issue, all the research outcomes in the field of geochemistry, toxicity, risk assessment and its mitigation and remediation will be welcome.
Prof. Dr. Kyoung-Woong Kim
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- mining and smelting
- risk assessment
- mitigation and remediation