Special Issue "Heavy Metals Removal from Contaminated Soil and Water"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Heavy metal pollution of natural soil and water is one of the most important environmental problems today. Soil and water can be considered scarce and vital resources for ecosystems as a whole. In addition, the possibility of bioaccumulation of heavy metals in living organisms can cause a biomagnification of the effects of these harmful contaminants, affecting the trophic chain, which has given rise to multiple efforts to find effective technologies to solve the problem.
The aim of this Special Issue is to report recent promising research on current practices, advances, and new perspectives on the removal of heavy metals from contaminated waters and soils, considering (i) physicochemical technologies; (ii) thermochemical technologies; and (iii) bioremediation. In addition to environmental decontamination, the recovery of valuable metals will also be discussed. For example, the ability of some microorganisms to produce metal nanoparticles could be of great interest, due to their applications in biomedicine or biotechnology.
Prof. Dr. Encarnación Ruiz Ramos
Prof. Dr. Francisco Espínola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Removal and recovery of heavy metals
- Physicochemical technologies
- Thermochemical technologies
- Kinetic, equilibrium, and mechanism studies
- Metal nanoparticles