Special Issue "Study of Biodegradation and Bioremediation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: biological degradation; cell surface modification; microbial and plant surfactants; impact of surfactants and biosurfactants on hydrocarbon biodegradation; toxicity; environmental chemistry
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Interests: bioremediation; enzymatic activity; toxicity; analytical chemistry; wastewater treatment; chemical engineering
The development of the economy and the growing standard of living of societies is unfortunately associated with an increasing risk of environmental contamination with products of the chemical industry. Despite a number of regulations and a great care for storage and transport safety, there is still the possibility of uncontrolled release of petroleum products, substrates in chemical synthesis, etc. Moreover, the currently used methods of solid waste and sewage water management do not allow for effective removal of both persistent contaminants and pharmaceuticals. Ecological disasters, occurring frequently in large sizes, as well as regular waste management, show how important it is to have some appropriate techniques that are helpful in rapid remediation of the environment. Biodegradation of pollutants depends on various factors, such as their chemical structure, physicochemical properties, or bioavailability for microorganisms. Therefore, there is a need to develop new effective bioremediation processes as well as extensive and deep studies on biodegradation processes conducted by microorganisms. What is more, a comprehensive and multifaceted look at the phenomena accompanying biological degradation is very important.
We hope that the Special Issue will become a platform for the exchange of experiences and valuable observations of researchers in various fields and will also open up new perspectives in the field of combating environmental pollution.
This Special Issue will concentrate on highlighting timely research studies addressing the persistent pollutants and xenobiotics’ biodegradation. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Pollutant and xenobiotic biodegradation;
- The influence of surfactants and biosurfactants on hydrocarbon biodegradation;
- Role of adsorption in biodegradation process;
- Enzyme and bacterial immobilization and their use in different compounds’ degradation;
- Impact of pollutants on the microorganism cells;
- Physical or electrochemical methods as the support of biodegradation process.
Authors are invited and welcome to submit original research papers, reviews, and short communications.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ewa Kaczorek
Dr. Wojciech Smułek
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. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2020 an APC of 1500 CHF applies. 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.
- Biodegradation and bioremediation
- Wastewater treatment
- Surfactants and biosurfactants
- Persistent pollutants and xenobiotics
- Enzymatic activity
- Cell surface properties