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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Plant and Microbial Technique for Emerging Contaminants Removal"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Pollution Prevention, Mitigation and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 254

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tony Hadibarata
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Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri 98009, Malaysia
Interests: biodegradation; microbial processes
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Dr. Risky Ayu Kristanti
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Guest Editor
Research Center for Oceanography, National Research and Innovation Agency, Jakarta 14430, Indonesia
Interests: environmental microbiology; bioremediation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emerging contaminants is term used by water quality and professional to identify any natural or synthetic chemical or microorganism with possibly notable or suspected harmful ecological and human health effects that are not specifically regulated or monitored in the environment. The term ‘emerging’ does not strictly express the contaminants that are newly added into the environment; instead, the awareness and concern towards their bad impacts are emerging in international communities.

The main component of emerging contaminants include pesticide, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, flame retardants, and industrial additives. These contaminants are disposing continuously and ubiquitous in the environment causing negative impact to the people for their potency to affect reproduction, promote cancer, endocrine disruption, immune dysfunction, antibiotic resistance and nervous system disorder in humans and aquatic and wildlife which in some cases lead to chronic toxicity even in subtle quantities.

This special issue will be intended for academia, environmental managers and process engineers. Some subject matter is covered in survey or overview form, whereas others are treated in more depth. In both cases, important references are noted where detailed information can be obtained. The overall objective of this special issue is not simply to provide a general reference, but to serve as a resource for developing approaches to remediate emerging contaminants. Moreover, the future challenges and prospects of ECs degradation by means of multiple multifunctional treatments will be outlined accordingly. Knowing this is of immense significance to enhance our understanding of ECs remediation procedures and promote the development of novel multifunctional treatments.

Dr. Tony Hadibarata
Dr. Risky Ayu Kristanti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.


  • enzyme mechanism
  • microbial degradation
  • ligninolytic enzyme
  • biotransformation
  • phytoremediation

Published Papers

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