Special Issue "Green and Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Site"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: soil contamination; biogeochemistry; pedology; nutrient cycles
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Environments: Soil and Water Contamination, Remediation and Conservation
Special Issue in Water: Ecological and Health Risk of Soils, Sediments, and Water Contamination
Special Issue in Water: Ecogeochemical Processes of Trace Elements in Soil and Water for Planet Security
Contaminated sites are designed to treat contaminants in soil or groundwater to decrease risks to human health and/or the environment, but the remediation processes also have the potential to cause environmental, economic, and social impacts. Traditional remediation practices, such as excavation, washing, and landfilling, are often less feasible on a large scale because they are environmentally disruptive, cost-prohibitive, and pose health risks to local residents and site workers. These concerns have prompted the emergence of cost-effective and less-disruptive alternatives for site remediation. Hence, green and sustainable remediation (GSR) of contaminated sites should comply with the standards for the protection of human health associated with environment, social, and economic considerations. To obtain the best management practices (BMPs) of site remediation, these considerations of GSR were proposed to meet requirements, such as reducing the environmental footprint and adverse effects of remediation processes, making policy decision for social justice by community involvement, and evaluating the cost, benefit, and economic effects of the alternative. Soil and groundwater remediation is, not only removing target contaminants, but also we need more consideration before making decisions using the approach of GSR.
The scope of the proposed Special Issue of Sustainability is to highlight the recent framework progress of GSR, as well as the technical alternatives for BMPs. The purpose of the Special Issue is not only to wrap-up the state-of-the-art of GSR for soils or groundwater contaminated by heavy metal and/or organic pollutants, but also to honestly consider the present bottlenecks of our scientific knowledge and the limiting steps of practical applications, as well as to propose innovative solutions to overcome them and contribute to the implementation of such promising GSRs.
Since you and your team are involved in the development of these approaches and in the understanding of the conceptual and technical development of GSR, you should contribute to the Special Issue and submit a manuscript describing your most recent results or a review on some exciting aspects of this promising topic.
Prof. Dr. Zeng-Yei Hseu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- soil remediation
- groundwater remediation
- best management practice
- environmental quality
- human health
- environmental footprint
- Site contamination
- social justice