Special Issue "The Pollution Caused by Agriculture and Its Mitigation Measures"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecotoxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 282

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Monika Suchowska-Kisielewicz
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, University of Zielona Góra, 15 Prof. Z. Szafrana St, 65-516 Zielona Góra, Poland
Interests: wastewater treatment; waste treatment; biohydrogen; fermentation; aerobic decomposition of waste; water treatment; greenhouse gases; pollutant emissions; process optimization; renewable energy
Dr. Piotr Sołowiej
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical, Power, Electronic and Control Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: unconventional energy sources; solar energy; recycling and energetic use of biological waste; application of information technology in agriculture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agriculture is a major contributor to global climate change. The agricultural sector accounts for about one-fifth of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including agriculture's role in deforestation. If systemic solutions are not introduced in this area, given the continuous increase in the number of people and the correlated increase in demand for food, agricultural emissions are likely to increase.

We are pleased to invite you to publish an article in a Special Issue on reducing pollution from agriculture to protect the environment and human health.

The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report indicates that "rapid and far-reaching" changes are needed to limit the impact of climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius. For agriculture, however, these changes may be more challenging than for other sectors.

Agriculture has identified far fewer technologies that can significantly reduce emissions compared to other sectors. This may be due to the fact that agriculture is much less consolidated than other sectors and requires a holistic approach combining climate goals with others, such as food security, soil protection against pollution (such as heavy metals, arsenic, selenium, fluorine (PAH), organochlorine compounds, dioxins, polychlorinated compounds, biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides and emerging contaminants: antibiotics, hormones or microplastics) or biodiversity, and the livelihoods of farmers and farming communities.

This Special Issue invites articles on technological solutions appropriate to local conditions aimed at reducing emissions from agriculture and protecting land and crops from pollution as well as on innovative solutions that fit into the policy of a circular economy.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Monika Suchowska-Kisielewicz
Dr. Piotr Sołowiej
Guest Editors

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 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. Toxics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • agriculture emission reduction

  • innovation
  • fertilization
  • manure management
  • anaerobic digestion
  • composting
  • novel technology
  • ghg emission
  • climate change
  • circular economy
  • soil protection
  • emerging contaminants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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