Special Issue "Contaminant Transport and Fate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: Environmental Hydrogeology, Remediation, Water Resources, Riverbank Filtration
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This Special Issue seeks to highlight current contaminant transport and fate challenges. Contaminant transport in porous media is controlled by advection, dispersion, retardation, phase transfers, and transformation processes facilitated by biological, chemical, or physical agents. Contaminant mass transfer processes that redistribute solutes through subsurface phases or through engineered systems are of particular interest to remediation engineers, scientists, policy-makers, and the public.
Laboratory and field-scale studies are conducted to study these processes. The incorporation of contaminant transport and mass transfer processes into computational or numerical models enables scientists and site managers to develop conceptual frameworks, which are essential for efficacious management of polluted sites. Innovative technologies that accelerate contaminant extraction, destruction, seclusion, or management either in situ or ex situ can be used to deal with environmental pollution problems. The emergence of previously unknown or undetectable toxic chemicals amplifies the need for innovative remediation technologies and approaches. Many emerging contaminants are “site reopeners” because locations thought to be successfully cleaned up have to be re-examined. The detection of emerging contaminants may be improved by advanced diagnostic tools or the implementation of enhanced amendment delivery methods. Sustainable remediation technologies are sought to address the high cost and risks to human health of environments associated with these sites.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Boving
Prof. Dr. William J. Blanford
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. Water 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 2000 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.
- Contaminant Fate and Transport
- Environmental Hydrogeology
- Innovative Remediation Technology
- Sustainable and Green Remediation Technologies
- Emerging Contaminants
- Mass Transfer Processes
- Enhanced Amendment Delivery Methods
- Site Reopeners
- Advanced Diagnostic Tools
- Conceptional Site Models