Environmental Geochemistry, Fate, Transport Detecting and Removal of Mercury and Heavy Metals in Water

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2024) | Viewed by 208

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Instituto Nacional del Carbón (INCAR-CSIC), Francisco Pintado Fe, 26, 33011 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Interests: Hg emission and control; trace elements emission and control; flue gas cleaning; pollutant removal; water decontamination
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Instituto Nacional del Carbón INCAR CSIC, 33011 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Interests: carbon materials; energy storage; environmetal applications; air pollution; water treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to a recent European Environment Agency (EEA) report, European water bodies are significantly affected by diffuse pollution from agriculture and anthropogenic activities, as well as the deposition of air pollutants, including mercury and heavy metals, that are generated by energy production and the industrial sector. In order to address these issues, the European Union and its Member States are implementing policies and measures to improve water quality, reduce pollution and ameliorate the state of aquatic ecosystems.

In addition to the environmental concerns, mercury and heavy metals have been identified as a threat to human health due to their contamination of drinking water. Understanding the fate, transport and geochemistry of these pollutants will help to minimize water contamination and develop technologies for mitigation.

This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research or review papers addressing the latest achievements in this area. We hope to receive contributions describing the behavior and interactions of metals in aquatic environments, reporting upon geochemistry and chemical speciation, and describing the immobilization and remobilization of mercury and heavy metals between water, soil and sediments. Papers addressing the development of new analytical tools and methods designed to enhance the control of mercury and heavy metals are also welcome if the innovative and groundbreaking character of the study can be proven. Studies related to the elimination of mercury and heavy metals from water, and to the recovery of metal from water streams, will be also gratefully received.

Dr. María Mercedes Díaz Somoano
Dr. Patricia Diaz Baizán
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  • water contamination
  • water pollution
  • heavy metals in water
  • removal of mercury

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