Special Issue "Plastic Transport, Dispersion and Accumulation in Water Bodies: Hydraulic Aspects and Environmental Issues"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Stefano Pagliara
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Guest Editor
Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: hydraulics; hydraulic jump; instrumentation; low-head structures; multiphase flows; physical modeling; plunging jets; river morphology; scour processes; sediment transport
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Dr. Michele Palermo
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: hydraulics; hydraulic jump; instrumentation; low-head structures; multiphase-flows; physical modeling; plunging jets; river morphology; scour processes; sediment transport
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interaction of plastic materials and water bodies has become one of the most relevant issues in recent last decades. Namely, environmental pollution and water resource preservation are and will be two of the main challenges for scientists. Global climate change and the reduction of good quality water resources represent serious concerns that require being carefully addressed in order to enhance the quality of life of current and future generations. In this frame, the transport, dispersion, and accumulation of plastic materials in rivers and oceans is probably the most concerning issue. In fact, tons of nonbiodegradable plastic present in water bodies have a relevant impact on aquatic habitat and most anthropic activities. The recent advancements of knowledge are still far from providing solutions for such relevant issues. However, they have put in evidence the urgency to further deepen such an important topic. This Special Issue aims at providing the readership with a collection of high-quality papers that can represent a contribution to fill the gap of knowledge in the hydraulics of plastic dispersion, transport, accumulation, and removal techniques in both rivers and coastlines. Likewise, it aims at presenting recent achievements in plastic pollution remediation techniques. Therefore, contributions dealing with new experimental works, theoretical and numerical analyses, state of the art on specific subthemes, case studies and thought-provoking opinions are very welcome.

Prof. Stefano Pagliara
Dr. Michele Palermo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • environmental pollution
  • hydraulics
  • multiphase flows
  • coastline and sea pollution
  • plastic transport
  • accumulation and dispersion

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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