Special Issue "Biotechnologies for the Environment:Strategies for Containment and Depletion of Pollution in Wastewaters, Air, Soils and Sediments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.
Interests: environmental microbiology; microbial molecular ecology; isolation and characterization of new microbial strains
With an increasing awareness of the hostile effects of pollutants on the biosphere, reclamation or remediation of different environmental compartments contaminated by persisting and emerging pollutants is nowadays of global concern. Environmental biotechnologies have emerged as sustainable approaches to contain and eventually solve the problem worldwide. Environmental biotechnologies are based on the exploitation of microbial activities as catalysts of reactions for environment decontamination. The knowledge of microbial activity can be exploited for wastewater treatment, for gaseous emission removal, and for biodegradation of environmental organic pollutants and is crucial for the control of environmental pollution. The implementation of aerobic as well as anaerobic microbial activities exploited for their catabolic ability to treat biodegradable waste or pollutants has become an efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly technique that calls for a continuous multidisciplinary discussion between specialists in the environmental sector. This Special Issue aims to be a tool of comparison by addressing aspects such as mitigation and remediation of persistent, emerging, and other contaminants; sources, transport, and fate of persistent and emerging contaminants; toxicology and eco-toxicology of persistent contaminants; and molecular approaches dedicated to the study of the microbial ecology of contaminated matrices and to the restoration of biodiversity and resilience.
Dr. Simona Di Gregorio
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- dynamics and diversity of microbial populations
- ecotoxicity of polluted environmental matrices
- degradation/transformation of persistent contaminants
- degradation/transformation of emerging contaminants
- isolation and characterization of new microbial strains for pollution depletion
- in situ and ex situ treatment
- micro and nanoplastics in the environment