Special Issue "Advances in In Situ Biological and Chemical Groundwater Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: soil sediment, and groundwater remediation technologies; risk assessment
Interests: remediation technologies; organic pollutant bioavailability, and risk assessment
The increasing availability of scientific studies has progressively drawn attention to in situ remediation technologies for groundwater. Most of them are innovative compared to the “pump and treat” approach, and allow to reduce the remediation time and to increase remediation sustainability.
The exploitation of petroleum products and the development of industrial chemistry have given rise to a large number of organic chemicals. Various studies have shown that pesticides, industrial chemicals, solvents, fuel additives, and nitrate occur in groundwater. Chemical mixtures are frequently detected, often with concentrations of individual contaminants approaching human-health benchmarks. Recently, micropollutants originating from pharmaceuticals and personal care products and endocrine-disrupting compounds have posed an increasing concern.
A number of relevant pollutant mixtures can be present in groundwater as a non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL), due to very low water solubility. In general, pollutants in a non-aqueous phase can be extremely persistent and the in situ remediation highly demanding.
Contributions are invited for manuscripts referring to innovative in situ technology for groundwater remediation, based on chemical or biological processes, from either traditional or emerging pollutants, and NAPLs. Original research papers and critical reviews will be considered. All scales of application are well accepted.
Prof. Dr. Sabrina Saponaro
Prof. Snežana Maletić
Dr. Elena Sezenna
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- In situ remediation technologies
- Innovative remediation
- Traditional pollutants
- Emerging pollutants