Special Issue "Heavy Metals in Soil Water System: Challenges and New Solutions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: environmental analysis (method development); determination of Pt, Pd, Tl, Zn, Cd, Cu, Ct, Pb and As traces in water, soil, sediments, food, plant and animal tissues; phytoremediation processes (bioavailability and detoxification mechanism of xenobiotics in plants); chemical/physical speciation and fractionation in abiotic samples; optimization of sample pretreatment step (sampling, milling, homogenization) and digestion/mineralization; development of reagent-free UV/Vis digestion (catalytically accelerated) utilized in speciation analysis; application of solid phase extraction and liquid chromatography in trace speciation analysis
The special issue is dedicated to scientists working on widely understood issues related to study of soil water system pollution with Potential Toxic Elements (As, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Hg, Cr), PGMs (Pt, Pd, Rh) and/or Technology Critical Elements (i.a. Tl, rare earth elements), remediation (bio/chem) processes, bioavailability and mobility of pollutants or nutrients, water retention in soil as well as distribution (adsorption/readsorption on preliminary or secondary minerals) of “heavy metals” in soil. Therefore, deep knowledge of the theoretical basis of these processes (flow or precipitation of pollutants, water capacity) is an indispensable element for developing modern, sustainable methods of remediation of soil water system. The fractionation studies and speciation analysis of critical elements provide important information for environmental sustainability.
This special edition will be a good opportunity to catalog and systematize knowledge of these issues and would become a starting point for developing modern research procedures and implementations of environmental engineering technologies.
The soil and water are philosophical stones of life on Earth.
Prof. Dr. Beata Krasnodębska-Ostręga
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- pollution of soil water system with metals and metalloids
- new pollutants in soil water system
- precipitaton, adsorption, translocation on solid particles
- fractionation and speciation analysis in soil water system
- bioavalability and mobility of pollutants in soil water system
- sustainable methods of remediation (chemical and biological)
- the impact of climate change on soil water system