Special Issue "Heavy Metals in Soil Water System: Challenges and New Solutions"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Beata Krasnodębska-Ostręga
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Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • 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

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Spatial Variation of Metallic Contamination and Its Ecological Risk in Sediment and Freshwater Mollusk: Melanoides tuberculata (Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Thiaridae)
Water 2020, 12(1), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12010206 - 11 Jan 2020
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Heavy metal pollution has been on the rise with serious implications for the wellbeing of aquatic ecosystems. Benthic sediments and freshwater mollusk (snail): Mellanoides tuberculata were sampled from five stations for determination of heavy metals concentrations and measurement of antioxidant enzyme activities. The [...] Read more.
Heavy metal pollution has been on the rise with serious implications for the wellbeing of aquatic ecosystems. Benthic sediments and freshwater mollusk (snail): Mellanoides tuberculata were sampled from five stations for determination of heavy metals concentrations and measurement of antioxidant enzyme activities. The spatial variation was studied using an enrichment factor, potential ecological risk index, and mean probable effect limit quotient (mPELq). From the results, Cu, Zn, Cd, Cr, Pb, Ni, and Co contamination levels were high at stations S3, S4, and S5 with an mPEL quotient of 94.40%. The variation of metal concentration and Enrichment factor were in the order S5 > S3 > S4 > S2 > S1, which was attributed to anthropogenic influences at the catchment due to industrial activities and atmospheric deposition of metals. Station five in this study is downstream and requires the most monitoring and management to prevent several ecological risks of metal pollutants in River Kaduna. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heavy Metals in Soil Water System: Challenges and New Solutions)
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