Special Issue "Research on Soil and Water Pollution Using Magnetometry and Geochemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Jarosław Zawadzki
Guest Editor
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering, Nowowiejska Str., 20, 00-653, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: environmental sciences; magnetism and magnetic materials; geophysics and geochemistry; soil sciences, remote sensing; geostatistics; statistics and probability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The main objective of this Special Issue is to publish outstanding papers presenting cutting-edge research in the field of soil and water pollution assessment using field magnetometry and geochemistry.

Field magnetometry is commonly recognized as a forensic method in environmental research, especially in studies of anthropogenic pollution of soil and water. However, it is only a combination of magnetic and geochemical analyses that has triggered a remarkable synergy effect, creating a flexible, cost- and time-effective methodology of environmental pollution studies. Magnetic measurements can be performed using various specialized sensors that allow to screen or measure more precisely magnetic susceptibility and other magnetic properties reflecting the level of anthropogenic contamination. In turn, geochemical measurements make it possible to validate the magnetic measurements. Finally, the appropriate statistical and geospatial analyses by integrating both types of measurements lead to the assessment pollution levels and delineation of contaminated areas. The number of field-magnetometry applications for soil and water pollution studies is rapidly increasing. However, using it effectively is not a trivial task, and therefore, field magnetometry is still a subject of intense development. A deep understanding and interpretation of combined magnetic and geochemical phenomena occurring in polluted soil or water, necessary for the standardization of field magnetometry for precise pollution assessment, still requires intensive and multidisciplinary efforts. In this context, this Special Issue of Water aims to bring together a wide range of innovative research on soil and water pollution using both magnetic and geochemical data.

Prof. Dr. Jarosław Zawadzki
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • soil and water pollution
  • field magnetometry
  • soil magnetism and geochemistry
  • magnetic mapping of sediments
  • magnetometric screening
  • spatial variation of magnetic susceptibility
  • magnetic susceptibility mapping
  • magnetic and geochemical data integration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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