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ISSN (online): 2076-3298
Journal Sheet: Environments
Year of the Pubblication: 2021
26
Mar
2021
Paper Submission Deadline
30
Apr
2021
Publishing Date

Add to Calendar 03/26/2021 08:00 Europe/Rome Soil Pollution Assessment and Sustainable Remediation Strategies

When the presence of a chemical in soil affects humans, or other living organisms, producing undesired effects, that soil is considered polluted. Some of these chemicals are human-made, such as organic xenobiotics (e.g., pesticides), while others may have both a natural and anthropogenic origin, such as trace elements (e.g., metals and metalloids). In addition to these usually known pollutants, soils can be also affected by emerging contaminants (e.g., nanoparticles, human and veterinary drugs, microplastics), knowledge of which is still scarce. These pollutants will not only affect the soil but, ultimately, different resources and environmental compartments, which will represent a major risk. To control this risk, measures must be taken on the polluted soil, which can range from the sole isolation of the affected area, to its full decontamination. Of course, confinement and remediation actions are costly, and sometimes, pollution affects countries that lack legislation, and the extension of the affected area makes the costs of soil remediation high and, certainly, not considered as a priority. Nevertheless, there are solutions for the management of contaminated soils, controlling risks, and promoting their remediation using sustainable practices. This is true for biological methods, bioremediation and phytoremediation, which can be used both singly or combined, allowing the immobilization, extraction or degradation of different soil contaminants, contributing to the control of the risk of exposure to the pollutant, or to soil decontamination, through the continuous reduction of their concentration. This Special Issue welcomes studies on different soil pollutants: concentrations and soil-plant-water interactions, bioavailability assessment, risks to human health, negative effects on the environment (e.g., freshwater and groundwater, soil organisms, soil functions, ecosystem services), soil quality evaluation, and sustainable soil remediation strategies. Studies in real soil pollution scenarios and remediation in long-term field studies are encouraged.
Keywords: soil pollutants; potentially toxic trace elements; persistent organic pollutants; soil emerging pollutants; bioavailability assessment; risk assessment; soil quality; soil remediation; phytoremediation; bioremediation.

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Code: CFP-E100-SI9_2021
Posting date: 19/10/2020

Soil Pollution Assessment and Sustainable Remediation Strategies


Aims and Scope

When the presence of a chemical in soil affects humans, or other living organisms, producing undesired effects, that soil is considered polluted. Some of these chemicals are human-made, such as organic xenobiotics (e.g., pesticides), while others may have both a natural and anthropogenic origin, such as trace elements (e.g., metals and metalloids). In addition to these usually known pollutants, soils can be also affected by emerging contaminants (e.g., nanoparticles, human and veterinary drugs, microplastics), knowledge of which is still scarce. These pollutants will not only affect the soil but, ultimately, different resources and environmental compartments, which will represent a major risk. To control this risk, measures must be taken on the polluted soil, which can range from the sole isolation of the affected area, to its full decontamination. Of course, confinement and remediation actions are costly, and sometimes, pollution affects countries that lack legislation, and the extension of the affected area makes the costs of soil remediation high and, certainly, not considered as a priority. Nevertheless, there are solutions for the management of contaminated soils, controlling risks, and promoting their remediation using sustainable practices. This is true for biological methods, bioremediation and phytoremediation, which can be used both singly or combined, allowing the immobilization, extraction or degradation of different soil contaminants, contributing to the control of the risk of exposure to the pollutant, or to soil decontamination, through the continuous reduction of their concentration. This Special Issue welcomes studies on different soil pollutants: concentrations and soil-plant-water interactions, bioavailability assessment, risks to human health, negative effects on the environment (e.g., freshwater and groundwater, soil organisms, soil functions, ecosystem services), soil quality evaluation, and sustainable soil remediation strategies. Studies in real soil pollution scenarios and remediation in long-term field studies are encouraged.
Keywords: soil pollutants; potentially toxic trace elements; persistent organic pollutants; soil emerging pollutants; bioavailability assessment; risk assessment; soil quality; soil remediation; phytoremediation; bioremediation.

Languages
English
Country
Switzerland
Topics
Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Chemical & Material Sciences, Clean Technologies, Complex Systems, Data Analysis Processes, Data Management, Data Sensing and Analysis, Decision Support Systems, Digital Technologies, Dynamic Models, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environment, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Technologies, Future Developments, Health & Wellbeing, ICT, Industry 4.0, Innovative Technologies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Land Use, Methodology, Modeling, Monitoring, Nature-based Solutions, Process Innovation, Process Management, Process Modeling and Simulation, Resilience, Risk Management, Safety and Security, Soil, Sustainable Development, Urban Vegetation, Vegetation, Waste Management, Water
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The Journal adopts double-blind peer review process
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AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library), AGRIS Agricultural Sciences and Technology (FAO), DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index – Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), Genamics JournalSeek, GeoRef (American Geosciences Institute),Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (NSD), Scopus (Elsevier) Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), CLOCKSS (Digital Archive), e-Helvetica (Swiss National Library Digital Archive), Academic OneFile (Gale/Cengage Learning), Google Scholar J-Gate (Informatics India), ProQuest Central (ProQuest), Science In Context (Gale/Cengage Learning), WorldCat (OCLC).

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