Special Issue "Advanced Technology in Heavy Metal Removal and Groundwater Remediation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2023) | Viewed by 200

Special Issue Editors

Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: antimicrobial resistance; antibiotic resistance gene; disinfection; heavy metal removal; groundwater remediation
School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Cental South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: environmental microbial technology; heavy metal removal; environmental remediation
State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Engineering Research Center for Biomass Conversion, Ministry of Education, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330047, China
Interests: biomass waste; adsorbent materials; microalgae cultivation; anaerobic digestion; wastewater treatment; wine wastewater; resource recovery; bioproducts
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urbanization and industrialisation rapidly increase the discharge of heavy metals into the natural environment. The disposal of heavy metals into receiving environments, including water and soil, remains a troubling global environmental issue as a result of their toxicity, non-biodegradability and even bio-enrichment ability through the food chain. Various remediation technologies (e.g., adsorption, reduction or oxidation) have been developed worldwide to deal with the contaminated water, soil, and aquifers or groundwater. It is expected that the ecological risks associated with heavy metal pollution can be mitigated or avoided by efficiently removing metals or altering the chemical state of heavy metals from the environmental conditions.

This Special Issue aims to advance the current technologies for heavy metal removal and groundwater remediation in order to achieve both fundamental scientific science and practical technologies. We are pleased to receive submissions of high-quality, original, and previously unpublished research on the theory, practice, and application of new technologies to advance heavy metal removal and groundwater remediation, on but not limited to the following topics or other relevant ones:

  • Nanotechnologies;
  • Chemical/biological technologies;
  • Phytoremediation;
  • Permeable reactive barriers (PRBs);
  • Modelling for the fate of heavy metals in the environment;
  • Bioavailability of heavy metals.

Dr. Zhigang Yu
Dr. Liang Hu
Dr. Qi Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • heavy metal
  • water treatment
  • groundwater remediation
  • soil remediation
  • adsorption
  • nanomaterials
  • adsorbents
  • biochar
  • bioavailability
  • bioaccumulation
  • nano zero-valent iron

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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