Special Issue "Remediation of Heavy Metal Contamination in Industrial Sites and Agriculture Land"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2023 | Viewed by 170

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: heavy metals in environments and ecosystems/ thefood chain; remediation of heavy metal contamination in industrial sites; regional variation and driving factors of heavy metals, especially in mining areas

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, antimony, zinc, mercury, copper, chromium, cobalt, nickel, etc. are toxic elements. Anthropogenic activities such as mining, smelting, chemical engineering production cause severe heavy metal contamination in soil, sediment, water and plants (crop), creating hazards for humans and other organisms.

Heavy metal contamination, which is in urgent need of remediation, occurs at industrial sites in cities such as chemical plants, or where now-decommissioned mines used to operate, as well as agricultural land near large mining and smelting plants. The goals of remediation are to meet the impending demands of urbanization, ecological restoration, and food safety.

Thus far, various materials and techniques have been developed for the remediation of heavy metal contamination in industrial sites and on agriculture land; however, more cost-effective approaches must be developed.

This Special Issue is dedicated to new perspectives of remediation materials and techniques. Topics include but are not limited to: novel, developed, or natural remediation materials for the remediation of cationic and oxyanion heavy metals, chemical solidification/stabilization, chemical washing, chemical oxidation/reduction, phytoremediation, bioremediation, microbe-assisted phytoremediation, etc.; comprehensive remediation strategies and methodologies for mitigating heavy metal hazards in industrial sites and agricultural land. Pilot and field experiments will be considered as priority submissions.

Prof. Dr. Chaoyang Wei
Guest Editor

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  • heavy metal
  • soil
  • sediment
  • water, plant
  • crop
  • chemical plant
  • industrial site
  • mine
  • smelting plant
  • agriculture land

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