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Special Issue "Advances in Heavy Metal Pollution in the Environment"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2023) | Viewed by 5760
Special Issue Editors
Interests: parasitofauna of livestock and free-living animals; selenium in livestock and wild animals; elements in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
Interests: environmental pollution; environmental chemistry; wastewater pollution; aquatic ecosystems; soil and water conservation
Interests: environmental impact assessment; distribution studies of pollutants in different environmental media; adverse effects of pollutants in environmental; aquatic and terrestrial; organisms; soil; sediments and water chemistry focused on interaction; degradation and speciation aspects of environmental contaminants; ecological monitoring; environmental management
Special Issue Information
The term “heavy metals” covers a wide range of metals/metalloids that can pollute the environment and potentially cause toxicity, but it also includes essential nutrients that are required for living organisms to perform biochemical and physiological functions.
The increasing human awareness of significant contributions to the environmental contamination of heavy metals by anthropogenic activities as well as knowledge of heavy metal biomagnification properties have raised great concern regarding the negative impact on the environment and human health. This requires further reseach on the environmental safety of heavy metals as well as the adverse effect of co-exposure to metal/metalloid mixtures. The more we know about the key processes and mechanisms regarding environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology of heavy metals, the better we can counter their adverse effects.
In this Special Issue, we invite submissions dedicated to the recent advances in environmental chemistry and the biochemistry of heavy metals.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the impact of heavy metals on plant and animal health (their influence on the physiology and growth of the organism); the mechanisms regulating the accumulation and translocation of heavy metals in organisms; the ways of heavy metal detoxification; organism tolerance, the adverse effect of co-exposure to metal/metalloid mixtures; phytoremediation processes; and the environmental safety of heavy metals.
Prof. Dr. Bogumila Pilarczyk
Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Gałczyńska
Prof. Dr. Podlasińska Joanna
Manuscript Submission Information
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- heavy metal