Special Issues

Environments publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Monitoring of Contaminated Water and Soil
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submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2426 | Submission Open
Keywords: technologies and methodologies; pollution monitoring and prevention; environmental impacts and assessments; ecosystem conservation; decision support system
Carbon Sequestration Potential of Urban Parks submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 421 | Submission Open
Keywords: carbon neutrality; urban parks; biomass carbon sequestration; soil carbon sequestration; green urbanization; urbanization
Advanced Research on Micropollutants in Water submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2675 | Submission Open
Keywords: water quality monitoring; contaminant identification; wastewater management; environmental impact; discharge regulations; pollution control; water treatment; environmental destination; remediation technologies; integrated water management
Recent Advances in Waste Management and Recycling
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submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2101 | Submission Open
Keywords: waste management; circular economy; waste processing technologies; waste management models; waste policy; waste collection and recycling
Microplastics Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems: Challenges and Perspectives
edited by Charles Rolsky, , and Varun Kelkar
submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2199 | Submission Open
Keywords: microplastics; plastic pollution; freshwater microplastics; marine microplastics; plastic debris; microplastic pollution
Monitoring and Assessment of Environmental Quality in Coastal Ecosystems Volume III submission deadline 20 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2154 | Submission Open
Keywords: coastal ecosystems; environmental quality and environmental indexes; monitoring and/or assessment programs; environmental disturbances; pressures and stressors; anthropogenic impacts; bioindicators; biomonitors; ecotoxicology and biomarkers; populations; communities and ecosystem responses
Air Pollution in Urban and Industrial Areas II
edited by and Francesco Petracchini
submission deadline 25 May 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7861 | Submission Open
Keywords: air pollution; NOx; particulate matter; residential heating; road traffic emissions; sustainable mobility; industrial emissions; pollutant dispersion; outdoor air quality; global health; population exposure
Environmental Science and Technologies for the Management of Natural Ecosystems and the Sustainable Development of Urban Areas II submission deadline 25 May 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4211 | Submission Open
Keywords: circular economy; sustainable urban development; waste management; environmental pollution
Coupled Iron–Carbon Biogeochemical Processes
edited by Xiaopeng Huang, and
submission deadline 29 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 952 | Submission Open
Keywords: iron; organic carbon; biogeochemistry; environment; climate change
Advanced Technologies of Water and Wastewater Treatment submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 16694 | Submission Open
Keywords: membrane filtration; adsorption; coagulation; ozonation; hybrid processes; microplastics; heavy metals; pharmaceuticals; oxyanions; dyes
Impact of Recycling Environmental Impact Materials on Energy Savings: Life-Cycle Assessment
edited by Humayun Nadeem and Warren Batchelor
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2268 | Submission Open
Keywords: global warming; LCA; recycling; technoeconomic analysis; sustainable process design; environmental risk assessment; scalability; energy savings; waste management
Plastics Pollution in Aquatic Environments
edited by Juliana Aristéia De Lima and Karin Mattsson
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 580 | Submission Open
Keywords: degradation; fragmentation; biodegradation; polymer characteristics; micro- and nanoplastics; aquatic environment; characterisation methods; microscopy; spectroscopy; green materials; bioplastics; microplastics
Balancing Energy and Environment: A Life Cycle Assessment Perspective
edited by , Nick Holden, and Mateus Guimarães da Silva
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 446 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable energy; life cycle assessment; environmental impact; carbon footprint; climate change; resource efficiency; circular economy; case studies; modeling approaches; cleaner production
Pesticide Contamination to Non-target Organisms and Environment in Agroecosystem
edited by Ge Zhang and
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 356 | Submission Open
Keywords: pesticide; herbicide; insecticide; fungicide; rodencide; miticide; exposure assessment; risk assessment; expoure route; mitigation; natural enemy; pollinator; insect; fish; amphibian and reptile; mamal; wildlife; soil and water; plant
Antimicrobial Resistance and Its Environmental Risk
edited by and Maria Anna Coniglio
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 227 | Submission Open
Keywords: antibiotic-resistance; environmental matrices; environmental surveillance; prevention; risk assessment; advances in environmental diagnosis; innovative monitoring methods; new technologies
Multiple Approaches for Environmental Assessment of Transitional and Coastal Waters II submission deadline 25 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1891 | Submission Open
Keywords: marine; coastal and transitional waters; environmental quality; ecological quality elements; standard supporting elements; status and pressure assessment; habitat and species conservation assessment; intertidal ecosystems; multidisciplinary approach
Effects of Nanomaterials on Environmental Microbial Communities during Wastewater Treatment
edited by Duc Phan and Ananda S. Bhattacharjee
submission deadline 25 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 119 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanomaterials; wastewater treatment; treatment efficiency; ecological impacts; human health; microbial eco-systems; remediation processes; nanotoxicity; sustainable remediation; environmental microbial communities
Groundwater Quality and Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment Volume II submission deadline 30 Jun 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 16288 | Submission Open
Keywords: intrinsic and specific vulnerability; pollution risk; coastal aquifers; karst and fissured rock aquifers; GIS environment; water quality indices; statistical analysis; simulation models
Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Assessment
edited by Qiuda Zheng and
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2479 | Submission Open
Keywords: wastewater analysis; wastewater-based epidemiology; health risk assessment; COVID-19; substance use
Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Air Quality Assessment and Management submission deadline 25 Jul 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 15054 | Submission Open
Keywords: indoor air quality; atmospheric chemistry; health and environmental air pollution impacts; particulate matter; mercury and other metals; dioxins and furans; atmospheric and secondary organic aerosols; bioaerosols; volatile organic compounds; air pollution control; emissions reduction; air quality monitoring; air quality policy; management; and regulation; NOx and Sox; ozone; tropospheric; and stratospheric; source attribution; greenhouse gases; global warming
Photocatalytic Applications in Wastewater Treatment
edited by Zhen Wei, and Wenlu Li
submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4955 | Submission Open
Heavy Metal and Potentially Toxic Elements (PTE) Contamination of Soil submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 19862 | Submission Open
Keywords: sources of soil contamination; biogeochemical cycles of heavy metal and PTE in soil; bioavailability processes of heavy metal and PTE in soil; heavy metal and PTE in soil-plant system; risks of soil contamination on human health and food quality; assessment and monitoring of contaminated soils; new strategies of remediation of contaminated soils; phytoremediation; bioremediation; interaction soil-wastes; climate changes influence on heavy metal and PTE behavior in soil; hazardous waste management; waste recovery; recycling and valorisation
Role of Digitization in the Transition toward a Circular Economy submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 131 | Submission Open
Keywords: Industry 4.0; IoT; circular economy; environmental impact reduction; life cycle assessment; value chain; automation; resource efficiency; sufficiency; sharing economy
Environmental Risk Assessment of Aquatic Ecosystem
edited by Qi Wang, Huiju Lin and Mengyang Liu
submission deadline 20 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 8188 | Submission Open
Keywords: risk assessment; aquatic environment; pollutants; environmental factors; toxicology; water; POPs; health; emerging contaminants
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Green Energy Utilization
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submission deadline 20 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 322 | Submission Open
Keywords: greenhouse gases (GHGs); green energy; emission reduction; emission control strategies; alternative and green fuel application
Advances in Urban Air Pollution
edited by Yonghang Lai and
submission deadline 25 Aug 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 8183 | Submission Open
Keywords: air pollution exposure; cultural activities; urban air pollution impacts; new methodologies and technologies; policy developments; indoor air quality
Hydrological Modeling and Sustainable Water Resources Management
edited by Pengxiao Zhou, Qianqian Zhang, Fei Zhang and
submission deadline 15 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 469 | Submission Open
Keywords: hydrological modeling; data-driven models; human activity impacts on water quantity and quality; nonstationary rainfall runoff; runflow prediction; extreme event causality; impact and prediction; climate change impacts and adaptation; water resource management; flood and drought risks; risk analysis and management
Waste Management and Life Cycle Assessment
edited by Yixuan Wang, and Yingqian Lin
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 331 | Submission Open
Keywords: LCA methodologies; advanced technologies in waste management; circularity economy; waste reduction; case studies
Life Cycle Assessment: Methods and Tools to Achieve Sustainable Decarbonization and Circular Economy in the Building Sector
edited by , and Damien Trigaux
submission deadline 20 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 235 | Submission Open
Keywords: life cycle assessment; decarbonization; circular economy; building environmental regulations and policies; resource efficiency; life cycle design; sustainable building end-of-life; life cycle tools and software; LCI and EPD databases
The Threat of Plastic to the Freshwater Biosphere submission deadline 25 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 550 | Submission Open
Keywords: freshwater ecosystems; aquatic biota; plastic impacts; ecotoxicology; plastisphere; trophic webs; ecosystem services; knowledge gaps
Soil Remediation and Improvement through the Application of By-Product Amendments submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7246 | Submission Open
Environmental Risk and Climate Change III
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submission deadline 25 Oct 2024 | Viewed by 159 | Submission Open
Keywords: systems of systems solutions for climate change; case studies on climate change; socio-ecologic vulnerability; climate change and sustainability; resilience; and vulnerability; environmental risk; land use change and climate change; societal change; or policy; change as a driver; unions and the just transition to climate jobs; models and analytical tools for modeling climate change; poverty and marginalized populations under a changing climate
Ecological Restoration in Marine Environments
edited by and Rossella Boscolo Brusà
submission deadline 25 Oct 2024 | Viewed by 146 | Submission Open
Keywords: marine; coastal and transitional waters; habitat status; wildlife/species; ecological services; nature based solutions; environmental restoration
Advanced Technologies in Water Purification
edited by Ruichi Zhang, and
submission deadline 25 Oct 2024 | Viewed by 69 | Submission Open
Keywords: water and wastewater treatment; water purification technologies; water pollutants control; water resources conservation; waste management; resource recovery
Air Quality, Health and Climate
edited by Sripriya Nannu Shankar, Tara Sabo-Attwood, Jana S. Kesavan and Sanghee Han
submission deadline 20 Nov 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 888 | Submission Open
Keywords: aerosol instruments; inhalation toxicology; emerging contaminants; airborne pathogens; impacts of climate change; respiratory deposition; fate of aerosols
New Insights in Soil Quality and Management
edited by Diego Arán, and
submission deadline 20 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 136 | Submission Open
Keywords: soil quality; soil management; environmental and human risk; ecosystem services; environmental geochemistry; remote sensing; preditive models; nature-based techniques
Environmental Risk Assessment of Aquatic Environments
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submission deadline 25 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 109 | Submission Open
Keywords: multidrug-resistant organisms; emerging contaminants; environmental hormones; antibiotic; biotoxins; desalination and wastewater treatment; aquatic organisms; aquaculture; bioremediation; microalgae; microbial ecology
Recent Advances in Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment II
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submission deadline 25 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 93 | Submission Open
Keywords: pre-treatment; recovery; and reliability of membrane processes; novel technologies for the removal of emerging micropollutants; nutrient removal and resource recovery from wastewater; innovative tertiary treatment technologies
Deployment of Green Technologies for Sustainable Environment III
edited by and
submission deadline 25 Nov 2024 | Viewed by 28 | Submission Open
Keywords: green agriculture; green tourism; green building; green transportation; green energy; green infrastructure (engineered natural systems); advanced water treatment; smart technology; waste biorefining for circular bioeconomy; food; water; energy; and land nexus
Transport, Distribution and Composition of Floating Macro and Micro-Litter in the Marine Environment
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submission deadline 20 Dec 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 500 | Submission Open
Keywords: marine litter; plastic pollution; microplastics; marine debris
Monitoring and Assessment of Carbon Storage in Ecosystems
edited by Reinhard F. Hüttl, Uwe Schneider and Katrin Schneider
submission deadline 20 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 54 | Submission Open
Keywords: soil carbon sequestration; soil carbon losses; biodiversity-related carbon storage (biomass/management); climate change adaptation; climate change mitigation; carbon pools and fluxes; rhizosphere; carbon-related soil parameters; soil monitoring (e.g.; fertility); carbon management
Advanced Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment submission deadline 20 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 23 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanomaterials; wastewater; carbon nanotubes; purification; water pollution
Thermochemical Treatments of Biomass
edited by Ali Umut Sen
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2419 | Submission Open
Keywords: biomass; wood; bark; crop; waste; pyrolysis; torrefaction; gasification; hydrothermal carbonization; direct liquefaction; biorefineries
Environments: 10 Years of Science Together
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 947 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental conservation; environmental technologies and methodologies; environmental protection and pollution prevention; environmental modeling and technology; environmental management and policy; environmental impact and risk assessment; environmental change and conservation; environmental analysis and monitoring; ecosystem services; biodiversity; and natural capital; environmental economics; development and application of environmental data; information; tools; and decision support systems; systems thinking; energy transition; circular economy; climate change’ s impacts on human health; population growth; resource demand; and Earth’ s sustainability
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