Soil-Water-Plant Cycle of Potentially Toxic Elements: Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessment Approach, and Remediation Strategies
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 2836
Interests: trace and ultra-trace analysis; elemental speciation; fingerprinting the sources of pollution using stable isotope ratio measurements; food authentication; food safety and related health risk assessment; monitoring organics such as pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and other emerging pollutants in environmental matrices (water, soil, sediment, plants, etc.); phytoremediation study; phytomining and its applications
Interests: trace and ultra-trace analysis; elemental speciation; profiling emerging pollutants in environmental matrices (water, soil, sediment, plants); phytoremediation; plant secondary metabolism; impact of climate change and pollutants on phytochemistry and activity of plant extracts; removal of pollutants from water using low-cost renewable natural and waste material biosorbents
The presence of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) in the environment is associated with geogenic and anthropogenic sources. Potentially toxic elements from these sources end up in water, soil, sediment, and air, and eventually infiltrate aquatic and terrestrial food chains. PTEs in aquatic and terrestrial environments pose an ecological and human health risk.
This Special Issue aims to cover a wide range of topics, such as:
- Fate and transport of PTEs, particularly in soil–water–plant systems;
- Transfer of PTEs via the food chain in aquatic and terrestrial environments;
- Exposure pathways of PTEs (ingestion, inhalation, and dermal absorption)
- Toxicity, bioavailability, and mobility of PTEs and their species;
- Speciation analysis;
- Ecological and human health risk assessment;
- Remediation strategies for soil contaminated by PTEs (phytoremediation, phytomining, microbial-based bioremediation, constructed land, etc.)
Dr. Abayneh Ataro Ambushe
Prof. Dr. Ntebogeng Mokgalaka-Fleischmann
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- environmental contamination
- fate and mobility
- food chain
- health risk assessment
- potentially toxic elements
- water and wastewater