Sustainable Technologies for Removing Heavy Metals from Contaminated Soils and Wastewater

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 85

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
School of Resources and Environment, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150006, China
Interests: ecological effects and remediation technologies of soil pollution

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Guest Editor
School of Resources and Environment, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150006, China
Interests: soil microorganisms; soil nutrients; soil structure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is dedicated to exploring cutting-edge sustainable technologies and methodologies for the remediation of heavy metals in soils and wastewater. The contamination of natural resources by heavy metals is a pressing environmental issue that poses significant health risks to humans and ecosystems. Traditional methods of remediation often involve complex, costly, and sometimes environmentally harmful processes. In contrast, this Special Issue focuses on innovative, eco-friendly, and efficient approaches for the removal of heavy metals.

Through a collection of research articles, reviews, and case studies, this Special Issue aims to highlight advancements in sustainable remediation technologies, understanding their mechanisms, scalability, and application in real-world scenarios. We welcome contributions that demonstrate novel techniques, optimized processes, and integrated approaches, encompassing the fields of environmental engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, and material science.

Suitable topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Focus on strategies and technologies specifically targeting the removal of heavy metals from soil and water environments;
  • Emphasis on eco-friendly, cost-effective, and sustainable approaches;
  • Techniques and methodologies for the extraction and neutralization of heavy metals in soils;
  • Innovative approaches for treating industrial and municipal wastewater contaminated with heavy metals;
  • Use of biological organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or plants in the removal of heavy metals;
  • Specific focus on plant-based remediation techniques;
  • Development and optimization of adsorbent materials for heavy metal capture;

Discussion of the environmental impact and sustainability aspects of remediation technologies.

Dr. Yifan Wang
Dr. Yue Tao
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heavy metal remediation
  • sustainable technologies
  • soil decontamination
  • wastewater treatment
  • bioremediation
  • phytoremediation
  • adsorption technologies
  • environmental sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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