Impact of Heavy Metals on the Sustainable Environment
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2024 | Viewed by 2413
2. Environmental Management, International Business College Mitrovica, 40000 Kosovo, Kosovo
Interests: heavy metals; soil; water and air pollution; pollution prevention; statistical and environmental modelling; materials; risk assessment; green transition and technology; environmental monitoring and controlling; circular economy
Interests: advanced ceramics; nanomaterials; corrosion mechanisms; wear mechanisms; mechanical characterization; sintering; microstructural characterization of ceramics; manufacturing; forming of ceramics
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Today, the contamination of lands and other natural habitats by heavy metals has become a severe hazard to the environment. Heavy metals are one of the most serious environmental pollutants that present complex, long-term environmental problems, particularly in areas with high anthropogenic pressure. These pollutants are being discarded into the atmosphere, water and soil and accumulated by plants and internal human tissues due to rapidly growing agriculture activities, metal industries, waste disposal, traffic emissions and expanding industrialisation. Heavy metals are non-degradable and can easily persist in the environment. Due to their hazardous impact on the environment, heavy metals have received great attention in terms of their environmental consequences, toxicity to human health, pollution prevention as well as novel treatment methods that enhance environmental sustainability and provide effective support for seeking the ‘best’ environmental management options.
This Special Issue entitled “Impact of Heavy Metals on the Sustainable Environment”, which belongs to the Sustainability Journal (ISSN 2071-1050), is a collection of papers that aims to explore a wide range of topics on the impact of heavy metals in the sustainable environment, including (but not limited to) the following:
(1) An evaluation of heavy metals’ mobility in the environment.
(2) Heavy metal pollution and health risks.
(3) Risk assessment of heavy metals in the air, water, plants and related soils.
(4) Environmental sustainability and the prevention of heavy metal pollution.
(5) Advances in heavy metal remediation: methods, tools and technology.
(6) Monitoring and the impact of assessment approaches for heavy metals.
(7) Statistical and environmental modelling of heavy metal pollution.
(8) Heavy metals’ impact on the circular economy.
(9) Cross-cutting aspects and sustainability.
We are pleased to invite you to contribute your relevant manuscripts to this Special Issue. Both original research papers and reviews are welcome. The keywords listed below represent a few of our research priorities.
We look forward to receiving your contribution.
Prof. Dr. Mihone Kerolli Mustafa
Prof. Dr. Lidija Ćurković
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- heavy metal
- soil pollution
- water contamination
- air pollution
- plant accumulation
- health risk
- environmental monitoring
- risk assessment
- heavy metals remediation
- environmental sustainability
- environmental modelling