Topic Editors

Dr. Chenyang Zhang
Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, 817 Sherbrooke Street West, MacDonald Engineering Building, Rm 499A, Montreal, QC H3A 0C3, Canada
1. Guangxi Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control Theory and Technology, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin 541004, China
2. Guangxi Collaborative Innovation Center for Water Pollution Control and Water Safety in Karst Area, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin 541004, China
Dr. Xiaoyu Gao
Department of Environmental Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76706, USA
Department of Marine Science, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan 316021, China
Dr. Anxu Sheng
College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
Dr. Lei He
College of Chemical Engineering and Environment, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Beijing 102249, China
Dr. Sining Zhong
College of Resources and Environment, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Dr. Jie Chen
Department of Environmental Systems Science, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zürich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

The Challenges and Future Trends in Anthropogenic and Natural Pollution Control Engineering

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Topic Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the face of escalating global climate change and the urgent need to achieve the United Nation’s Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the imperative for effective pollution control engineering has never been more pressing. The proliferation of various environmental pollutants, including natural pollutants from diverse sources, and the emergence of new contaminants underscore the complexity of the challenge. These pollutants interact dynamically with diverse environmental media, altering their toxicity, migration patterns, and transformation pathways, and posing multifaceted risks to the ecosystems and human health.

To address these challenges comprehensively, a concerted effort is required to advance environmental pollutant removal technologies. Conventional physical and chemical treatments must be augmented by cutting-edge approaches like nanotechnology, photocatalysis, and electrochemical remediation, offering more efficient and sustainable solutions. Furthermore, harnessing the potential of bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques can facilitate the degradation or sequestration of pollutants, contributing to environmental cleanup efforts.

However, effective pollution control extends beyond technological interventions alone. Integrating ecological protection and environmental restoration strategies is essential to mitigate the long-term impacts of pollution on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and natural habitats. This necessitates holistic approaches that consider not only pollutant removal but also habitat restoration, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem resilience enhancement.

This topic seeks to delve into the intricate interplay between anthropic and natural pollutants, exploring the latest research findings, innovative technologies, and emerging trends in pollution control engineering. By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange, it aims to catalyze transformative solutions that safeguard the environment, promote sustainable development, and ensure the well-being of present and future generations.

We welcome all studies considering the monitoring of inland water quality and ecological status, including but not limited to the following: Agrochemicals; Environments; Water; Toxics; Soil Systems; Microplastics; Microorganisms; Sustainability.

Dr. Chenyang Zhang
Dr. Fujing Pan
Dr. Xiaoyu Gao
Prof. Dr. Weiqi Fu
Dr. Anxu Sheng
Dr. Zhiqiang Kong
Topic Editors

Dr. Lei He
Dr. Sining Zhong
Dr. Jie Chen

Co-Topic Editors


  • pollution control engineering
  • anthropogenic pollutants
  • natural pollutants
  • heavy metal transport
  • environmental remediation
  • sustainable development goals
  • ecological protection
  • bioremediation
  • technological innovation
  • environmental restoration

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
- - 2022 15.0 days * CHF 1000 Submit
3.7 5.9 2014 23.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
3.4 5.5 2009 16.5 Days CHF 2600 Submit
4.6 3.4 2013 14.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Soil Systems
3.5 5.8 2017 27.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
- - 2022 27.4 Days CHF 1000 Submit
4.5 6.4 2013 15.1 Days CHF 2700 Submit
3.9 5.8 2009 18.8 Days CHF 2400 Submit

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