Special Issue "Sustainable Environmental Remediation Technologies"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sabino De Gisi
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry, Polytechnic University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: environmental impact assessment; industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and reuse technologies; innovative materials for environmental applications; multidisciplinary approaches for complex problems; remediation of contaminated sites; thermal treatments; waste management
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Prof. Dr. Michele Notarnicola
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry (DICATECh), Polytechnic University of Bari, Via E. Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: air monitoring; health and environmental risk analysis; innovative materials for environmental applications; remediation of contaminated sites; waste management; wastewater reuse
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Dr. Francesco Todaro
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry (DICATECh), Polytechnic University of Bari, Via E. Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: environmental technologies; sustainable materials for environmental remediation; waste and wastewater recovery and recycle; waste characterization and management; recycled waste in the building materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Anthropogenic factors associated with industrial, urban, agricultural, and recreational activities have increased the emission of many hazardous chemicals into the environment. Several decades of these emissions have led to the accumulation of pollutants in different environmental compartments such as soil, water, and air. In particular, pollutants pose major concerns for human health and the environment, because these contaminants can migrate and become available to organisms, biota, and humans. Among the new challenges, there is the development of green and sustainable remediation approaches, which can create exciting interactions between engineers, chemists, biologists, and ecologists. In particular, the management of contaminated sites presents a number of important challenges that span assessment, characterization, remedial action(s), and long-term monitoring to ensure the protection of the environment and human health.

This Special Issue is dedicated to discussing the new developments and challenges in remediation technologies for sustainable applications. The aim is to address knowledge gaps and lead to the advancement of new knowledge on sustainable remediation technologies, by analyzing different aspects such as the following:

  • Air pollution and treatment;
  • Emerging pollutants remediation;
  • Environmental pollution and remediation;
  • Environmental risk assessments;
  • Fate of contaminants in the environment;
  • Green technologies for remediation of contaminated sites;
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA);
  • Materials for remediation;
  • Planning aspects;
  • Pollution and health issues;
  • Reconversion of industrial areas;
  • Sediment pollution and treatment;
  • Social aspects of remediation;
  • Soil pollution and treatment;
  • Water pollution and treatment;
  • Toxicity of contaminants and remediation technologies. 

Contributions with case studies of remediation actions, preferably with a multidisciplinary approach, are particularly welcome.

Dr. Sabino De Gisi
Prof. Dr. Michele Notarnicola
Dr. Francesco Todaro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Contaminants toxicity
  • environmental health risk assessment
  • green technologies
  • social management
  • total environment

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