Special Issue "Pollution of Groundwater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 January 2022.
Interests: hydro-geochemistry; groundwater quality; groundwater pollution; health risk assessment; fluoride, nitrate, arsenic, and other toxic elements; application of GIS; health risk assessment
Groundwater is one of the most precious natural resources in the world, and it typically provides clean drinking water and also supplies water for irrigation purposes. However, the rapid expansion of industrialization, urbanization, the application of several fertilizers to irrigation lands, and human pollution have created extremely contaminated groundwater all over the world. Groundwater pollutants mainly include inorganic salts, toxic metals, fluoride, nitrate, arsenic, and other physicochemical parameters. Therefore, groundwater quality issues have become a major concern in the last few decades. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue titled “Groundwater Pollution” is to assess the quality of groundwater for drinking and irrigation uses, to identify the sources of contamination in groundwater, and to understand the distribution pattern of vulnerable zones by using various methods including GIS and geostatistics. Moreover, this Special Issue will also focus on reporting original and innovative research addressing key scientific questions on groundwater quality, pollution, and contamination processes, as well as its impact on human health. Thus, I would like to encourage you to submit your original research papers, short communication, mini-review, and review manuscripts to this Special Issue. If you have any queries about the scope of this Special Issue, do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Adimalla Narsimha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Groundwater quality issues
- Groundwater pollution and source identification through various methods
- Geospatial distribution and geospatial approaches to identify groundwater contamination proceses
- Hydrochemical processes regulating water quality variation
- Fluoride, nitrate, and arsenic contamination in groundwater
- Groundwater quality monitoring in arid and semi-arid regions