Special Issue "Microbial Bioremediation of Heavy Metals for Soil and Water Conservation"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Abdul Rehman
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Guest Editor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus-54590, Lahore, Pakistan
Interests: environmental microbiology; environmental biochemistry; enzymology; oxidative stress biology
Dr. Yasir Rehman
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Guest Editor
Department of Life Sciences, School of Science, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Interests: environmental microbiology; environmental biotechnology, microbial molecular ecology
Dr. Zaman Khan
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Guest Editor
University Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Interests: environmental microbiology; bioremediation; heavy metal/antibiotic resistance; one health
Dr. Amina Elahi
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Guest Editor
University Institute of Medical Lab Technology, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Interests: environmental microbiology; bioremediation; oxidative stress biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heavy metal pollution represents an important environmental issue that leads to serious ecological and health problems due to the toxic effects of metals, and their accumulation throughout the food chain. Use of natural sources, including microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae, to reclaim the natural environment and resources is highly recommended. In this context, microbial use to exterminate toxic metal ions from the soil and wastewater provides the foundation for green chemistry by helping in the sustainable management of land and to minimize the loop of sustainable economy. New research is always needed to favour continuous updates in the respective field of research. Papers received for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research outcomes, new developments, and applications.

Dr. Abdul Rehman
Dr. Yasir Rehman
Dr. Zaman Khan
Dr. Amina Elahi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • heavy metals
  • microorganisms
  • metal detoxification
  • bioremediation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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