This is an article collection published in Ecological Processes.
Prof. Dr. Jun Yan, Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China.
Interests: Degradation of xenobiotic pollutants in aquatic environments; Bioremediation of halogenated compounds in subsurface environments; Microbial anaerobic processes; Microbial ecology and organohalide respiration.
Prof. Dr. Zhi-Guo Yu, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, China
Interests: Cycling and transformations of pollutants in wetlands and lake; the interaction of physical, chemical and biological processes under changing climate; effects of environmental change on freshwater ecosystems on different spatial and temporal scales.
Dr. Gao Chen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, US
Interests: Biodegradation of contaminants; Microbial Ecology; Bioremediation; Petroleum (hydrocarbon) microbiology; Geomicrobiology of Fe, Mn, C, N, and S cycling; Ecophysiology of anaerobic microorganisms.
About the Collection
The growing population, rapid urbanization, and expansive industrial development contribute significantly to the generation of substantial quantities of pollutants. These pollutants encompass a wide range of substances, including heavy metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, and various emerging contaminants. These harmful substances transport and transform in soil-water-plant-animal continuum in a dangerous and detrimental manner, posing a significant threat to the ecosystems and human. Identifying and assessing health risks from pollutants is the premise and necessary conditions of effectively addressing environmental pollution. In the current advocated low-carbon, green production and lifestyle, ecological remediation is considered as one of the viable, smart options. Guided by ecological principles, bioremediation is the core technology used in ecological remediation. Through the optimized combination of bioremediation with physical remediation, chemical remediation and engineering techniques, ecological remediation can achieve the most efficient and cost-effective comprehensive restoration of the polluted environment. This special issue presents the latest research progress of assessing ecosystem and human health and risks posed by various pollutants, particularly from technological advancement perspective for remediating polluted environment. It features original research papers, reviews, and short communications with topics covering recycling, environmental behaviors and risk controls of emerging pollutants, applications of big data and machine learning, and emerging ecological remediation materials and techniques.
Keywords: Environmental pollutants; pollution-ecological process; Ecological health risk; ecological remediation technology
Submission deadline: 31 December 2023
Submission instructions: To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection please select the special issue title in the drop-down menu under the 'Additional Information' tab upon submission. In addition, indicate in your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the article collection on 'Migration and transformation processes of pollutants amidst technology advancement'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.
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