Special Issue Call for Papers

Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Soil and water pollution in SIN (Sites of National Interest)

Soils and waters are interrelated compartments of the environment that are particularly easy to compromise, sensitive to short- and long-term pollution and directly affect sustainability of ecosystems and human health. Routine human activity such as application of fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture and forestry, or wet and dry deposition of atmospheric pollutants emitted from industrial plants, waste disposal and other practices adversely affect soil and water quality that already increasingly suffers from mismanagement in many areas. The presence of contaminated sites is significant and documented in different part of the world particularly in Europe and Italy. In the Member States of the European Environment Agency (EEA) there are approximately 250,000 sites awaiting remediation, thousands of which in Italy, and 57 of which are defined “remediation sites of national interest” (SNI) due to the degree of environmental contamination, the health risk and the social alarm (Ministerial Decree 471/1999).

The objective of this special issue is to summarize and critically assess the current status and the pollution trends in these SNI as well as to display applied methodologies of control and remediation of these polluted area. The priority goal is to contribute to the improving maintenance of ecosystems, and specifically to summarize and add to information on how best to protect our soils and waters, prevent movement and mobilization of pollutants and how to enhance their degradation and/or immobilization. In addition, geographical epidemiological studies will be welcome in order to analyse the impact on health of these polluted sites.

The special issue is addressed to the wide range of professionals and decision-makers involved in the soil and water pollution monitoring, prevention and remediation issues, as well as to academic teachers and university students. We welcome contributions, theoretical and applied methodologies of prevention, risk assessment, control and remediation.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Soil, and water pollutants
  • Biomonitoring and adverse human health effects
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Fate and behavior of anthropogenic pollutants in soils and water
  • Environmental risk management, and public health
  • Water and soil monitoring
  • Remediation of contaminated sites
  • Geochemical maps realization
  • Novel physico-chemical techniques of soil and water protection and remediation
  • Advances in chemical and biological techniques for environmental monitoring and predicting, as well as new techniques, systems and methods for pollutant analysis

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: February, 2015
Final Version Due: June, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: September, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Claudia Belviso
Institute of Advanced Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA) - Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Email: claudia.belviso@imaa.cnr.it

Guest Editor

Maria Luigia Giannossi
Institute of Advanced Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA) - Italian National Research Council (CNR)
Email: marialuigia.giannossi@imaa.cr.it

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Claudia Belviso at the address: <claudia.belviso@imaa.cnr.it>