The intensifying effects of industrialization, urbanization and modern lifestyle practices have resulted in the release of hazardous pollutants into the environment, degrading the quality of essential resources. Contaminants including heavy metals, microplastics, organic compounds, and pathogens have permeated environmental matrices, creating widespread ecological disturbance and posing a significant risk to public health. This special issue entitled "Remediation Innovations: Strengthening Eco-Resilience Across Environmental Matrices" represents a significant stride in addressing the multifaceted challenges posed by environmental pollution across diverse matrices—water, soil, solid waste and liquid waste.
This special issue compiles a variety of research efforts centered on unique strategies and remediation innovations tailored for each environmental matrix. Studies investigating solutions driven by nanotechnology, such as nanomaterial-based adsorbents and advanced photocatalytic processes, have shown encouraging outcomes in addressing water pollution. Furthermore, advancements in bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques have shown potential for improving soil health and reducing soil contamination. Meanwhile, researchers are exploring novel avenues in handling solid and liquid waste pollution. Innovative methods, including waste-to-energy technologies, anaerobic digestion, and emerging waste treatment technologies, denote a transition towards sustainable waste management practices.
The significance of this special issue lies in its holistic approach towards eco-resilience. By encompassing all environmental matrices, it underscores the interconnectedness of ecosystems and the necessity to adopt comprehensive remediation strategies. This collective effort is crucial for fostering eco-resilience—a key element in safeguarding the delicate balance of nature and constructing sustainable, adaptive systems to endure environmental adversities.
Topics to be covered include:
- Advancing Nanomaterials for Contaminant Removal in Water Matrix: Breakthroughs and Challenges
- Innovative Strategies for Soil Remediation: Harnessing Microbial Biotechnology and Green Remediation Approaches
- Eco-Resilience in Solid Waste Management: Waste-to-Energy Technologies and Circular Economy Solutions
- Sustainable Innovations in Phytoremediation: Expanding Horizons for Soil and Water Contaminant Cleanup
- Emerging Contaminants in Liquid Waste: Monitoring, Fate, and Efficient Treatment Approaches
- Integrated Approaches for Water-Waste Nexus: Synergies for Eco-Resilience Across Matrices
- Next-Generation Bioremediation Techniques: Bioreactors and Biogenic Nanoparticles for Environmental Cleanup
- Biochar Applications in Soil Remediation: Implications for Soil Health and Ecosystem Restoration
- Innovations in Advanced Oxidation Processes: Harnessing Photocatalysis and Ozonation for Water Purification
- Eco-Resilient Waste Management Strategies: Mitigating Environmental Impacts and Enhancing Resource Recovery
- Advancement in green and eco-friendly technologies for industrial waste remediation and recycling.
- Bioaugmentation of existing potent microorganisms to accelerate the treatment efficacy of traditional treatment strategies that can remove bio recalcitrant and chloroorganics compounds.
- Bioaugmentation, phytoremediation, and remediation of heavy metals, bio refractory contaminants, organics, and inorganic nutrients.
- Novel green approach for the valorization of industrial waste to valuable products and energy.
- Submission deadline: 30 April 2024