Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Atmospheric pollutants
  • Air pollution control engineering
  • Climate change
  • Ecological and human risk assessment
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Ecosystem services, biodiversity and natural capital
  • Environmental economics
  • Control and monitoring of pollutants
  • Remediation of polluted soils and water
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Solid waste treatment

Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a range of papers (original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Indexing: COPE.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 11 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020

Special Issue

Soil Pollution Assessment and Sustainable Remediation Strategies

Submission Deadline: May 01, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Associate Professor Manuel Jesús Gazquez, PhD

Department of Applied Physics, Marine Research Institute (INMAR), University of Cadiz, 11510 Cádiz, Spain

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Research Interests: X-ray Fluorescence; Building Materials; Materials; Radioactivity; NORM Industry; Nuclear Physics; Radiation Detection; Analytical Chemistry; Environmental Radioactivity

About this Topic:

Soil pollution can be defined as the degradation of its quality mainly generated by presence of chemical substances. The increase in the concentration of chemical compounds causes harmful changes and reduces their potential use, by both the human activity and nature. These chemicals, such as pesticides, metals, or metalloids, have been traditionally divided according to their sources as natural and anthropogenic. Currently, soils can be also affected by less known emerging contaminants including nanoparticles, drugs or microplastics.

Soil is a non-renewable resource and therefore its loss or degradation is hardly reversible within a short time horizon. Therefore, the environmental impact and risk assessment must be approached from the scientific point of view, giving technologically viable solutions to avoid or minimize environmental degradation. It is essential to developed and improve remediation tools and techniques that render smaller environmental footprint and allow simultaneously recover damaged areas maximizing the social and economic benefits. Thus, new techniques of soil remediation as phytoremediation or bioremediation should be considered in the restoration processes.

In this special issue we will address the problematic related to the soil pollution and its possible sustainable remediation.


Soil Pollutants; Potentially toxic trace elements; Persistent organic pollutants; Soil emerging pollutants; Bioavailability assessment; Risk assessment; Soil quality; Soil remediation; Phytoremediation; Bioremediation