Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Soil Pollution

    Soil pollution is caused by the presence of xenobiotic chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment. It is typically caused by industrial activity, agricultural chemicals, or improper disposal of waste. The most common chemicals involved are petroleum hydrocarbons, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, lead, and other heavy metals. Contamination is correlated with the degree of industrialization and intensity of chemical usage.
    The concern over soil pollution stems primarily from health risks, from direct contact with the contaminated soil, vapors from the contaminants, and from secondary contamination of water supplies within and underlying the soil. Mapping of contaminated soil sites and the resulting cleanup are time consuming and expensive tasks, requiring extensive amounts of geology, hydrology, chemistry, computer modeling skills, and GIS in Environmental Conta-mination, as well as an appreciation of the history of industrial chemistry.
    In North America and Western Europe that the extent of contaminated land is best known, with many of countries in these areas having a legal framework to identify and deal with this environmental problem. Developing countries tend to be less tightly regulated despite some of them having undergone significant industrialization.

    Authors should read over the journal’s Author’s Guidelines carefully before submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System.

    Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue-Soil Pollution” should be chosen during your submission.

    According to the following timetable:

    Manuscript Due February 15th, 2013
    Publication Date April, 2013

    Editors-in-Chief
    Prof. Thangarasu Pandiyan; National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
    Dr. Qingren Wang; University of Florida, USA 

    For further questions or inquiries
    Please contact Editorial Assistant at 
    jep@scirp.org