The Introduction of the Special Issue

Heavy metals can cause various acute and chronic diseases in human beings. Many investigations are reported on effect of heavy metals on human beings. Heavy metal consumption by fishes and other aquatic animals affects the aquatic life and also people consuming them as food. Physico-chemical methods such as filtration, adsorption are simple and effective. These methods can be used to remove heavy metals from waste water when they are present in very high concentration. Removal method can be selected depending upon the influent concentration, removal required and amount of effluent. Chemical treatment methods like coagulation, chlorination, flocculation, precipitation can be used in many applications due simplicity and robustness. Biological treatment methods like advanced oxidation, trickling filters, aeration, activated sludge, aerobic and anaerobic digestion can be used for wastewater treatments. Many of these methods have limitation in terms of cost effectiveness, efficiency, environmental safety and solid waste generation.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

· Heavy metals Sources, Effects and Control Methods

· Heavy metal pollution indices

· Heavy metal evaluation indices

· Pollution indices

· Geochemical modeling


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1: Water quality

2: Water pollution

3: Chemical treatment methods of polluted water

4: Statistical analytical techniqes

5: Geochemical modeling

6: Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks

7: GIS techniques


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Probe-Water Conservation and Sustainability submission system:

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: Waiting for confirmation


The Lead Guest Editor

Mohamed Gad