Journal of Chemistry

Chemical Contamination of Groundwater: Sources, Geochemical Mechanisms, Health Risks, and Remediation


Publishing date
01 Jun 2023
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
03 Feb 2023

1Kyonggi University, Republic of Korea

2School of Earth Sciences Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University , India

3Saveetha University, Chennai, India

4Adama Science and Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia, Ethiopia

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Chemical Contamination of Groundwater: Sources, Geochemical Mechanisms, Health Risks, and Remediation

This issue is now closed for submissions.

Description

Groundwater is a critical and reliable water source for drinking and agricultural purposes worldwide. Access to safe drinking water is critical, as most urban and rural populations rely on both surface and groundwater resources in many countries. In general, natural and anthropogenic factors influence the geochemical composition of groundwater. The evolution of groundwater chemistry is influenced by water-rock interaction, geochemical, hydrogeological, and environmental factors, resulting in large spatial variations and contamination. Groundwater chemistry may also be influenced by human activity, such as agrarian, industrial, and mining pollution.

Recently, rapid urbanization, industrial growth, agrochemicals, and population pressure have posed significant threats to the quality and quantity of groundwater. Numerous studies have found that drinking groundwater contaminated with fluoride, nitrates, and heavy metals pose health risks worldwide. Even so, many groundwater sources are at risk of contamination. Groundwater chemistry and pollution need to be studied globally and across disciplines in order to identify and promote the most effective methods/tools for assessing, developing, and managing groundwater. Groundwater quality must be constantly monitored and characterized to prevent further groundwater deterioration and human health issues.

This Special Issue will address the groundwater quality issues and the associated risks to human health. The primary objective is to promote integrated approaches that incorporate geospatial tools, numerical and geochemical modeling, statistical techniques, vulnerability, health risk assessment, and treatment and prevention methods. This special volume will provide a comprehensive overview of groundwater chemistry and its relationship to geological and anthropogenic contexts. This issue will feature articles highlighting newly acquired knowledge in the field of groundwater through both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. This research topic is looking for original research and review articles that are insightful, predictive, and observational studies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Groundwater quality is monitored and assessed using geochemical, statistical, modeling, and geospatial techniques
  • Identification of the source via natural and anthropogenic impacts
  • Investigation of formation mechanisms of groundwater chemistry
  • Assessment of the impact of climate change on groundwater geochemistry
  • Gas and Isotopic tracers for biogeochemical and hydrologic processes
  • Vulnerability assessment using index and process-based models
  • The effect of waste or waste treatment on the chemistry and pollution of groundwater
  • Human health risk assessment associated with consumption of contaminated groundwater
  • Remediation technologies entailed the treatment and removal of pollutants

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2024
  • - Article ID 6083772
  • - Research Article

Groundwater Quality and Suitability Assessment in Tirupur Region, Tamil Nadu, India

Kumar G. | Saravanan Kothandaraman | ... | Sajjad Hussain
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 3575183
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Groundwater Quality in the Coastal Aquifer of the Effutu Municipality, Ghana

Sender Kyeremeh | Kofi Adu-Boahen | Millicent Obeng Addai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 3246851
  • - Research Article

Hydrochemical Characterization and Water Quality Assessment for Drinking and Irrigation Purposes Using WQI and GIS Techniques in the Upper Omo River Basin, Southern Ethiopia

Adimasu Tesema | Muralitharan Jothimani | ... | Shankar Karuppannan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 6687308
  • - Research Article

Possible Zones of Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) and Seawater Intrusion (SWI) along the West Coast of Kanyakumari, India

Annmaria K. George | Suresh Gandhi | ... | Selvam Sekar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 5540233
  • - Research Article

Rapid and Efficient Degradation of Ceftiofur Sodium by 5,6-Dimethylbenzimidazole-Modified ZIF(Fe/Co)x@CNF Nanocomposites

Hao Fu | Aotian Gu | ... | Yi Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 8199000
  • - Research Article

Hydrogeochemical Characterization and Appraisal of Groundwater Quality in Yisr River Catchment, Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia, by Using the GIS, WQI, and Statistical Techniques

Abebaw Demelash | Abunu Atlabachew | ... | Abel Abebe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 5447693
  • - Research Article

Simple One-Step Synthesis of Nipa Frond-Derived Magnetic Porous Carbon for Decolorization of Acid Yellow 23

Linh Thi Kim Nguyen | Long Quang Nguyen | ... | Dung Van Nguyen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 7366941
  • - Research Article

Treatment of Industrial Saline Wastewater Using Eco-Friendly Adsorbents

Safiya Al Ajmi | Murtuza Ali Syed | ... | Venkata Ratnam Myneni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7836671
  • - Research Article

Treatment of Tanning Effluent Using Seaweeds and Reduction of Environmental Contamination

V. Sampathkumar | S. Southamirajan | ... | Dhivya Balamoorthy
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