Call for expression of interest

Journal of Contaminant Hydrology

Special Issue on Sorption and Transport Processes Affecting the Fate of Environmental Pollutants in the Subsurface

Abstract submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology focusing on the combined effects of sorption and transport processes on the fate of environmental pollutants in the subsurface.  Several recent publications have refined our understanding of sorption processes affecting the fate of environmental pollutants found in many soils, aquifers and sediments.  It is obvious that considering grain-scale sorption kinetic processes, non-linear sorption isotherms, the heterogeneity of various forms of sorbent materials in the environment and their heterogeneous spatial distribution profoundly affect pollutant degradation, bioavailability and transport.  However, because of the constraints on computation time or scale differences between experimental settings and field work, many of these processes are not included or are simplified in large-scale computational models.  The importance of the new findings related to sorption processes need to be more thoroughly discussed in terms of their wider environmental significance.  Advances in experimental and field work as well as modelling studies elucidating the combination of sorption and transport processes are invited for this special issue.

Guest Authors include:

Ø  Mark L. Brusseau, University of Arizona, USA

Ø  Hefa Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Ø  Constantinos V. Chrysikopoulos, University of Patras, Greece

Ø  John M. Zachara, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

The Journal of Contaminant Hydrology is an internationally acclaimed journal publishing scientific articles pertaining to the contamination of groundwater. Emphasis is placed on investigations of the physical, chemical, and biological processes influencing the behaviour of organic and inorganic contaminants in both the unsaturated (vadose) and saturated zones.  The Journal of Contaminant Hydrology is included in the Science Citation Index and has a 2010 Impact Factor of 2.010 and a 5-Year Impact Factor of 2.345.

Abstracts should be sent to the guest editors by November 28, 2010.  Successful abstracts will be notified by the guest editors.  Manuscript submission will be possible from November 30, 2010 till February 28, 2011.

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues that might be interested in this topic.

The Guest Editors,

Hrissi K. Karapanagioti, University of Patras, Greece

David Werner, Newcastle University, UK,

Charles Werth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA,



Τhe scientific intranetwork, ARYs, of the University of Patras and Global NEST Journal are sending out this call for papers for a special issue entitled “Development and Evaluation of Sorbent Materials for Environmental Applications”. All contributions will be peer-reviewed and will be covered by the Science Citation Index.

The deadline for paper submission is April 30, 2010. For details on the special issue see file (GNEST_specialissue_coverletter) and for instructions to authors see file (GNEST instructions to authors). Please submit your manuscript or address any questions or comments to email .

The guest editors,

Hrissi K. Karapanagioti

Christos Kordulis

Alexis Lycourghiotis