Call for Papers: Special Issue on Identification, Modeling and Risk Assessment of Emerging Contaminants in the Contaminated Site during the COVID-19 pandemic (ECCS)

Guest Editors:

Prof. Dr. Jin Wu
Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Technology
No. 100, Pingleyuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100124, P. R. China

Dr. Hongyu Dang
9211-116 St. Edmonton, AB. Canada. T6G 2H5

Dr. Bin Hu
Stake Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100085, P. R. China.

Scope of the Special Issue

Contaminated site management has always been a hot topic that has attracted both academic and public attention, as a result of the frequently present extremely high concentrations of pollutants. Numerous previous studies focused on simulating and risk assessment of heavy metals in contaminated sites. However, a large percentage of the emerging contaminants have received little attention until they were reported to have adverse effects on the ecological environment and human health. Emerging contaminants have only recently been regulated, including anti-epidemic chemicals, persistent organic chemicals, etc, as well as their degradation products. The mechanisms underlying emerging contaminants in contaminated site on ecosystems and human health, whose major driving factors and environmental characteristic is still not fully understood. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the study of analysis technics, environmental simulation, risk-based management is undergoing a revolution owing to the development and application of new technologies. There is an increasing need of understanding how these latest technologies and methods in contaminated apply in contaminated site management. The special issue ‘Identification, modeling and risk assessment of emerging contaminants in the contaminated Site’ seek to create such a platform to review and present the advanced methodologies, current progress and challenges, future opportunities in contaminated site management based on risk assessment. ESPR serves the international community in all areas of Environmental Science, this special issue will encourage discussions highlighting Identification, modeling, and risk assessment of emerging contaminants, offering a new perspective and perception for potential readers.

We would like to invite authors to submit original research and review articles focused on emerging contaminants. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of emerging contaminants in soil and groundwater;
  • Rapid screening and detection technology of anti-epidemic chemicals;
  • Prediction model of migration and diffusion of typical epidemic prevention chemicals;
  • High-throughput identification of typical pathogens in soil and groundwater;
  • Ecological risk assessment and prevention and control techniques

Keywords: Emerging Contaminants; Contaminated Site; Risk Assessment; Environmental Model; Analysis And Test

Submission opening and deadline

Open call for papers: Oct. 28, 2022
Deadline for full paper submissions: Feb. 28, 2023          

Submission Guidelines:

All full papers must be submitted through the Editorial Manager system (

All invited papers will be subject to the same rigorous peer-review process as regular submissions to the journal. When submitting your manuscripts, please specify that your paper is a contribution for the Special Issue entitled “Identification, Modeling and Risk Assessment of Emerging Contaminants in the Contaminated Site during the COVID-19 pandemic (ECCS)”, and select the article type “SI: ECCS”.

Please also refer to the Submission Guidelines via ( prior to submission for the proper format of your manuscripts.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are eagerly anticipating for your  contributions.