About this Research Topic
Soil plays a very important role, as foundation material to effectively transfer loads,
provide a favorable ecosystem in the environment, ensure a firm base for the vegetation
growth, encompass sufficient natural reserves and resources, give space for underground
structures and utilities, to name some. Rapid urbanization, industrialization, and
infrastructure development without proper utilization and conservation of soil has most
likely led to various geoenvironmental concerns, such as the contamination of soil and
groundwater, various adverse effects of soil contamination on the ecosystem, and other
direct or indirect ill-effects. Therefore, technology focusing on the protection of soil health
and restoring contaminated soil is of immediate requirement to ensure and/or restore
stability and wellbeing of the soil and built environment.
The aim of this special issue is to feature, disseminate and communicate scientific
knowledge in research topics and focus related to advances in geotechnical and
geoenvironmental engineering with special emphasis on sustainability and green
initiatives. This special issue will focus mainly on forecasting, testing, monitoring, and restoring contaminated soil and groundwater using sustainable and green strategies.
The proposed research should ascertain methods and initiatives resulting in new and
enhanced approaches to solve various geoenvironmental concerns using sustainable
and green methods.
The potential topics include, but not limited to:
• Sustainability and Green Initiatives and innovation in Geoenvironmental Engineering
• Geoenvironmental Engineering Hazards
• Laboratory Testing and Field Application Methods
• Advanced Remediation Techniques
• Waste Management and Recycling with Geotechnical Application
• Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geoenvironmental Approaches
• Field Investigation and Monitoring Technology for Sustainable Development (e.g., Virtual and Remote Sensing Applications to Monitor Soil Contamination)
Keywords: Sustainability, Green Approaches, Geo-technical, Geo environment, Offshore
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