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Reclamation and management of polluted soils: options and case studies
Convener: Jaume Bech  | Co-Conveners: Elena Korobova , Maria Manuela Abreu , Carmen Pérez-Sirvent , Claudio Bini , Hyo-Taek Chon , Núria Roca 
 / Tue, 19 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Tue, 19 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Soil is the essential base of the biosphere, limited and fragile resource of mankind, food and drinking water. Therefore, soil quality must be preserved. However, the nature of soils is often altered by mismanagement of industrial and mining activities, energy generation, the increase of traffic, overuse of agrochemicals and waste disposal are causing worldwide concern, especially in relation to the food chain and human health. The management and reclamation of polluted soils is not easy. There is a growing interest in the development of sustainable new options of management and innovative technologies of reclamation. This Session deals with new data about identification, site investigation, assessment, eco-friendly and cost-efficient remediation, monitoring and adequate management of contaminated areas. We welcome contributions on theoretical and applied innovative options and case studies of experimental laboratory and field work leading to new data. We look forward to a lively oral and poster session. Furthermore, we hope to publish the outcome of this Session in a Special Issue of an international indexed journal.