Lead Guest Editor: Jaume Bech

Co-Guest Editors: Elena Korobova, M. Manuela Abreu, Carmen Pérez-Sirvent, Hyo-Taek Chon and Nuria Roca

The collection of papers presented in this Thematic Set is an outcome of the SSS8.4 Session ‘Progress in remediation for soils polluted by potentially toxic elements’, presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Conference held in Vienna, April 2017.

Soils are essential components of the environment, the basis of terrestrial ecosystems and a crossroad of biogeochemical cycles at the lithosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere-atmosphere interface. Soils are a limited and vulnerable resource and soil quality must be preserved. Anthropogenic mismanagement through poor industrial and mining...

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