Science of the Total Environment

(The H4-Index of Science of the Total Environment is 186. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
First confirmed detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewater in Australia: A proof of concept for the wastewater surveillance of COVID-19 in the community1251
COVID-19 outbreak: Migration, effects on society, global environment and prevention980
Environmental exposure to microplastics: An overview on possible human health effects927
Indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment817
Effect of restricted emissions during COVID-19 on air quality in India749
Association between short-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 infection: Evidence from China718
Effect of lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic on air quality of the megacity Delhi, India714
Degradation of antibiotics by advanced oxidation processes: An overview684
COVID-19 pandemic and environmental pollution: A blessing in disguise?672
Synthetic organic dyes as contaminants of the aquatic environment and their implications for ecosystems: A review627
Effects of temperature variation and humidity on the death of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China615
The COVID-19 pandemic: Impacts on cities and major lessons for urban planning, design, and management586
Assessing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels as a contributing factor to coronavirus (COVID-19) fatality578
Changes in air quality during the lockdown in Barcelona (Spain) one month into the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic566
Association between ambient temperature and COVID-19 infection in 122 cities from China559
Covid-19 face masks: A potential source of microplastic fibers in the environment549
Environmental perspective of COVID-19540
First detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewaters in Italy532
SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs528
A preliminary assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on environment – A case study of China503
Catalytic ozonation for water and wastewater treatment: Recent advances and perspective498
Correlation between weather and Covid-19 pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia489
Correlation between climate indicators and COVID-19 pandemic in New York, USA483
Amplified ozone pollution in cities during the COVID-19 lockdown479
Effects of temperature and humidity on the daily new cases and new deaths of COVID-19 in 166 countries445
Changes in U.S. air pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic436
Factors determining the diffusion of COVID-19 and suggested strategy to prevent future accelerated viral infectivity similar to COVID432
GIS-based spatial modeling of COVID-19 incidence rate in the continental United States431
The impact of COVID-19 partial lockdown on the air quality of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil426
COVID-19 pandemic: Impacts on the air quality during the partial lockdown in São Paulo state, Brazil426
Assessment of microplastics in freshwater systems: A review421
Occurrence and fate of antibiotics, antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs) and antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in municipal wastewater treatment plant: An overview417
Nanotechnology in agriculture: Current status, challenges and future opportunities415
First environmental surveillance for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater and river water in Japan414
Does lockdown reduce air pollution? Evidence from 44 cities in northern China413
Consumption-based carbon emissions and International trade in G7 countries: The role of Environmental innovation and Renewable energy412
Recent advances in metal-organic framework membranes for water treatment: A review412
Lockdown for CoViD-2019 in Milan: What are the effects on air quality?409
Microplastics in wild fish from North East Atlantic Ocean and its potential for causing neurotoxic effects, lipid oxidative damage, and human health risks associated with ingestion exposure396
Occurrence, fate, and risk assessment of typical tetracycline antibiotics in the aquatic environment: A review395
Estimation of COVID-19 prevalence in Italy, Spain, and France393
COVID-19: A promising cure for the global panic390
Impact of meteorological factors on the COVID-19 transmission: A multi-city study in China388
Behavior of microplastics and plastic film residues in the soil environment: A critical review386
Computational analysis of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 surveillance by wastewater-based epidemiology locally and globally: Feasibility, economy, opportunities and challenges384
Air quality changes during the COVID-19 lockdown over the Yangtze River Delta Region: An insight into the impact of human activity pattern changes on air pollution variation378
First detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater in North America: A study in Louisiana, USA373
COVID-19 transmission in Mainland China is associated with temperature and humidity: A time-series analysis370
Microplastics as contaminants in the soil environment: A mini-review369
Challenges and strategies for effective plastic waste management during and post COVID-19 pandemic369
Green growth and low carbon emission in G7 countries: How critical the network of environmental taxes, renewable energy and human capital is?365
Comparison of virus concentration methods for the RT-qPCR-based recovery of murine hepatitis virus, a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2 from untreated wastewater362
Micro- and nano-plastics in marine environment: Source, distribution and threats — A review357
Microplastics in aquatic environments: Occurrence, accumulation, and biological effects355
Antibiotic resistance genes identified in wastewater treatment plant systems – A review353
Spatial analysis and GIS in the study of COVID-19. A review348
Mini-review of microplastics in the atmosphere and their risks to humans346
An overview on engineering the surface area and porosity of biochar343
Investigation of effective climatology parameters on COVID-19 outbreak in Iran342
Modelling coal rent, economic growth and CO2 emissions: Does regulatory quality matter in BRICS economies?341
First proof of the capability of wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 in India through detection of genetic material of SARS-CoV-2341
Does green investment, financial development and natural resources rent limit carbon emissions? A provincial panel analysis of China340
Presence and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewaters and rivers337
Adsorption behavior of organic pollutants and metals on micro/nanoplastics in the aquatic environment335
Desalination brine disposal methods and treatment technologies - A review333
Response of soil enzyme activities and bacterial communities to the accumulation of microplastics in an acid cropped soil329
Microbial degradation and other environmental aspects of microplastics/plastics329
Integrating micro-algae into wastewater treatment: A review329
Assessing the relationship between surface levels of PM2.5 and PM10 particulate matter impact on COVID-19 in Milan, Italy326
A review on production of metal organic frameworks (MOF) for CO2 adsorption325
COVID-19 and surface water quality: Improved lake water quality during the lockdown324
Environmental impacts of solar energy systems: A review312
Recent advances on preparation and environmental applications of MOF-derived carbons in catalysis305
Evolution of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A global health emergency303
Treatment technologies for emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plants: A review302
Prediction for the spread of COVID-19 in India and effectiveness of preventive measures301
The impact of natural resources, energy consumption, and population growth on environmental quality: Fresh evidence from the United States of America301
The pollution conveyed by urban runoff: A review of sources299
SARS-CoV-2 from faeces to wastewater treatment: What do we know? A review297
Application of coagulation/flocculation in oily wastewater treatment: A review295
Potential human health risks due to environmental exposure to nano- and microplastics and knowledge gaps: A scoping review293
Temperature significantly changes COVID-19 transmission in (sub)tropical cities of Brazil292
Microplastics in the freshwater and terrestrial environments: Prevalence, fates, impacts and sustainable solutions290
Can direct environmental regulation promote green technology innovation in heavily polluting industries? Evidence from Chinese listed companies289
COVID-19 lockdown effects on air quality by NO2 in the cities of Barcelona and Madrid (Spain)287
Direct membrane filtration for wastewater treatment and resource recovery: A review286
Detection of microplastics in human lung tissue using μFTIR spectroscopy284
Microplastics in soil: A review on methods, occurrence, sources, and potential risk283
Tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) - A review of generation, properties, emissions, human health risk, ecotoxicity, and fate in the environment280
Assessing air quality changes in large cities during COVID-19 lockdowns: The impacts of traffic-free urban conditions in Almaty, Kazakhstan279
Anthropogenic pollution of aquatic ecosystems: Emerging problems with global implications279
Recent advances in municipal landfill leachate: A review focusing on its characteristics, treatment, and toxicity assessment277
PFAS concentrations in soils: Background levels versus contaminated sites276
Characterization of microplastics and the association of heavy metals with microplastics in suburban soil of central China276
Challenges and solutions for addressing critical shortage of supply chain for personal and protective equipment (PPE) arising from Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic – Case study from the Republic275
Micro- and nanoplastic toxicity on aquatic life: Determining factors275
Impact of weather on COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey273
Algae as potential feedstock for the production of biofuels and value-added products: Opportunities and challenges273
The use of ecological footprint in estimating the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis for BRICST by considering cross-section dependence and heterogeneity272
Impact of temperature on the dynamics of the COVID-19 outbreak in China271
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in raw and treated wastewater in Germany – Suitability for COVID-19 surveillance and potential transmission risks270
Rethinking and optimising plastic waste management under COVID-19 pandemic: Policy solutions based on redesign and reduction of single-use plastics and personal protective equipment270
COVID-19: Disease, management, treatment, and social impact269
Internalization and toxicity: A preliminary study of effects of nanoplastic particles on human lung epithelial cell267
Climate change effects on biodiversity, ecosystems, ecosystem services, and natural resource management in the United States267
Influences of feedstock sources and pyrolysis temperature on the properties of biochar and functionality as adsorbents: A meta-analysis266
Contact with blue-green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown beneficial for mental health266
Occurrence and removal of microplastics in an advanced drinking water treatment plant (ADWTP)264
Environmental fate and impacts of microplastics in soil ecosystems: Progress and perspective263
Comprehensive review of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water sources, their effects and treatments262
Shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in feces and urine and its potential role in person-to-person transmission and the environment-based spread of COVID-19256
Disinfection technology and strategies for COVID-19 hospital and bio-medical waste management250
Impact of lockdown measures to combat Covid-19 on air quality over western Europe249
Modeling flood susceptibility using data-driven approaches of naïve Bayes tree, alternating decision tree, and random forest methods248
Environmental aspects of fuel cells: A review245
Interaction of chemical contaminants with microplastics: Principles and perspectives243
Cultivating microalgae in wastewater for biomass production, pollutant removal, and atmospheric carbon mitigation; a review242
Wastewater surveillance for population-wide Covid-19: The present and future241
Impact of Covid-19 lockdown on PM10, SO2 and NO2 concentrations in Salé City (Morocco)241
Progress in carbon capture technologies240
How mobility habits influenced the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from the Italian case study232
Single-use plastics: Production, usage, disposal, and adverse impacts232
The occurrence and distribution characteristics of microplastics in the agricultural soils of Shaanxi Province, in north-western China226
Waste-to-energy nexus for circular economy and environmental protection: Recent trends in hydrogen energy226
Environmental decentralization, local government competition, and regional green development: Evidence from China224
Biodegradation of polyethylene microplastic particles by the fungus Aspergillus flavus from the guts of wax moth Galleria mellonella224
Environmental footprint family to address local to planetary sustainability and deliver on the SDGs224
Heterogeneous impacts of environmental regulations and foreign direct investment on green innovation across different regions in China222
Occurrence, interactive effects and ecological risk of diclofenac in environmental compartments and biota - a review220
Energy consumption, economic expansion, and CO2 emission in the UK: The role of economic policy uncertainty220
Degradation of conventional plastic wastes in the environment: A review on current status of knowledge and future perspectives of disposal218
Insight into activated carbon from different kinds of chemical activating agents: A review218
A critical review on environmental impacts of renewable energy systems and mitigation strategies: Wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal217
SARS-CoV-2 has been circulating in northern Italy since December 2019: Evidence from environmental monitoring217
Removal of organic compounds by nanoscale zero-valent iron and its composites216
MXenes as emerging nanomaterials in water purification and environmental remediation215
Plastic biodegradation: Frontline microbes and their enzymes215
Beneficial features of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria for improving plant growth and health in challenging conditions: A methodical review215
Nonradicals induced degradation of organic pollutants by peroxydisulfate (PDS) and peroxymonosulfate (PMS): Recent advances and perspective214
Physicochemical features, metal availability and enzyme activity in heavy metal-polluted soil remediated by biochar and compost212
Linking international trade and foreign direct investment to CO2 emissions: Any differences between developed and developing countries?211
Detoxification of water and wastewater by advanced oxidation processes211
Correlation of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater with COVID-19 disease burden in sewersheds210
Microplastics in freshwater sediment: A review on methods, occurrence, and sources210
Adsorption of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from aqueous solution - A review209
Death by waste: Fashion and textile circular economy case208
Impact of city lockdown on the air quality of COVID-19-hit of Wuhan city208
A spatio-temporal analysis for exploring the effect of temperature on COVID-19 early evolution in Spain207
COVID-19's impact on the atmospheric environment in the Southeast Asia region206
Digitalization to achieve sustainable development goals: Steps towards a Smart Green Planet205
Zebrafish: An emerging model to study microplastic and nanoplastic toxicity205
Metal(loid)s (As, Hg, Se, Pb and Cd) in paddy soil: Bioavailability and potential risk to human health204
COVID-19 and the environment: A critical review and research agenda204
Distribution of microplastics in surface water of the lower Yellow River near estuary203
Mitigating degradation and emissions in China: The role of environmental sustainability, human capital and renewable energy203
Potential spreading risks and disinfection challenges of medical wastewater by the presence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA in septic tanks of Fangcang Hospit202
Microplastics in the environment: Interactions with microbes and chemical contaminants202
Does command-and-control regulation promote green innovation performance? Evidence from China's industrial enterprises202
Soil erosion modelling: A global review and statistical analysis200
Synthesis and fabrication of g-C3N4-based materials and their application in elimination of pollutants198
A novel modified method for the efficient removal of Pb and Cd from wastewater by biochar: Enhanced the ion exchange and precipitation capacity198
How do environmental technologies affect green growth? Evidence from BRICS economies198
Microplastics in soils: A review of methods, occurrence, fate, transport, ecological and environmental risks197
Tetracyclines in the environment: An overview on the occurrence, fate, toxicity, detection, removal methods, and sludge management197
COVID-19 containment on a college campus via wastewater-based epidemiology, targeted clinical testing and an intervention197
Implementation of green chemistry principles in circular economy system towards sustainable development goals: Challenges and perspectives196
Sorption of chemical contaminants on degradable and non-degradable microplastics: Recent progress and research trends195
A novel deep learning neural network approach for predicting flash flood susceptibility: A case study at a high frequency tropical storm area195
The criticality of growth, urbanization, electricity and fossil fuel consumption to environment sustainability in Africa195
Melatonin regulates the functional components of photosynthesis, antioxidant system, gene expression, and metabolic pathways to induce drought resistance in grafted Carya cathayensis plants194
Environmental impacts of solar photovoltaic systems: A critical review of recent progress and future outlook194
Towards transparent valorization of food surplus, waste and loss: Clarifying definitions, food waste hierarchy, and role in the circular economy193
Preparation of biochar and biochar composites and their application in a Fenton-like process for wastewater decontamination: A review192
Plastics in the time of COVID-19 pandemic: Protector or polluter?192
Environmental impact of desalination technologies: A review192
Pesticides in the urban environment: A potential threat that knocks at the door192
Influence of polystyrene microplastics on the growth, photosynthetic efficiency and aggregation of freshwater microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii191
Evidence that high temperatures and intermediate relative humidity might favor the spread of COVID-19 in tropical climate: A case study for the most affected Brazilian cities190
Preparation and application of magnetic biochar in water treatment: A critical review190
Association between climate variables and global transmission oF SARS-CoV-2190
SARS-CoV-2 RNA monitoring in wastewater as a potential early warning system for COVID-19 transmission in the community: A temporal case study189
Association of particulate matter pollution and case fatality rate of COVID-19 in 49 Chinese cities189
Effect of the social distancing measures on the spread of COVID-19 in 10 highly infected countries189
Comparative assessment of microplastics in water and sediment of a large European river188
Flash-flood hazard assessment using ensembles and Bayesian-based machine learning models: Application of the simulated annealing feature selection method188
A field indoor air measurement of SARS-CoV-2 in the patient rooms of the largest hospital in Iran188
The role of electricity consumption, globalization and economic growth in carbon dioxide emissions and its implications for environmental sustainability targets186