Science of the Total Environment

(The median citation count of Science of the Total Environment is 8. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
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 community1384
COVID-19 outbreak: Migration, effects on society, global environment and prevention1100
Indirect effects of COVID-19 on the environment875
Effect of restricted emissions during COVID-19 on air quality in India801
Effect of lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic on air quality of the megacity Delhi, India765
Association between short-term exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 infection: Evidence from China749
COVID-19 pandemic and environmental pollution: A blessing in disguise?711
The COVID-19 pandemic: Impacts on cities and major lessons for urban planning, design, and management690
Effects of temperature variation and humidity on the death of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China636
Covid-19 face masks: A potential source of microplastic fibers in the environment633
Assessing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels as a contributing factor to coronavirus (COVID-19) fatality606
Environmental perspective of COVID-19601
Association between ambient temperature and COVID-19 infection in 122 cities from China591
Changes in air quality during the lockdown in Barcelona (Spain) one month into the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic590
SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs589
First detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewaters in Italy576
Occurrence, fate, and risk assessment of typical tetracycline antibiotics in the aquatic environment: A review546
A preliminary assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on environment – A case study of China544
Amplified ozone pollution in cities during the COVID-19 lockdown523
Occurrence and fate of antibiotics, antibiotic resistant genes (ARGs) and antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in municipal wastewater treatment plant: An overview515
Correlation between weather and Covid-19 pandemic in Jakarta, Indonesia512
Correlation between climate indicators and COVID-19 pandemic in New York, USA512
Detection of microplastics in human lung tissue using μFTIR spectroscopy508
An overview on engineering the surface area and porosity of biochar498
Consumption-based carbon emissions and International trade in G7 countries: The role of Environmental innovation and Renewable energy490
GIS-based spatial modeling of COVID-19 incidence rate in the continental United States482
Recent advances in metal-organic framework membranes for water treatment: A review474
Factors determining the diffusion of COVID-19 and suggested strategy to prevent future accelerated viral infectivity similar to COVID472
Changes in U.S. air pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic470
Effects of temperature and humidity on the daily new cases and new deaths of COVID-19 in 166 countries467
Does green investment, financial development and natural resources rent limit carbon emissions? A provincial panel analysis of China463
First environmental surveillance for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater and river water in Japan461
Green growth and low carbon emission in G7 countries: How critical the network of environmental taxes, renewable energy and human capital is?459
COVID-19 pandemic: Impacts on the air quality during the partial lockdown in São Paulo state, Brazil457
The impact of COVID-19 partial lockdown on the air quality of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil451
Does lockdown reduce air pollution? Evidence from 44 cities in northern China447
Challenges and strategies for effective plastic waste management during and post COVID-19 pandemic440
Microplastics in soil: A review on methods, occurrence, sources, and potential risk436
Climate change effects on biodiversity, ecosystems, ecosystem services, and natural resource management in the United States433
Computational analysis of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 surveillance by wastewater-based epidemiology locally and globally: Feasibility, economy, opportunities and challenges430
Lockdown for CoViD-2019 in Milan: What are the effects on air quality?430
Integrating micro-algae into wastewater treatment: A review424
Application of coagulation/flocculation in oily wastewater treatment: A review421
Estimation of COVID-19 prevalence in Italy, Spain, and France420
COVID-19: A promising cure for the global panic419
First detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater in North America: A study in Louisiana, USA419
Comparison of virus concentration methods for the RT-qPCR-based recovery of murine hepatitis virus, a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2 from untreated wastewater417
Can direct environmental regulation promote green technology innovation in heavily polluting industries? Evidence from Chinese listed companies410
The impact of natural resources, energy consumption, and population growth on environmental quality: Fresh evidence from the United States of America407
Impact of meteorological factors on the COVID-19 transmission: A multi-city study in China407
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 variation402
Environmental impacts of solar energy systems: A review400
Treatment technologies for emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plants: A review399
Potential human health risks due to environmental exposure to nano- and microplastics and knowledge gaps: A scoping review396
Tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) - A review of generation, properties, emissions, human health risk, ecotoxicity, and fate in the environment388
Spatial analysis and GIS in the study of COVID-19. A review384
COVID-19 transmission in Mainland China is associated with temperature and humidity: A time-series analysis379
PFAS concentrations in soils: Background levels versus contaminated sites373
First proof of the capability of wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 in India through detection of genetic material of SARS-CoV-2373
Presence and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewaters and rivers364
Investigation of effective climatology parameters on COVID-19 outbreak in Iran359
Recent advances on preparation and environmental applications of MOF-derived carbons in catalysis358
Assessing the relationship between surface levels of PM2.5 and PM10 particulate matter impact on COVID-19 in Milan, Italy356
COVID-19 and surface water quality: Improved lake water quality during the lockdown356
Evolution of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A global health emergency348
Contact with blue-green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown beneficial for mental health343
Influences of feedstock sources and pyrolysis temperature on the properties of biochar and functionality as adsorbents: A meta-analysis341
Digitalization to achieve sustainable development goals: Steps towards a Smart Green Planet336
Progress in carbon capture technologies332
Rethinking and optimising plastic waste management under COVID-19 pandemic: Policy solutions based on redesign and reduction of single-use plastics and personal protective equipment324
Environmental aspects of fuel cells: A review323
Single-use plastics: Production, usage, disposal, and adverse impacts322
SARS-CoV-2 from faeces to wastewater treatment: What do we know? A review322
Prediction for the spread of COVID-19 in India and effectiveness of preventive measures320
Plastic biodegradation: Frontline microbes and their enzymes320
COVID-19 lockdown effects on air quality by NO2 in the cities of Barcelona and Madrid (Spain)314
Insight into activated carbon from different kinds of chemical activating agents: A review305
Temperature significantly changes COVID-19 transmission in (sub)tropical cities of Brazil305
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 Republic304
COVID-19: Disease, management, treatment, and social impact303
Assessing air quality changes in large cities during COVID-19 lockdowns: The impacts of traffic-free urban conditions in Almaty, Kazakhstan300
Degradation of conventional plastic wastes in the environment: A review on current status of knowledge and future perspectives of disposal299
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-19298
Nonradicals induced degradation of organic pollutants by peroxydisulfate (PDS) and peroxymonosulfate (PMS): Recent advances and perspective297
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in raw and treated wastewater in Germany – Suitability for COVID-19 surveillance and potential transmission risks295
Soil erosion modelling: A global review and statistical analysis295
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in water and wastewater: A critical review of their global occurrence and distribution293
Beneficial features of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria for improving plant growth and health in challenging conditions: A methodical review291
Disinfection technology and strategies for COVID-19 hospital and bio-medical waste management288
A critical review on environmental impacts of renewable energy systems and mitigation strategies: Wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal288
Impact of weather on COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey287
Energy consumption, economic expansion, and CO2 emission in the UK: The role of economic policy uncertainty285
Heterogeneous impacts of environmental regulations and foreign direct investment on green innovation across different regions in China284
Human health concerns regarding microplastics in the aquatic environment - From marine to food systems283
Tetracyclines in the environment: An overview on the occurrence, fate, toxicity, detection, removal methods, and sludge management282
MXenes as emerging nanomaterials in water purification and environmental remediation282
Impact of temperature on the dynamics of the COVID-19 outbreak in China282
Microplastics in freshwater sediment: A review on methods, occurrence, and sources277
Wastewater surveillance for population-wide Covid-19: The present and future277
Environmental impacts of solar photovoltaic systems: A critical review of recent progress and future outlook275
Environmental impact of desalination technologies: A review271
A novel modified method for the efficient removal of Pb and Cd from wastewater by biochar: Enhanced the ion exchange and precipitation capacity268
Microplastics in soils: A review of methods, occurrence, fate, transport, ecological and environmental risks268
Critical review on hazardous pollutants in water environment: Occurrence, monitoring, fate, removal technologies and risk assessment268
Comparing straw, compost, and biochar regarding their suitability as agricultural soil amendments to affect soil structure, nutrient leaching, microbial communities, and the fate of pesticides265
Impact of lockdown measures to combat Covid-19 on air quality over western Europe264
Zebrafish: An emerging model to study microplastic and nanoplastic toxicity263
Sorption of chemical contaminants on degradable and non-degradable microplastics: Recent progress and research trends262
Life cycle environmental impacts of chemical recycling via pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste in comparison with mechanical recycling and energy recovery258
Removal of organic compounds by nanoscale zero-valent iron and its composites255
Preparation of biochar and biochar composites and their application in a Fenton-like process for wastewater decontamination: A review254
On the linkage between urban heat island and urban pollution island: Three-decade literature review towards a conceptual framework253
How mobility habits influenced the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic: Results from the Italian case study253
Impact of Covid-19 lockdown on PM10, SO2 and NO2 concentrations in Salé City (Morocco)251
You are what you eat: Microplastics in the feces of young men living in Beijing250
A review of organophosphate flame retardants and plasticizers in the environment: Analysis, occurrence and risk assessment249
Microplastics in the environment: Interactions with microbes and chemical contaminants244
Correlation of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater with COVID-19 disease burden in sewersheds242
Quantifying the contributions of human activities and climate change to vegetation net primary productivity dynamics in China from 2001 to 2016241
Endorsing sustainable development in BRICS: The role of technological innovation, renewable energy consumption, and natural resources in limiting carbon emission239
A critical review on the interactions of microplastics with heavy metals: Mechanism and their combined effect on organisms and humans238
Synthesis and fabrication of g-C3N4-based materials and their application in elimination of pollutants237
Various electron donors for biological nitrate removal: A review237
Comparative assessment of microplastics in water and sediment of a large European river236
COVID-19 containment on a college campus via wastewater-based epidemiology, targeted clinical testing and an intervention235
SARS-CoV-2 has been circulating in northern Italy since December 2019: Evidence from environmental monitoring234
Revisiting carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus metabolisms in microalgae for wastewater treatment234
Biofilm formation and its influences on the properties of microplastics as affected by exposure time and depth in the seawater233
Sustainability and sustainable development: A review of principles and definitions233
Physiological responses of garden cress (L. sativum) to different types of microplastics230
An emerging class of air pollutants: Potential effects of microplastics to respiratory human health?229
Impact of city lockdown on the air quality of COVID-19-hit of Wuhan city229
Recent progress in g-C3N4, TiO2 and ZnO based photocatalysts for dye degradation: Strategies to improve photocatalytic activity228
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 Hospit227
Plastics in the time of COVID-19 pandemic: Protector or polluter?225
Transfer and transport of microplastics from biosolids to agricultural soils and the wider environment224
Cadmium stress in paddy fields: Effects of soil conditions and remediation strategies223
Micro- and nanoplastic induced cellular toxicity in mammals: A review223
SARS-CoV-2 RNA monitoring in wastewater as a potential early warning system for COVID-19 transmission in the community: A temporal case study222
COVID-19's impact on the atmospheric environment in the Southeast Asia region221
A spatio-temporal analysis for exploring the effect of temperature on COVID-19 early evolution in Spain220
Adsorption of Pb(II) and Cd(II) by magnetic activated carbon and its mechanism220
Antibiotics in surface water of East and Southeast Asian countries: A focused review on contamination status, pollution sources, potential risks, and future perspectives220
Distribution characteristics of microplastics in agricultural soils from the largest vegetable production base in China218
COVID-19 and the environment: A critical review and research agenda217
A review: Research progress on microplastic pollutants in aquatic environments217
A review on magnetic sensors for monitoring of hazardous pollutants in water resources217
An overview of microbial fuel cell usage in wastewater treatment, resource recovery and energy production216
Effect of the social distancing measures on the spread of COVID-19 in 10 highly infected countries215
A systematic review on antibiotics misuse in livestock and aquaculture and regulation implications in China215
Development of fertilizers for enhanced nitrogen use efficiency – Trends and perspectives215
Recovery, regeneration and sustainable management of spent adsorbents from wastewater treatment streams: A review213
How can vegetation protect us from air pollution? A critical review on green spaces' mitigation abilities for air-borne particles from a public health perspective - with implications for urban plannin210
Association between climate variables and global transmission oF SARS-CoV-2209
Adsorption isotherm models: A comprehensive and systematic review (2010−2020)209
An overview of the waste hierarchy framework for analyzing the circularity in construction and demolition waste management in Europe208
Interactions between microplastics and organic pollutants: Effects on toxicity, bioaccumulation, degradation, and transport208
Strategic interaction of environmental regulation and green productivity growth in China: Green innovation or pollution refuge?207
Efficient activation of persulfate by a magnetic recyclable rape straw biochar catalyst for the degradation of tetracycline hydrochloride in water207
Changes in air quality related to the control of coronavirus in China: Implications for traffic and industrial emissions205
LDPE microplastics affect soil microbial communities and nitrogen cycling204
A field indoor air measurement of SARS-CoV-2 in the patient rooms of the largest hospital in Iran204
Association of particulate matter pollution and case fatality rate of COVID-19 in 49 Chinese cities204
Sustainable fuzzy multi-trip location-routing problem for medical waste management during the COVID-19 outbreak204
Integrating the MCR and DOI models to construct an ecological security network for the urban agglomeration around Poyang Lake, China204
A review of human and animals exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: Health risk and adverse effects, photo-induced toxicity and regulating effect of microplastics204
Agricultural waste recycling in horticultural intensive farming systems by on-farm composting and compost-based tea application improves soil quality and plant health: A review under the perspective o204
A review of nanocellulose as a new material towards environmental sustainability203
Tricks and tracks in removal of emerging contaminants from the wastewater through hybrid treatment systems: A review203
Co-benefits and synergies between urban climate change mitigation and adaptation measures: A literature review203
Soil degradation in the European Mediterranean region: Processes, status and consequences202
Plastic wastes biodegradation: Mechanisms, challenges and future prospects202
Implementing building-level SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance on a university campus201
Nanoadsorbents for water and wastewater remediation201
Global diagnosis of nitrate pollution in groundwater and review of removal technologies201
How does digital economy affect carbon emissions? Evidence from global 60 countries200
First study of its kind on the microplastic contamination of soft drinks, cold tea and energy drinks - Future research and environmental considerations200
Global economic costs of aquatic invasive alien species200
Stabilization of heavy metal-contaminated soils by biochar: Challenges and recommendations200
Sustainable development of renewable energy integrated power sector: Trends, environmental impacts, and recent challenges200
Air quality benefits of achieving carbon neutrality in China199
Influence of digital finance and green technology innovation on China's carbon emission efficiency: Empirical analysis based on spatial metrology199
Response of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) growth to soil contaminated with microplastics198
A comparative review of microplastics and nanoplastics: Toxicity hazards on digestive, reproductive and nervous system198
Food waste management during the COVID-19 outbreak: a holistic climate, economic and nutritional approach197
SARS-CoV-2 in river water: Implications in low sanitation countries197
Symmetric and asymmetric impact of oil price, FDI and economic growth on carbon emission in Pakistan: Evidence from ARDL and non-linear ARDL approach197
Adsorption isotherms and kinetic modeling of methylene blue dye onto a carbonaceous hydrochar adsorbent derived from coffee husk waste197
Digital economy, energy efficiency, and carbon emissions: Evidence from provincial panel data in China197
Recent progress in understanding the mechanism of heavy metals retention by iron (oxyhydr)oxides196
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 cities196
How does environmental knowledge translate into pro-environmental behaviors?: The mediating role of environmental attitudes and behavioral intentions196
The deep challenge of nitrate pollution in river water of China194
Evaluation of the lockdowns for the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Italy and Spain after one month follow up194
Comparison of the aerobic biodegradation of biopolymers and the corresponding bioplastics: A review193
Global review of recent source apportionments for airborne particulate matter193
DNRA: A short-circuit in biological N-cycling to conserve nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems192
Caring for the environment: How human capital, natural resources, and economic growth interact with environmental degradation in Pakistan? A dynamic ARDL approach192
COVID-19 faecal-oral transmission: Are we asking the right questions?191
A comprehensive review on contaminants removal from pharmaceutical wastewater by electrocoagulation process191
Circular economy approach in solid waste management system to achieve UN-SDGs: Solutions for post-COVID recovery191
COVID-19: Lessons for the climate change emergency191
New methods based on back propagation (BP) and radial basis function (RBF) artificial neural networks (ANNs) for predicting the occurrence of haloketones in tap water190
COVID-19 pandemic repercussions on plastic and antiviral polymeric textile causing pollution on beaches and coasts of South America189
Does fiscal decentralization and eco-innovation promote renewable energy consumption? Analyzing the role of political risk189
Viruses in wastewater: occurrence, abundance and detection methods188
In situ surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for detecting microplastics and nanoplastics in aquatic environments188
Wastewater based microalgal biorefinery for bioenergy production: Progress and challenges188
SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection in the air and on surfaces in the COVID-19 ward of a hospital in Milan, Italy187
Repercussions of COVID-19 pandemic on municipal solid waste management: Challenges and opportunities187
Insights into the fate and removal of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes using biological wastewater treatment technology187
Anaerobic digestion: An alternative resource treatment option for food waste in China187
Ecotoxicological effects, environmental fate and risks of pharmaceutical and personal care products in the water environment: A review186
Bifunctional Bi12O17Cl2/MIL-100(Fe) composites toward photocatalytic Cr(VI) sequestration and activation of persulfate for bisphenol A degradation186
The first report on the source-to-sink characterization of microplastic pollution from a riverine environment in tropical India185
Analysis of microplastics in a remote region of the Tibetan Plateau: Implications for natural environmental response to human activities184
Toxicity of the Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol, diclofenac, ibuprofen and naproxen towards freshwater invertebrates: A review184
Do energy technology innovations contribute to CO2 emissions abatement? A spatial perspective183
Unlocking challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19 pandemic for cross-cutting disruption in agri-food and green deal innovations: Quo Vadis?182
Assessment and management of lake eutrophication: A case study in Lake Erhai, China181
Storm events as key moments of microplastic contamination in aquatic ecosystems180
Effect of weather on COVID-19 spread in the US: A prediction model for India in 2020180
Solid waste: An overlooked source of microplastics to the environment179
A review of the formation of Cr(VI) via Cr(III) oxidation in soils and groundwater179
Microplastic fibers — Underestimated threat to aquatic organisms?179
Removal of polystyrene and polyethylene microplastics using PAC and FeCl3 coagulation: Performance and mechanism179
E-waste management and its effects on the environment and human health178
Restructured society and environment: A review on potential technological strategies to control the COVID-19 pandemic177
In situ degradation of biodegradable plastic mulch films in compost and agricultural soils177
Environmental and health impacts due to e-waste disposal in China – A review177
Russian-Ukrainian war impacts the total environment176
Biodegradable plastic mulches: Impact on the agricultural biotic environment176
Neglected microplastics pollution in global COVID-19: Disposable surgical masks176
COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare solid waste management strategy – A mini-review176
Microplastics in glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau: Evidence for the long-range transport of microplastics175
Coupling coordination analysis and spatiotemporal heterogeneity between urbanization and ecosystem health in Chongqing municipality, China175
Association of COVID-19 pandemic with meteorological parameters over Singapore175
Microplastics occurrence and frequency in soils under different land uses on a regional scale174
Economic effects analysis of environmental regulation policy in the process of industrial structure upgrading: Evidence from Chinese provincial panel data173
Renewable biohydrogen production from lignocellulosic biomass using fermentation and integration of systems with other energy generation technologies173
A systematic review of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in estuarine and coastal environments172
Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in Japan during a COVID-19 outbreak172
Analysis on the influencing factors of carbon emission in China's logistics industry based on LMDI method171
Assessing the relationship between ground levels of ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Milan, Italy171
Temperature and precipitation associate with Covid-19 new daily cases: A correlation study between weather and Covid-19 pandemic in Oslo, Norway171
Effects of heavy metals on microbial communities in sediments and establishment of bioindicators based on microbial taxa and function for environmental monitoring and management171
Abundance, interaction, ingestion, ecological concerns, and mitigation policies of microplastic pollution in riverine ecosystem: A review171
Raman spectra and surface changes of microplastics weathered under natural environments170
Examining the role of nuclear and renewable energy in reducing carbon footprint: Does the role of technological innovation really create some difference?170
COVID-19 and frequent use of hand sanitizers; human health and environmental hazards by exposure pathways169