Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology

(The TQCC of Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology is 25. 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 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
Recent developments of doped g-C3N4 photocatalysts for the degradation of organic pollutants282
Microplastics in the soil environment: Occurrence, risks, interactions and fate – A review257
Understanding human health risks caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) in water environments: Current knowledge and questions to be answered256
Cadmium stress in plants: A critical review of the effects, mechanisms, and tolerance strategies139
Contributions of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in microplastic pollution research: A review131
Green synthesis: Photocatalytic degradation of textile dyes using metal and metal oxide nanoparticles-latest trends and advancements125
Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the environment: Plant uptake, translocation, bioaccumulation, and human health risks94
Non-stomatal limitation of photosynthesis by soil salinity91
Antibiotic resistome in the livestock and aquaculture industries: Status and solutions86
Trace elements-induced phytohormesis: A critical review and mechanistic interpretation78
Engineered nanomaterials in the environment: Are they safe?77
Progress and future prospects in biochar composites: Application and reflection in the soil environment72
Field trials of phytomining and phytoremediation: A critical review of influencing factors and effects of additives70
Coupling anammox with heterotrophic denitrification for enhanced nitrogen removal: A review69
Valorization of selected fruit and vegetable wastes as bioactive compounds: Opportunities and challenges69
Removal of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in various wastewater treatment processes: An overview68
Interactions between microplastics and soil fauna: A critical review64
Removal of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from water by carbonaceous nanomaterials: A review56
A critical review of bioleaching of rare earth elements: The mechanisms and effect of process parameters56
Direct and indirect effects of microplastics on bivalves, with a focus on edible species: A mini-review54
Satellite remote sensing of aerosol optical depth: advances, challenges, and perspectives53
Environmental transformation and nano-toxicity of engineered nano-particles (ENPs) in aquatic and terrestrial organisms52
Genesis of geogenic contaminated groundwater: As, F and I50
Selenium in soil-microbe-plant systems: Sources, distribution, toxicity, tolerance, and detoxification50
Recent progress on the removal of antibiotic pollutants using photocatalytic oxidation process50
Arsenic in Latin America: New findings on source, mobilization and mobility in human environments in 20 countries based on decadal research 2010-202049
What’s the best way to achieve successful mainstream partial nitritation-anammox application?46
Microbial valorization of waste cooking oils for valuable compounds production – a review45
Use of biochar as feed supplements for animal farming45
Heavy metal remediation and resistance mechanism of Aeromonas, Bacillus, and Pseudomonas: A review45
Recent progress in adsorptive removal of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water/wastewater44
Medical waste: Current challenges and future opportunities for sustainable management44
Fluoride removal from water using alumina and aluminum-based composites: A comprehensive review of progress44
Microalgae for saline wastewater treatment: a critical review44
Fit-for-purpose urban wastewater reuse: Analysis of issues and available technologies for sustainable multiple barrier approaches42
Alleviation of boron toxicity in plants: Mechanisms and approaches41
Combined sewer overflows: A critical review on best practice and innovative solutions to mitigate impacts on environment and human health40
Influence of biochar on trace element uptake, toxicity and detoxification in plants and associated health risks: A critical review40
Research advances in anammox granular sludge: A review39
Role and application of quorum sensing in anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process: A review39
Emission sources and full spectrum of health impacts of black carbon associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in urban environment: A review39
The application of microalgae in removing organic micropollutants in wastewater39
Surface and colloid properties of biochar and implications for transport in porous media38
Chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass: A critical comparison between biochemical, microwave and thermochemical conversion methods38
Breakthroughs in the fabrication of electrospun-nanofiber-supported thin film composite/nanocomposite membranes for the forward osmosis process: A review37
The roles of membrane transporters in arsenic uptake, translocation and detoxification in plants37
Interactions between organic matter and Fe (hydr)oxides and their influences on immobilization and remobilization of metal(loid)s: A review37
Hydrometallurgical processes for heavy metals recovery from industrial sludges36
Effects of selenium on the uptake of toxic trace elements by crop plants: A review36
Omics to address the opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology in agriculture36
Strategies in improving plant salinity resistance and use of salinity resistant plants for economic sustainability35
New insight into sulfur nanoparticles: Synthesis and applications34
Comprehensive review on catalytic degradation of Cl-VOCs under the practical application conditions34
Lithium iron phosphate batteries recycling: An assessment of current status34
Feasibility of wet-extraction of phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge ash (ISSA) for phosphate fertilizer production: A critical review34
Electrochemical treatment of highly concentrated wastewater: A review of experimental and modeling approaches from lab- to full-scale33
Insights into the mechanisms of arsenic-selenium interactions and the associated toxicity in plants, animals, and humans: A critical review33
Ensuring planetary survival: the centrality of organic carbon in balancing the multifunctional nature of soils33
Recent advances in membrane aerated biofilm reactors33
Antibiotic resistance in agricultural soils: Source, fate, mechanism and attenuation strategy33
Uptake, accumulation and metabolism of PFASs in plants and health perspectives: A critical review32
Application of solid-phase extraction based on magnetic nanoparticle adsorbents for the analysis of selected persistent organic pollutants in environmental water: A review of recent advances32
Toxicity in vitro reveals potential impacts of microplastics and nanoplastics on human health: A review31
From second generation feed-stocks to innovative fermentation and downstream techniques for succinic acid production31
Hydrogels: Novel materials for contaminant removal in water—A review31
Red mud valorization an industrial waste circular economy challenge; review over processes and their chemistry30
New insights of nanomaterials usage toward superhydrophobic membranes for water desalination via membrane distillation: A review30
Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in agricultural soils: A systematic analysis30
Emerging role of organic acids in leaching of valuable metals from refinery-spent hydroprocessing catalysts, and potential techno-economic challenges: A review30
Raw and modified clays and clay minerals for the removal of pharmaceutical products from aqueous solutions: State of the art and future perspectives30
Sorption of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from water and wastewater by carbonaceous materials: A review29
Advanced porous nanomaterials as superior adsorbents for environmental pollutants removal from aqueous solutions29
The mechanism and application of bidirectional extracellular electron transport in the field of energy and environment29
Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks and their derived materials for sequestration of radionuclides in the environment: A review29
A critical review of microplastic pollution in urban freshwater environments and legislative progress in China: Recommendations and insights28
Transport of micro- and nanoplastics in the environment: Trojan-Horse effect for organic contaminants28
Whole-cell bioreporters for evaluating petroleum hydrocarbon contamination28
Human urine-based fertilizers: A review28
The role of glomalin in mitigation of multiple soil degradation problems28
Impact of agricultural management practices on soil carbon sequestration and its monitoring through simulation models and remote sensing techniques: A review28
Microbial biodiesel production from lignocellulosic biomass: New insights and future challenges27
Cold-bonding process for treatment and reuse of waste materials: Technical designs and applications of pelletized products27
The importance of mineral ingredients in biochar production, properties and applications26
Photocatalytic oxidation of pollutants in gas-phase via Ag3PO4-based semiconductor photocatalysts: Recent progress, new trends, and future perspectives26
Biodegradability and ecotoxicity of polyurethane foams: A review26
Pollution characteristics, mechanism of toxicity and health effects of the ultrafine particles in the indoor environment: Current status and future perspectives26
Progresses and emerging trends of arsenic research in the past 120 years25
Aquaporins mediated arsenite transport in plants: Molecular mechanisms and applications in crop improvement25
Recent advances in electro-Fenton process and its emerging applications25
Enrichment of primary macronutrients in biochar for sustainable agriculture: A review25