Special Issue "Advances in Environmental Chemistry"


A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Carlos Alves
Centre of Geological Research, Management and Valorisation of Resources (CIG-R), School of Sciences, Campus de Gualtar, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
E-Mail: casaix@dct.uminho.pt
Phone: +351253604300
Fax: +351253678206
Interests: environmental geochemistry and mineralogy; natural stone durability; petrographic features and stone decay; salt weathering; porous media; weathering processes in the built environment; effects of pollutants on stone decay; stone decay as markers of pollution effects; conservation strategies for stone architectural heritage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental chemistry is a fundamental tool for the understanding of diverse issues relevant to human health and resources preservation (natural and human-made).

Typical subjects that will be of interest to this special issue "Advances in Environmental Chemistry" include, but are not limited to, the study of pollutants regarding:

  • Origin (both anthropogenic and natural sources as well as the study of chemical signatures);
  • Migration (particles, fluids and gases, including radon), transformation and fixation (sinks);
  • Effects (on living things, on materials and on the planet as a whole);
  • Environmental risk assessment (definition of environmental hazards and evaluation of probability, extension and spatial distribution of impacts);
  • Monitoring (namely the use of elements of the natural and built environments as long term passive samplers);
  • Preventive/intervention strategies and procedures to avoid, minimize or remediate the negative effects of pollutants (from geoengineering to nanotechnologies).

Naturally occurring substances could also have beneficial health effects and studies on this matter based on chemical characteristics will be considered of the utmost importance.

Papers with new groundbreaking findings in Environmental Chemistry as well as review papers with critical synthesis of recent advances on the subject will all be welcome for this special number.

Dr. Carlos Alves
Guest Editor


  • natural and anthropogenic pollutants
  • chemical signatures of pollution sources
  • biogeochemical cycles
  • natural radioactivity
  • ecotoxicology
  • climate change
  • environmental hazards
  • risk assessment
  • medical geochemistry
  • passive samplers
  • mitigation and remediation procedures
  • geoengineering
  • nanotechnology
  • beneficial health effects of natural substances

Published Papers (3 papers)

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1655-1670; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051655
Received: 31 March 2011; in revised form: 9 May 2011 / Accepted: 16 May 2011 / Published: 19 May 2011
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by  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1575-1582; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051575
Received: 9 April 2011; in revised form: 5 May 2011 / Accepted: 7 May 2011 / Published: 13 May 2011
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by  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 470-479; doi:10.3390/ijerph8020470
Received: 5 January 2011; in revised form: 24 January 2011 / Accepted: 1 February 2011 / Published: 10 February 2011
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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