Special Issue "Marine Compounds Used in Biosorption"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018
Dr. Teresa A. P. Rocha-Santos
Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: biosensors; field effect transistors; carbon nanotubes and graphene; electrochemical (bio)sensors; antibody; marine environmental sensing; environmental sensing; analytical techniques fit for purpose
A wide diversity of marine organisms can be found in the oceans and seas that cover around 70% of the world surface. These marine organisms can be a source of a plethora of extracts and compounds that show biological activity, such as biosorption. Biosorption is governed by a multitude of physico-chemical processes, based on mechanisms that include absorption, adsorption, ion exchange, surface complexation, and precipitation. Moreover, biosorption of environmental pollutants by marine derived compounds can be the basis for cost-effective, sustainable, and eco-friendly methods for reducing the impact of industrial and other anthropogenic activities, thus contributing to improvements in strategies for control of environmental quality. Furthermore, these compounds can be used in other applications, such as for drug delivery systems, advanced delivery systems compatible with agriculture usage, among others.
As Guest Editors of this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, we will invite researchers to provide their recent advances (review articles included) on the various aspects of marine compounds and extracts in biosorption.
Prof. Armando C. Duarte
Dr. Teresa A. P. Rocha Santos
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
• Marine extracts
• Environmental protection
• Chemical characterization
• Sustainable development
• Blue economy