Special Issue "Sensing of Toxic and Hazardous Metals in Various Environmental Media"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2011)
Prof. Dr. Ki-Hyun Kim
Department of Environment & Energy, Sejong University, Goon Ja Dong 98, Gwang Jin Goo, Seoul, 143-747, Korea
Phone: +82 2 3408 3233
Interests: environmental monitoring; volatile organic compounds; reduced sulfur compounds; carbonyls
Human activities have long been identified to be the main contributor to the perturbation of metallic cycle. However, relatively little is known about how such perturbations interact or influence between different environmental media (e.g. atmospheric deposition as the major transport pathway of delivering Hg to the oceans and lakes and the consumption of contaminated fishes taken from such aquifers as the major uptake route of Hg by humans). In the recognition of the complexities involved in the environmental cycling of hazardous metal species, issues related to their pollution have nowadays often been treated as one of the major issues in the environmental societies and agencies. The ability to rapidly detect environmentally significant metallic components is hence important to account for various environmental processes regulating their cycle. In this special issue, researchers are invited to present articles emphasizing the sensing (or monitoring) techniques for metallic species in all chemical forms (elemental, ionic, organic/inorganic phase, salt, etc) in all types of environmental media. Submissions can be made either in research paper or review paper.
Prof. Dr. Ki-Hyun Kim
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- environmental media
- hazardous metals
Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6411-6424; doi:10.3390/s110606411
Received: 7 April 2011; in revised form: 7 June 2011 / Accepted: 15 June 2011 / Published: 16 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (328 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: LuxCDABE—Transformed Constitutively Bioluminescent Escherichia coli for Toxicity Screening: Comparison with Naturally Luminous Vibrio fischeri
Sensors 2011, 11(8), 7865-7878; doi:10.3390/s110807865
Received: 5 July 2011; in revised form: 4 August 2011 / Accepted: 8 August 2011 / Published: 11 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (166 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: The Effect of Composition of Different Ecotoxicological Test Media on Free and Bioavailable Copper from CuSO4 and CuO Nanoparticles: Comparative Evidence from a Cu-Selective Electrode and a Cu-Biosensor
Sensors 2011, 11(11), 10502-10521; doi:10.3390/s111110502
Received: 20 September 2011; in revised form: 20 October 2011 / Accepted: 31 October 2011 / Published: 3 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (895 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Sensors 2011, 11(11), 10638-10663; doi:10.3390/s111110638
Received: 16 September 2011; in revised form: 31 October 2011 / Accepted: 7 November 2011 / Published: 8 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1053 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Earthworms and Soil Pollutants
Sensors 2011, 11(12), 11157-11167; doi:10.3390/s111211157
Received: 12 October 2011; in revised form: 1 November 2011 / Accepted: 18 November 2011 / Published: 28 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (596 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 20 September 2011