Special Issue "Water Treatment and Human Health"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2014
Prof. Dr. Marc Henry
Université de Strasbourg, UMR 7140, Chimie Moleculaire du Solide, Institut Le Bel, 7° étage, bureau 707 (Sud), 4, Rue Blaise Pascal, CS 90032, 67081 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Phone: +33 3 68 85 15 00
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Interests: water clusters; interfacial water; titanium dioxide; sol-gel processing; partial charge model (PACHA); polyoxometallates
From the very beginning of humans’ apparition on earth, drinking pure water has been a prerequisite for maintaining healthy conditions in human bodies. However, as humans are also conscious beings, it also exists on the market a lot of devices which claim to change water structure in order to significantly improve human health. As these very diversified, often immaterial processes generate huge commercial profits, the aim of this Special Issue is to select the most pertinent and serious processes that have clearly established a link between water drinking and human health improvement. Contributions in this domain should be of the highest quality, reporting experimental data concerning clinical evaluation of water drinking effects on a significant number of people (double-blind studies are highly welcomed) or evaluation concerning a large population (villages, towns, regions or even countries). Reviews of such medical evaluations are welcomed, but purely theoretical or philosophical papers reporting no human health data will be systematically discarded. Papers coming from people selling commercial devices on a large scale will also be accepted, provided that they contain a whole section devoted to physical and/or biological principles of the highest level of scientific quality. The link existing between water consumption and increase of human health and/or consciousness is a real scientific challenge for the very near future of humanity. All submitted papers should thus be written in this perspective of increasing scientific knowledge about water management both by the human body and the human mind.
Prof. Dr. Marc Henry
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- water purification systems
- water treatment by vortices
- water treatment by sounds or music
- water treatment by magnets
- water treatment by electrolysis or electric potentials
- water treatment by electromagnetic waves, including light and colors
- water treatment by chemical additives
- water treatment by geometrical symbols or forms
- bottled water versus tap water from a human health perspective
- dissolved minerals’ absorption by the body, including sea-water
- water and micro-organisms
- psychological effects associated by water consumption
Article: Marketing Household Water Treatment: Willingness to Pay Results from an Experiment in Rural Kenya
Water 2014, 6(7), 1873-1886; doi:10.3390/w6071873
Received: 29 April 2014; in revised form: 7 June 2014 / Accepted: 11 June 2014 / Published: 26 June 2014| PDF Full-text (258 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Conditions in Kenyan Rural Schools: Are Schools Meeting the Needs of Menstruating Girls?
Water 2014, 6(5), 1453-1466; doi:10.3390/w6051453
Received: 10 April 2014; in revised form: 9 May 2014 / Accepted: 16 May 2014 / Published: 22 May 2014| PDF Full-text (743 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Establishment of the Underlying Rationale and Description of a Cheap Nanofiltration-Based Method for Supplementing Desalinated Water with Magnesium Ions
Water 2014, 6(5), 1172-1186; doi:10.3390/w6051172
Received: 14 March 2014; in revised form: 15 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2014 / Published: 5 May 2014| PDF Full-text (263 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Diarrhoeal Health Risks Attributable to Water-Borne-Pathogens in Arsenic-Mitigated Drinking Water in West Bengal are Largely Independent of the Microbiological Quality of the Supplied Water
Water 2014, 6(5), 1100-1117; doi:10.3390/w6051100
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 1 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 April 2014 / Published: 29 April 2014| PDF Full-text (565 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Physico-Chemical, Biological and Therapeutic Characteristics of Electrolyzed Reduced Alkaline Water (ERAW)
Water 2013, 5(4), 2094-2115; doi:10.3390/w5042094
Received: 26 September 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 3 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013| PDF Full-text (958 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 11 June 2014