Special Issue "Inorganic Pollution of Water Environment"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2013)
Prof. Dr. Rolf David Vogt
Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Box 1033 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway
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Interests: environmental chemistry; biogeochemistry; eutrophication; water pollution; soil chemistry; environmental analysis; climate change; natural organic matter; acid rain; aluminum; heavy metals; chemistry
There is a growing demand for more knowledge-based abatement actions on inorganic pollutants in the water environment. Grounds for this are large and increasing emissions in emerging economies (esp. China and India) and stricter regulations such as dictated in the Water Framework Directive in Europe. We need enhanced mechanistic understanding of the hydro-biogeochemical processes governing mobilization, transport, fate and effects of pollutants in order to assess and implement the best abatement actions. Dissolved natural organic matter (NOM) plays a key role in studies of pollutants and its role in transport of pollutants needs to be better understood. Climate change affects the hydrological cycle as well as temperature and may thus have an effect on the governing processes of importance for the concentration levels and ecological effects of water pollutants.
New advances in the environmental research are made possible through better analytical tools, including improved methodology for fractionation and/or speciation of the contaminants, and multivariate chemometric analysis on comprehensive environmental data. I would therefore like to call for papers where you share your recent discoveries within the field of inorganic pollution of the water environment.
Papers will be selected by peer review with the expected outcome being wide dissemination of research results. Original research articles as well as review articles on all aspects of inorganic pollutants in water are of interest.
Prof. Dr. Rolf D. Vogt
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.
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- policy relevant
- governing mechanisms
- effects of climate change
- role of dissolved natural organic matter in transport of contaminants
- heavy metals
- multivariate chemometrics
- fractionation and speciation