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 D. Vogt
Department of Chemistry, Universitety of Oslo, Postboks 1033 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22855696; Mob. 47 90615415
Fax: +47 22855441
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
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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
Article: Chemical Quality Status of Rivers for the Water Framework Directive: A Case Study of Toxic Metals in North West England
Water 2011, 3(2), 649-666; doi:10.3390/w3020650
Received: 17 April 2011; in revised form: 27 May 2011 / Accepted: 28 May 2011 / Published: 14 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (666 KB)
Article: Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater of Bangladesh: Perspectives on Geochemical, Microbial and Anthropogenic Issues
Water 2011, 3(4), 1050-1076; doi:10.3390/w3041050
Received: 14 October 2011 / Accepted: 19 October 2011 / Published: 11 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1901 KB)
Article: Combining Ecosystem Service and Critical Load Concepts for Resource Management and Public Policy
Water 2012, 4(4), 905-913; doi:10.3390/w4040905
Received: 25 September 2012; in revised form: 1 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (493 KB)
Water 2013, 5(2), 327-341; doi:10.3390/w5020327
Received: 21 February 2013; in revised form: 4 March 2013 / Accepted: 14 March 2013 / Published: 25 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1076 KB)
Article: Transport and Retention of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Carbon in North America’s Largest River Swamp Basin, the Atchafalaya River Basin
Water 2013, 5(2), 379-393; doi:10.3390/w5020379
Received: 19 February 2013; in revised form: 18 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 3 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (691 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Kevin Bishop1, Johanna Lindberg2 and Lars Lindeström3
Affiliations: 1 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Environmental Assessment,
Box 7050, SE-75007 Uppsala, Sweden
2 Jämtland County Board, 831 86 Östersund, Sweden
3 Limnologigruppen, Fryksta, SE-665 00 Kil, Sweden
Abstract: Sweden has adopted a system of Environmental Quality Criteria (EQC) that address the widespread need for assessing the current status and degree of human influence on the environment. Since EQC are intended for application by many different organizations to provide information that is readily accessible to decision-makers and the public, the system does not require specialist expertise by either those who apply it, or those who use the results. Useful as EQC can be for establishing management priorities and monitoring changes over time, the simplifications inherent in assessment systems such as EQC may compromise their value. This paper examines the performance of four criteria in an application of the Swedish EQC to surface waters of the Dala River Basin. The EQC could be readily applied using existing monitoring data, and some indicators were judged to work well by experts familiar with the Dala River. Other parameters, however, both biological and chemical, performed less satisfactorily, in part due to the influence of climate. It was concluded that EQC could make a valuable contribution to environmental assessment, particularly by bringing a broader spectrum of managers, stakeholders and politicians into contact with environmental data and a coherent overview of the situation in the river basin. The value of that contribution, however, is contingent upon an expert review of the results that identifies potential problems in the specific EQC application where greater expertise is required for a satisfactory assessment. We suggest that this is likely to be true for many other assessessment systems.
Last update: 11 September 2012