Special Issue "Environmental Fate of Emerging Organic Micro-Contaminants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: fate of contaminants in terrestrial and aquatic environments
Interests: environmental fate of micro-organic contaminants, their sources, and dynamics (transportation, transformation/biodegradation, sediment storage, and uptake by aquatic plants and other biota) in river systems
The toxicity and fate of pharmaceuticals and other emerging micro-organic contaminants in the natural and built environments have been the focus of much research over the last twenty years. Recently, particular focus has been centred on the fate of antimicrobial chemicals, including antibiotics and antifungals. The occurrence of such chemicals in the environment is thought to contribute to the selection of resistance in exposed microorganisms. Little is known regarding their persistence through sewage treatment facilities, particularly their partition to sewage sludge or fate in sewage sludge-applied soils. Only recently have minimum selective concentrations for resistance in water been determined for a wide degree of antibiotics. However, little research has been conducted to elucidate whether the concentrations found in various environmental matrices influence the selection of resistance in the environment. The common occurrence of non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals and other micro-organic contaminants (e.g. perfluorinated compounds, plasticisers) is equally of great concern in terms of their environmental fate (occurrence, transformation/biodegradation/attenuation, and bioaccumulation). While the focus of this Special Issue is antibiotics and antifungals, we invite you to submit manuscripts on the environmental fate of all other micro-organic contaminants, particularly in the water-sediment, water-biota, and soil–plant systems.
Dr. Peter Hooda
Dr. John Wilkinson
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- microbial resistance
- wastewater treatment