Special Issue "Determination and Extraction of Heavy Metals from Wastewater and Other Complex Matrices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: environmental chemistry; heavy metals in the environment; bioaccumulation in aquatic plants and animals; bio indication using fish and other sentinel organisms; ionic liquids for heavy metal removal from natural waters; applications for heavy metal analyses in difficult matrices
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Interests: environmental chemistry, heavy metals in the environment, trace metals in marine systems; metal speciation in marine waters; ionic liquids for the extraction of heavy metals; micro-extraction techniques for sample preparation
Heavy metals in complex matrices, such as wastewater and natural waters with high salinity, present several challenges. The analyses of these elements call for intensive sample pretreatment to avoid interferences of matrix components during the analyses or the need for preconcentration of the analyte. On the other hand, the removal of heavy metals from such matrices calls for the development of task-specific methods and materials that show low interaction with matrix components, such as major ions and organic material, and a high specificity towards the targeted metals. For this Special Issue, contributions are welcome that address the development of new methods for analyses and/or removal of heavy metals from wastewater and other complex matrices.
Prof. Franz Jirsa
Prof. José A. López-López
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- heavy metal analyses
- hypersaline water