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Environmental Chemistry and Technology

A section of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

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In a historical moment of rapid environmental changes, critical energy, and demographic development, environmental chemistry coupled with technological development must address numerous problems in order to understand the influence of human activities on the transport, transformation, and fate of organic pollutants and inorganic.

Environmental chemistry examines the chemical and biological phenomena that occur in the natural environment. In particular, it studies the interaction of chemical substances (sources, functions, reactions, transport, effects, and destiny) in ecosystems (water, air, soil, and living organisms).

The fields of applications can be very extensive ranging from a) hydrogeochemistry: aqueous models to explain the chemical reactions and transport processes in natural or polluted water; b) atmospheric chemistry: assessments of environmental concentrations of PM, gaseous pollutants, trace elements, and chemical speciation of atmospheric particulates; c) soil chemistry and remediation; d) environmental geochemistry; e) monitoring air pollution using new technologies.

Environmental chemistry and technology can be extensively used to develop new analytical techniques to determine the presence of pollutants in several environmental spheres (water, soil, and air) providing important support for environmental protection agencies.


  • Aquatic chemistry: oxidation/reduction in aquatic chemistry; phase interactions in aquatic chemistry; aquatic microbial biochemistry; water pollutants and water pollution; chemical limnology
  • Atmospheric chemistry: particles in the atmosphere; gaseous inorganic air pollutants; gaseous inorganic air pollutants; photochemical smog
  • Soil chemistry and sediment remediation
  • The geosphere and geochemistry
  • Chemical and biochemical techniques; advanced technologies and materials for environmental pollution prevention and control
  • Environmental technology and ecosystems management
  • Alternative energy technologies
  • Industrial ecology and green chemistry: water renovation and recycling; resources and sustainable materials; industrial ecology for waste minimization, utilization, and treatment

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