Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Occurrence, Fate, Transport and Reactivity of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Aquatic Ecosystems"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: trace metal speciation; geochemical; toxicological; transport to the ocean; overall environmental impact on water quality
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Interests: Trace metals, Emerging Contaminants, Biogeochemistry
This Special Issue focuses on Occurrence, Fate, Transport and Reactivity of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Aquatic Ecosystems (lake, streams, rivers, wetlands, groundwaters, estuaries...). Contaminants of emerging concern are chemical forms that are mostly not regulated or monitored, can cause strong environmental impacts and often are related to human activities. Despite their concentrations often remaining at trace levels (i.e. up to μg/L), those emerging contaminants are potentially linked to toxic effects. Their fates and behaviours in aquatic ecosystems are still not fully understood and their associated risks are not clearly known.
Therefore, it is necessary to characterize and understand their role in aquatic ecosystems, where many of these contaminants are finally discarded. In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions that consider emerging contaminants such as nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals, micro(nano)plastics, and emerging metallic contaminants. We aim to bring together studies on the occurrence, fate, transformations transport and reactivity of emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems, as well as discuss the analytical challenges for their determination and quantification.
Regardless of recent advances, public health and health care institutions need a better understanding of the vulnerability of these contaminants of emerging concern, which are distributed widely in the environment. Evidence related to their identification, fate and transport in different environmental compartments is a high priority.
Due to their low concentrations and difficulties during analysis, methodological experiences for analysis of emerging contaminants are very welcome. New analytical capabilities have allowed scientists to identify these chemicals in the environment in extremely small concentrations.
To sum up, we would like to invite authors to submit original research and review articles focused on contaminants of emerging concern, their occurrence, fate, transport and reactivity in aquatic ecosystems.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Development in detection methods and devices;
- Fate and behaviour in aquatic ecosystems;
- Emerging contaminants source control and management;
- Monitoring in water;
- Contaminants of emerging concern associated toxicity and risk assessment;
- Technologies and processes for control and removal of contaminants of emerging concern.
Prof. Olivier Pourret
Dr. Natalia Ospina-Alvarez
Dr. Haiyan Liu
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.