Special Issue "Plastic Pollution"
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: 31 August 2019.
Dr. Teresa Rocha-Santos
Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: plastics; microplastics; development of analytical methodologies fit for purpose; fate and behavior of organic contaminants in the environment and during wastewater treatment
Plastic is widely used, with an annual production of more than 322 million tons. Plastics debris comes from both land-based and marine-based activities. Plastic pollution has become a serious threat to environment and ecosystems health (damage to habitat, ingestion of both plastics and microplastics, vector of chemical compounds and microorganisms, release of additives), and sea-related socio-economic activities (tourism, fisheries). In order to understand plastic fate and behavior in the environment, more research is need. Manuscripts on all aspects related to plastic pollution, including analytical methodologies for sampling, characterization and analysis of plastics (macro-, micro- and nano-), revealing the toxicological mechanisms of plastics and possible environmental and health effects, ecotoxicological evaluation of plastic impacts, plastics as vectors of environmental contaminants and microorganisms, mitigation strategies, legislation, and the socio-ecological and socio-economic aspects of plastic pollution, are sought. Both research and review papers are welcome.
Dr. Teresa Rocha-Santos
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- Vectors of chemical compounds
- Mitigation strategies
- Ecotoxicological effects
- Human health effects of plastics