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Special Issue "Chemistry at Environmental Surfaces"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019) | Viewed by 213

Special Issue Editors

1. Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St., P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504-1106, USA
2. Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Interests: advanced oxidation processes; photocatalysis; environmental photochemistry; adsorption and chemical transformations in environmental and related particles
Prof. Dr. Jon Chorover
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Guest Editor
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0032, USA
Interests: surface and colloid chemistry; mineral transformation reactions; organo-mineral complexes; surface-mediated redox

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“Chemical reactions of anthropogenic compounds initiated, mediated, or catalyzed by environmental solids”

Most anthropogenic compounds released into the environment spend a large portion of their lifetime associated with particulate phases. While passive sorption is an important interaction governing the fate and effects of contaminants, it has become increasingly clear that the surfaces and interstices of environmental particles may perform more active abiotic roles, such as mediating or catalyzing chemical or photochemical transformations, engaging in covalent or coordination bonds with sorbates, storing and conducting electrons, and serving as secondary sources of reactive oxygen species. Researchers are just beginning to define the scope and mechanisms of these interfacial processes. This Special Issue seeks original research articles, as well as review articles by experts in the field, on any aspect of chemistry at the gas or liquid interfaces with terrestrial particles and colloids or atmospheric particles. The articles are expected to provide a source of needed information and insight into this important class of reactions in environmental chemistry and potentially can inspire novel in situ or ex situ remediation strategies.

Prof. Joseph J. Pignatello
Prof. Jon Chorover
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • photolysis
  • persistent free radicals
  • black carbon
  • pyrogenic carbonaceous matter
  • hydroxyl radical
  • superoxide
  • singlet oxygen
  • ozone
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • atmospheric aerosol
  • soil
  • sediment
  • reactive oxygen species
  • reactive halogen species
  • electron transfer
  • electron conduction
  • organic matter
  • coordination complex
  • interfacial chemistry
  • natural particles
  • surface mediation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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