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Special Issue "Organic Pollutants: Detection, Environmental Fate and Remediation"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Analytical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Armando Zarrelli

Department of Chemical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
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Phone: 0039 081 674472
Interests: Disinfection by-products; disinfection treatments; environmental fate of drugs; natural products; flavonolignans; Silibinin; phosphoramidite chemistry; isolation and structural determination of natural and/or biological active molecules
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marcello Brigante

University Clermont Auvergne—Institute of Chemistry of Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF), Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Interests: photochemistry; environmental chemistry; atmospheric chemistry; advanced oxidation processes
Guest Editor
Prof. Marco Guida

Department of Biology, University of Naples, Naples, Italy
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Interests: advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), environmental hygiene, food hygiene, public health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The term emerging contaminants (EC) includes various biologically active substances of anthropic origin such as personal care products, drugs, psychoactive substances associated with drug addiction, and related metabolites. The presence of EC in water is considered one of the most significant environmental problems of the last decade. For this reason, numerous researchers are focusing their efforts to (i) identify the main organic pollutants in water systems (with particular reference to natural waters intended for drinking water), (ii) develop analytical methods for their quantitative determination, (iii) carry out investigations on the presence of these substances in the water systems of interest, and (iv) evaluate the effectiveness of the transformation/removal pathways (in fact, the degradation of EC can lead to the generation of more or less recalcitrant and toxic compounds).

This Special Issue is intended to highlight the most recent advancements and trends within the framework of emerging pollutants. Research papers and reviews illustrating the most interesting developments related to sample preparation, separation science, spectroscopic and analytical techniques, sensors and biosensors, as well as the characterization of derivatives and evaluation of their acute and chronic toxicity are welcome.

We warmly invite our colleagues to submit their original contributions to this Special Issue in order to provide updates regarding the chemical fate of drugs/biological active molecules and their derivatives on the environment and the evaluation of their properties.

We would be delighted if you could respond to confirm your contribution and the proposed title by 30 November, 2019.

Prof. Dr. Armando Zarrelli
Prof. Dr. Marcello Brigante
Prof. Dr. Marco Guida
Guest Editors

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. Molecules 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 1800 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.


  • Monitoring
  • Environmental transformation
  • By-products
  • Chemical and biological treatments

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