Special Issue "Planet Contamination with Chemical Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
An enormous number of various compounds—from the vapors of heavy metals and inorganic gases to the most complex organic and bioorganic compounds, including entire microorganisms—enters the Earth’s atmosphere and water reservoirs every day. The number of known priority pollutants and emerging contaminants of environmental concern currently exceeds several thousand (US EPA Part 423, US EPA Part 401). It grows every day as new pollutants enter the environment (NORMAN List of Emerging Substances). This expanding list can also include their metabolites and degradation products, as well as reaction products occurring due to numerous atmospheric and aquatic reactions. In some cases, these products may even be more toxic than their parent compounds. Therefore, it becomes more and more challenging to conduct comprehensive screening for known and emerging environmental contaminants. Today, various laboratories all over the world work on the identification and quantification of environmental pollutants and contaminants using more and more powerful approaches and analytical tools. In the majority of these studies, a targeted approach is used, when the investigators know, a priori, what they are trying to detect. An alternative, non-targeted approach involves attempts to identify all the chemical compounds in the samples. The latter represents a challenging task, although it allows the establishment of novel contaminants and the finding of peculiarities of the pollution in certain territories of the planet. On the basis of these studies, local lists of priority pollutants can be created, followed by the establishment of the sources of these pollutants and development of adequate policies to address those sources.
The proposed Special Issue of Molecules will cover the results of studies of environmental pollution with various compounds, from the Arctic to Antarctic, with modern analytical tools. Besides those of direct air samples, the results of analyses of snow, rain, fog, cloud water etc.—indirectly revealing atmospheric pollution—as well as studies on water and soil contamination are welcomed
Prof. Dr. Albert Lebedev
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- environmental pollution
- priority pollutants
- organic pollutants
- organohalogen compounds
- emerging contaminants
- GC-MS, LC-MS
- instrumental methods of analysis
- targeted analysis
- non targeted analysis