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Special Issue "Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: environmental analysis and monitoring; trace analysis; quality assurance and quality control; chemical metrology; chemical statistics
The main developmental trends in chemical analytics have involved the determination of analytes at ever decreasing detection levels in samples with increasingly complex matrices. This is an extremely difficult and complicated task and, therefore, it poses a great challenge to analytical chemists.
Environmental analytical chemistry is a field of science that draws on experience from many of the sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics) to accomplish the primary goal – obtaining reliable information about the investigated objects. Development trends of environmental analytical chemistry can be divided into two basic groups:
- Methodological – such as speciation analysis, application of the procedures for the simultaneous determination of multiple analytes, use of summary indicators of assessment of the quality of the environment, the use of biosensors, modification and simplification of the sample preparation step, increasing selectivity of analytical procedures, and the application of green analytical techniques
- Instrumental – use of hyphenated techniques, miniaturization, automation, computerization, using new sensors, biosensors, utilization of on-line, in-line, in-situ measurements, and the application of statistical tools and chemometrics for data treatment.
This Special Issue will cover a wide range of topics related to both of groups of trends in environmental analytical chemistry.
Prof. Piotr Konieczka
Manuscript Submission Information
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- method development
- method validation
- hyphenated techniques
- green analytical chemistry