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Special Issue "Nanomaterial-Based Electrochemosensors for Environmental Monitoring"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Angela Maria Stortini
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Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy
Interests: nanostructured electrodes; bio and biomimetic sensors; environmental monitoring; water and air quality; sea surface microlayer
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Prof. Dr. Juan Manríquez
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Department of Science, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica S. C., Parque Tecnológico Querétaro, Sanfandila, Pedro Escobedo, 76703 Querétaro, Mexic
Interests: chemically modified electrodes for electrochemical detection of contaminants in environmental and biological media.
Prof. Dr. Erika Bustos
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Department of Science, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica S. C., Parque Tecnológico Querétaro, Sanfandila, Pedro Escobedo, 76703 Querétaro, Mexico
Interests: application of electroanalytical techniques for detection of pollutants in water and soil.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental emerging contaminants (EECs) can be synthetic or natural chemical products (including any microorganism) that, when present in the environment, can be the cause of known or suspected ecological adverse effects. Since these pollutants are not often detected, neither quantified nor monitored regarding time, the effects on ecosystems, including human health, are discovered when the magnitude of the damage becomes very difficult to abate.

Among others, EECs include pharmaceuticals, pesticides, industrial-grade chemicals, surfactants, and personal care products, as well as endocrine-disrupting compounds, analgesics, antibiotics, hormones, and a whole range of other pharmaceutical compounds, including anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antiepileptic drugs. In all cases, these products are constantly discharged to groundwater, surface water, municipal wastewater, drinking water, and food sources.

In this way, electrochemosensors have been shown to be very sensitive technologies for monitoring known environmental pollutants in water, soil, and air. However, the detection and quantification of EECs by means of these technologies involve the increment of the electroactive area and the enhancement of the analytical selectivity. These qualities are often presented by nanomaterials having, for instance, a wide variety of optoelectronic, magnetic, or biomimetic properties. Therefore, it is reasonable to propose that the design and construction of nanomaterial-based electrochemosensors are growing as promising technological pathways for attending to the monitoring EECs entering the environment.

This Special Issue aims to provide some insights into recent development in electrochemosensors for the environmental monitoring of known and emerging environmental contaminants.

Dr. Angela Stortini
Prof. Dr. Juan Manríquez
Prof. Dr. Erika Bustos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • bio- and biomimetic sensors
  • electrochemical detectors
  • electrochemosensors
  • nanomaterials
  • environmental monitoring
  • environmental matrices
  • emerging contaminants
  • portable devices
  • circular economy

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