Special Issue "The Transformation Mechanism and Environmental Effects of Emerging Pollutants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022 | Viewed by 1742
Interests: Environmental transformation and fate of organic pollutants; Chemical oxidation process in water and wastewater treatment; Environmental Theoretical Chemistry
Various emerging pollutants are being detected in the natural environment, and thus understanding their biological toxicity and other related environmental effects has become the focus of researchers’ concern. Since they may cause great harms to organisms and even humans, great efforts have been devoted to removing these pollutants from the environment. Given this, evaluating the transformations of these pollutants during various treatment processes, including the exploration of reaction kinetics and mechanisms, the identification of intermediate products, and the toxicity assessment of reaction solutions, is a hot research topic that is becoming one of the frontier fields of environmental chemistry.
We are pleased to invite you to submit related research and review papers to this Special Issue. Please make your contributions to spread knowledge on the transformation mechanisms and environmental effects of emerging pollutants to scientific researchers all over the world, and improve the public understanding of toxic substances.
This Special Issue aims to: 1) Propose the transformation mechanisms of pollutants in water, soil, and gas media with experimental measurements based on modern analytical techniques and molecular-structure-based theoretical calculations. Especially, researchers are encouraged to conduct combined theoretical and experimental studies for the explanation of experimental phenomena and degradation mechanisms. 2) Reveal the underlying molecular mechanism for the activity of toxic substances and predict the properties of structurally similar compounds with quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) models obtained through the comprehensive study of a certain series of compounds.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Environmental Chemistry;
- Environmental Toxicology.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Ruijuan Qu
Prof. Dr. Zunyao Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- emerging pollutants
- intermediate products
- reaction mechanisms
- theoretical calculation
- quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR)
- toxicity assessment