Special Issue "Interaction between Micro/Nano-Plastics and Cyanotoxins"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 January 2023 | Viewed by 172

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hong Li
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Guest Editor
Key Laboratory of Three Gorges Reservoir Ecological Environment, Ministry of Education, College of Environment and Ecology, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
Interests: microcystis; cyanobacteria; microplastic; cyanotoxin; toxicity; sediment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global occurrence of micro/nano plastics and their potential impact on the environment is of great concern. The influx of excessive nutrients into freshwater can alter the total biomass of algal communities and may cause the occurrence of harmful algal blooms, which would consequently introduce cyanotoxin into the aquatic environment. One of the possible links between micro/nano plastics and cyanotoxin is the regulation of the toxin-producing capability of plastics. Another is their influence on the mitigation and environmental behavior of toxins.

Thus, this Special Issue invites papers that provide up-to-date knowledge elucidating the interaction between micro/nano plastics and cyanotoxins, with a focus on the following topics:

  • The response of toxin-producing phytoplankton to micro/nano plastics exposure;
  • The interfacial process between micro/nano plastics and cyanotoxin;
  • The toxicity of micro/nano plastics and cyanotoxin to organisms;
  • Strategies that reduce the toxicity of micro/nano plastics and cyanotoxin;
  • Methods that describe the toxicity of micro/nano plastics and cyanotoxin to organisms;
  • The fate of micro/nano plastics and cyanotoxin in the aquatic environment.

Dr. Hong Li
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microplastic
  • nanoplastic
  • microcystis
  • cyanotoxin
  • interfacial process
  • interaction

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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