Special Issue "Emerging Organic Contaminants in Water Ecosystems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: emerging contaminants; HPLC-MS; perfluorinated compounds; environmental quality standards; fate of organic compounds; extraction methods; biota monitoring
Interests: organic contaminants in aquatic ecosystems; chemical-physical characterization of the organic substance
Interests: environmental chemistry; monitoring; remote areas
Interests: mass spectrometry; high-performance liquid chromatography; environmental analytical chemistry; aquatic ecotoxicology
Since the end of the 20th century, the very fast development of mass spectrometric techniques hyphenated to liquid chromatography opened the possibility to explore the fate and distribution of new classes of polar, and not yet regulated, compounds, which were collected under the generic name of emerging contaminants. After about twenty years of studies, we need to point out the status of the research in this field. This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent achievements in the field of analytical methods for the determination of emerging contaminants in the different aquatic matrices; their fate and distribution in the aquatic ecosystems including bioaccumulation in biota; their effects on aquatic ecosystems at different oraganization levels. The evidence of the wide occurrence of many classes of emerging compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, perfluorinated compounds, siloxanes, in the aquatic environment and the risks connected with their presence made urgent to develop targeted treatment methods and derive environmental quality standards or threshold values for surface, ground and drinking waters in order to manage the problem.
Dr. Stefano Polesello
Dr. Luisa Patrolecco
Dr. Nicoletta Ademollo
Dr. Sara Valsecchi
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- Emerging contaminants
- personal care products
- perfluorinated compounds
- effect based methods
- mass spectrometry
- treatment technologies
- environmental quality standards