Special Issue "Transport and Fate of Organic Contaminants in Water and Their Impact on Human Health"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 913

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Dr. Sergei M. Chernyák
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University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Interests: environmental chemistry; analytical chemistry

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Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Chernyak is an expert in environmental chemistry with 50 years of research experience in laboratory methods for analysis of organic compounds in both biological and non-biological samples that bridge environmental, environmental health, and occupational health areas. He served as analytical chemist and scientist for USGS, the USDA, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, and the Ministry of Geology and Environment Protection of Russia. He has been a member of several editorial boards at the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Russian Meteorological Committee. At U-M, his work addressed a wide number of analytes and matrices, but much of his work focused on persistent compounds, including chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and other halogenated (i.e., brominated) hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins, furanes and other compounds in matrices include blood, urine, as well as air, soil, biota, and food. He led analytical efforts to develop and validate biomarkers using dried blood spots, including studies examining storage stability, matrix contamination, sensitivity and precision, and overall applicability. Dr. Chernyak investigated the fate of organic contaminants in 28 seas and lakes with an emphasis on Arctic and Polar ecosystems as well as in high agricultural areas in the USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Middle Asia. He was one of the first investigators to test a large group of organic contaminants in the remote coral ecosystems of the South Pacific and first to conduct a large-scale survey of these pollutants in plankton and bottom-dwelling organisms from the Arctic and Antarctic Seas.

Dr. Sergei M. Chernyák
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • pesticides
  • chlorinated hydrocarbons
  • arctic
  • polar ecosystems
  • world ocean
  • seas and lake contaminations

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Multicriteria Visual Approach to the Analysis of Water Quality—A Case Study of the Tisa River Basin in Serbia
Water 2021, 13(24), 3537; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243537 - 10 Dec 2021
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The aim of this research is to provide the assessment of water quality with a wider scheme of interrelations between the water quality parameters and locations using a reliable visual approach of multicriteria PROMETHEE and GAIA methods. The case study of one of [...] Read more.
The aim of this research is to provide the assessment of water quality with a wider scheme of interrelations between the water quality parameters and locations using a reliable visual approach of multicriteria PROMETHEE and GAIA methods. The case study of one of the largest and regionally most important catchment areas on the territory of the Republic of Serbia—the Tisa River Basin—was therein used. The analysis of water quality included scenarios for warm (summer), cold (winter), and average annual period. A partial and complete ranking of locations according to the quality of water was performed by applying the PROMETHEE method and expanded afterward by GAIA method analysis to point out critical locations with endangered water quality (M6, M4, and M11). Identified locations were then investigated in more detail using spider web graphs that revealed water quality variables of concern (PO4-P and N) and indicated the causes of its occurrence. The obtained results are in accordance with the results of physical and chemical tests that are regularly conducted by the official government agencies for environmental protection and the reports that are presented to the public. The presented approach can easily be applied to any water body to point out both the locations with reduced water quality and the specific parameters (causes) that affect the reduction of water quality at these locations, thereby enhancing and strengthening usual water quality assessments as well as water resources management in general. Full article
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