POPs in Water Environment

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2013) | Viewed by 712

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Department of Natural Sciences, Barstow 307-A, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI 54880, USA

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are man-made compounds that can stay in the environment for many years and can accumulate in fatty tissue. The Stockholm Convention in 2005 added nine more compounds to the “dirty dozen”. These POPs include pesticides which are organochlorine compounds such as aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, alpha and beta hexachlorocyclohexane (also by-products), chlordecone, and lindane. Industrial chemicals such as PCBs, hexachlorobenzene (also a pesticide), hexabromobiphenyl, hexa- and heptabromodiphenyl ether (commercial octabromodiphenyl ether), pentachlorobenzene, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its salts perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride, tetra- and pentabromodiphenyl ether (commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether), and unintentional by- products compounds: polychlorinated dioxins and furans. These highly toxic substances are released into the environment though several human activities and travel long distances via air and water. The total distribution of POPs concentrations in water around the world is unknown. For that reason, I would like to call for papers where you can share your research results of these POPs in water and related research in order to make available information about their global environment transport.

Papers will be selected by peer review with the expected outcome being wide dissemination of research results. Original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of water pollution are of interest.

Dr. Lorena M. Rios
Guest Editor

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  • persistent organic pollutants
  • chlorinated pesticides
  • dioxins and furans
  • PCBs
  • distribution POPs
  • monitoring POPs
  • anthropogenic activities
  • flame retardants
  • water pollution
  • water pollution control

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