Special Issue "Characterization of Organic Matter in Marine and Freshwater Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: organic matter; biogeochemistry; molecular interaction; complexation; electrochemical analysis
Organic matter in marine and freshwater environments has a complex chemical composition and physico-chemical properties that depend on its source, interactions, and possibilities for biogeochemical transformation and preservation. The influence of the living world, from the smallest phytoplankton and microbes to larger zooplankton, as well as the geology of the aquatic system are crucial to understanding the role of organic matter in water and the possible role of oceans, seas, and lakes in carbon sequestration. Organic molecules play a role in the distribution of carbon by influencing the global carbon cycle and the associated climate changes. On the other hand, organic matter changes when exposed to different types of environmental stressors, such as changes in temperature, pH, and salinity, anthropogenic pollution, and atmospheric contributions. Changes in organic matter in waters have an impact on other chemical components of water and thus indirectly affect water quality. Qualitative and quantitative characterization of heterogeneous natural organic matter remains a major challenge for chemists and oceanographers around the world and requires the development of new separation methods and highly sensitive analytical methods.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality original research papers and review articles addressing recent advances in the characterization of global or local natural organic matter, the use of new methods, and/or developments in monitoring.
Dr. Slađana Strmečki Kos
Dr. Blaženka Gašparović
Manuscript Submission Information
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- organic matter;
- molecular composition;
- climate change;
- analytical methods;
- water quality;