Special Issue "Emerging Contaminants in Water: Detection, Treatment, and Regulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2019)
Prof. Dr. Frederick W. Pontius
An ongoing challenge in the years to come will be to better understand emerging contaminants in water. A contaminant of emerging concern, generally referred to as an “emerging contaminant”, is a naturally occurring or synthetic chemical or substance recently detected or suspected to be present in water and whose toxicity or persistence pose some risk to human health or the environment. Emerging contaminants are usually not regulated or have no established health goals. The lack of scientific information on their detection, treatment and risk prevents evaluation for regulatory action. An already-regulated contaminant could also become an emerging contaminant if new scientific information becomes available necessitating a change to existing regulations or guidelines.
This Special Issue is devoted solely to emerging contaminants in water, bringing together recent research findings from leading scientists, the practical experiences of operators and engineers, as well as from water regulators. The goal is to assemble contributions on the detection, treatment, or regulatory experiences regarding emerging contaminants in water. Contributions reporting the results of applied research to solve real-world emerging contaminant problems are especially desired.
Prof. Dr. Frederick W. Pontius
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Emerging contaminants
- Water quality
- Water treatment
- Monitoring and analysis
- Water quality control
- Drinking water
- Waste water
- Recycled water
- Source water
- Sediments and soils related to water