Special Issue "Environmental Fate of Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.
Interests: environmental fate and effects of xenobiotics; water and soil ecology; microbial ecology; biodegradation; bioremediation; ecotoxicology
Freshwater aquatic ecosystems are a small fraction of the overall water on the planet, and for this reason they are a precious resource for both terrestrial and aquatic organisms. However, these water ecosystems are chronically subjected to a multiple contamination by various point and diffuse industrial, urban, and agricultural sources. A cocktail of regulated hazardous chemicals (e.g., pesticides, hydrocarbons, heavy metals, surfactants), commercial products, and emerging contaminants (e.g., nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, micro(nano)plastics) reach freshwater and can have detrimental effects on the structure and functioning of ecosystems and human health.
This Special Issue welcomes research papers dealing with chemical, microbiological, ecological, and ecotoxicological approaches for assessing the presence of regulated and emerging contaminants and their effects from their sources (e.g., urban- and agro-ecosystems, industrial sites, landfills) to water ecosystems.
Dr. Anna Barra Caracciolo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water and soil contaminants
- persistence and pseudo-persistence
- chemical mixture
- community structure and functioning
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
 Selective potential of the sulfamethoxazole antibiotic on the spread of resistant genes in natural microbial communities.
Rauseo, W.H. Gaze, N. Ademollo, F. Spataro, T. Pescatore, I.C. Stanton, A. Barra Caracciolo, P. Grenni, L. Patrolecco
 Mesocosm experiments to assess ecotoxicity of excavated material from mechanized tunnelling.
Grenni P, Barra Caracciolo A, Rauseo J, Di Lenola, Mingazzini M, Palumbo MT, Galli E, Muzzini V, Donati E, Lacchetti I, Gucci P, Finizio A, Fumagalli P, Patrolecco L