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Special Issue "Geochemistry of Water and Sediment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: environment science; water quality; geochemistry; water sediments; heavy metal
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Interests: environmental chemistry; heavy metals; waters; sediments; soils; pollution risk assessment
Today, water pollution is a growing problem worldwide. Increased concentrations of toxic substances, especially heavy metals, affect biodiversity and are hazardous for human health. Sediment may act as a sink for a huge number of toxic substances and should therefore be investigated in addition to water. Geochemical investigations of aquatic sediments in freshwater and marine environments are of fundamental interest for the assessment of the state of pollution of investigated water bodies and their ecosystems. The chemical composition of sediment is informative, both in investigations of mineral resources of a particular region for mining purposes, as well as in tracing contamination from different sources (sewage, industry, agriculture, abandoned and active mines, landfills, harbors, oil drilling, etc.).
Drinking water quality is one of the major health problems worldwide, as pollution affects all sources of drinking water—groundwater, spring-, river-, and lakewater. Interaction of water and sediment is of special importance, as sediment can also release heavy metals and act as a source of pollution.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish original high-quality research papers, as well as review articles addressing recent advances on water and aquatic sediment research, and new methods and developments in monitoring and legislative development.
Dr. Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski
Dr. Sanja Sakan
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 1800 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.
- water and sediment quality
- geochemical composition
- heavy metals
- drinkng water
- analytical methods
- legislative development