Special Issue "Integrated Modeling of Emerging Contaminants in the Surface Water: Monitoring, Projections and Risk Analysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alessandra Marzadri
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Guest Editor
Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy
Interests: Interaction between surface and subsurface riverine environments; Nutrient and contaminants transport along rivers; Climate Change; Greenhouse gas emissions from river networks; Hydrological processes; Chemical processes; Chemical reactions; Fluid mechanics; Physical processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Among the multitude of pressures introduced by human activities, special attention needs to be given also to the fate of a vast number of chemical products: from pharmaceuticals and personal care products to pesticides, manufactured nanomaterials, microplastics and other products that are used daily and that will be created in the near future. All these chemical products are known as Emerging Contaminants and they may have potential adverse effects on human and environmental health. Understanding how these emerging contaminants move in surface waters is a fundamental step to predict their fate and advance methods and approaches used for estimating the hazards due to their exposure. This Water Special Issue is designed to publish high-quality papers that will explore these topics. The aim of the Special Issue is to improve existing modeling approaches by combining them with monitoring measurements in order to quantitatively predict their fate and improve the approaches and methods used for assessing risks. We are particularly interested in receiving manuscripts that review experimental, theoretical and computational studies.

Dr. Alessandra Marzadri
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Surface water
  • Integrated Modeling Approaches
  • Measurements
  • Detection techniques
  • Risk assessments

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A Review of Current and Emerging Approaches for Water Pollution Monitoring
Water 2020, 12(12), 3417; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123417 - 04 Dec 2020
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The aquatic ecosystem is continuously threatened by the infiltration and discharge of anthropogenic wastewaters. This issue requires the unending improvement of monitoring systems to become more comprehensive and specific to targeted pollutants. This review intended to elucidate the overall aspects explored by researchers [...] Read more.
The aquatic ecosystem is continuously threatened by the infiltration and discharge of anthropogenic wastewaters. This issue requires the unending improvement of monitoring systems to become more comprehensive and specific to targeted pollutants. This review intended to elucidate the overall aspects explored by researchers in developing better water pollution monitoring tools in recent years. The discussion is encircled around three main elements that have been extensively used as the basis for the development of monitoring methods, namely the dissolved compounds, bacterial indicator, and nucleic acids. The latest technologies applied in wastewater and surface water mapped from these key players were reviewed and categorized into physicochemical and compound characterizations, biomonitoring, and molecular approaches in taxonomical and functional analyses. Overall, researchers are continuously rallying to enhance the detection of causal source for water pollution through either conventional or mostly advanced approaches focusing on spectrometry, high-throughput sequencing, and flow cytometry technology among others. From this review’s perspective, each pollution evaluation technology has its own advantages and it would be beneficial for several aspects of pollutants assessments to be combined and established as a complementary package for better aquatic environmental management in the long run. Full article
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