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Special Issue "Nano and Micro Plastic Detection and Identification in Water"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Contamination".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 4885
Special Issue Editor
Interests: nano and micro plastic detection and identification; water treatment; water quality
Special Issue Information
Micro and nano plastics (MPs; NPs) are mainly the result of the degradation of larger plastic precursors via natural and eternal stimuli, such as weather, UV radiation, oxidation, etc. MPs are identified as plastic particles with a particle diameter below 5 mm. MPs are considered one of the most important environmental concerns, because of their extremely long degredation times (via natural processes) and their inert nature. NPs are defined as plastic particles with a particle diameter below 0.001 mm, and there have been numerous recent studies focusing on the toxicity of NPs, including cytotoxicy and oxidative stress from NPs as they could cross the cell wall and can interact with the cell functions.
Therefore, it is extremely important to accurately identify and quantify MPs and NPs in water sources. This Special Issue will focus on bringing high quality research studies related to identifying MPs and NPs in water sources. We will be focusing on methods for the sampling, separation, purification, and identification of MPs and NPs in water. We are interested in receiving a wide range of research works, from more traditional approaches to novel methods.
Dr. Sarper Sarp
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- sampling methods
- sample preparation
- spectroscopic methods
- thermal methods