Journal of Chemistry

Environmental Behavior and Effects of Pollutants in Water


Publishing date
01 May 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
27 Dec 2019

Lead Editor

1Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China

2Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

3University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

4Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

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Environmental Behavior and Effects of Pollutants in Water

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Water pollution caused by anthropogenic activities is one of the major environmental problems in the world. A large number of hazardous substances such as heavy metals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials, pesticides, and herbicides are released into the aquatic environment intentionally or unintentionally during industrialization and urbanization, endangering wildlife and human health. However, there are significant differences in environmental behavior and toxicity of different types of pollutants. For example, heavy metals in water may exist in different forms, which in turn may be altered by environmental conditions such as the presence of different types organic matter, the pH and hardness of the water system, and form transformation, thus affecting their behavior and bioavailability. The biological effects and toxicological mechanisms of organic pollutants are more complex. Some organic pollutants are hydrophobic and easy to accumulate in aquatic organisms, while others are hydrophilic and easily migrate in water. Therefore, studies into the environmental behavior and ecological effects of these pollutants in aquatic environments are required.

This special issue aims to focus on recent advances in research on the environmental behavior and effects of anthropogenic pollutants in aqueous environments. It mainly includes the transport, fate, toxic effects, and environmental management of pollutants. It welcomes high-quality original research papers on these topics, showing both technical advances and innovations with respect to the mechanisms of action. Review articles which describe the current state of research on the environmental behavior and effects of anthropogenic pollutants in water are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New techniques and methods in the screening and identification of new emerging organic pollutants
  • Migration and transformation behaviors of heavy metals and metalloids (e.g., Cu, Zn, Ni, Pb, As, Cd, Sn, and Hg)
  • Evaluation and characterization of new emerging organic pollutant biomarkers in aquatic environments
  • The bioavailability and bioaccumulation of typical pollutants (toxic metals and organic pollutants) in aquatic ecosystems
  • Ecological responses to multiple environmental stressors including pollutants in natural waters
  • Biogeochemical process studies addressing the transformations of toxic metals and organic pollutants
  • Ecological risk assessments and human health impact evaluations on toxic metals and organic pollutants

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2437082
  • - Research Article

Thyroid-Disrupting Activities of Groundwater from a Riverbank Filtration System in Wuchang City, China: Seasonal Distribution and Human Health Risk Assessment

Dongdong Kong | Hedan Liu | ... | Jian Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4307251
  • - Research Article

Investigating the Impact of Anthropogenic and Natural Sources of Pollution on Quality of Water in Upper Indus Basin (UIB) by Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Mansoor A. Baluch | Hashim Nisar Hashmi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3051398
  • - Research Article

Neglect of Temperature and pH Impact Leads to Underestimation of Seasonal Ecological Risk of Ammonia in Chinese Surface Freshwaters

Zhen-Guang Yan | Jun-Tao Fan | ... | Yi-Zhang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9187204
  • - Research Article

Modeling of Flocculation and Sedimentation Using Population Balance Equation

Zhipeng Shi | Genguang Zhang | ... | Guoliang Pei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9606121
  • - Research Article

Effect of Colloidal Silicate on the Migration Behaviour of Strontium in Groundwater Environment of Geological Disposal Candidate Site

Rui Zuo | Kexue Han | ... | Xin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2612853
  • - Research Article

Distribution and Bioaccumulation of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Xiamen Coastal Waters

Zhineng Dai | Fansheng Zeng
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