Journal of Chemistry

Harmful Chemicals in the Environment: Measurement, Fate, and Remediation


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1University of Florida, Fort Pierce, USA

2Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

3Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

4University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA


Harmful Chemicals in the Environment: Measurement, Fate, and Remediation

Description

Many environmental contaminants today were originally designed for beneficial uses, including protection of materials, healing the sick, controlling pests, fertilizing crops, or changing the flavors of food. Out of context from their original intended uses, these chemicals may be harmful to environmental resources or the usefulness of resources. Their harm to environmental resources and human health may be greater than their benefit to society. Additionally, many harmful chemicals are generated as wastes from industrial or agricultural processes and some originate from natural processes. A wide range of harmful chemicals can contaminate our water, land, or air, impacting the environment and human health. Ongoing research is focused on novel analytical methods, fate of these chemicals in the environment, and treatment technologies. We invite authors to submit original research articles describing novel analytical methods for monitoring harmful chemicals in various environments. Additionally, we invite contributions of original research articles as well as review articles that focus attention on pollution control processes and technologies for harmful chemicals, as well as articles describing the fate of harmful chemicals in natural and engineered environments.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel analytical methods for identifying and quantifying harmful chemicals in different matrices. Chemicals may include persistent organic pollutants, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, heavy metals, pesticides, and odor chemicals
  • Fate of harmful chemicals in water, air, soil, sediment, living organisms, and ecosystems
  • Fate of harmful chemicals in engineered treatment systems. Engineered treatment systems may include water/wastewater treatment plants, constructed wetlands, on-site wastewater treatment systems, remediation systems for contaminated soil or groundwater, landfill sites, and tailings ponds
  • Pollution control processes and technologies including biological, physicochemical, and advanced oxidation processes

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 723749
  • - Editorial

Harmful Chemicals in the Environment: Measurement, Fate, and Remediation

Jian Lu | Patrick C. Wilson | ... | Jun Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 297686
  • - Research Article

Harmful Chemicals in Soil and Risk Assessment of an Abandoned Open Dumpsite in Eastern China

Ying Huang | YongXia Li | ... | Ning Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 734610
  • - Research Article

Sorption of Pyrene by Clay Minerals Coated with Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) from Landfill Leachate

Pingxiao Wu | Yong Wen | ... | Ping Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 617850
  • - Research Article

Mineralization of Quinoline by BDD Anodes: Variable Effects and Its Effluent Characteristics

C. R. Wang | J. Wang | ... | S. Z. Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 905190
  • - Research Article

Seasonal Variations in Groundwater Level and Salinity in Coastal Plain of Eastern China Influenced by Climate

Shao-feng Yan | Shuang-en Yu | ... | Jianzhong Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 705275
  • - Research Article

Treatment of Antibiotic Pharmaceutical Wastewater Using a Rotating Biological Contactor

Rongjun Su | Guangshan Zhang | ... | John C. Crittenden
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 414237
  • - Research Article

Removal of Ethanethiol Gas by Iron Oxide Porous Ceramsite Biotrickling Filter

Peipei Wang | Shuchuan Peng | ... | Fei Teng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 521395
  • - Research Article

Oxidation of Enrofloxacin with Permanganate: Kinetics, Multivariate Effects, Identification of Oxidation Products, and Determination of Residual Antibacterial Activity

Yongpeng Xu | Shiyao Liu | ... | Fuyi Cui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 313105
  • - Research Article

Parameter Identification of the 2-Chlorophenol Oxidation Model Using Improved Differential Search Algorithm

Guang-zhou Chen | Jia-quan Wang | Ru-zhong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 278326
  • - Research Article

Application of Neutron Activation Analysis for Determination of As, Cr, Hg, and Se in Mosses in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Toluca, Mexico

R. Mejía-Cuero | G. García-Rosales | ... | P. Ávila-Pérez
Journal of Chemistry
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