Journal of Chemistry

Environmental Behavior and Effects of Pollutants in Water


Publishing date
01 May 2020
Status
Published
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


Environmental Behavior and Effects of Pollutants in Water

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 2639389
  • - Editorial

Environmental Behavior and Effects of Pollutants in Water

Chenglian Feng | Lisa Yu | ... | Chunjiang An
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9729015
  • - Research Article

The Interaction Test of Binary Mixtures of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Using In Vitro Bioassays

Qianqian Tang | Bingli Lei | ... | Su Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9010348
  • - Review Article

Progress in the Research of the Toxicity Effect Mechanisms of Heavy Metals on Freshwater Organisms and Their Water Quality Criteria in China

Ya-jun Hong | Wei Liao | ... | Da-yong Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7293189
  • - Research Article

Kinetic Study of the Adsorption of Polyphenols from Olive Mill Wastewater onto Natural Clay: Ghassoul

Safae Allaoui | Mohammed Naciri Bennani | ... | Najim Ittobane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2698213
  • - Research Article

Assessing Redox Properties of Natural Organic Matters with regard to Electron Exchange Capacity and Redox-Active Functional Groups

Zhiyuan Xu | Zhen Yang | ... | Jie Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7125874
  • - Research Article

Study on Treatment of Salicylhydroxamic Acid Wastewater from Tungsten Molybdenum Mineral Processing

Liping Zhang | Xin Zhang | ... | Xuejing Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7171582
  • - Research Article

Molecular Signatures of Humic Acids from Different Sources as Revealed by Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Shuai Qin | Chengbin Xu | ... | Fei Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6574210
  • - Research Article

Sources of Nitrogen Pollution in Upstream of Fenhe River Reservoir Based on the Nitrogen and Oxygen Stable Isotope

Ying Zhao | Jinhua Dang | Fei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5029535
  • - Research Article

Campus Sewage Treatment by Golenkinia SDEC-16 and Biofuel Production under Monochromic Light

Changliang Nie | Liqun Jiang | ... | Haiyan Pei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3050687
  • - Research Article

Distributions and Sources of Sedimentary Sterols as well as Their Indications of Sewage Contamination in the Guanting Reservoir, Beijing

Xin Wen | Yijuan Bai | ... | Jian Li
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