Special Issue "Emerging Pollutants: Nature, Analysis, Occurrence, Health Effects and Removal Technologies"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Pollution is one of the most important environmental problems that affect our world. Traditionally, research on water pollution was focused almost exclusively on priority pollutants, substances that present a significant risk to human health or the environment. Recently, that research has also been extended to so-called “emerging pollutants”, contaminants previously unknown or not recognized as such, whose presence in the environment is not necessarily new, but about whose possible consequences there is concern. They are unregulated pollutants, which may be candidates for future regulations, depending on their potential effects on human health and ecosystems. Emerging pollutants are increasingly studied and characterized worldwide both to improve the understanding of their environmental impact and to look for technologies that allow their efficient removal.
The list of emerging pollutants includes a wide variety of compounds of different nature, structure, and uses, including drugs, psychostimulants, disinfectants, personal care products, surfactants, additives and industrial agents, sweeteners, pesticides, nanomaterials, microplastics, etc. Metabolites and degradation products of the groups just mentioned are also considered emerging pollutants.
This Special Issue aims to cover the recent development and advancement on all aspects related to emerging pollutants, such as nature, identification, analytical procedures, occurrence, health effects, and individual and combined removal/degradation technologies, including biological (aerobic and anaerobic), physical (adsorption, membrane processes, etc.), chemical (reduction processes, classical and advanced oxidation process, etc.), and electrochemical technologies.
Both research and review papers are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Gerardo León
Manuscript Submission Information
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- emerging pollutant
- health effect
- individual removal/degradation technology (biological, physical, chemical, electrochemical)
- combined removal/degradation technology