Special Issue "Mass Spectrometry and Analytical Techniques in the Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2022.
Interests: mass spectrometry – fundamental (reaction mechanisms and structures of gas phase ions); MS applied (study of biological and environmental problems; development and optimization of analytical techniques based on mass spectrometry, for separation, identification and characterization of unknowns in complex mixtures even at trace level
Mass spectrometry is one of the most technologically driven research areas that has been successfully applied to the identification of almost all types of compounds. It is versatile, efficient, and sensitive, and has essential characteristics for the identification of unknown compounds, even at trace level. These can be found in a wide range of areas, such as the environment, where the nature and identity of contaminants in water, air, and soils are a priority due to the strong implications they may have on human health, as well as their risk to aquatic organisms.
Dioxin-like compounds, atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, emerging contaminants, are just a few examples of priority pollutants that can be found in air, water, and soils. Their detection, identification, and quantification, as well as the development of degradation procedures for these compounds, together with the identification of the resulting degradation products are of major importance. For this, mass spectrometry and hyphenated techniques mass spectrometry-based, such as GC-MS, LC-MS, and MS-MS, are of the utmost importance.
This Special Issue will publish contributions from researchers in the field of mass spectrometry applied to the environment, which review and discuss the most current methodologies used for the identification of contaminants and their transformation products. Particular emphasis should be focused on new methodologies that involve pollutant transformation and identification/characterization procedures involving mass spectrometry.
I would like to invite you to submit original research papers to the Special issue “Mass Spectrometry and Analytical Techniques in the Environment”.
Prof. Dr. Maria Helena Florêncio
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- mass spectrometry
- hyphenated techniques mass spectrometry-based
- transformation products