Special Issue "Marine Pollutants"

A special issue of Pollutants (ISSN 2673-4672).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francesco Saliu
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Guest Editor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DISAT), University of Milano-Bicocca, 120126 Milan, Italy
Interests: marine pollution; food chemistry; food contaminants; environmental analyses; analytical methods
Prof. Dr. Paolo Galli
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Guest Editor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DISAT), University of Milan – Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza, 20126 Milan, Italy
Interests: Marine Ecology; Parasite Ecology; Polypropylenes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

This Special Issue entitled “marine pollutants” aims to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the hazardous substances, materials and processes that can pose a risk to marine ecosystems and negatively affect the health and the economy of the communities living the coastal areas (i.e., fishing and tourism industry). All the types of marine pollution will be considered: from planetary scale issues such as like oceans acidification, warming and eutrophication to local scale impact such as like oil spills, chemical and biological contamination, underwater noise. Papers dealing with plastic and microplastic in the marine environment are also welcomed. The covered topics will span all the aspect of marine pollution: occurrence, fate and bio-ecological effects of the marine pollutants; impacts on fishing and aquaculture, analytical methods and monitoring techniques; mitigation and remediation strategies; green technologies and blue economy, law and policies. The target audience includes the whole science community, industry, conservation groups, concerned citizens and policy makers devoted to implement effective pollution control strategies. We would like to encourage you to submit to this Special Issue your original research papers, short communication of preliminary results, review articles or commentaries to stimulate the discussion. 

Dr. Francesco Saliu
Prof. Paolo Galli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Marine pollution
  • Marine debris
  • Organic pollutants
  • Microplastic
  • Ocean warming
  • Ocean acidification
  • Biological contamination

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The Mauritius Oil Spill: What’s Next?
Pollutants 2021, 1(1), 18-28; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/pollutants1010003 - 02 Feb 2021
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In light of the recent marine oil spill that occurred off the coast of Mauritius (Indian Ocean), we comment here the incident, the containment method used by the local population, the biological impact of oil spill on two sensitive tropical marine ecosystems (coral [...] Read more.
In light of the recent marine oil spill that occurred off the coast of Mauritius (Indian Ocean), we comment here the incident, the containment method used by the local population, the biological impact of oil spill on two sensitive tropical marine ecosystems (coral reefs and mangrove forests), and we suggest monitoring and restoration techniques of the impacted ecosystems based on recent research advancements. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Pollutants)
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