Special Issue "Removal of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Waters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: electrochemistry; electrodeposition; materials science; heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalysis; water decontamination; biotemplating; electrocatalysis; nanomaterials; energy
Interests: electrochemistry; electrodeposition; nanomaterials; magnetic materials; ionic liquids; biotemplating; electrocatalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalysis; water decontamination; energy
Interests: electrochemistry, electroplating; photoelectrochemistry; catalysis; materials processing; biotemplating; natural lithography; energy
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Harmful cyanobacterial algal blooms and cyanotoxins currently pose a major threat to global society, exceeding local, national, and state interests due to their extremely destructive effects on the environment and human health. In the near future, the formation of harmful cyanobacterial algal blooms and, in turn, cyanotoxins is expected to become widespread, driven by anthropological and eutrophication activities such as water pollution and promoted by escalating global temperatures. In developing countries, this adverse situation is aggravated by rapid industrialization, which generally increases demands for energy and lenient antipollution regulations that can worsen existing contamination. The global context of the threat thus urges the innovation of simple, sustainable, low-cost strategies and technologies for water decontamination that can be readily implemented worldwide.
In response, this Special Issue aims to highlight novel research on the development or optimization of new technologies or strategies for efficient, practical ways of circumventing the drawbacks of conventional treatments used to combat the spread of cyanobacterial blooms and their products. Indeed, such research paves the way for securing the safety of global water resources. Studies addressing any other aspects of relevance or reviews related to the removal of cyanotoxins or cyanobacteria are also welcome
Dr. Albert Serrà
Prof. Dr. Elvira Gómez
Dr. Laëtitia V.S. Philippe
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- harmful cyanobacterial algal blooms
- water decontamination
- advanced oxidation process (AOP)