Special Issue "The Fate and Potential Impacts of Emerging Pollutants on the Freshwater Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2021.
Interests: river and lake ecosystems; microbial ecology; ecosystem strcuture and functions; emerging pollutants; microplastics; nanoparticles; toxicity
Interests: water quality improvement technology; water environment protection and bioremediation; coupling of biofilms and active substrata; ecological engineering; nanomaterials for environmental remediation; environmental behaviors of nanomaterials; toxicity of manufactured nanoparticles
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Currently, there is a rising concern about the presence of emerging pollutants among scientists, regulators, and the society in general, due to the their potential negative effects on aquatic systems. Emerging pollutants include a wide variety of chemicals, such as microplastics, nanomaterials, antibiotics, resistance genes, flame retardants, plasticizers, trace heavy metals, personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds in general. Freshwaters are particularly vulnerable to pollutants and also other numerous anthropogenic stressors. Most emerging pollutants can be dicharged into freshwaters through different ways: improper disposal, release through domestic wastewater systems, through agriculture and industry or wastewater treatment plants.
Once released in freshwaters, these emerging pollutants are likely to exhibit a series of complex environmental behaviours (suspended or deposited, migration and transformaiton). During their transport, the growth and metabolism of individuals and communities can be affected, which may lead to changes in community structure, species distribution, and ecosystem functions. Research about the source, distribution, fate, and toxicity of emerging pollutants is pivotal for understanding their potential impacts. It is a vital scientific challenge to disentangle the transport and fate of emerging pollutants in freshwaters, as well as their possible effects on macro/micro organisms in the freshwater ecosystem.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together recent research and reviews into the fate of emerging pollutants in freshwaters and identifying the factors affecting their distribution and transport, as well as the bioaccumulation, toxicity and the associated risk assessments. We also encourage the submission of examples of sustainable remediation practices, and research needs, which help to regulate and control emerging pollutants of freshwater ecosystems.
Prof. Dr. Lingzhan Miao
Prof. Dr. Jun Hou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- freshwater ecosystems
- transport and fate of emerging pollutants
- antibiotic resistance
- metal/organic pollution
- aquatic species
- wastewater treatment plants
- environmental risk assessment