CALL FOR PAPERS for the Virtual Special Issue: “Treatment technologies for emerging contaminants in water”
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
Emerging Contaminants (ECs), including pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), are increasingly being detected at low levels in water and wastewater, and there is concern that these compounds may have an impact on aquatic and human organisms. There are many ECs and PPCPs that act as so-called endocrine disruptors (EDs). EDs are compounds that alter the normal functions of hormones resulting in a variety of health effects. EDCs can alter hormone levels leading to reproductive effects in aquatic and human organisms. The emerging contaminants may also demonstrate low acute toxicity but cause significant reproductive effects at very low levels of exposure.
In recent years, the presence of these contaminants has been detected and recognized as significant water pollutants that have adverse effects. Conventional treatment processes are not capable of removing these micropollutants which are reported to bioaccumulate in macro-organisms.
This Special Issue will be dedicated to all types of technologies available to remove these emerging contaminants (ECs) in water and wastewater. These technologies include phase-changing processes (adsorption and membrane processes), biological treatments and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). In view of that, the editors of this Special Issue encourage authors to submit new quality manuscripts on the matter.
The Editors encourage authors to submit full research or short communication manuscripts to this Special Issue, in order to present their new research results, as well as critical reviews or works showing scientifically based new perspectives, with discussion and reflections on key aspects of this very interesting field of research.