Latest HOT, Review and Open Access content from ESPI





We are delighted to share with you a hand-picked selection of papers recently published in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (ESPI).

HOT papers – as recommended by our referees

A global atmospheric chemistry model for the fate and transport of PFCAs and their precursors
Colin P. Thackray et al.

Trichloroacetyl chloride, CCl3COCl, as an alternative Cl atom precursor for laboratory use and determination of Cl atom rate coefficients for n-CH2=CH(CH2)xCN (x = 3–4)
Sofie Askjær Hass et al.

Geochemical and isotope analysis of produced water from the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale, Appalachian Basin
T.L. Tasker et al.

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Reviews & Perspectives – timely overviews of key topics in environmental science

Quantifying the efficiency and selectivity of organohalide dechlorination by zerovalent iron
Feng He and Paul G. Tratnyek et al.

Potential risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes in bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soils
Maria S. Kuyukina et al.

How the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill reshaped our understanding of crude oil photochemical weathering at sea: a past, present, and future perspective
Collin P. Ward and Edward B. Overton

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Open Access – read for free!

A geospatially resolved database of hydraulic fracturing wells for chemical transformation assessment
Andrew J. Sumner and Desiree L. Plata

Comparing non-targeted chemical persistence assessed using an unspiked OECD 309 test to field measurements
Zhe Li and Michael S. McLachlan

The importance of aromaticity to describe the interactions of organic matter with carbonaceous materials depends on molecular weight and sorbent geometry
Thilo Hofmann et al.

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About ESPI
Published on a not-for-profit basis by the Royal Society of Chemistry and led by Editor-in-Chief Professor Kris McNeill (ETH Zurich), ESPI publishes high quality papers in all areas of the environmental chemical sciences, including chemistry of the air, water, soil and sediment. With a team of expert Associate Editors providing a first decision on submissions in just 38 days*, ESPI is committed to providing you with efficient and attentive service throughout the publication process. Furthermore, our flexible article types with no page or word count restrictions allow you to disseminate your research in a format that best suits you. More about the journal can be found at

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*Average time from receipt to first decision for peer reviewed manuscripts in 2019

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