Archive for the ‘Themed Collections’ Category

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Collections

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (ESPI) is the home for high-impact research in all areas of the environmental chemical sciences, including chemistry of the air, water, soil and sediment. We welcome studies on the environmental fate and effects of anthropogenic and naturally occurring contaminants, both chemical and microbiological, as well as related natural element cycling processes. Here, we’ve brought together our latest Article Collections and Themed Issues to enable you to easily navigate to content most relevant to you. We hope that you enjoy reading the papers in these collections.

Ongoing collections

HOT articles

Recent Reviews

Open Access articles

Emerging Investigators series

 

Themed issues and collections

Indoor Air Quality 2023
A collection including ESPI and Environmental Science: Atmospheres articles, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Policy and Evidence team

Chemistry of Atmospheric Pollutants 2023
Guest Edited by Amila De Silva (Environment and Climate Change Canada), Max McGillen (CNRS-ICARE), Jason Surratt (University of North Carolina) and Cora Young (York University)

Biogeochemistry of the Trace Elements 2022
Guest Edited by Lenny Winkel (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) and Elsie Sunderland (Harvard University)

POPs and Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern: Influence of Climate Change 2022
Guest Edited by Derek Muir (Environment & Climate Change Canada), Cynthia de Wit (Stockholm University), Katrin Vorkamp (Aarhus University) and Simon Wilson (Stockholm University)

Cryosphere Chemistry 2020
Guest Edited by Rose Cory and Kerri Pratt (University of Michigan)

Halogenated (semi)volatile organic compounds (“X(S)VOCs”) 2020
Guest Edited by Elizabeth Edwards (University of Toronto), Lucy Carpenter (University of York), Sarah Blossom (University Arkansas Medical Science) and Paul Tratnyek (Oregon Health & Science University)

PFAS 2019
Guest Edited by Lutz Ahrens (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Jonathan Benskin (Stockholm University, Sweden), Ian Cousins (Stockholm University, Sweden), Michelle Crimi (Clarkson University, USA) and Chris Higgins (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Indoor Air : Sources, Chemistry and Health Effects 2019
Guest Edited by Delphine Farmer (Colorado State University, USA) and Marina Vance (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)

The environmental geochemistry and biology of hydraulic fracturing 2019
Guest Edited by Desirée Plata (MIT), Rob Jackson (Stanford University), Paula Mouser (University of New Hampshire) and Avner Vengosh (Duke University)

Atmospheric Surfaces 2018
Edited by Marianne Glasius (Aarhus University, Denmark) and Guest Editors Merete Bilde (Aarhus University, Denmark) Neil Donahue (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Miriam Freedman (Pennsylvania State University, USA) 

Mercury Biogeochemistry, Exposure, and Impacts 2018
Edited by former ESPI Associate Editor Helen Hsu-Kim (Duke University) and Guest Editors Chris Eckley (EPA) and Noelle Selin (MIT)

Bioanalytical tools for water and sediment quality assessment 2017
Edited by former ESPI Associate Editor Edward Kolodziej and Guest Editors Bryan Brooks (Baylor University, USA), Kyungho Choi (Seoul National University, Korea) and Ruth Marfil-Vega (American Water, USA)

QSARs and computational chemistry methods in environmental chemical sciences 2017
Guest Edited by Paul Tratnyek (OHSU) and Kathrin Fenner (Eawag)

 

Editor’s choice collections

Aquatic Photochemistry
Collated by ESPI Editor-in-Chief, Kris McNeill

Planetary Health
Collated by ESPI Associate Editor, Paul Tratnyek

Underappreciated Science
Collated by former ESPI Associate Editor, Ed Kolodziej

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

RSC Environmental Science Symposium at ACS Spring 2023

We are delighted to announce a special journal Symposium taking place at ACS Spring 2023 on Monday 27th March.

This symposium will highlight high-quality, cutting-edge research carried out by rising stars in the environmental sciences, alongside presentations from members of the Editorial Board and the recent Emerging Investigators of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environmental Science journals – Environmental Science: Advances, Environmental Science: Atmospheres,  Environmental Science: Nano, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

More information about ACS Spring can be found here, in addition to information on how to register

Symposium details:

When: Monday 27th March (all-day)
Where: Room 112 (Indiana Convention Center), Indianapolis, IN, USA & Online

Speakers and talk titles:

8:30 AM Sarah Styler McMaster University, Canada
Building surfaces as mediators of the long-term air quality and health impacts of wildfire smoke events

8:50 AM Carrie McDonough Carnegie Mellon University, USA
The sum of its parts: Dosing with complex mixtures to deconstruct PFAS bioaccumulation 

9:10 AM Rawad Saleh University of Georgia, USA
Dissecting the complexity of brown carbon 

9:30 AM Elijah Schnitzler Oklahoma State University, USA
Light-absorption, hygroscopicity, and aging of biomass burning organic aerosol in the southern Great Plains 

9:50 AM Graham Gagnon Dalhousie University, Canada
Exploring decadal changes in natural organic matter quality in a browning drinking water supply using a large fluorescence dataset 

10:35 AM Rachel Scholes The University of British Columbia, Canada
Enhancing transformation of wastewater-derived trace organic contaminants in nature-based treatment systems 

10:55 AM Lucia Rodriguez Freire Newcastle University, UK
Harnessing the Plant Holobiont for Pollution Control and Resource Recovery 

11:15 AM Tara Kahan University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Micro-spectroscopy of solute-containing ice 

11:35 AM Paul Tratnyek Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Assessment and prediction of the physicochemical properties of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) using statistical and computational chemical models 

2:05 PM Xiao Su University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Electrochemically-driven reactive separations for environmental remediation and resource recovery 

2:25 PM Ngai Yin Yip Columbia University, USA
High-salinity electrodialysis with rationally-designed ion-exchange membranes 

2:45 PM Nirupam Aich University at Buffalo, USA [virtual]
Additive Manufacturing for Nano-Enabled Water Treatment Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges 

3:05 PM Michael Strano Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Carbon Fixing Material Systems 

3:25 PM Kathryn Riley Swarthmore College, USA
Silver nanoparticle dissolution kinetics are mediated by the Caulobacter crescentus metabolite corona 

3:55 PM Amanda Giang The University of British Columbia, Canada & Miling Li University of Delaware, USA [virtual]
Investigating the dynamics of methylmercury bioaccumulation in the Beaufort Sea shelf food web: a modeling perspective 

4:15 PM Ines Zucker Tel Aviv University, Israel [virtual]
MoS2-based Nanocomposites for Water Decontamination 

4:35 PM Zeinab Hosseinidoust McMaster University, USA [virtual]
Putting bacteriophages to work for clean air, water, and food 

4:55 PM Susana Kimura University of Calgary, Canada [virtual]
The role of chlorinated benzotriazoles on the formation of disinfection byproducts 

5:15 PM Sara Mason Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Modeling Transformations of Nanomaterials in Aqueous Settings to Drive Sustainability and Function 

 

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Themed Issue Open for Submissions: Chemistry of Atmospheric Pollutants

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts seeks your highest impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue dedicated to Chemistry of Atmospheric Pollutants. 

Guest Edited by ESPI Editorial Board member Amila De Silva (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada), Max McGillen (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France), Jason Surratt (University of North Carolina, USA) and Cora Young (York University, Canada).

The goal of the issue is to present advances in molecular-level study of atmospheric chemical processes that form our critical understanding of pollutant emissions, transport, transformation, and deposition. Such research is particularly apt given the accelerated perturbations such as climate change, changing emissions (including emerging contaminants), land development and regulations.

Submissions are open from now until 31st April 2022

We welcome urgent Communications, Full papers and Reviews. Articles can be submitted using our online submission system: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/em. Upon submission, please add ‘Invited for the Chemistry of Atmospheric Pollutants Themed Issue’ in step 4 of the submission process. All manuscripts will undergo initial assessment and peer review as per the usual standards of the journal.

 

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Themed Issue Open for Submissions: Biogeochemistry of the Trace Elements

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts seeks your highest impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue dedicated to Biogeochemistry of the Trace Elements

Guest Edited by Elsie Sunderland (Harvard University, USA) and Lenny Winkel (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology, Switzerland)

This themed issue will showcase advances in research on the biogeochemistry of trace elements, highlighting the wide range of biogeochemical processes and environmental impacts of essential as well as toxic trace elements. Of special interest for the themed issue is research related to interfaces, such as mineral-water and aerosol-gas phase reactions, research linking environmental compartments, such as hydrosphere/ atmosphere interactions and regional/ global trace element cycling, as well as research on coupled biogeochemical cycles, such as coupled trace element cycles or coupled trace element-carbon cycling.

Submissions due: 17th December 2021

Submit your work now: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/em

We welcome urgent Communications, Full papers and Reviews. Upon submission, please add ‘‘Invited for the Biogeochemistry of the Trace Elements themed issue’ in step 4 of the submission process. All manuscripts will undergo initial assessment and peer review as per the usual standards of the journal.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Themed Issue Open for Submissions: Wildfires – influence on air, soil and water

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts seeks your highest impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue dedicated to Wildfires – Influence on air, soil and water.

Guest Edited by Alex Chow (Clemson University, USA) and Lu Hu (University of Montana, USA)

Ash and smoke from wildfire and prescribed fires can contaminate soil, air, and water, impacting millions of people worldwide every year. The burn area, frequency, and severity are predicted to continue increasing under a future warmer climate. In addition to the dangers of heat from an active fire, fire smoke emits hundreds if not thousands of air toxins, posing significant threats to public health and wildlife. Ash and fire retardants negatively affect soil and water quality, threatening aquatic biotics, agricultural operation, and municipal water supplies downstream. Long-term changes in vegetation composition and land cover can also alter nutrient cycles, ecosystem function, and even climate.

Despite its significant impacts on the environment, there are still many knowledge gaps on the environmental chemistry of wildfires – from essential and trace elements, heavy metals, nutrients, organic compounds, to pyrogenic and black carbon. Furthermore, studies connecting these chemicals among air, soil, and water are extremely limited. This wildfires-themed issue is to encourage the communication and understanding from atmospheric, soil and water chemistry. Laboratory, field, numerical model, and remote sensing approaches to study the processes and impact of wildfires and prescribed fire on either soil, water, air, climate, or the interfaces among them are welcome.

Submissions due: 31st March 2022

Submit your work now: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/em

Upon submission, please add ‘Invited for the Wildfires themed issue’ in step 4 of the submission process. All manuscripts will undergo initial assessment and peer review as per the usual standards of the journal.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Halogenated (semi)volatile organic compounds – Themed Issue in ESPI

In March 2020 Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts published a special issue on Halogenated (semi)volatile organic compounds (“X(S)VOCs”).

Guest Edited by Elizabeth Edwards (University of Toronto), Lucy Carpenter (University of York), Sarah Blossom (University Arkansas Medical Science) and ESPI Associate Editor Paul Tratnyek (Oregon Health & Science University) this Themed Issue features research and reviews on chlorinated solvents, their metabolites, disinfection byproducts, and their environmental occurrence, fate, effects, and remediation. You can read the Editorial introducing this issue here.

 

 

 

 

 

Read the full issue at rsc.li/halocarbons

Below is a small selection of some of the articles featured in this issue:

Retrospective on microbial transformations of halogenated organics
L. McCarty, C. S. Criddle and T. M. Vogel

Placenta as a target of trichloroethylene toxicity
Elana R. Elkin, Sean M. Harris, Anthony L. Su, Lawrence H. Lash and Rita Loch-Caruso

Quantifying the efficiency and selectivity of organohalide dechlorination by zerovalent iron
Feng He, Li Gong, Dimin Fan, Paul G. Tratnyek and Gregory V. Lowry

Natural and anthropogenic sources of bromoform and dibromomethane in the oceanographic and biogeochemical regime of the subtropical North East Atlantic
Melina Mehlmann, Birgit Quack, Elliot Atlas, Helmke Hepach and Susann Tegtmeier

Diverse dechlorinators and dechlorination genes enriched through amendment of chlorinated natural organic matter fractions
Hanna R. Temme and Paige J. Novak

Summation of disinfection by-product CHO cell relative toxicity indices: sampling bias, uncertainty, and a path forward
Elizabeth McKenna, Kyle A. Thompson, Lizbeth Taylor-Edmonds, Daniel L. McCurry and David Hanigan

Comparison of modeled and measured indoor air trichloroethene (TCE) concentrations at a vapor intrusion site: influence of wind, temperature, and building characteristics
Elham Shirazi, Gregory S. Hawk, Chase W. Holton, Arnold J. Stromberg and Kelly G. Pennell

We hope that you enjoy reading the great research featured in this issue.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Halogenated (semi)volatile organic compounds (“X(S)VOCs”) Themed Issue

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (ESPI) seeks your high-impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue on Halogenated (semi)volatile organic compounds (“X(S)VOCs”).

Guest Edited by Elizabeth Edwards (University of Toronto), Lucy Carpenter (University of York), Sarah Blossom (University Arkansas Medical Science) and ESPI Associate Editor Paul Tratnyek (Oregon Health & Science University) this issue will focus especially on chlorinated solvents (TCE), their metabolites, disinfection byproducts (THMs), etc. and their environmental occurrence, fate, effects, and remediation. A wide range of contributions are encouraged, from any compartment (air, soil, water, biota, etc.).

Submissions for this Themed Issue are due by 1st November 2019 – if you would like to submit to this Themed Issue, please contact the Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Editorial Office at espi-rsc@rsc.org to let us know.

 

Guest Editors (Left to Right): Elizabeth Edwards (University of Toronto), Lucy Carpenter (University of York), Sarah Blossom (University Arkansas Medical Science) and ESPI Associate Editor Paul Tratnyek (Oregon Health & Science University)

Click here to return to the journal homepage

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Cryosphere Chemistry: Themed Issue in ESPI

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (ESPI) seeks your high-impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue on Cryosphere Chemistry.  

Guest Edited by Rose Cory and Kerri Pratt (University of Michigan) this issue will showcase studies on chemical processes in sea ice, snow, glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost soils as well as studies on waters draining permafrost soils. A wide range of contributions are encouraged, from atmospheric chemistry (e.g. atmospheric aerosols and trace gases) to biogeochemistry (e.g. chemical weathering or organic matter chemistry). Laboratory, field or modeling studies from diverse environments (e.g. glaciers, high latitude and high altitude systems) are welcomed.

Submissions for this Themed Issue are due by 29th February 2020 – if you would like to submit to this Themed Issue, please contact the Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Editorial Office at espi-rsc@rsc.org to let us know.

 

Guest Editors (Left to Right): Rose Cory (University of Michigan) and Kerri Pratt (University of Michigan)

Click here to return to the journal homepage

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Themed Issues in the Environmental Science journals

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environmental Science journals Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Environmental Science: Nano and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology are home to a diverse array of impactful research. Each journal publishes topic-based themed issues covering a variety of exciting areas in the field of envionmental science and engineering.
Here, we’ve collated our topic-based themed collections across the three journals for you to easily navigate to content most relevant to you, and also explore exciting new areas. We hope you enjoy reading the papers in these collections!

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

PFAS: Themed Issue

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (ESPI) seeks your high-impact research for our upcoming Themed Issue on PFAS.

Guest Edited by Lutz Ahrens (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Jonathan Benskin (Stockholm University), Ian Cousins (Stockholm University), Michelle Crimi (Clarkson University, USA) and Chris Higgins (Colorado School of Mines, USA), this issue will showcase studies which advance our understanding of the unique properties of PFASs and the risks these chemicals pose to the environment and human health, along with innovative approaches for chemical analysis, exposure assessment, modelling, and remediation of PFASs.

Examples of specific topics of interest for this Themed Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Sources, transport and fate of PFASs.
  • Bioaccumulation in wildlife and human exposure pathways, including PFAS temporal and spatial trends in humans and wildlife.
  • Emerging analytical methods for addressing the number and diversity of PFASs (e.g. total oxidation, suspect- and non-target screening, total organic fluorine, targeted approaches for emerging PFASs).
  • Ecotoxicology and human toxicology, including mechanisms of action.
  • Risk characterization and management.
  • Regulation (e.g. short-chain and alternative PFASs).

This issue will be part a pair of Themed Issues on PFASs organized in collaboration with ESPI’s sister journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology (ESWRT). The ESPI Themed Issue will focus on occurrence, fate, behaviour and effects of PFAS; whereas the ESWRT issue will focus on treatment, remediation, and management of PFASs. Find out more about the ESWRT issue here.

Submissions for this Themed Issue are due by 31st May – If you would like to submit to this Themed Issue, please contact the Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Editorial Office at espi-rsc@rsc.org to let us know.

Guest Editors: Left to Right – Lutz Ahrens (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden), Jonathan Benskin (Stockholm University), Ian Cousins (Stockholm University), Michelle Crimi (Clarkson University, USA) and Chris Higgins (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)