The 10th Anniversary of JMSE—Recent Advances in Section Chemical Oceanography

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Oceanography".

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Dear Colleagues,

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is going to reach a remarkable milestone, and in celebration of this special occasion, we have taken the initiative to launch a Special Issue called “The 10th Anniversary of JMSE – Recent Advances in Section Chemical Oceanography".

  • The 10th anniversary of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering: Invited Papers in “Recent Advances in Section Chemical Oceanography". This Special Issue aims to gather moderate-sized original research or review papers featuring important and recent developments or recent progress in chemical oceanography with an emphasis on the study of the chemical components of the oceans, their reactions, and their pathways of transformation and the impact that they have on aquatic biota. Emphasis is placed on organic and inorganic compounds, particulate and dissolved material, and the ocean sediments; the pathways that compounds follow affect the global cycling of elements such as carbon and nitrogen, and relationships with biological activity.
  • The papers can cover either experimental or field research in environments such as cold seeps and saline lakes, salt marshes, and deep ocean sediments combining field observations, laboratory experiments, and computer models to understand factors affecting chemical compositions and how they vary in time and space. The main topics, though not exclusively, include sources, transport, alterations and fate of organic compounds in aquatic and atmospheric environments; the molecular characterization of riverine/estuarine/marine dissolved organic matter (DOM); microbial- and photochemical-derived changes in DOM composition; the transport of biologically important elements to oceans and estuaries via aerosols; the processes controlling aerosol elemental solubility and metal speciation; the fate of aerosol-derived trace elements and nutrients; reactive transport modelling and biogeochemical cycling; bioturbation, microbial metabolism; pollutants and nutrient dynamics and human impacts at the land–ocean interface, salt marsh carbon and groundwater dynamics; oil spill impacts; chemical matrix changes on oxidative stress onset; adaptive redox responses and metabolic changes to environmental modifications.

The authors are well-known experts in their domain and are invited to submit their contribution at any moment from now to the end of the submission deadline.

Prof. Dr. Michele Arienzo
Dr. Gaetana Napolitano
Prof. Dr. Carlo Donadio
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Keywords

  • oceans
  • organic and inorganic compounds
  • DOM molecular characterization
  • mobility of pollutants
  • organism exposures and bioaccumulation
  • oxidative stress
  • toxicity

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First Results of a Campaign of the Measurement of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Sediments of the Hooghly River, West Bengal, India
by Michele Arienzo, Maria Toscanesi, Luciano Ferrara, Carlo Donadio, Priyanka Mondal, Jonathan Muthuswamy Ponniah, Gaetana Napolitano, Santosh Kumar Sarkar and Marco Trifuoggi
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2024, 12(4), 666; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse12040666 - 17 Apr 2024
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This study presents the first data on a 2018–2021 campaign to monitor polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon levels, PAHs, in the final stretch of the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. The range of sedimentary PAHs was 0–47,366 ng/g, higher than the ranges given by [...] Read more.
This study presents the first data on a 2018–2021 campaign to monitor polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon levels, PAHs, in the final stretch of the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. The range of sedimentary PAHs was 0–47,366 ng/g, higher than the ranges given by the literature for comparable study areas. The assay reveals an outstanding level of PAHs contamination in the fine sediments of the Hooghly River and Sundarban wetland, where the dominance of 4–6 ring PAHs was 83% of the total. The diagnostic ratios based on molecular ratios of PAHs show that the pollution comes mainly from the combustion of petroleum. The ratio of anthracene relative to anthracene plus phenanthrene, ANT/(ANT + PHE), was >0.30, which is higher than the reference discriminant ratio of >0.10, suggesting that PAHs were from the combustion source. In the meantime, fluoranthene over the sum of fluoranthene plus pyrene, FLT/(FLT + PYR), was >0.5 and indicated coal combustion, in agreement with the literature. The mean level of carcinogenic hydrocarbons was at 18% of the total measured PAH, with a peak of 91%, revealing significant potential risk for humans and ecosystems. The toxicity equivalence factors, TEF, of the individual PAHs and the total BaP equivalent toxicity, TEQ, were adopted as a comparison reference of sediment quality. At most sites, toxic effect ranges were classified as high and very high. The results of this research call for public authorities to remedy a situation of severe ecological risk. Full article
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Field Determination and Spatial Distribution of Se (IV) in Coastal Seawater of China
by Tianzhuo Liu, Dawei Pan, Hong Wei, Yan Liang, Ying Li and Md. Abdur Rahman
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2024, 12(3), 398; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse12030398 - 26 Feb 2024
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A portable electrochemical system based on rGO/AuNPs/Nafion was constructed for selenium (IV) field determination in coastal seawater of the North Yellow Sea, East China Sea and South China Sea. This system demonstrated a low determination limit (0.03 μg/L), a wide linear range of [...] Read more.
A portable electrochemical system based on rGO/AuNPs/Nafion was constructed for selenium (IV) field determination in coastal seawater of the North Yellow Sea, East China Sea and South China Sea. This system demonstrated a low determination limit (0.03 μg/L), a wide linear range of concentration (0.1–30 μg/L), exceptional reproducibility and repeatability, and excellent selectivity. Each individual, entire test could be accomplished within 8 min. In Yantai Sishili Bay, the Se (IV) concentrations ranged from 0.16–3.59 μg/L (average 1.43 μg/L). In Shengshan Island, the Se (IV) concentrations ranged from 0.20–5.18 μg/L (average 2.06 μg/L). In Zhelin Bay, the Se (IV) concentrations ranged from 0.87–4.87 μg/L (average 3.13 μg/L). The average concentrations of Se (IV) in surface seawater showcased an increasing trend from the north to the south of China, suggesting Zhelin Bay > Shengshan Island > Sishili Bay. The system develops a new, competitive method for water quality assessment, and contributes to the accurate study of the biogeochemical cycles of selenium. Full article
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