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Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Engineering Polytechnic School, University of Santiago de Compostela, Campus univ. s/n, 27002 Lugo, Spain
INSTM and Chemistry for Technologies Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy
College of Resources and Environment, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, China
Department Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Engineering Polytechnic School, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Experimental Science, University of Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
CNR—National Research Council of Italy, Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Via Real Collegio, 30-10024 Moncalieri (Torino), Italy
William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Department of Plant Biology and Soil Sciences, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Via di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino, Italy

Environmental and Health Issues and Solutions for Anticoccidials and other Emerging Pollutants of Special Concern

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2023
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

Although previous Topics have considered emerging pollutants, new and crucial data are continuously being generated in this field of research, in terms of both classic and new pollutants. Among them, anticoccidial compounds are gaining increasing attention, and this is also the case for a variety of other substances of emerging concern. This Topic will be open to submissions focused on various environmental elements (soil, water, and air) and those specifically considering living organisms affected by these kinds of contaminants. Both the detection/quantification and removal of these pollutants should be the main objectives in research within this Topic. In addition, articles related to technical, scientific, and/or social aspects affecting this theme will be also considered and well received. The editors of this Topic come from different countries and continents, and their specific fields of research are wide and include a broad variety of subjects, which will facilitate the assessment and finding of appropriate reviewers for each of the submissions: research papers, reviews, short communications, perspectives, etc. The editors expect the published papers to contribute to the establishment solid science and promote new ideas/views that could help to further develop this interesting field.

Prof. Dr. Avelino Núñez-Delgado
Prof. Dr. Elza Bontempi
Prof. Dr. Yaoyu Zhou
Prof. Dr. Esperanza Alvarez-Rodriguez
Prof. Dr. Maria Victoria Lopez-Ramon
Dr. Mario Coccia
Dr. Zhien Zhang
Dr. Vanesa Santas-Miguel
Dr. Marco Race
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Keywords

  • anticoccidial pollution
  • bioadsorbents
  • emerging pollutants
  • pollution treatment
  • soil and water pollution
  • air pollution

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Processes
processes
3.5 4.7 2013 13.9 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Materials
materials
3.4 5.2 2008 14.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Sustainability
sustainability
3.9 5.8 2009 18.3 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Toxics
toxics
4.6 3.4 2013 15.6 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Environments
environments
3.7 5.9 2014 20 Days CHF 1500 Submit
Standards
standards
- - 2021 27.7 Days CHF 1000 Submit

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Examining the Relationship between Pro-Environmental Attitudes, Self-Determination, and Sustained Intention in Eco-Friendly Sports Participation: A Study on Plogging Participants
Sustainability 2023, 15(15), 11806; https://doi.org/10.3390/su151511806 - 01 Aug 2023
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In response to rising environmental concerns and the increase in eco-friendly sports activities, this study investigated the determinants of sustained intention to participate in plogging, a combination of jogging and litter collection. A total of 288 randomly assigned plogging participants were surveyed to [...] Read more.
In response to rising environmental concerns and the increase in eco-friendly sports activities, this study investigated the determinants of sustained intention to participate in plogging, a combination of jogging and litter collection. A total of 288 randomly assigned plogging participants were surveyed to discern the effects of autonomy, competence, and relatedness experiences on sustained plogging intentions as suggested by self-determination theory. The study also examined the moderating role of eco-friendly attitudes. The analysis, executed using multi-group structural equation modeling, revealed that while autonomy and competence did not significantly influence extrinsic motivation, relatedness emerged as the most influential factor. This suggests that plogging primarily serves as a prosocial behavior, enhancing relationships, rather than a means to increase physical competence. The values derived from plogging and the intention to continue varied based on the participants’ eco-friendly attitudes. The authors conclude that voluntary participation and socialization are the core values of plogging and understanding these can promote healthier and more sustainable behaviors. Full article
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Efficient Degradation of Chlortetracycline by Graphene Supported Cobalt Oxide Activated Peroxydisulfate: Performances and Mechanisms
Processes 2023, 11(5), 1381; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11051381 - 03 May 2023
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Cobalt oxide has good catalytic activity for peroxydisulfate (PDS) activation but poor stability and is vulnerable to inactivation because of agglomeration. In this work, the chlortetracycline (CTC) degradation by peroxydisulfate (PDS) catalysis using the reduced graphene oxide support cobalt oxide (Co3O [...] Read more.
Cobalt oxide has good catalytic activity for peroxydisulfate (PDS) activation but poor stability and is vulnerable to inactivation because of agglomeration. In this work, the chlortetracycline (CTC) degradation by peroxydisulfate (PDS) catalysis using the reduced graphene oxide support cobalt oxide (Co3O4/rGO) composite catalyst was investigated. It was found that 86.3% of CTC was degraded within 120 min in the Co3O4/rGO-800/PDS system. The influences of catalyst dosage, PDS concentration, solution pH, and reaction temperature were systematically explored. The excellent removal performance of CTC could be attributed to the synergistic effect between adsorption and catalytic degradation. Co2+ and surface functional groups played as active sites to catalyze PDS, and the circulation of Co2+/Co3+ was achieved. Moreover, Co3O4/rGO-800 showed satisfactory reusability after three cycles. This research can provide useful information for the development of efficient PDS catalysts and facilitate insights into CTC degradation mechanism. Full article
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Efficiency of Coagulation/Flocculation for the Removal of Complex Mixture of Textile Fibers from Water
Processes 2023, 11(3), 820; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11030820 - 09 Mar 2023
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Synthetic fibers enter wastewater treatment plants together with natural fibers, which may affect treatment efficiency, a fact not considered in previous studies. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficiency of the coagulation/flocculation process for the removal of a [...] Read more.
Synthetic fibers enter wastewater treatment plants together with natural fibers, which may affect treatment efficiency, a fact not considered in previous studies. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficiency of the coagulation/flocculation process for the removal of a mixture of textile fibers from different water matrices. Natural and synthetic fibers (100 mg/L; cotton, polyacrylonitrile, and polyamide) were added to a synthetic matrix, surface water and laundry wastewater and subjected to coagulation/flocculation experiments with ferric chloride (FeCl3) and polyaluminum chloride (PACl) under laboratory conditions. In the synthetic matrix, both coagulants were found to be effective, with FeCl3 having a lesser advantage, removing textile fibers almost completely from the water (up to 99% at a concentration of 3.94 mM). In surface water, all dosages had approximately similar high values, with the coagulant resulting in complete removal. In laundry effluent, the presence of surfactants is thought to affect coagulation efficiency. PACl was found to be effective in removing textile fibers from laundry wastewater, with the lowest removal efficiency being 89% and all dosages having similar removal efficiencies. Natural organic matter and bicarbonates showed a positive effect on the efficiency of FeCl3 in removing textile fibers from surface water. PACl showed better performance in coagulating laundry wastewater while surfactants had a negative effect on FeCl3 coagulation efficiency. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Environmental Pollution Related to Antioccidial Molecules
Authors: Prof. Dr. Avelino Núñez-Delgado
Affiliation: Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Engineering Polytechnic School, University of Santiago de Compostela, Campus univ. s/n, 27002 Lugo, Spain

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