PSEP Special Issue-Novel practices for monitoring, treating, and preventing cyano-HABs
This special issue aims to address several aspects related to the monitoring, prediction of formation, treatment (at source and in water treatment plants) and toxicity of cyano-HABs as well as the health risks posed from exposure and use of cyanotoxin contaminated water in crop irrigation, aquatic cultures, and inadequately treated water for human consumption. Special emphasis will be given to the effects that each treatment process has for the remaining ecosystem when applied at source and the residual toxicity of the transformation by-products when applied in a treatment train. Publications on the uptake of toxins from crops, fish, and mussels are also welcome. The main topics covered by this Special Issue are:
- Novel at source treatments for the removal of cyanotoxins and cyanobacteria from surface water
- Novel physico-chemical treatments for the removal of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins from drinking water.
- Preventative practices for minimizing bloom formation
- Toxicity of transformation products from the treatment of cyanotoxins
- Toxicity and uptake of cyanotoxins in aquatic organisms.
- Effects on cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial toxins on crop irrigation (including soil)
- Up-take, accumulation, transportation and transformation of cyanotoxins in crops
- Human exposure of cyanotoxins via inhalation and ingestion of contaminated food and water.
This Special Issue will be published to cover a lack of scientific research in relation to the monitoring, treatment (at source and in treatment facilities) and health risks from coming in contact directly (recreational activities) and indirectly (food chain and potable water) with cyanotoxins and toxic cyanobacteria. This Special Issue will become a key publication for engineers, scientists, competent authorities, public health practitioners and policy makers in the field of water monitoring/treatment/remediation of cyano-HABs, as well as the toxicity of the by-products formed during treatment, and the effects of cyanobacterial water on aqueous organisms and crops.
Submission of manuscripts:
All special issue submissions should be extended (full-text) versions of papers presented at the conference. Please see https://www.journals.elsevier.com/process-safety-and-environmental-protection/ for details of the journal’s aims and scope to ensure that your paper is within scope. To meet the journal requirements for a full research paper your extended paper should be a minimum of 6000 words excluding figures and tables. The manuscript will be subjected to the standard journal peer review process. Submissions to the special issue will need to be received via https://www.evise.com/profile/api/navigate/PSEP by 15 September 2019. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, please select ‘VSI: Cyanos’ when choosing the ‘Article Type’.
To indicate your expression of interest in submitting a paper to this special issue please notify Managing Editor Catherine Cliffe at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible please, but no later than 30 June 2019. Please supply details of a provisional title and author names where possible.