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Environmental Chemistry publishes papers reporting chemistry that enhances our understanding of the environment including air, water, soil, sediments, and biota. More

Editor-in-Chief: Kevin Francesconi


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Published online 05 August 2015
Characterisation of microplastics and toxic chemicals extracted from microplastic samples from the North Pacific Gyre 
Lorena M. Rios Mendoza and Patrick R. Jones

Environmental context. Microplastics are a new source of toxic compounds in marine and freshwater environments. This research documents the discovery of microplastic fibres in the seawater column and the chemical analysis of associated toxic chemicals in microplastic marine debris. Microplastic pollution is pervasive and hazardous.

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Published online 28 July 2015
Environmental effects on arsenosugars and arsenolipids in Ectocarpus (Phaeophyta) 
Ásta H. Pétursdóttir, Kyle Fletcher, Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir, Eva Krupp, Frithjof C. Küpper and Jörg Feldmann

Environmental context. Arsenolipids, which are present in seaweed, can show high toxicity, emphasising the need for more information on these compounds. We investigated the effects of different stress factors on the arsenic compounds formed by cultures of brown algae, and compared the results with those from field-collected samples. We show that the arsenolipid and arsenosugar profiles differ depending on the experimental conditions, and that a deficiency in phosphate has a direct positive effect on the biosynthesis of arsenic-containing phospholipids.

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Published online 28 July 2015
Effects of myo-inositol hexakisphosphate and orthophosphate adsorption on aggregation of CeO2 nanoparticles: roles of pH and surface coverage 
Biao Wan, Yupeng Yan, Fan Liu, Wenfeng Tan, Jiajie He and Xionghan Feng

Environmental context. To understand the behaviour and fate of nanoparticles (NPs) in the natural environment requires knowledge of their aggregation state under environmentally relevant conditions. This work investigates the influence of myo-inositol hexakisphosphate and phosphate on the colloidal stability of CeO2 NPs, and shows that adsorption of organic and inorganic phosphorus plays an important role on the interaction between the nanoparticles. Surface phosphorus coverage should be considered when predicting the fate of CeO2 NPs and other similar NPs in the environment.

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Published online 28 July 2015
Double-functionalised magnetic nanoparticles for efficient extraction of bisphenol A from river water 
Yipei Sheng, Huaqin Guan, Yanfang Zhang, Xuemei Zhang, Qingqing Zhou and Zhenkun Lin

Environmental context. Conventional pre-treatment methods are usually ineffective for the extraction of bisphenol A (BPA) from environmental water samples. We report that a novel magnetic nanoparticle with double-functionalisation is an excellent solid-phase adsorbent for extracting BPA from river water samples. This study provides a simple but efficient approach for extraction of low-concentration pollutants from water samples.

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Published online 24 July 2015
Distributions of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: a temporal and spatial variation analysis for pollen and honey samples 
Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Chi-Hsuan Chang, Lin Tao and Mei Chen

Environmental context. Neonicotinoids are a group of widely used insecticides that have been implicated in the deterioration of honeybee health and the declining number of honeybee colonies worldwide. We wanted to find out whether neonicotinoids are commonly present in pollen and honey, which are the main food sources for bees. The results show that neonicotinoids are ubiquitous in the environment where bees foraged, and therefore could pose risks to honeybee health.

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Published online 21 July 2015
Microplastic contamination in an urban area: a case study in Greater Paris 
Rachid Dris, Johnny Gasperi, Vincent Rocher, Mohamed Saad, Nicolas Renault and Bruno Tassin

Environmental context. Plastics production has increased considerably in the last years, leading to pollution by plastics, including microplastics (comprising particles smaller than 5 mm). This work addresses the issue of microplastics from urban sources in Greater Paris and its effect on receiving waters. Microplastics were found in all urban compartments investigated, namely atmospheric fallout, waste- and treated water, and surface water.

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Published online 10 July 2015
Phosphorus and arsenic distributions in a seasonally stratified, iron- and manganese-rich lake: microbiological and geochemical controls 
Adam Hartland, Martin S. Andersen and David P. Hamilton

Environmental context. Despite being present at trace concentrations, arsenic and phosphorus are among the most important of freshwater contaminants. This research highlights the biogeochemical coupling of both elements in a New Zealand lake. We find that the mineralisation of organic residues coupled to the dissolution of colloidal iron and manganese hydroxides may be an important driver of the bioavailability of phosphorus and arsenic.

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Published online 10 July 2015
Voltammetric tools for trace element speciation in fresh waters: methodologies, outcomes and future perspectives 
Damiano Monticelli and Salvatore Caprara

Environmental context. Trace elements are ubiquitous in natural waters where their levels are highly variable depending on natural factors and anthropogenic pollution. The chemical form of the element determines its behaviour in the environment and whether it is likely to pose a risk to environmental and human health. This paper focuses on elemental forms in freshwater systems: it reviews analytical methods, gathers available data, and assesses trends, needs and open issues in this field.

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Published online 08 July 2015
Air pollution: new insight from direct measurements of ozone production 
Piero Di Carlo
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Published online 01 June 2015
Dissolution of mixed amorphous–crystalline Cd-containing Fe coprecipitates in the presence of common organic ligands 
Carla E. Rosenfeld and Carmen E. Martínez

Environmental context. Common soil minerals, which often contain trace metals in contaminated environments, are thought to limit metal-related risks in the environment. We studied the stability of these contaminated minerals and found that the presence of plant-derived organic compounds can alter contaminant availability in such environments. Understanding how soluble organics may change trace metal availability helps to predict risk and potentially remediate such environments more efficiently.

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Published online 25 May 2015
Interaction of humic acids with soil minerals: adsorption and surface aggregation induced by Ca2+ 
Nanci Kloster and Marcelo Avena

Environmental context. Humic acids, important components of natural organic matter in soils, sediments and aquatic media, can interact with the surface of minerals affecting key environmental processes. In the presence of calcium, humic acids can also interact among themselves leading to molecular aggregates. We demonstrate that a solid mineral surface facilitates the formation of humic acid aggregates, and thus surface aggregation occurs under conditions where normal aggregation in solution does not occur.

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Published online 20 May 2015
Change in chirality of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes can overcome anionic surfactant stabilisation: a systematic study of aggregation kinetics 
Iftheker A. Khan, Joseph R. V. Flora, A. R. M. Nabiul Afrooz, Nirupam Aich, P. Ariette Schierz, P. Lee Ferguson, Tara Sabo-Attwood and Navid B. Saleh

Environmental context. Chirally enriched semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are some of the most utilised nanomaterials. Although chirality of SWNTs is known to influence their electronic properties and interfacial interaction, the interplay between chirality and surfactant structure in SWNT stability is not well understood. This study investigates these interactions, providing data to better assess the environmental fate of SWNTs.

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Published online 20 May 2015
Effect of fluctuating oxygen concentration on iron oxidation at the pelagic ferrocline of a meromictic lake 
Jenny Bravidor, Julika Kreling, Andreas Lorke and Matthias Koschorreck

Environmental context. The cycling of iron plays an important role in pelagic boundary zones such as the oxic–anoxic interface where physical and chemical gradients occur. The turnover of iron in this zone depends on oxygen fluctuation and the duration of the fluctuation event. This study increases the understanding of biogeochemical iron transformation in such hotspots.

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Published online 20 April 2015
Adsorption of trace metals by microplastic pellets in fresh water 
Andrew Turner and Luke A. Holmes

Environmental context. Although microplastics are known to adsorb and transport contaminants in the aquatic environment, there is no information on the significance of the effect in fresh waters. We studied the adsorption of metals to new and aged plastic pellets in river water, and show interactions that are dependent on time, pH and metal concentration. Because metals have a higher affinity for aged pellets than for new pellets, weathered microplastics could represent a significant vehicle for the transport of metals in aquatic environments.

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Volume 12 Number 4 2015
Naturally Produced Organohalogens – Atmosphere and Soil

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Foreword to the Special Issue on ‘Naturally Produced Organohalogens – Atmosphere and Soil’ 
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Heinz Friedrich Schöler , Cornelius Zetzsch and Andreas Kappler
pp. i-ii

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Iron-catalysed oxidation and halogenation of organic matter in nature 
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Peter Comba , Marion Kerscher , Torsten Krause and Heinz Friedrich Schöler
pp. 381-395

Environmental context. Natural organohalogens produced in and released from soils are of utmost importance for ozone depletion in the stratosphere. Formation mechanisms of natural organohalogens are reviewed with particular attention to recent advances in biomimetic chemistry as well as in radical-based Fenton chemistry. Iron-catalysed oxidation in biotic and abiotic systems converts organic matter in nature to organohalogens.


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A recent survey of naturally occurring organohalogen compounds 
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Gordon W. Gribble
pp. 396-405

Environmental context. The general perception that nature does not produce compounds containing halogens – chlorine, bromine, iodine and fluorine – is now known to be erroneous. Modern isolation and identification techniques have led to the discovery of more than 5000 halogen-containing compounds from myriad marine and terrestrial plant and animal sources. Many of these compounds possess extraordinary biological activity, including anticancer, antiviral and antibacterial activity of potential human benefit.


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Halogenated hydrocarbon formation in a moderately acidic salt lake in Western Australia – role of abiotic and biotic processes 
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A. Ruecker , P. Weigold , S. Behrens , M. Jochmann , X. L. Osorio Barajas and A. Kappler
pp. 406-414

Environmental context. Volatile halogenated organic compounds (VOX) contribute to ozone depletion and global warming. Here we demonstrate that acidic salt lake sediments in Western Australia contribute to the global natural emission of these compounds and that the emissions are primarily of biotic origin. Elucidating major sources and sinks of VOX is a key task in environmental chemistry because their formation and degradation have major effects on atmospheric chemistry and thus earth climate.


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Thermolytic degradation of methylmethionine and implications for its role in DMS and MeCl formation in hypersaline environments 
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Ines Mulder , Torsten Krause , Tobias Sattler , Christoph Tubbesing , Sabine Studenroth , Krzysztof Bukowski , Elliot Atlas and Heinz F. Schöler
pp. 415-425

Environmental context. Methyl chloride and dimethyl sulfide are important atmospheric trace gases, but their biogeochemical contributions to the atmosphere are not fully understood. The amino acid derivative methyl methionine has been hypothesised to be a precursor of these two atmospheric gases, especially in drying salt-lake environments. We found methyl chloride and dimethyl sulfide in salt crystals and soils samples of hypersaline lakes, suggesting that a thermal decay of methyl methionine could be one of the formation mechanisms responsible.


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Seasonal changes in chlorine and methoxyl content of leaves of deciduous trees and their impact on release of chloromethane and methanol at elevated temperatures 
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W. Colin McRoberts , Frank Keppler , David B. Harper and John T. G. Hamilton
pp. 426-437

Environmental context. Chloromethane is the most abundant naturally produced chlorine-containing organic compound, responsible for ~16 % of chlorine-catalysed stratospheric ozone destruction. A significant source of this gas is emission from biomass by reaction between chloride ion and methoxyl groups of the biopolymers pectin and lignin. The seasonal changes in the chlorine and methoxyl pools observed in leaves of several deciduous tree species have implications for understanding chlorine volatilisation during biomass burning and estimation of the global chloromethane budget.

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Vertical distribution of BrO in the boundary layer at the Dead Sea 
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Robert Holla , Stefan Schmitt , Udo Frieß , Denis Pöhler , Jutta Zingler , Ulrich Corsmeier and Ulrich Platt
pp. 438-460

Environmental context. Reactive halogen species affect chemical processes in the troposphere in many ways. The reactive bromine species bromine monoxide (BrO) is found in high concentrations at the Dead Sea, but processes for its formation and its spatial distribution are largely unknown. Information on the vertical distribution of BrO at the Dead Sea obtained in this work may give insight into the processes leading to BrO release and its consequences.


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Iron(III)-induced activation of chloride from artificial sea-salt aerosol 
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Julian Wittmer , Sergej Bleicher , Johannes Ofner and Cornelius Zetzsch
pp. 461-475

Environmental context. Inorganic, natural aerosols (sea-salt, mineral dust, glacial flour) and contributions of anthropogenic components (fly ash, dust from steel production and processing, etc.) contain iron that can be dissolved as FeIII in saline media. This study investigates photochemical processes in clouds and aerosols producing gas-phase Cl as a function of salt- and gas-phase composition employing a simulation chamber. Atomic Cl may contribute to the oxidative capacity of the troposphere, and our findings imply local sources.

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Consumption of reactive halogen species from sea-salt aerosol by secondary organic aerosol: slowing down the bromine explosion 
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Joelle Buxmann , Sergej Bleicher , Ulrich Platt , Roland von Glasow , Roberto Sommariva , Andreas Held , Cornelius Zetzsch and Johannes Ofner
pp. 476-488

Environmental context. Secondary organic aerosols together with sea-salt aerosols are a major contribution to global aerosols and influence the release of reactive halogens, which affect air quality and human health. In this study, the loss of reactive halogen species from simulated salt aerosols due to three different types of secondary organic aerosols was quantified in chamber experiments and investigated with the help of a numerical model. The loss rate can be included into chemistry models of the atmosphere and help to quantify the halogen budget in nature.


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New particle formation above a simulated salt lake in aerosol chamber experiments 
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K. A. Kamilli , J. Ofner , B. Lendl , P. Schmitt-Kopplin and A. Held
pp. 489-503

Environmental context. Deforestation in Western Australia beginning in the mid-19th century led to a considerable change of the land surface, and Western Australia is now suffering more often from droughts. Particle formation induced by salt lakes has been identified as a potential control factor for changed precipitation patterns. This study aims to determine key factors involved in the particle formation process by simulating a simplified salt lake in an aerosol chamber in the laboratory.


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Isotopic composition of polyhalomethanes from marine macrophytes – systematic effects of the halogen substituents on isotopic composition 
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Enno Bahlmann , Christian Stolle , Ingo Weinberg , Richard Seifert , Detlef E. Schulz-Bull and Walter Michaelis
pp. 504-514

Environmental context. Once released to the atmosphere, halocarbons are involved in key chemical reactions. Stable carbon isotope measurements of halocarbons can provide valuable information on their sources and fate in the atmosphere. Here, we report δ13C values of 13 polyhalomethanes released from brown algae, which may provide a basis for inferring their sources and fate in future studies.

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Dynamics of halocarbons in coastal surface waters during short term mesocosm experiments 
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Anna Orlikowska , Christian Stolle , Falk Pollehne , Klaus Jürgens and Detlef E. Schulz-Bull
pp. 515-525

Environmental context. Halocarbons are trace gases important in atmospheric ozone chemistry whose biogenic production – among other factors – depends on light-induced stress of marine algae. Several studies have confirmed this effect in laboratory experiments but knowledge in natural systems remains sparse. In mesocosm experiments, which are a link between field and laboratory studies, we observed that the influence of natural levels of ultraviolet radiation on halocarbon dynamics in the marine surface waters was either insignificant or concealed by the complex interactions in the natural systems.

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    EN15124  Accepted 31 July 2015
    Evaluating the concentration addition approach for describing expected toxicity of a ternary metal mixture (Ni, Cu, Cd) using metal speciation and response surface regression
    Yamini Gopalapillai, B Hale

    EN15104  Accepted 31 July 2015
    Developing a sentinel mollusc species for toxicity assessment: Metal exposure, dose and response - laboratory versus field exposures and resident organisms
    Anne Taylor, Bill Maher

    EN15086  Accepted 31 July 2015
    Derivation of ecological standards for risk assessment of molybdate in soil
    Koen Oorts, Erik Smolders, Steve McGrath, Kees van Gestel, Mike McLaughlin, Sandra Carey

    EN15076  Accepted 18 July 2015
    Theoretical Study of the Gaseous Hydrolysis of NO2 in the Presence of NH3 as a Source of Atmospheric HONO
    Xu Wang, Feng-Yang Bai, Yan-Qiu Sun, Rong-Shun Wang, Xiu-Mei Pan, Fu-Ming Tao

    EN15111  Accepted 16 July 2015
    Metal speciation from stream to open ocean: modelling vs measurement
    Edward Tipping, Stephen Lofts, Anthony Stockdale

    EN15045  Accepted 13 July 2015
    Revising upper-ocean sulfur dynamics near Bermuda: New lessons from three years of concentration and rate measurements
    Naomi Levine, Dierdre Toole, Aimee Neeley, Nicholas Bates, Scott Doney, John Dacey

    EN14268  Accepted 13 July 2015
    Ocean acidification has different effects on the production of DMS and DMSP measured in cultures of Emiliania huxleyi and a mesocosm study: a comparison of laboratory monocultures and community interactions
    Alison Webb, Gill Malin, Frances Hopkins, Kai Lam Ho, Ulf Riebesell, Kai Schulz, Aud Larsen, Peter Liss

    EN15003  Accepted 08 July 2015
    Does Natural Organic Matter Increase Bioavailability of Cerium Dioxide Nanoparticles to Fish?
    Rhys Goodhead, Blair Johnston, Paula Cole, Mohammed Baalousha, Dave Hodgson, Taisen Iguchi, Jamie Lead, Charles Tyler

    EN15069  Accepted 07 July 2015
    Marine microplastic-associated biofilms – a review
    Sonja Oberbeckmann, Martin Löder, Matthias Labrenz

    EN14152  Accepted 22 June 2015
    Relationship of arsenic speciation and bioavailability in mine wastes for human health risk assessment
    Violet Diacomanolis, Barry Noller, Raijeli Taga, Hugh Harris, Jade Aitken, Jack Ng

    EN15066  Accepted 21 June 2015
    Revisited: DGT speciation analysis of metal/humic acid complexes
    Herman van Leeuwen

    EN15052  Accepted 18 June 2015
    Assessment of DMSP turnover reveals a non-bioavailable pool of dissolved DMSP in coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico
    Chengxuan Li, Guipeng Yang, David Kieber, Jessie Motard-Côté, Ronald Kiene

    EN15046  Accepted 15 June 2015
    Bioaccumulation trends of arsenic and antimony in a freshwater ecosystem impacted by mine drainage
    Meghan Dovick, Thomas Kulp, Robert Arkle, David Pilliod

    EN14275  Accepted 02 June 2015
    Effects of iron limitation and UV radiation on Phaeocystis antarctica growth and DMSP, DMSO, and acrylate concentrations
    Joanna Kinsey, David Kieber, Patrick Neale

    EN14255  Accepted 02 June 2015
    Evaluation of diverse approaches for estimating sea surface DMS concentration and air-sea exchange at global scale
    Jan-Erik Tesdal, James Christian, Adam Monahan, Knut von Salzen

    EN14258  Accepted 28 May 2015
    Dimethylated sulfur compounds in coral-reef ecosystems
    Elisabeth Deschaseaux, Graham Jones, Hilton Swan

    EN14190  Accepted 28 May 2015
    Determination of cupric ion concentrations in marine waters: an improved procedure and comparison with other speciation methods
    Tara Tait, Lisa Rabson, Rachael Diamond, Christopher Cooper, James McGeer, Scott Smith

    EN15012  Accepted 21 May 2015
    Questions of size and numbers in environmental research on microplastics: methodological and conceptual aspects
    Montserrat Filella

    EN15037  Accepted 20 May 2015
    Effects of environmental changes, tissue types, and reproduction on the emissions of dimethyl sulfide from seaweeds that form green tides
    Kathryn Van Alstyne, Sue-Ann Gifford, Jenna Dohman, Monique Savedo

    EN15035  Accepted 20 May 2015
    Characterisation of bioaccumulation dynamics of three differently coated silver nanoparticles and aqueous silver in a simple freshwater food chain
    Judit Kalman, Kai Paul, Farhan Khan, Vicki Stone, Teresa Fernandes

    EN15025  Accepted 20 May 2015
    Biogeochemistry of dimethylsulfoniopropionate, dimethylsulfide and acrylic acid in the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea during autumn
    Yue Liu, Chun-ying Liu, Guipeng Yang, Hong-Hai Zhang, Sheng-Hui Zhang

    EN14266  Accepted 20 May 2015
    Spatial variability of dimethylsulfide (DMS) and dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) in the southern Gulf of Mexico

    EN14265  Accepted 20 May 2015
    Effects of light and phosphorus on summer DMS dynamics in subtropical waters using a global ocean biogeochemical model
    Italo Masotti, Sauveur Belviso, Laurent Bopp, Alessandro Tagliabue, Eva Bucciarelli

    EN15029  Accepted 13 May 2015
    Geochemical controls on aluminium concentrations in coastal waters
    Brad Angel, Simon Apte, Graeme Batley, Lisa Golding

    EN14270  Accepted 12 May 2015
    Environmental control of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) cycling under ocean acidification
    Cathleen Zindler-Schlundt, Hannah Lutterbeck, Sonja Endres, Hermann Bange

    EN14234  Accepted 08 May 2015
    Occurrence, relative abundance and spatial distribution of microplastics and zooplankton NW of Sardinia in the Pelagos Sanctuary Protected Area, Mediterranean Sea
    Cristina Panti, Matteo Giannetti, Matteo Baini, Fabrizio Rubegni, Roberta Minutoli, Maria Cristina Fossi

    EN15073  Accepted 07 May 2015
    Iron isotope composition of aqueous phases of a lowland environment
    Stephan Schuth, Tim Mansfeldt

    EN15055  Accepted 07 May 2015
    Electric condensation of divalent counterions by humic acid nanoparticles
    Herman van Leeuwen, Raewyn Town

    EN15041  Accepted 07 May 2015
    Are humans exposed to increasing amounts of unidentified organofluorine?
    Leo Yeung, S. Mabury

    EN14267  Accepted 07 May 2015
    Exceptional accumulation and retention of dimethylsulfoniopropionate by molluscs
    Richard Hill, John Dacey

    EN14273  Accepted 06 May 2015
    Transformations that affect fate, form and bioavailability of inorganic nanoparticles in aquatic sediments.
    Richard Cross, Charles Tyler, Tamara Galloway

    EN14228  Accepted 22 April 2015
    Volatile Selenium Fluxes from Selenium-contaminated Sediments in an Australian Coastal Lake
    Michael Ellwood, Larissa Schneider, Jaimie Potts, Graeme Batley, John Floyd, Bill Maher

    EN14245  Accepted 17 April 2015
    Can r-Graphene Oxide Replace the Noble Metals in SERS Studies: The Detection of Acrylamide
    Elad Segal, Aharon Gedanken

    EN15061  Accepted 15 April 2015
    First national-scale occurrence of neonicotinoid insecticides in streams across the U.S.A.
    Michelle Hladik, Dana Kolpin

    EN15023  Accepted 03 April 2015
    Dimethylsulfoniopropionate in corals and its interrelations with bacterial assemblages in coral surface mucus
    Pedro Frade, Victoria Schwaninger, Bettina Glasl, Eva Sintes, Richard Hill, Rafel Simo, Gerhard Herndl

    EN14221  Accepted 03 April 2015
    A steady-state physiological model for intracellular dimethylsulfoxide concentrations in marine phytoplankton
    Michel Lavoie, Maurice Levasseur, William Sunda

    EN14172  Accepted 27 March 2015
    Beyond the ocean: Contamination of freshwater ecosystems with (micro-) plastic particles
    Rachid Dris, Hannes Imhof, Wilfried Sanchez, Johnny Gasperi, François Galgani, Bruno Tassin, Christian Laforsch

    EN15013  Accepted 26 March 2015
    Synthesis, characterization and aquatic ecotoxicity of the UV filter diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoate (DHHB) and its chlorinated by-products
    Gorica Grbović, Olga Malev, Darko Dolenc, Roberta Sauerborn Klobučar, Želimira Cvetković, Bruno Cvetković, Branimir Jovančićević, Polonca Trebse

    EN14216  Accepted 21 March 2015
    Physical long term regeneration dynamics of soil organic matter as followed by 1H solid-state NMR methods
    Alexander Jäger, Jette Schwarz, Yamuna Kunhi Mouvenchery, Gabriele Schaumann, Marko Bertmer

    EN14264  Accepted 08 March 2015
    Dimethylsulfide model calibration in the Barents Sea using a genetic algorithm and neural network
    Bo Qu, Albert Gabric, Meifang Zeng, Zhifeng Lu

    EN14218  Accepted 01 March 2015
    Plastic pollution in Swiss surface waters: nature and concentrations, interaction with pollutants
    Florian Faure, Colin Demars, Olivier Wieser, Manuel Kunz, Luiz de Alencastro

    EN14205  Accepted 05 February 2015
    FPA-based micro-FTIR imaging for the analysis of microplastics in environmental samples
    Martin Löder, Mirco Kuczera, Svenja Mintenig, Claudia Lorenz, Gunnar Gerdts

    EN14236  Accepted 29 January 2015
    Characterization of Microplastics and Toxic Species Extracted from the Microplastic Samples from the North Pacific Gyre Collection Sites.
    Lorena Rios Mendoza, Patrick Jones


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1. Published 25 August 2014
Observations and assessment of iron oxide and green rust nanoparticles in metal-polluted mine drainage within a steep redox gradient

Carol A. Johnson, Gina Freyer, Maria Fabisch, Manuel A. Caraballo, Kirsten Küsel and Michael F. Hochella

2. Published 22 May 2015
Chemical and bioanalytical assessment of coal seam gas associated water

Janet Y. M. Tang, Mauricio Taulis, Jacinta Edebeli, Frederic D. L. Leusch, Paul Jagals, Gregory P. Jackson and Beate I. Escher

3. Published 25 August 2014
Separation, detection and characterisation of engineered nanoparticles in natural waters using hydrodynamic chromatography and multi-method detection (light scattering, analytical ultracentrifugation and single particle ICP-MS)

Kim Proulx and Kevin J. Wilkinson

4. Published 25 August 2014
The persistence and transformation of silver nanoparticles in littoral lake mesocosms monitored using various analytical techniques

Lindsay M. Furtado, Md Ehsanul Hoque, Denise M. Mitrano, James F. Ranville, Beth Cheever, Paul C. Frost, Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Holger Hintelmann and Chris D. Metcalfe

5. Published 28 January 2015
Multi-elemental scanning transmission X-ray microscopy–near edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy assessment of organo–mineral associations in soils from reduced environments

Chunmei Chen and Donald L. Sparks

6. Published 22 May 2015
In vitro cytotoxicity assessment of a hydraulic fracturing fluid

Madeleine E. Payne, Heather F. Chapman, Janet Cumming and Frederic D. L. Leusch

7. Published 25 August 2014
Current status and future direction for examining engineered nanoparticles in natural systems

Manuel D. Montaño, Gregory V. Lowry, Frank von der Kammer, Julie Blue and James F. Ranville

8. Published 25 March 2015
Dissolution of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles under natural freshwater conditions

Niksa Odzak, David Kistler, Renata Behra and Laura Sigg

9. Published 28 January 2015
FeIIaq–FeIIIoxide electron transfer and Fe exchange: effect of organic carbon

Timothy Pasakarnis, Michael L. McCormick, Gene F. Parkin, Aaron Thompson and Michelle M. Scherer

10. Published 25 August 2014
Analysis of soil organic matter at the solid–water interface by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Stephanie C. Genest, Myrna J. Simpson, André J. Simpson, Ronald Soong and David J. McNally

11. Published 25 March 2015
Measurement of labile arsenic speciation in water and soil using diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) and X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES)

Trang Huynh, Hugh H. Harris, Hao Zhang and Barry N. Noller

12. Published 25 March 2015
Interpretation of heavy metal speciation in sequential extraction using geochemical modelling

Yanshan Cui and Liping Weng

13. Published 28 January 2015
Ligand- and oxygen-isotope-exchange pathways of geochemical interest

William H. Casey

14. Published 3 October 2014
Arsenic mobility and toxicity in South and South-east Asia – a review on biogeochemistry, health and socio-economic effects, remediation and risk predictions

E. Marie Muehe and Andreas Kappler

15. Published 16 December 2014
A critical review of nanohybrids: synthesis, applications and environmental implications

Nirupam Aich, Jaime Plazas-Tuttle, Jamie R. Lead and Navid B. Saleh

16. Published 16 December 2014
Synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy analysis of arsenic chemical speciation in human nail clippings

Olena Ponomarenko, Mihai R. Gherase, Mark S. LeBlanc, Chang-Yong Kim, Elstan D. Desouza, Michael J. Farquharson, Fiona E. McNeill, Susan Nehzati, Ingrid J. Pickering, Graham N. George and David E. B. Fleming

17. Published 25 March 2015
Use of diffusive gradients in thin-films for studies of chemical speciation and bioavailability

Hao Zhang and William Davison

18. Published 25 August 2014
Recalcitrant pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment: a comparative screening study of their occurrence, formation of phototransformation products and their in vitro toxicity

Marlies Bergheim, Richard Gminski, Bernd Spangenberg, Malgorzata Dębiak, Alexander Bürkle, Volker Mersch-Sundermann, Klaus Kümmerer and Reto Gieré

19. Published 3 October 2014
Biosynthesis of arsenolipids by the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

Xi-Mei Xue, Georg Raber, Simon Foster, Song-Can Chen, Kevin A. Francesconi and Yong-Guan Zhu

20. Published 16 December 2014
Antimony leaching from contaminated soil under manganese- and iron-reducing conditions: column experiments

Kerstin Hockmann, Susan Tandy, Markus Lenz and Rainer Schulin

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