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Element Biogeochemistry and Human Health

Environmental Chemistry is a proud supporter of ICOBTE (International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements) held in Nanjing in May 2019. In keeping with the conference theme, 'Biogeochemistry of trace elements for improved environmental sustainability and human health', we are pleased to present this virtual issue containing a selection of recently published papers focusing on various aspects of trace element biogeochemistry and human health.

Kevin Francesconi

Organosulfates in the Atmosphere

Sulfur plays a major role in air pollution due to the copious emissions of sulfur dioxide from fossil fuel combustion. In the atmosphere, sulfur dioxide is oxidized to sulfuric acid, which drives multiphase chemistry with organic compounds of biogenic origin to create a plethora of organosulfate compounds in the aerosol phase. Evaluation of the environmental and health impacts of organosulfates relies on knowledge of their molecular composition as well as quantitative information about their atmospheric presence. This Research Front of Environmental Chemistry brings together papers reporting the detection and quantification of organosulfates in various atmospheric environments across the world, and thereby produces new insights into the atmospheric chemistry of organosulfates.

The papers will go through the usual review process, and will be published Online Early as they are accepted. However, as they will be compiled across several issues of Environmental Chemistry, they are being collated into this virtual issue as they are published. Deadline for submissions is 1 September 2019.

Guest Editor: Jian Zhen Yu, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Environmental Chemistry Showcase 2014–2015

Environmental Chemistry is proud to present this virtual issue featuring highlight articles published during 2014 and 2015 and covering a wide range of topics.

Environmental Chemistry – Highlights from 2012

It is with great pleasure that we present a selection of highlight papers from the 2012 issues of Environmental Chemistry. This collection of papers is but a small representation of subjects representing the broad scope of the journal, including Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere science (SOLAS); atmospheric aerosol chemistry; arsenic binding and microbial sulfate reduction; size fractionation and mercury speciation; diffusion of nanoparticles in biofilms; and organic phosphorus in aquatic systems.

Environmental Chemistry was conceived in 2003 as a forum for research addressing the chemistry of the environment, including anthropogenic impacts, with the focus on interdisciplinary research linking chemistry to physical or biological processes. We hope that this collection of papers from 2012 will help you become more familiar with Environmental Chemistry, and the distinct role the journal plays in environmental research.