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Virtual Issue: Applied Water Chemistry

This Virtual Issue on Applied Water Chemistry highlights recent articles on the many roles of water in engineering and the environment.  Water is perhaps the most vital liquid on the planet. The critical role it plays in our daily lives can be seen with the many research articles on its rich chemistry in the environment. These articles describe the latest technologies and molecular insight that are driving us toward more sustainable water use for prevention of water scarcity.

This Virtual Issue encompasses some of the latest research from Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, and ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering involving water chemistry, as selected by the journals’ Editors. Different types of materials (membranes, polymers, metal-organic frameworks, among others) and mechanisms (e.g. photocatalysis) for removal of pollutants, as well as recovery of useful compounds from wastewater are included. Recent reports on desalination techniques, wastewater treatment, and reuse, and water purification are also contained in this Virtual Issue. Still other articles highlight the interactions of water with Earth’s minerals, as well as the complex role water plays in atmospheric chemistry.


Environmental Science & Technology

Worldwide Distribution of Novel Perfluoroether Carboxylic and Sulfonic Acids in Surface Water
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 14, 7621-7629
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00829
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Virtual Water Scarcity Risk to the Global Trade System
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 5,22, 673-683
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04309
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Porous Electrospun Fibers Embedding TiO2 for Adsorption and Photocatalytic Degradation of Water Pollutants
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 7, 4285-4293
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06508
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Efficient Destruction of Pollutants in Water by a Dual-Reaction-Center Fenton-like Process over Carbon Nitride Compounds-Complexed Cu(II)-CuAlO2
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 7, 4294-4304
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06545
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A Nexus Approach for Sustainable Urban Energy-Water-Waste Systems Planning and Operation
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 5, 3257-3266
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04659
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Microbial Ecology and Water Chemistry Impact Regrowth of Opportunistic Pathogens in Full-Scale Reclaimed Water Distribution Systems
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 16, 9056-9068
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02818
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Enhancing the Water Accounting and Vulnerability Evaluation Model: WAVE+
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 18, 10757-10766
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05164
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Harvesting Water from Air: Using Anhydrous Salt with Sunlight
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 9, 5398-5406
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06373
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From Water-Use to Water-Scarcity Footprinting in Environmentally Extended Input–Output Analysis
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 52, 12, 6761-6770
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00416
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Mechanism of Selective Ion Removal in Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Water Softening
Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53, 10, 5797-5804
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b00655


Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Moringa oleifera f-sand Filters for Sustainable Water Purification
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2018, 5, 1, 38-42
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00490
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Aerosol Liquid Water Driven by Anthropogenic Inorganic Salts: Implying Its Key Role in Haze Formation over the North China Plain
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2018, 53, 1, 60-166
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.8b00021
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Impact of the Ultraviolet Photolysis of Monochloramine on 1,4-Dioxane Removal: New Insights into Potable Water Reuse
Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4, 1, 26-30
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00444


ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

DFT Studies on the Water-Assisted Synergistic Proton Dissociation Mechanism for the Spontaneous Hydrolysis Reaction of Al3+ in Aqueous Solution
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2, 3, 269-277
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00142
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Water Interaction with Mineral Dust Aerosol: Particle Size and Hygroscopic Properties of Dust
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2, 4, 376-386
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00152
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Cohesive Vibrational and Structural Depiction of Intercalated Water in Montmorillonite
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2, 1, 38-47
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00103
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Salinity Reversal and Water Freshening in the Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, USA
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2, 11, 1087-1094
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00095
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Water Vapor Pressure Dependence of Crystallization Kinetics of Amorphous Forsterite
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2, 8, 778-786
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00047
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Phase Transitions and Hygroscopic Growth of Mg(ClO4)2, NaClO4, and NaClO4·H2O: Implications for the Stability of Aqueous Water in Hyperarid Environments on Mars and on Earth
ACS Earth Space Chem., 2018, 2, 2, 159-167
DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.7b00143


ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

A Review of Clathrate Hydrate Based Desalination To Strengthen Energy–Water Nexus
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 7, 8093-8107
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01616
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Treating Water by Degrading Oxyanions Using Metallic Nanostructures
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 9, 11160-11175
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02070
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Palladium Recovery through Membrane Capacitive Deionization from Metal Plating Wastewater
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 21, 692-1701
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02923
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Preparation of Magnetic Hyper-Cross-Linked Polymers for the Efficient Removal of Antibiotics from Water
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 1, 210-222
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02252
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Water Contaminant Elimination Based on Metal–Organic Frameworks and Perspective on Their Industrial Applications
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5, 4548-4563
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05751


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