Learn how ACS Publications and the chemistry community are working to accelerate change and improve the quality and accessibility of clean water.

World Water Day 2023

World Water Day is held each year on March 22 to celebrate the importance of water and raise awareness of the billions of people living without access to safe drinking water. This year’s theme, “Accelerating Change,” encourages everyone worldwide—from government institutions to individuals—to take action by changing the way we use, consume, and manage water in our daily lives.

In celebration of World Water Day, we have provided a curated collection of research articles, Virtual and Special Issues, and more to highlight the many ways in which ACS Publications and the chemistry community are working to accelerate change and improve the quality and accessibility of clean water.

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ACS ES&T Water

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene of Nepal: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities
Aman Shrestha, Tek Narayan Bhattarai, Garima Acharya, Haribansha Timalsina, Sara J. Marks, Sital Uprety, and Shukra Raj Paudel

Communicating Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene under Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4, and 6 as the Panacea for Epidemics and Pandemics Referencing the Succession of COVID-19 Surges
Gagan Matta, Pamposh Kumar, D. P. Uniyal, and Divya U. Joshi

Environmental Science & Technology

Meeting the Water and Sanitation Challenges of Underbounded Communities in the U.S.
E. Christian Wells, Abby M. Vidmar, W. Alex Webb, Alesia C. Ferguson, Matthew E. Verbyla, Francis L. de los Reyes III, Qiong Zhang, and James R. Mihelcic

Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Estimating the Global Target Market for Passive Chlorination
Katya Cherukumilli, Robert Bain, Yiru Chen, and Amy J. Pickering

Sanitation Criteria: A Comprehensive Review of Existing Sustainability and Resilience Evaluation Criteria for Sanitation Systems
Katherine G. Chambers, Patrick M. Sheridan, and Sherri M. Cook

ACS Applied Polymer Materials

Micelle-Laden Hydrogel Microparticles for the Removal of Hydrophobic Micropollutants from Water
Devashish Gokhale, Ian Chen, and Patrick S. Doyle

ACS Central Science

Quick-Release Antifouling Hydrogels for Solar-Driven Water Purification
Xiaohui Xu, Néhémie Guillomaitre, Kofi S. S. Christie, R. Ko̅nane Bay, Navid Bizmark, Sujit S. Datta, Zhiyong Jason Ren, and Rodney D. Priestley

ACS Omega

Efficient Water Collection from Biodesigned and Natural Inclined Surfaces: Influence of Inclination Angle on Atmospheric Water Collection
Edward Hingha Foday Jr, Taiwo Sesay, Yagbasuah Maada Baion, Emmanuel Bartholomew Koroma, Alpha Yayah Jalloh, Kejan Kokofele, and Florence Wuyah Baion

ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

Donor–Acceptor Structure-Dependent Electrochemiluminescence Sensor for Accurate Uranium Detection in Drinking Water
Cheng Wang, Yang Pei, Peng Liu, Yulin Li, and Ziyu Wang

Chemical Research in Toxicology

Toxicity of Water- and Organic-Soluble Wood Tar Fractions from Biomass Burning in Lung Epithelial Cells
Michal Pardo, Chunlin Li, Zheng Fang, Smadar Levin-Zaidman, Nili Dezorella, Hendryk Czech, Patrick Martens, Uwe Käfer, Thomas Gröger, Christopher P. Rüger, Lukas Friederici, Ralf Zimmermann, and Yinon Rudich

Exposure of Human Lung Cells to Polystyrene Microplastics Significantly Retards Cell Proliferation and Triggers Morphological Changes
Kerestin E. Goodman, Joan T. Hare, Zahraa I. Khamis, Timothy Hua, and Qing-Xiang Amy Sang

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Process Technology and Sustainability Assessment of Wastewater Treatment
Nam Nghiep Tran, Marc Escribà-Gelonch, Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz, Quoc Hue Pho, Suresh Sagadevan, and Volker Hessel

Journal of the American Chemical Society

A Covalent Organic Framework/Graphene Dual-Region Hydrogel for Enhanced Solar-Driven Water Generation
Changxia Li, Sijia Cao, Jana Lutzki, Jin Yang, Thomas Konegger, Freddy Kleitz, and Arne Thomas

Nano Letters

Self-Powered Disinfection Using Triboelectric, Conductive Wires of Metal–Organic Frameworks
Zheng-Yang Huo, Yuxin Yang, Jang-Mook Jeong, Xiaoxiong Wang, He Zhang, Mingdeng Wei, Keren Dai, Peixun Xiong, and Sang-Woo Kim

Call for Papers: Virtual and Special Issues
Submit by May 2, 2023

Electrified Membranes for Environmental Applications

This Special Issue from ACS ES&T Engineering is seeking original and high-quality research and review articles that explore the remediation of environmental hazardous materials using electrified membranes.
Recently Published Virtual and Special Issues

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