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Margarita Stoytcheva

Autonomous University of Baja California

Prof. Margarita Stoytcheva has participated in activities of scientific research, technological development, and teaching as a full-time researcher since 2006. She is a member of the National System of Researches of Mexico since 2008 and the Mexican Academy of Science since 2011.


Roumen Zlatev

Autonomous University of Baja California


Arsenic Arsenic Determination Arsenic Speciation Atomic Adsorption Spectrometry Detection Limit Neutron Activation X-ray Fluorescence Molecule Adsorption Spectrophotometry Electrochemical Method IPC Mass

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Arsenic is a metalloid element that enters the environment through natural and anthropogenic activities. All arsenic species - inorganic and organic - are toxic and provoke adverse health effects. Therefore, arsenic levels and exposures are regulated, inciting the development of appropriate analytical strategies for arsenic determination, which are mainly focused on the lowering of the detection limit of the arsenic determination and on the arsenic speciation, because of the different biological activity of the arsenic species. The most widespread method for arsenic determination, the atomic adsorption spectrometry, is not sufficiently sensitive, while the ICP spectrometry, neutron activation analysis, and X-ray fluorescence need expensive and sophisticated equipment. Furthermore, the spectrophotometric methods do not have the required sensitivity. The electrochemical methods, although economical, simple, and sensitive, have found a limited application.

This book aims to include the new strategies applied for the resolution of the main problems associated with arsenic determination: detection limit decreasing and arsenic oxidation states distinguishing.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 11th 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: June 7th 2021

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Review results due: August 26th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 25th 2021

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About the editor

Margarita Stoytcheva

Autonomous University of Baja California

Prof. Margarita Stoytcheva has graduated from the University of Chemical Technologies and Metallurgy of Sofia, Bulgaria with titles of Chemical Engineer and Master of Electrochemical technologies. She obtained PhD and DSc degrees in Chemistry and Technical Sciences. She has participated in research and teaching in several universities in Bulgaria, Algeria, and France. From 2006 to the present, she has participated in activities of scientific research, technological development, and teaching at the Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexicali, Mexico) as a full-time researcher. Since 2008, she has been a member of the National System of Researches of Mexico, and since 2011 she has been a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Her interests and area of research are analytical electrochemistry and biotechnology.

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