Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Emerging Contaminants

Aurel Nuro

University of Tirana


Pesticides PCBs PBBs Dioxins Furans Hydrocarbons and Derivates Chromatography Toxicology Food Additives Trace Metals Antibiotics Hormones

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This book intends to bring recent works about some of the most common contaminants that we meet in everyday life. Some of these chemicals can be found in food products and many of them are found in the environment. People use a large number of substances in agriculture, industrial processes, food industry, health care, etc. On one hand, the use of these substances is necessary for our well-been but on the other hand, they can damage our health and/or environment. Some of these substances may have a natural background.

Topics of "Emerging contaminants" book are selected on chemicals that have an analytical interest and affect almost all people's lives. We expect scientific papers and/or review on chemical analysis, toxicological and ecotoxicological evaluations for: pesticides (because they were used and continue to be widely used in agriculture); PCBs, PBBs, PBBE (commercial chemicals that can spread easily in water, soil and biota), Dioxins and related compounds (which have high toxicity even in very low concentrations); PAHs, Phenols, Anilines (compounds that can be found in many matrices due to industrial processes, transport, urban discharges or because their natural origin); Food additives (many chemical substances are in use today in the food industry to increase their quality but at the same time their control must be continuous because in elevated levels they can harm our health); Trace metals (their presence may be a consequence of industrial processes or natural background) and human as well as veterinary drugs (antibiotics, antiseptics, antihistamines, and many others are vital to us but after their use can be problematic for the environment and living things).

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 9th 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 29th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 17th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: January 16th 2021

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About the editor

Aurel Nuro

University of Tirana

Aurel Nuro was born in Albania. He was graduated in Chemistry (2002) at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tirana University. He obtained Master of Science (2004) and Ph.D. (2008) in the Department of Chemistry, FNS, UT and later received Docent (2010) and Associated Professor (2012) near UT. From 2002 to date he works as Lecturer and Researcher in the Group of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry near Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tirana University. His main research areas are Organic Chemistry, Organic Analyze, Instrumental Analyzes, Gas chromatography, Environment Pollution, Food Control, Ecotoxicology, Pesticides, PCB, etc. He has been a coordinator and participant in a number of national and international projects. More than 170 Master theses in Environmental Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Pharmacy, etc. were led by him. His publications include articles, books, conference proceedings (more than 170). He is cited in literature.

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