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Themed collection Emerging Investigator Series

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Emerging investigator series: towards a framework for establishing the impacts of pharmaceuticals in wastewater irrigation systems on agro-ecosystems and human health

Use of reclaimed wastewater for agricultural irrigation is seen as an attractive option to meet agricultural water demands of a growing number of countries suffering from water scarcity.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: towards a framework for establishing the impacts of pharmaceuticals in wastewater irrigation systems on agro-ecosystems and human health
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Emerging investigator series: mercury mobility and methylmercury formation in a contaminated agricultural flood plain: influence of flooding and manure addition

We investigated the release of mercury from soil to soil solution and the formation of methylmercury in polluted agricultural floodplain fields during a flooding incubation experiment.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: mercury mobility and methylmercury formation in a contaminated agricultural flood plain: influence of flooding and manure addition
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Emerging investigator series: interdependency of green rust transformation and the partitioning and binding mode of arsenic

Structural transformations of green rust and the partitioning of arsenic were tracked during aging for up to a year.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: interdependency of green rust transformation and the partitioning and binding mode of arsenic
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Degradation of phthalate esters in floor dust at elevated relative humidity

Emerging investigator series: Phthalate losses in floor dust are due to abiotic chemical degradation as well as microbial degradation of phthalates under elevated relative humidity conditions.

Graphical abstract: Degradation of phthalate esters in floor dust at elevated relative humidity
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Emerging investigator series: primary emissions, ozone reactivity, and byproduct emissions from building insulation materials

Insulation materials affect indoor air by (i) releasing primary volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from enclosure cavities to the interior space, (ii) mitigating exposure to outdoor pollutants through reactive deposition (of oxidants, e.g., ozone) or filtration in infiltration air, and (iii) generating secondary VOCs and gas-phase byproducts from chemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: primary emissions, ozone reactivity, and byproduct emissions from building insulation materials
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Emerging investigator series: spatial distribution of dissolved organic matter in ice and at air–ice interfaces

Organic solutes in snow and ice can be distributed heterogeneously throughout the ice bulk and across the ice surface. This may affect air-surface interactions and heterogeneous reactions in snow-covered regions.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: spatial distribution of dissolved organic matter in ice and at air–ice interfaces
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Emerging investigator series: investigation of mercury emission sources using Hg isotopic compositions of atmospheric mercury at the Cape Hedo Atmosphere and Aerosol Monitoring Station (CHAAMS), Japan

This study conducted mercury (Hg) isotopic analysis, which has been expected as a new indicator for understanding the behavior of atmospheric Hg.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: investigation of mercury emission sources using Hg isotopic compositions of atmospheric mercury at the Cape Hedo Atmosphere and Aerosol Monitoring Station (CHAAMS), Japan
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Emerging investigator series: oxidative potential of diesel exhaust particles: role of fuel, engine load, and emissions control

Biodiesel and the use of an emissions control system significantly reduced the oxidative potential of diesel exhaust particles, which correlated with reduction in emissions of elemental carbon.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: oxidative potential of diesel exhaust particles: role of fuel, engine load, and emissions control
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Emerging investigator series: atmospheric cycling of indium in the northeastern United States

Atmospheric indium is dominated by human emissions, primarily from coal combustion and the smelting of lead, zinc, and other metal sulfides.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: atmospheric cycling of indium in the northeastern United States
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Emerging investigator series: radium accumulation in carbonate river sediments at oil and gas produced water discharges: implications for beneficial use as disposal management

In the western U.S., produced water from oil and gas wells discharged to surface water augments downstream supplies used for irrigation and livestock watering.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: radium accumulation in carbonate river sediments at oil and gas produced water discharges: implications for beneficial use as disposal management
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Emerging investigator series: effect-based characterization of mixtures of environmental pollutants in diverse sediments

Our study distinguishes the total vs. the bioavailable contamination of mixtures of environmental pollutants in sediments from contaminated sites in Europe and more remote locations in Australia and the Arctic.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: effect-based characterization of mixtures of environmental pollutants in diverse sediments
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Emerging investigator series: exploring the surface properties of aqueous aerosols coated with mixed surfactants

Fatty acid monolayers form in a more well-ordered state upon mixing with cholesterol at the air–seawater surface.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: exploring the surface properties of aqueous aerosols coated with mixed surfactants
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Emerging investigator series: determination of biphasic core–shell droplet properties using aerosol optical tweezers

Algorithm to fit whispering gallery modes retrieves biphasic properties.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: determination of biphasic core–shell droplet properties using aerosol optical tweezers
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Emerging investigator series: sunlight photolysis of 2,4-D herbicides in systems simulating leaf surfaces

Herbicides in the 2,4-D family were investigated for their direct photolysis under sunlight in organic solvents and on simulated leaf surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: sunlight photolysis of 2,4-D herbicides in systems simulating leaf surfaces
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Emerging investigator series: methylmercury speciation and dimethylmercury production in sulfidic solutions

Experimental and computational evidence show that dimethylmercury is produced from decomposition of bis(methylmercury(II)) sulfide.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: methylmercury speciation and dimethylmercury production in sulfidic solutions
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Emerging investigator series: geochemistry of trace elements associated with Fe and Mn nodules in the sediment of limed boreal lakes

We report on the geochemical legacy of the liming of acidified lakes in Norway. We document the occurrence of Fe–Mn nodules and the diagenetic redistribution of trace-elements at the sediment–water interface of limed boreal lakes.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: geochemistry of trace elements associated with Fe and Mn nodules in the sediment of limed boreal lakes
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Emerging investigator series: the effect of wildfire on streamwater mercury and organic carbon in a forested watershed in the southeastern United States

The amount of streamwater mercury associated with suspended solids was an order of magnitude greater following a low-intensity wildfire.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: the effect of wildfire on streamwater mercury and organic carbon in a forested watershed in the southeastern United States
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Emerging investigator series: development and application of polymeric electrospun nanofiber mats as equilibrium-passive sampler media for organic compounds

We fabricated a suite of polymeric electrospun nanofiber mats (ENMs) and investigated their performance as next-generation passive sampler media for environmental monitoring of organic compounds.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: development and application of polymeric electrospun nanofiber mats as equilibrium-passive sampler media for organic compounds
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Emerging investigator series: As(V) in magnetite: incorporation and redistribution

As coprecipitated with magnetite remained incorporated over time whereas sorbed As was redistributed and became increasingly incorporated into magnetite, both the absence and presence of aqueous Fe(II).

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: As(v) in magnetite: incorporation and redistribution
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Emerging investigator series: dual role of organic matter in the anaerobic degradation of triclosan

Organic matter affects the degradation of triclosan as both a sequester and an electron shuttle.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: dual role of organic matter in the anaerobic degradation of triclosan
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Emerging investigator series: a 14-year depositional ice record of perfluoroalkyl substances in the High Arctic

Detection of perfluoroalkyl substances from a remote ice cap indicate the importance of indirect and novel direct atmospheric sources.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: a 14-year depositional ice record of perfluoroalkyl substances in the High Arctic
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About this collection

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts   is pleased to present this growing web collection, showcasing the exciting work being conducted by Emerging Investigators in the environmental chemical sciences. The Series is Edited by ESPI Editorial Board Members Delphine Farmer, Lenny Winkel and Guang-Guo Ying  and highlights the work being conducted by up-and-coming scientists in the early stages of their independent careers, who have been identified as having the potential to influence future directions in the field.

This collection will be updated when new Emerging Investigator Series papers are published – so keep checking this page and watch the collection grow.

More details about the Emerging Investigator Series can be found on the blog, including details on how to apply for consideration and interviews with the corresponding authors featured in this collection. Direct links to each of these interviews can be found below.

Laura Carter

Raoul-Marie Couture

Karen Dannemiller

Lin Du

Elliott Gall

Andrew Graham

Annika Jahnke

Shantanu Jathar

Tara Khan

Andres Martinez

Anke Neumann

Ning Dai

Ami Riscassi

Ryan Sullivan

Case van Genuchten

Nathanial Warner

Sarah Jane White

Akane Yamakawa

Yu (Frank) Yang

Cora Young

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