The necessity of bioanalytical tools for advancing water and sediment quality assessment
Guest editors Edward Kolodziej, Kyungho Choi, Ruth Marfil-Vega and Bryan Brooks introduce the “Bioanalytical tools for water and sediment quality assessment” themed issue of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
In vitro assessment of sex steroids and related compounds in water and sediments – a critical review
Detection of endocrine disrupting compounds in water and sediment samples has gained much importance since the evidence of their effects was reported in aquatic ecosystems in the 1990s.
Development of suspect and non-target screening methods for detection of organic contaminants in highway runoff and fish tissue with high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Processing of paired water and tissue samples facilitated contaminant prioritization and aided investigation of chemical bioavailability and uptake processes.
Endocrine disrupting potential of PAHs and their alkylated analogues associated with oil spills
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and alkylated PAHs are known to be major toxic contaminants in spills of petroleum hydrocarbons (oil).
Effect of low-purity Fenton reagents on toxicity of textile dyeing effluent to Daphnia magna
Zinc derived from low-purity Fenton reagents induced unintended toxicity of textile dyeing effluent toward Daphnia magna.
Study of the simulated sunlight photolysis mechanism of ketoprofen: the role of superoxide anion radicals, transformation byproducts, and ecotoxicity assessment
ROS play a key role in the photolysis of KET under simulated sunlight irradiation and the photoproducts may still have toxicity.
Identification and assessment of ecotoxicological hazards attributable to pollutants in urban wet weather discharges
This study provides reliable insights concerning the hazards of pollutants in urban wet weather discharges that may contaminate suburban aquatic ecosystems.
High throughput in vitro and in vivo screening of inland waters of Southern California
High throughput in vitro and in vivo screening assays were combined to evaluate contaminant impacts on the health of freshwater streams.
Integration of community structure data reveals observable effects below sediment guideline thresholds in a large estuary
Multivariate analysis detected changes in benthic community structure below guideline levels for three metals in a large estuary.
Exploring the oxidative stress response mechanism triggered by environmental water samples
The oxidative stress response triggered by surface water samples was explored by measuring ROS formation and changes in glutathione concentration.
About this collection
Edited by ESPI Associate Editor Edward Kolodziej and Guest Editors Bryan Brooks, Kyungho Choi and Ruth Marfil-Vega, this collection of papers showcases an array of research on bioanalytical tools for water and sediment quality assessment. We hope you enjoy reading these papers.