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Themed collection Best Papers from 2018 in the Environmental Science Family of Journals

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Editorial

Best Papers from 2018 in the Environmental Science family of journals: great science with a global reach

The Editors-in-Chief of the Environmental Science journals introduce the Best Papers of 2018.

Graphical abstract: Best Papers from 2018 in the Environmental Science family of journals: great science with a global reach
Open Access Perspective

Physiological modes of action across species and toxicants: the key to predictive ecotoxicology

We outline a research strategy that will deliver more effective theory and models for environmental risk assessment of chemicals.

Graphical abstract: Physiological modes of action across species and toxicants: the key to predictive ecotoxicology
Critical Review

The effects and the potential mechanism of environmental transformation of metal nanoparticles on their toxicity in organisms

The influence of environmental transformation on the toxicity of metal nanoparticles and possible mechanisms are recapitulated and discussed.

Graphical abstract: The effects and the potential mechanism of environmental transformation of metal nanoparticles on their toxicity in organisms
Critical Review

Emerging investigator series: the role of vegetation in bioretention for stormwater treatment in the built environment: pollutant removal, hydrologic function, and ancillary benefits

Bioretention vegetation contributes to both the hydrologic and pollutant removal functions of bioretention.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: the role of vegetation in bioretention for stormwater treatment in the built environment: pollutant removal, hydrologic function, and ancillary benefits
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigator Series
Communication

Cyto- and geno-toxicity of 1,4-dioxane and its transformation products during ultraviolet-driven advanced oxidation processes

Ultraviolet-driven advanced oxidation processes (UV/AOPs) are integral steps in water reuse treatment trains.

Graphical abstract: Cyto- and geno-toxicity of 1,4-dioxane and its transformation products during ultraviolet-driven advanced oxidation processes
Open Access Communication

Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties

Proteins encountered in biological and environmental systems bind to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to form a protein corona (PC) that alters the surface chemistry, reactivity, and fate of the ENMs.

Graphical abstract: Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties
Paper

Urine-powered synergy of nutrient recovery and urine purification in a microbial electrochemical system

Energy in urine was extracted to synergize the in situ urine purification and nutrient recovery with net electricity production via a microbial electrochemical system named U-Power.

Graphical abstract: Urine-powered synergy of nutrient recovery and urine purification in a microbial electrochemical system
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Closing the gap between small and smaller: towards a framework to analyse nano- and microplastics in aqueous environmental samples

Environmental nanoplastic concentrations are fairly unknown, to tackle this we propose a framework determining a broad size spectrum of plastics.

Graphical abstract: Closing the gap between small and smaller: towards a framework to analyse nano- and microplastics in aqueous environmental samples
Open Access Paper

Temporal trends of halogenated flame retardants in the atmosphere of the Canadian Great Lakes Basin (2005–2014)

Temporal and spatial trends of total air concentrations (gas + particle) of halogenated flame retardants at the Canadian Great Lakes Basin were assessed (2005–2014).

Graphical abstract: Temporal trends of halogenated flame retardants in the atmosphere of the Canadian Great Lakes Basin (2005–2014)
Paper

Exploring the hydraulic fracturing parameter space: a novel high-pressure, high-throughput reactor system for investigating subsurface chemical transformations

Hydraulic fracturing coupled with horizontal drilling (HDHF) involves the deep-well injection of a fracturing fluid composed of diverse and numerous chemical additives designed to facilitate the release and collection of natural gas from shale plays.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the hydraulic fracturing parameter space: a novel high-pressure, high-throughput reactor system for investigating subsurface chemical transformations
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About this collection

During 2018, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environmental Science family of journals (Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts; Environmental Science: Nano; Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology) published over 550 papers. With subject matter ranging from atmospheric pollutant transport to urine purification for resource recovery, and further to the environmental impacts of nanoplastics, the journals are home to a diverse set of outstanding work. This year, to try and highlight some of the incredible science being published in our journals, we are delighted to introduce the Environmental Science Best Papers from 2018. These Best Papers were selected after evaluation by the journals’ Editorial and Advisory Board members. The Editors-in-Chief for the journals (Kris McNeill, Peter Vikesland and Paige Novak) introduce this initiative and the winning papers in their Editorial

Overall Best Paper

Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties

Korin Wheeler et al, Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2018, 5, 64-71

Journal Best Papers

Environmental Science: Nano

Best Paper:  Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties Korin Wheeler et al

Runner-up Best Paper: Closing the gap between small and smaller: towards a framework to analyse nano- and microplastics in aqueous environmental samples S. M. Mintenig et al

Best Review Paper: The effects and the potential mechanism of environmental transformation of metal nanoparticles on their toxicity in organisms Sijin Liu et al

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Best Paper: Exploring the hydraulic fracturing parameter space: a novel high-pressure, high-throughput reactor system for investigating subsurface chemical transformations Desiree Plata et al

Runner-up Best Paper: Temporal trends of halogenated flame retardants in the atmosphere of the Canadian Great Lakes Basin (2005–2014) Hayley Hung et al

Best Review Paper: Physiological modes of action across species and toxicants: the key to predictive ecotoxicology Roman Ashauer et al

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

Best Paper: Urine-powered synergy of nutrient recovery and urine purification in a microbial electrochemical system Xia Huang et al

Runner-up Best Paper: Cyto- and geno-toxicity of 1,4-dioxane and its transformation products during ultraviolet-driven advanced oxidation processes Haizhou Liu et al

Best Review Paper: Emerging investigator series: the role of vegetation in bioretention for stormwater treatment in the built environment: pollutant removal, hydrologic function, and ancillary benefits Gregory LeFevre et al

The journals’ Editorial and Advisory Boards who selected these winning papers were faced with many difficult choices. So, to celebrate more of the great papers published in the journals during 2018, we’ve gathered all nominated papers in the collections below.

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts: Best Paper Nominees

Environmental Science: Nano: Best Paper Nominees

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology: Best Paper Nominees

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