Themed collection Topic Collection: Water Bodies

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Open Access Critical Review

Preservation, storage, and sample preparation methods for freshwater microplastics – a comprehensive review

Sampling, storage, preservation, pre-treatment, and extraction are essential components of microplastic detection. Hence, to obtain an accurate representation of microplastics, it is crucial to carefully choose the most suitable pre-analysis methods.

Graphical abstract: Preservation, storage, and sample preparation methods for freshwater microplastics – a comprehensive review
Open Access Paper

The emission of low pH water from Gulf of Mexico seeps as revealed by δ13C–CO2 and methane oxidation data

During investigations of aerobic methane oxidation, this study found that seafloor seeps emit low pH water alongside methane. This discovery was revealed through isotopic measurement and model experiments.

Graphical abstract: The emission of low pH water from Gulf of Mexico seeps as revealed by δ13C–CO2 and methane oxidation data
From the themed collection: Topic Collection: Water Bodies
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Layer-wise physicochemical and elemental distribution in an urban river water, Bangladesh: potential pollution, sources, and human health risk assessment

Surface and deep water samples of the Buriganga River were measured to assess the water quality, pollution level, elemental sources, and their potential ecological and human health risks.

Graphical abstract: Layer-wise physicochemical and elemental distribution in an urban river water, Bangladesh: potential pollution, sources, and human health risk assessment
From the themed collection: Topic Collection: Water Bodies
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Conceptualizing turbidity for aquatic ecosystems in the context of sustainable development goals

The novelty of the work: understanding turbidity and its relationship to UN SDGs.

Graphical abstract: Conceptualizing turbidity for aquatic ecosystems in the context of sustainable development goals
From the themed collection: Topic Collection: Water Bodies
Open Access Paper

Novel systematic approach for produced water volume quantification applicable for beneficial reuse

PW in the Permian is expected to peak at about 8–16 MMbbl per day in 2023–2027, and the projected PW accessible for external utilization totaled 34–149 Bbbl for the next 38 years.

Graphical abstract: Novel systematic approach for produced water volume quantification applicable for beneficial reuse
From the themed collection: Topic Collection: Water Bodies
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Prediction of total organic carbon and E. coli in rivers within the Milwaukee River basin using machine learning methods

Ensemble-hybrid ML models can explain and predict the variability in water quality parameters and living microorganism behavior in natural streams with satisfactory prediction accuracies based on specific physicochemical parameters.

Graphical abstract: Prediction of total organic carbon and E. coli in rivers within the Milwaukee River basin using machine learning methods
Open Access Paper

Intermittent streamflow generation in a merokarst headwater catchment

Intermittent headwater streams are highly vulnerable to environmental disturbances, but effective management of these water resources requires first understanding the mechanisms that generate streamflow.

Graphical abstract: Intermittent streamflow generation in a merokarst headwater catchment
From the themed collection: Topic Collection: Water Bodies
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Seasonal and spatial patterns differ between intracellular and extracellular antibiotic resistance genes in urban stormwater runoff

There is a paucity of research regarding ARGs in stormwater runoff, particularly extracellular ARGs. In this study, extracellular ARGs are found to be abundant in stormwater, at relative concentrations comparable to intracellular ARGs.

Graphical abstract: Seasonal and spatial patterns differ between intracellular and extracellular antibiotic resistance genes in urban stormwater runoff
From the themed collection: Topic Collection: Water Bodies
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Near real-time event detection for watershed monitoring with CANARY

Near real-time data-driven watershed monitoring aids regulatory compliance and improved water quality. CANARY helped identify suspected illicit dumping events.

Graphical abstract: Near real-time event detection for watershed monitoring with CANARY
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About this collection

Against a backdrop of unprecedented environmental challenges, this collection showcases the environmental investigations of bodies of water. From expansive oceans to freshwater reservoirs, each contribution examines the complexities of these systems and addresses pressing issues such as pollution, biodiversity loss and the cascading effects of climate change. By exploring the intricacies of these environments, this collection aims to inspire actionable strategies for their sustainable management.

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