Article Selection: Environmental Science in China

Read a selection of high quality research and review papers about China, with topics ranging from water pollution and wastewater treatment to e-waste and food security.

All papers are freely available to access on ScienceDirect until 28th February 2018.

A systematic review of the human body burden of e-waste exposure in China
Environment International

Heavy metal contamination in soils and vegetables near an e-waste processing site, south China
Journal of Hazardous Materials

A review on the occurrence of micropollutants in the aquatic environment and their fate and removal during wastewater treatment
Science of the Total Environment

A review on the sustainability of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment: Design and operation
Bioresource Technology

Occurrence and fate of phthalate esters in full-scale domestic wastewater treatment plants and their impact on receiving waters along the Songhua River in China
Chemosphere

What level of estrogenic activity determined by in vitro assays in municipal waste waters can be considered as safe?
Environment International

Decentralized domestic wastewater treatment using intermittently aerated vertical flow constructed wetlands: Impact of influent strengths
Bioresource Technology

Use of iron oxide nanomaterials in wastewater treatment: A review
Science of the Total Environment

Characterization of extracellular polymeric substances of aerobic and anaerobic sludge using three-dimensional excitation and emission matrix fluorescence spectroscopy
Water Research

Adsorptive removal of methylene blue by rhamnolipid-functionalized graphene oxide from wastewater
Water Research

Characterization of biofilm and corrosion of cast iron pipes in drinking water distribution system with UV/Cl2 disinfection
Water Research

The control of emerging haloacetamide DBP precursors with UV/persulfate treatment
Water Research

Application of biochar for the removal of pollutants from aqueous solutions
Chemosphere

Adsorption behavior and mechanism of perfluorinated compounds on various adsorbents - A review
Journal of Hazardous Materials

Evaluation of mollusks as biomonitors to investigate heavy metal contaminations along the Chinese Bohai Sea
Science of the Total Environment

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the aquatic environment in China: A review
Journal of Hazardous Materials

Efficient degradation of atrazine by magnetic porous copper ferrite catalyzed peroxymonosulfate oxidation via the formation of hydroxyl and sulfate radicals
Water Research

Determination of phenolic endocrine disrupting chemicals and acidic pharmaceuticals in surface water of the Pearl Rivers in South China by gas chromatography-negative chemical ionization-mass spectrometry
Science of the Total Environment

Occurrence and fate of hormone steroids in the environment
Environment International

Phytotoxicity of nanoparticles: Inhibition of seed germination and root growth
Environmental Pollution

Photocatalytic decomposition on nano-TiO2: Destruction of chloroaromatic compounds
Chemosphere

Agricultural ammonia emissions inventory and spatial distribution in the North China Plain
Environmental Pollution

Temperature and duration dependent rice straw derived biochar: Characteristics and its effects on soil properties of an Ultisol in southern China
Soil and Tillage Research

Transforming agriculture in China: From solely high yield to both high yield and high resource use efficiency
Global food security

Soil and water loss from the Loess Plateau in China
Journal of Arid Environments

Biocontrol of Fusarium wilt disease for Cucumis melo melon using bio-organic fertilizer
Applied Soil Ecology

FURTHER READING

Virtual Special Issue: Air Quality in China 
Science of the Total Environment - Contains articles from Sept 2016 to Dec 2017

Edited By Lidia Morawska, Jianmin Chen, Tao Wang and Tong Zhu

The Special Issue holistically encompasses all the angles of air pollution in China, their impacts and mitigation; it is a gold mine of information.

The Special Issue addresses a broad spectrum of topics from five general areas:

  1. Primary pollution sources and their impacts on air quality
  2. Dynamic processes: secondary formation and transformations
  3. Indoor air and its relationship with outdoor air
  4. Health and exposure
  5. Mitigation: New technologies, policies and strategies.