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Progress in Environmental Sciences and Technology in the Yangtze River Basin, China

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This is an article collection published in Environmental Sciences Europe.

The Yangtze River is one of the most well known rivers in the world. It has a rich history and is of great importance to China's people. As the longest river in Asia, it serves as a lifeline to millions of people and various inhabiting ecosystems. Accordingly, the progress in research on environmental sciences and technology in the Yangtze River Basin is essential in promoting more advanced development in related fields. This collection aims to better bridge these scientific and technological achievements on a global scale that are relevant to the Yangtze River Basin.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • pollution status
  • environmental effects of pollutants
  • pollution control and treatment
  • environmental management
  • hydrological changes due to human activities
     

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Edited by:
Daqiang Yin, Tongji University, China
Zhenyang Yu, Tongji University, China
Henner Hollert, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany


Published articles in this collection:

  1. Sediments function as a secondary and significant source of tributyltin (TBT) and triphenyltin (TPT) in aquatic ecosystems and may pose a potential threat on benthic organisms and human health. The subchronic ...

    Authors: Lingling Wu, Ling Chen, Lingjiao Zhu, Xiaoping Chen and Qian Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:95

    Content type: Research

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  2. Seasonal variations of stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in river water can be used to indicate hydrological processes and the water cycle in the river basin. This study presents a high-resolution time serie...

    Authors: Chao Li, Ergang Lian, Chengfan Yang, Kai Deng, Peng Qian, Shangbin Xiao, Zhongfang Liu and Shouye Yang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:84

    Content type: Research

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  3. Aquatic ecosystems are considered to be among the most important reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Drinking water sources could serve as critical points of ARGs transfer from environment to hum...

    Authors: Ting Xu, Wanting Zhao, Xueping Guo, Hongchang Zhang, Shuangqing Hu, Zhifeng Huang and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:82

    Content type: Research

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  4. Changing water quality was prevalent in the current water supply. The fluctuation of iron stability due to changing water quality followed four characteristics: objectivity, relativity, predictability, and con...

    Authors: Jiaying Wang, Hexiang Yan, Kunlun Xin and Tao Tao

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:81

    Content type: Research

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  5. The successful application of Fish plasma model (FPM) will greatly simplify the risk assessment of drugs. At present, the FPM has been applied to the risk assessment of several human drugs with high hydrophobi...

    Authors: Yifan Bao, Wenping Huang, Xialin Hu and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:80

    Content type: Research

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  6. While a dam is constructed to adjust and store water resources, it has negative impacts on biodiversity of the corresponding ecosystems. In particular, the dam regulation induces water-level fluctuations (WLFs...

    Authors: Zhongli Chen, Xingzhong Yuan, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Henner Hollert and Andreas Schäffer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:79

    Content type: Research

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  7. The discard of used adsorbents may pose a great threat to human health and ecological environment. This work herein reported a facile and feasible method, with aims of (i) reusing the calcined layered double h...

    Authors: Xiaolin Shen, Zhiliang Zhu, Hua Zhang, Guanglan Di, Ting Chen, Yanling Qiu and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:77

    Content type: Research

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  8. Total suspended solids (TSS) loads carried by stormwater runoff is a major pollutant source on receiving water bodies. Stormwater ponds are widely used for controlling TSS discharge. However, the trap efficien...

    Authors: Hexiang Yan, Nina Vosswinkel, Simon Ebbert, Gislain Lipeme Kouyi, Rainer Mohn, Mathias Uhl and Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:76

    Content type: Research

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  9. Bioleaching has been attracting attention in the recent years as an emerging sediment heavy metal pollution remediation technology. However, the use of sulfur powder as sulfur substrate causes the problem of “...

    Authors: Chuncheng Wu, Mengying Jiang, Zhe Ye, Yuchen Cai, Yutao Shen, Haizhen Wang, Qi Lin, Chaofeng Shen, Baolan Hu and Liping Lou

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:70

    Content type: Research

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  10. The vast occurrence of organic micropollutants in surface waters has raised concerns about drinking water safety and public health. The Tai Hu Basin region in China, a typical developing and populous area, is ...

    Authors: Hanwei Ren, Rikard Tröger, Lutz Ahrens, Karin Wiberg and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:67

    Content type: Research

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  11. China’s industrial wastewater pollution control policy urgently needs to change from government enforcement to market economy incentive, especially in regions with mature market economic conditions and improve...

    Authors: Luyao Chen, Hongyuan Zheng and Haizhen Yang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:64

    Content type: Research

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  12. One of the major challenges in environmental science is how to assess the toxicity and risk of complex pollutant mixtures. However, only a few studies have pointed out that there is a significant difference be...

    Authors: Peng Huang, Kai Li, Ya-Qian Xu, Ze-Jun Wang and Shu-Shen Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:63

    Content type: Research

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  13. With the acceleration of urbanization, heavy metal contamination in subsurface water and groundwater is becoming more and more serious, and the interaction between surface water and underground water is an imp...

    Authors: Yiru Zheng, Shuguang Liu, Chaomeng Dai, Yanping Duan, Aleksei Nikolavich Makhinov, Leong Kah Hon and José Tavares Araruna Júnior

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:62

    Content type: Research

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  14. Inappropriate dry-weather misconnections into storm drainage system are a demanding environmental problem worldwide, which leads to unexpected dry-weather discharge into surface waters. It often costs a large ...

    Authors: Hailong Yin, Yue Wang, Yang Yang, Jingshui Huang and Zuxin Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:61

    Content type: Research

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  15. Although freshwater ecological restoration (FER) has undergone an immense development over the past two decades in China either in the number of projects or in the spatial scale of implementations, a dearth of...

    Authors: Juan Wu, Yanran Dai and Shuiping Cheng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:60

    Content type: Research

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  16. Lithium is widely used in the electronic consumer market and electric vehicles and has a great contribution to the world economy, resulting in large quantities of lithium waste in the environment. The Yangtze ...

    Authors: Junwei Shen, Xin Li, Xiujuan Shi, Wei Wang, Hua Zhou, Jiawen Wu, Xin Wang and Jue Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:59

    Content type: Research

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  17. The response of organisms to nanoplastic exposure has gradually received the attention. Nevertheless, the role of neurons in response to nanoplastic exposure and the underlying mechanism are still largely uncl...

    Authors: Man Qu, Dan Li, Yunli Zhao, Yujie Yuan and Dayong Wang

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:58

    Content type: Research

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  18. Total dissolved gas (TDG) caused by the rapid outflow of water from dams may threaten the survival of fish. However, few studies have assessed the impact of fish size on their tolerance to TDG supersaturation ...

    Authors: Zequn Fan, Yuxuan Deng, Quan Yuan, Xiaoqing Liu, Haoran Shi, Cuixia Feng, Yao Yang and Liangfang Xu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:55

    Content type: Research

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  19. Taste and odor problem in drinking water is one major concern for consumers and water supply. Exploring the odor characteristics and the major odor causing compounds in the source water is the base for odor co...

    Authors: Ping Xia, Shuangyi Zhang, Jianwei Yu, Hui Ye, Dong Zhang, Lei Jiang, Zheng Wang and Daqiang Yin

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:50

    Content type: Research

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  20. Poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and heavy metals are persistent pollutants in Yangtze River basin, China and also around the globe. In the exposure reality, they may have sequential exposures and long-...

    Authors: Jing Zhang and ZhenYang Yu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:44

    Content type: Research

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  21. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are currently still threatening the ecological environment and people’s health. However, studies that investigate OCP pollution levels in an urbanized river network of an entir...

    Authors: Chong Chen, Wenbing Zou, Songsong Chen, Kai Zhang and Limin Ma

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:42

    Content type: Research

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  22. Zinc oxide nanoparticle (nZnO) and chemicals with different mode of action (MOA, i.e., narcotic and reactive) were frequently detected in the Yangtze River. Organisms are typically exposed to mixtures of nZnO and...

    Authors: Fen Chen, Ligui Wu, Xiaoyu Xiao, Lingling Rong, Mi Li and Xiaoming Zou

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:41

    Content type: Research

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  23. Co-exposure of multiple quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) is widely present in the aquatic environment. The knowledge about their toxicities to microorganism at low concentration is lacking. This study aims...

    Authors: Ling-Yun Mo, Yong-An Liu, Jie Zhu, Li-Tang Qin, Yan-Peng Liang and Hong-Hu Zeng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:35

    Content type: Research

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  24. As the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze River flows through the most industrialized cities in China and provides critical ecological services for agriculture, industry, and transportation. Polychlorinated bi...

    Authors: Xiaoai Cui, Jing Dong, Zhifeng Huang, Chengyou Liu, Xiaocui Qiao, Xing Wang, Xingru Zhao, Binghui Zheng and Jinshan Shen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:29

    Content type: Research

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  25. Environmental behavior of pesticide in soils is a key current research focus. Studying the adsorption characteristics of pesticides in soils as a parameter for evaluating the risk of groundwater pollution by p...

    Authors: Haiyan Yu, Yongfeng Liu, Xingquan Shu, Han Fang, Xiaojing Sun, Yuwei Pan and Limin Ma

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:27

    Content type: Research

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  26. Nutrient balance in rice paddy fields can change under different tillage management practices; however, the extent of the change may differ for various rice varieties. A field experiment was conducted over 2 s...

    Authors: Jiao Yang, Xinqiang Liang, Hua Li, Yanfeng Chen and Guangming Tian

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:26

    Content type: Research

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  27. Although listed in the Stockholm Convention, commercial Decabromodiphenyl ether (c-DecaBDE) is still being produced in many factories and used as a kind of flame retardants primarily in plastic polymers and te...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, Ting Xu, Daqiang Yin and Sheng Wei

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:25

    Content type: Research

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  28. Clarifying the relationship between photosynthesis and irradiance and accurately quantifying photosynthetic performance are of importance to calculate the productivity of phytoplankton, whether in aquatic ecos...

    Authors: Xiaolong Yang, Lihua Liu, Zhikai Yin, Xingyu Wang, Shoubing Wang and Zipiao Ye

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:24

    Content type: Research

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  29. The Xiangjiang River is an important drinking water resource for the Hunan Province of China. It is crucial to ascertain the pollution status, influencing factors, ecological risks, and possible sources of hea...

    Authors: Zhifeng Huang, Chengyou Liu, Xingru Zhao, Jing Dong and Binghui Zheng

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:23

    Content type: Research

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  30. Colloid-facilitated phosphorus (P) transport is recognized as an important pathway for the loss of soil P in agricultural systems; however, information regarding soil aggregate-associated colloidal P (Pcoll) is l...

    Authors: Fayong Li, Xinqiang Liang, Hua Li, Yingbin Jin, Junwei Jin, Miaomiao He, Erwin Klumpp and Roland Bol

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:17

    Content type: Research

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  31. The Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) is the largest freshwater reservoir in China. Previous studies showed that organotin pollution is present in the TGR. In June 2011, the AFS Convention went into effect in China...

    Authors: Jun-min Gao, Ping-ting Fu, Xiao-ling Chen, Jin-song Guo, Xian-yu Hou, Jie Zeng and Zhu-man Chen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:16

    Content type: Research

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  32. The Yangtze Estuary acts as gateways where microplastics transport from freshwater into marine environments, with one of the largest discharge volumes in the world. The occurrence of microplastics in surface w...

    Authors: Yubo Li, Zhibo Lu, Hongyuan Zheng, Juan Wang and Cheng Chen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:15

    Content type: Research

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  33. The weak magnetic field (WMF) can enhance the ability to remove target pollutants in wastewater, which drives us to consider whether WMF could give rise to the hormesis or not. In our previous study, it was fo...

    Authors: Ya-Qian Xu, Kai Li, Ze-Jun Wang and Shu-Shen Liu

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:11

    Content type: Research

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  34. Rice paddy wetlands may serve as a nutrient source or sink in agricultural ecosystems. However, the pattern of nutrient loss on a watershed scale is not clear. A year-round on-site observation study based on 6...

    Authors: Shuang He, Fayong Li, Xinqiang Liang, Hua Li, Sheng Wang, Yingbing Jin, Boyi Liu and Guangming Tian

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:10

    Content type: Research

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  35. Exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been reported to be harmful to the human kidney. However, whether the activation of oxidative stress and cell apoptosis plays key roles in the nephrotoxici...

    Authors: Xiaoliu Huang, Xiujuan Shi, Ji Zhou, Sen Li, Lijuan Zhang, Huijun Zhao, Xingya Kuang and Jue Li

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2020 32:2

    Content type: Research

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