Environmental Chemistry Letters

(The TQCC of Environmental Chemistry Letters is 39. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Strategies for mitigation of climate change: a review543
Green synthesis of nanoparticles using plant extracts: a review487
Municipal solid waste management and landfilling technologies: a review410
Recent advances in carbon capture storage and utilisation technologies: a review368
Strategies to achieve a carbon neutral society: a review354
Basics and properties of deep eutectic solvents: a review340
Toxicity of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles: a review288
Removal of chromium from wastewater by membrane filtration, chemical precipitation, ion exchange, adsorption electrocoagulation, electrochemical reduction, electrodialysis, electrodeionization, photoc284
Conversion of biomass to biofuels and life cycle assessment: a review266
Advanced materials and technologies for supercapacitors used in energy conversion and storage: a review258
Polymeric composite materials for radiation shielding: a review231
Hydrogen production, storage, utilisation and environmental impacts: a review221
Heterojunction photocatalysts for degradation of the tetracycline antibiotic: a review208
Interaction of freshwater microplastics with biota and heavy metals: a review188
Thermochemical conversion of plastic waste to fuels: a review184
Applications of hemp in textiles, paper industry, insulation and building materials, horticulture, animal nutrition, food and beverages, nutraceuticals, cosmetics and hygiene, medicine, agrochemistry,182
Biochar for agronomy, animal farming, anaerobic digestion, composting, water treatment, soil remediation, construction, energy storage, and carbon sequestration: a review166
Carbon dioxide capture using liquid absorption methods: a review166
Step-scheme heterojunction photocatalysts for solar energy, water splitting, CO2 conversion, and bacterial inactivation: a review166
Environmental applications of carbon-based materials: a review158
Can the coronavirus disease be transmitted from food? A review of evidence, risks, policies and knowledge gaps150
Microbial degradation of microplastics by enzymatic processes: a review146
Microplastic pollution in soil and groundwater: a review146
Carbon-based nanomaterials for remediation of organic and inorganic pollutants from wastewater. A review145
Removal of endocrine disruptors in waters by adsorption, membrane filtration and biodegradation. A review141
Photocatalysis for removal of environmental pollutants and fuel production: a review139
Green polymeric nanomaterials for the photocatalytic degradation of dyes: a review137
Innovations in applications and prospects of bioplastics and biopolymers: a review136
Cost, environmental impact, and resilience of renewable energy under a changing climate: a review135
Biofuels, biodiesel and biohydrogen production using bioprocesses. A review134
Catalytic activity of metals in heterogeneous Fenton-like oxidation of wastewater contaminants: a review129
Banana peel as a biosorbent for the decontamination of water pollutants. A review128
Removal of emerging contaminants from wastewater using advanced treatments. A review128
Tailoring cadmium sulfide-based photocatalytic nanomaterials for water decontamination: a review125
Worldwide cases of water pollution by emerging contaminants: a review124
Circular economy strategies for combating climate change and other environmental issues121
Preparation and antibacterial properties of gold nanoparticles: a review121
Production, characterization, activation and environmental applications of engineered biochar: a review117
Magnetite nanoparticles as sorbents for dye removal: a review117
Root exudates ameliorate cadmium tolerance in plants: A review115
Functionalization of polymers and nanomaterials for water treatment, food packaging, textile and biomedical applications: a review114
Air pollution by NO2 and PM2.5 explains COVID-19 infection severity by overexpression of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in respiratory cells: a review112
Renewable cellulosic nanocomposites for food packaging to avoid fossil fuel plastic pollution: a review112
Gasification of refuse-derived fuel from municipal solid waste for energy production: a review110
Ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and liquid polymers as green solvents in carbon capture technologies: a review105
Photocatalytic ozonation of wastewater: a review105
Techniques and modeling of polyphenol extraction from food: a review104
Edible films and coatings for food packaging applications: a review104
Nanoemulsions for health, food, and cosmetics: a review103
BiVO4 photocatalysis design and applications to oxygen production and degradation of organic compounds: a review102
130 years of cyclodextrin discovery for health, food, agriculture, and the industry: a review102
Methods of detection of food-borne pathogens: a review98
Metal oxide electron transport materials for perovskite solar cells: a review97
Plant-derived silica nanoparticles and composites for biosensors, bioimaging, drug delivery and supercapacitors: a review94
Food preservation techniques and nanotechnology for increased shelf life of fruits, vegetables, beverages and spices: a review94
Electrocatalytic conversion of nitrate waste into ammonia: a review90
Membrane-based technologies for biogas upgrading: a review89
Green technology for the industrial production of biofuels and bioproducts from microalgae: a review89
Algal biomass valorization for biofuel production and carbon sequestration: a review88
Microalgae for biofuels, wastewater treatment and environmental monitoring88
Nanoemulsions of essential oils to improve solubility, stability and permeability: a review88
Removal of toxic metals from water using chitosan-based magnetic adsorbents. A review87
Phosphorus adsorption by functionalized biochar: a review87
Biofuels and renewable chemicals production by catalytic pyrolysis of cellulose: a review85
Biochar production, activation and adsorptive applications: a review84
Indium sulfide-based photocatalysts for hydrogen production and water cleaning: a review83
Green synthesis of ZrO2 nanoparticles and nanocomposites for biomedical and environmental applications: a review78
Electronic waste generation, regulation and metal recovery: a review77
Microalgae for biofuel production and removal of heavy metals: a review76
Metagenomic applications in microbial diversity, bioremediation, pollution monitoring, enzyme and drug discovery. A review76
Industrial biochar systems for atmospheric carbon removal: a review76
Effects of anaerobic digestion of food waste on biogas production and environmental impacts: a review75
Biogas upgrading, economy and utilization: a review74
Immobilization of laccases and applications for the detection and remediation of pollutants: a review74
Speciation, toxicity, microbial remediation and phytoremediation of soil chromium contamination74
On‑site sensing of pesticides using point‑of‑care biosensors: a review74
Mechanism and kinetics of adsorption and removal of heavy metals from wastewater using nanomaterials73
Production of optically pure lactic acid by microbial fermentation: a review72
Occurrence, toxicity and adsorptive removal of the chloramphenicol antibiotic in water: a review71
Passive and active targeting strategies for the delivery of the camptothecin anticancer drug: a review70
Synthesis and application of titanium dioxide photocatalysis for energy, decontamination and viral disinfection: a review69
ZnO-based heterostructures as photocatalysts for hydrogen generation and depollution: a review68
Nanoparticles in the soil–plant system: a review68
Occurrence, toxicity and remediation of polyethylene terephthalate plastics. A review68
Photocatalytic, electrocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide: a review68
Microplastic sources, formation, toxicity and remediation: a review68
Photoelectrochemical reactors for treatment of water and wastewater: a review68
Chemical, physical and biological methods to convert lignocellulosic waste into value-added products. A review67
Silkworm and spider silk electrospinning: a review67
How to decrease pharmaceuticals in the environment? A review66
Unexpected rise of ozone in urban and rural areas, and sulfur dioxide in rural areas during the coronavirus city lockdown in Hangzhou, China: implications for air quality66
Microplastic sampling techniques in freshwaters and sediments: a review66
Pharmaceutical and biomedical applications of cellulose nanofibers: a review65
Magnetic materials and magnetic separation of dyes from aqueous solutions: a review65
Strategies to save energy in the context of the energy crisis: a review62
Techniques of lipid extraction from microalgae for biofuel production: a review62
Occurrence and removal of antibiotics from industrial wastewater61
Transition metal-based metal–organic frameworks for environmental applications: a review61
Hydrothermal carbonization of biomass and waste: A review61
Biocarriers for biofilm immobilization in wastewater treatments: a review60
Role of indoor aerosols for COVID-19 viral transmission: a review60
Sustainable adsorbents for the removal of pesticides from water: a review60
Microbial degradation of recalcitrant pesticides: a review59
Lower COVID-19 mortality in Italian forested areas suggests immunoprotection by Mediterranean plants59
Integration of biogas systems into a carbon zero and hydrogen economy: a review58
Carbon materials as CO2 adsorbents: a review58
Microwave pyrolysis of coal, biomass and plastic waste: a review56
Carbon-based membrane materials and applications in water and wastewater treatment: a review56
Efficient photocatalytic mineralization of polymethylmethacrylate and polystyrene nanoplastics by TiO2/β-SiC alveolar foams56
Environmental chemistry is most relevant to study coronavirus pandemics56
Recycling municipal, agricultural and industrial waste into energy, fertilizers, food and construction materials, and economic feasibility: a review55
Phytoremediation using genetically engineered plants to remove metals: a review55
Green construction for low-carbon cities: a review54
Seaweed for climate mitigation, wastewater treatment, bioenergy, bioplastic, biochar, food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics: a review54
Fundamentals, synthesis, characterization and environmental applications of layered double hydroxides: a review54
Methods to control harmful algal blooms: a review54
Synthesis of iron-based magnetic nanocomposites and applications in adsorption processes for water treatment: a review53
Microplastics in mangroves and coral reef ecosystems: a review53
Magnetic nanoadsorbents for micropollutant removal in real water treatment: a review53
Photocatalytic optical fibers for degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater: a review52
Calculation of adsorption isotherms by statistical physics models: a review52
Chromite mining pollution, environmental impact, toxicity and phytoremediation: a review52
Forest-bathing and physical activity as weapons against COVID-19: a review52
Ashes from organic waste as reagents in synthetic chemistry: a review52
Ionic liquids for the removal of sulfur and nitrogen compounds in fuels: a review51
Microwave-assisted dry reforming of methane for syngas production: a review51
Biopolymer-supported TiO2 as a sustainable photocatalyst for wastewater treatment: a review50
How human thermal plume influences near-human transport of respiratory droplets and airborne particles: a review50
Thermochemical conversion of municipal solid waste into energy and hydrogen: a review50
Fabrication, functionalization and performance of doped photocatalysts for dye degradation and mineralization: a review50
Solar photo-oxidation of recalcitrant industrial wastewater: a review50
Engineered nanomaterials in the environment: bioaccumulation, biomagnification and biotransformation49
Back to plastic pollution in COVID times49
Tracing the origins of SARS-COV-2 in coronavirus phylogenies: a review48
Electrodeionization theory, mechanism and environmental applications. A review48
Fuel production using membrane reactors: a review48
Factors influencing the fate of oil spilled on shorelines: a review48
Lactate detection sensors for food, clinical and biological applications: a review47
Less COVID-19 deaths in southern and insular Italy explained by forest bathing, Mediterranean environment, and antiviral plant volatile organic compounds47
MoS2-based nanocomposites: synthesis, structure, and applications in water remediation and energy storage: a review47
Green synthesis of biologically active heterocycles of medicinal importance: a review47
Adsorbents for glyphosate removal in contaminated waters: a review47
Microextraction of bioactive compounds using deep eutectic solvents: a review46
Sandstorms and desertification in Mongolia, an example of future climate events: a review46
SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly inactivated at high temperature46
Analytical methods for microplastics in the environment: a review45
Manganese oxide as an effective electrode material for energy storage: a review45
Catalytic systems for enhanced carbon dioxide reforming of methane: a review45
Methods to prepare biosorbents and magnetic sorbents for water treatment: a review45
Advanced techniques to remove phosphates and nitrates from waters: a review45
Classical and alternative disinfection strategies to control the COVID-19 virus in healthcare facilities: a review45
Nanotechnology-based controlled release of sustainable fertilizers. A review44
Occurrence, transformation, bioaccumulation, risk and analysis of pharmaceutical and personal care products from wastewater: a review44
Ecotoxicity of copper input and accumulation for soil biodiversity in vineyards44
Nanotechnology for cleaner leather production: a review44
Removal of bisphenol A from wastewater by physical, chemical and biological remediation techniques. A review43
Nutrient recovery from wastewater and reuse in agriculture: a review43
Green ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents for desulphurization, denitrification, biomass, biodiesel, bioethanol and hydrogen fuels: a review43
Pyrolysis-catalytic upgrading of bio-oil and pyrolysis-catalytic steam reforming of biogas: a review42
Catalytic conversion of lignocellulosic polysaccharides to commodity biochemicals: a review42
Methanol fuel production, utilization, and techno-economy: a review42
Lead pollution and bacterial bioremediation: a review42
A meta-analysis of the ecotoxicological impact of viticultural practices on soil biodiversity42
COVID-19 transmission, vulnerability, persistence and nanotherapy: a review42
Techniques to improve the stability of biodiesel: a review42
Indoor formaldehyde removal by catalytic oxidation, adsorption and nanofibrous membranes: a review42
Self-healing concrete for sustainable buildings. A review41
History of cyclodextrin-based polymers in food and pharmacy: a review41
Nanoferrites heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production from soybean and canola oil: a review41
Polylactic acid synthesis, biodegradability, conversion to microplastics and toxicity: a review41
Synthesis and applications of nano-MgO and composites for medicine, energy, and environmental remediation: a review41
Capture of carbon dioxide using solid carbonaceous and non-carbonaceous adsorbents: a review40
Nanoplastic occurrence, transformation and toxicity: a review40
Formation, antimicrobial activity, and biomedical performance of plant-based nanoparticles: a review40
Passive and grab sampling methods to assess pesticide residues in water. A review40
Biosensors for toxic metals, polychlorinated biphenyls, biological oxygen demand, endocrine disruptors, hormones, dioxin, phenolic and organophosphorus compounds: a review40
Air pollution: new bio-based ionic liquids absorb both hydrophobic and hydrophilic volatile organic compounds with high efficiency39
Sequential production of hydrogen and methane by anaerobic digestion of organic wastes: a review39
Production and environmental applications of gelatin-based composite adsorbents for contaminants removal: a review39
Analysis, fate and toxicity of chiral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in wastewaters and the environment: a review39
Nanotechnology for delivery of natural therapeutic substances: a review39