Environmental Science & Technology Letters

(The TQCC of Environmental Science & Technology Letters is 17. 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 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Presence of SARS-Coronavirus-2 RNA in Sewage and Correlation with Reported COVID-19 Prevalence in the Early Stage of the Epidemic in The Netherlands1137
Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in Water and Wastewater319
Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class294
Increased Use of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Beyond: Consideration of Environmental Implications247
Occurrence of Polyethylene Terephthalate and Polycarbonate Microplastics in Infant and Adult Feces196
Exhaled CO2 as a COVID-19 Infection Risk Proxy for Different Indoor Environments and Activities181
Historical Redlining Is Associated with Present-Day Air Pollution Disparities in U.S. Cities180
Substantial Changes in Nitrogen Dioxide and Ozone after Excluding Meteorological Impacts during the COVID-19 Outbreak in Mainland China145
6PPD-Quinone: Revised Toxicity Assessment and Quantification with a Commercial Standard132
Longitudinal Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 RNA on High-Touch Surfaces in a Community Setting130
Fluorinated Compounds in North American Cosmetics128
Population-Wide Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances from Drinking Water in the United States121
Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by Surfaces: Risks and Risk Reduction Strategies119
Air Pollutant Correlations in China: Secondary Air Pollutant Responses to NOx and SO2 Control118
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Persistence and Disinfection of Human Coronaviruses and Their Viral Surrogates in Water and Wastewater118
Acute Toxicity of the Tire Rubber-Derived Chemical 6PPD-quinone to Four Fishes of Commercial, Cultural, and Ecological Importance114
Four-Month Changes in Air Quality during and after the COVID-19 Lockdown in Six Megacities in China109
Acute Toxicity of a Tire Rubber-Derived Chemical, 6PPD Quinone, to Freshwater Fish and Crustacean Species108
Increased Indoor Exposure to Commonly Used Disinfectants during the COVID-19 Pandemic103
Occurrences of Tire Rubber-Derived Contaminants in Cold-Climate Urban Runoff98
Occurrence of Substituted p-Phenylenediamine Antioxidants in Dusts96
Quantification of Nanoplastic Uptake in Cucumber Plants by Pyrolysis Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry93
Efficient Photocatalytic PFOA Degradation over Boron Nitride92
Scaling of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Settled Solids from Multiple Wastewater Treatment Plants to Compare Incidence Rates of Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 in Their Sewersheds89
Intermittency of Large Methane Emitters in the Permian Basin88
Release of Microplastics from Discarded Surgical Masks and Their Adverse Impacts on the Marine Copepod Tigriopus japonicus88
Driving Forces of Changes in Air Quality during the COVID-19 Lockdown Period in the Yangtze River Delta Region, China86
Wastewater-Based Detection of Two Influenza Outbreaks86
The Widespread Environmental Footprint of Indigo Denim Microfibers from Blue Jeans80
Microplastics Mitigation in Sewage Sludge through Pyrolysis: The Role of Pyrolysis Temperature73
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) RNA in Wastewater Settled Solids Reflects RSV Clinical Positivity Rates70
Reducing Mortality from Air Pollution in the United States by Targeting Specific Emission Sources69
Quantitative SARS-CoV-2 Alpha Variant B.1.1.7 Tracking in Wastewater by Allele-Specific RT-qPCR69
Significance of Hyporheic Exchange for Predicting Microplastic Fate in Rivers69
Revealing Drivers of Haze Pollution by Explainable Machine Learning68
Communicating Confidence of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Identification via High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry67
The Air That We Breathe: Neutral and Volatile PFAS in Indoor Air65
Another Pathway for Firefighter Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Firefighter Textiles63
Quantifying the Dynamics of Polystyrene Microplastics UV-Aging Process62
Inactivation of Coronaviruses and Phage Phi6 from Irradiation across UVC Wavelengths61
Defining the Scope of Exposome Studies and Research Needs from a Multidisciplinary Perspective60
Harmful Algal Blooms in Chinese Coastal Waters Will Persist Due to Perturbed Nutrient Ratios58
Challenges with Quantifying Tire Road Wear Particles: Recognizing the Need for Further Refinement of the ISO Technical Specification56
Methane-Dependent Mineral Reduction by Aerobic Methanotrophs under Hypoxia54
Impacts of Modifiable Factors on Ambient Air Pollution: A Case Study of COVID-19 Shutdowns52
On the Relevancy of Observed Ozone Increase during COVID-19 Lockdown to Summertime Ozone and PM2.5 Control Policies in China51
Reconstructing the Composition of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Contemporary Aqueous Film-Forming Foams49
Single-Use Face Masks as a Potential Source of Synthetic Antioxidants to the Environment49
Solvent Suitability for HFPO-DA (“GenX” Parent Acid) in Toxicological Studies49
Updated World Health Organization Air Quality Guidelines Highlight the Importance of Non-anthropogenic PM2.546
Computer-Assisted Analysis of Microplastics in Environmental Samples Based on μFTIR Imaging in Combination with Machine Learning46
Wastewater Surveillance during Mass COVID-19 Vaccination on a College Campus46
Tweak in Puzzle: Tailoring Membrane Chemistry and Structure toward Targeted Removal of Organic Micropollutants for Water Reuse45
Probing the Contributions of Interior and Exterior Channels of Nanofillers toward the Enhanced Separation Performance of a Thin-Film Nanocomposite Reverse Osmosis Membrane45
Characterization of Atmospheric Pollen Fragments during Springtime Thunderstorms45
μ-MIP: Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Modified Microelectrodes for the Ultrasensitive Quantification of GenX (HFPO-DA) in River Water45
Transformation Product Formation upon Heterogeneous Ozonation of the Tire Rubber Antioxidant 6PPD (N-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)-N′-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine)44
Exposure to the Tire Rubber-Derived Contaminant 6PPD-Quinone Causes Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Vitro44
Atmospheric OH Oxidation Chemistry of Particulate Liquid Crystal Monomers: An Emerging Persistent Organic Pollutant in Air44
Real-Time Measurements of PM2.5 Oxidative Potential Using a Dithiothreitol Assay in Delhi, India44
Contribution of Particulate Nitrate Photolysis to Heterogeneous Sulfate Formation for Winter Haze in China44
Heterogeneous Hydroxyl Radical Oxidation of Isoprene-Epoxydiol-Derived Methyltetrol Sulfates: Plausible Formation Mechanisms of Previously Unexplained Organosulfates in Ambient Fine Aerosols43
Widespread N-(1,3-Dimethylbutyl)-N′-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine Quinone in Size-Fractioned Atmospheric Particles and Dust of Different Indoor Environments43
Microplastic and Nanoplastic Interactions with Plant Species: Trends, Meta-Analysis, and Perspectives43
Characterization of Individual Tire and Road Wear Particles in Environmental Road Dust, Tunnel Dust, and Sediment42
From Waste Collection Vehicles to Landfills: Indication of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Transformation42
First Report on the Occurrence of N-(1,3-Dimethylbutyl)-N′-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD) and 6PPD-Quinone as Pervasive Pollutants in Human Urine from South China42
Overlooked Nonagricultural and Wintertime Agricultural NH3 Emissions in Quzhou County, North China Plain: Evidence from 15N-Stable Isotopes41
Nitrogen-Fertilizer Recovery from the Centrate of Anaerobically Digested Sludge41
Discerning the Relevance of Superoxide in PFOA Degradation41
Unlocking the Impacts of COVID-19 Lockdowns: Changes in Thermal Electricity Generation Water Footprint and Virtual Water Trade in Europe41
The Tire-Derived Chemical 6PPD-quinone Is Lethally Toxic to the White-Spotted Char Salvelinus leucomaenis pluvius but Not to Two Other Salmonid Species40
Microfibers Released into the Air from a Household Tumble Dryer40
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Facemasks: Potential Source of Human Exposure to PFAS with Implications for Disposal to Landfills39
Trophic Magnification of Short-Chain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in a Terrestrial Food Chain from the Tibetan Plateau39
Structure-Specific Aerobic Defluorination of Short-Chain Fluorinated Carboxylic Acids by Activated Sludge Communities39
Evaluating the Removal of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances from Contaminated Groundwater with Different Adsorbents Using a Suspect Screening Approach37
Stay-at-Home Orders during the COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Urban Water Use37
Zika Virus RNA Persistence in Sewage37
Presumptive Contamination: A New Approach to PFAS Contamination Based on Likely Sources37
Emerging Chlorinated Polyfluorinated Polyether Compounds Impacting the Waters of Southwestern New Jersey Identified by Use of Nontargeted Analysis37
Fast and Easy Disinfection of Coronavirus-Contaminated Face Masks Using Ozone Gas Produced by a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Generator37
Secondary Organic Aerosol from Typical Chinese Domestic Cooking Emissions37
Tissue-Specific Distribution of Legacy and Novel Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Juvenile Seabirds37
Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins Have Reached the Arctic36
Maternal Exposure to Polystyrene Micro- and Nanoplastics Causes Fetal Growth Restriction in Mice36
Dark Chemistry during Bleach Cleaning Enhances Oxidation of Organics and Secondary Organic Aerosol Production Indoors35
Atmospheric Ammonia in Beijing during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Concentrations, Sources, and Implications33
Photochemical Transformation Pathways of Nitrates from Photocatalytic NOx Oxidation: Implications for Controlling Secondary Pollutants33
Observational Evidence for the Involvement of Dicarboxylic Acids in Particle Nucleation32
Developing Unique Nontarget High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Signatures to Track Contaminant Sources in Urban Waters32
Exotic Electrophiles in Chlorinated and Chloraminated Water: When Conventional Kinetic Models and Reaction Pathways Fall Short32
Unprecedented Ambient Sulfur Trioxide (SO3) Detection: Possible Formation Mechanism and Atmospheric Implications31
Dry Heat as a Decontamination Method for N95 Respirator Reuse31
Carbon Limitation Leads to Thermodynamic Regulation of Aerobic Metabolism31
E-Waste Recycling Emits Large Quantities of Emerging Aromatic Amines and Organophosphites: A Poorly Recognized Source for Another Two Classes of Synthetic Antioxidants30
Evidence for Large Amounts of Brown Carbonaceous Tarballs in the Himalayan Atmosphere30
Evidence for the Formation of Imidazole from Carbonyls and Reduced Nitrogen Species at the Individual Particle Level in the Ambient Atmosphere30
Development of Electrospun Nanofibrous Filters for Controlling Coronavirus Aerosols30
Organophosphate Esters and Their Metabolites in Breast Milk from the United States: Breastfeeding Is an Important Exposure Pathway for Infants29
Large Plastic Debris Dumps: New Biodiversity Hot Spots Emerging on the Deep-Sea Floor29
Atmospheric Deposition and Annual Flux of Legacy Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Replacement Perfluoroalkyl Ether Carboxylic Acids in Wilmington, NC, USA28
Recent Slowdown of Anthropogenic Methane Emissions in China Driven by Stabilized Coal Production28
Ubiquitous Production of Organosulfates during Treatment of Organic Contaminants with Sulfate Radicals28
Fast Generation of Perfluoroalkyl Acids from Polyfluoroalkyl Amine Oxides in Aerobic Soils28
p-Phenylenediamine-Derived Quinones as New Contributors to the Oxidative Potential of Fine Particulate Matter28
Cannabis and the Environment: What Science Tells Us and What We Still Need to Know28
Comparative Study of Particulate Organosulfates in Contrasting Atmospheric Environments: Field Evidence for the Significant Influence of Anthropogenic Sulfate and NOx28
Superoxide and Nitrous Acid Production from Nitrate Photolysis Is Enhanced by Dissolved Aliphatic Organic Matter28
Respiratory Aerosol Emissions from Vocalization: Age and Sex Differences Are Explained by Volume and Exhaled CO227
Selection of a SARS-CoV-2 Surrogate for Use in Surface Disinfection Efficacy Studies with Chlorine and Antimicrobial Surfaces27
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Canadian Fast Food Packaging27
A Taste for New Psychoactive Substances: Wastewater Analysis Study of 10 Countries27
Analysis of Fecal Sludges Reveals Common Enteric Pathogens in Urban Maputo, Mozambique26
Humidity-Dependent Survival of an Airborne Influenza A Virus: Practical Implications for Controlling Airborne Viruses26
Formation of Gas-Phase Hydrogen Peroxide via Multiphase Ozonolysis of Unsaturated Lipids26
Intracellular and Extracellular Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Airborne PM2.5 for Respiratory Exposure in Urban Areas26
National and Intraurban Air Pollution Exposure Disparity Estimates in the United States: Impact of Data-Aggregation Spatial Scale26
Biotransformation of Chemicals in Water–Sediment Suspensions: Influencing Factors and Implications for Persistence Assessment26
First Evidence of Contamination in Aquatic Organisms with Organic Light-Emitting Materials26
Germicidal Ultraviolet Light Does Not Damage or Impede Performance of N95 Masks Upon Multiple Uses26
Nanosecond Transient Absorption of Hydrated Electrons and Reduction of Linear Perfluoroalkyl Acids and Sulfonates26
GREENER Pharmaceuticals for More Sustainable Healthcare26
Satellites Detect a Methane Ultra-emission Event from an Offshore Platform in the Gulf of Mexico25
Transportable Automated HRMS Platform “MS2field” Enables Insights into Water-Quality Dynamics in Real Time25
Honey Maps the Pb Fallout from the 2019 Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris: A Geochemical Perspective25
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Toilet Paper and the Impact on Wastewater Systems24
Interpretation of Reductive PFAS Defluorination with Quantum Chemical Parameters24
Impact of COVID-19 Controls on the Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol in Australia24
Nonmonotonic Effect of Montmorillonites on the Horizontal Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Genes to Bacteria24
A Time-Series Record during COVID-19 Lockdown Shows the High Resilience of Dissolved Heavy Metals in the Ganga River24
Quantitative Determination of Hydroxymethanesulfonate (HMS) Using Ion Chromatography and UHPLC-LTQ-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry: A Missing Source of Sulfur during Haze Episodes in Beijing24
Persistence of Dengue (Serotypes 2 and 3), Zika, Yellow Fever, and Murine Hepatitis Virus RNA in Untreated Wastewater23
Contribution of Microplastics to Carbon Storage in Coastal Wetland Sediments23
Polystyrene Microplastics Affect the Reproductive Performance of Male Mice and Lipid Homeostasis in Their Offspring23
Methylmercury Bioaccumulation in Deepest Ocean Fauna: Implications for Ocean Mercury Biotransport through Food Webs23
Economic Potential for Rainfed Agrivoltaics in Groundwater-Stressed Regions23
Urban Roadway Runoff Is Lethal to Juvenile Coho, Steelhead, and Chinook Salmonids, But Not Congeneric Sockeye23
Regional Replacement of SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron BA.1 with BA.2 as Observed through Wastewater Surveillance23
Unraveling the Role of Mn(VI) and Mn(V) Species in Contaminant Abatement by Permanganate22
Temporal Archive of Atmospheric Microplastic Deposition Presented in Ombrotrophic Peat22
Chemical Forms of Mercury in Blue Marlin Billfish: Implications for Human Exposure22
COVID-19 Lockdowns Afford the First Satellite-Based Confirmation That Vehicles Are an Under-recognized Source of Urban NH3 Pollution in Los Angeles22
Human-Health Impacts of Controlling Secondary Air Pollution Precursors22
A Direct Mass Spectrometry Method for the Rapid Analysis of Ubiquitous Tire-Derived Toxin N-(1,3-Dimethylbutyl)-N′-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine Quinone (6-PPDQ)22
Combined Use of Total Fluorine and Oxidative Fingerprinting for Quantitative Determination of Side-Chain Fluorinated Polymers in Textiles21
Roles of Sulfur Oxidation Pathways in the Variability in Stable Sulfur Isotopic Composition of Sulfate Aerosols at an Urban Site in Beijing, China21
Recent Advances in the Study of the Remediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Compound (PAC)-Contaminated Soils: Transformation Products, Toxicity, and Bioavailability Analyses21
Chromophoric Fingerprinting of Brown Carbon from Residential Biomass Burning21
Population Socioeconomics Predicted Using Wastewater21
Mercury Emissions, Atmospheric Concentrations, and Wet Deposition across the Conterminous United States: Changes over 20 Years of Monitoring20
Identification of an Analytical Method Interference for Perfluorobutanoic Acid in Biological Samples20
A Comprehensive Statewide Spatiotemporal Stream Assessment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in an Agricultural Region of the United States20
Biofilm Formation Influences the Wettability and Settling of Microplastics20
Aquifer-Scale Observations of Iron Redox Transformations in Arsenic-Impacted Environments to Predict Future Contamination20
Viable Norovirus Persistence in Water Microcosms20
Use of Short Duration Measurements to Estimate Methane Emissions at Oil and Gas Production Sites20
Enzymatic Degradation of Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastics by Bacterial Curli Display PETase20
Chemical Boundary Layer and Its Impact on Air Pollution in Northern China20
Photolysis of Nitroaromatic Compounds under Sunlight: A Possible Daytime Photochemical Source of Nitrous Acid?20
Occurrence of Multiple Bisphenol S Derivatives in Breast Milk from Chinese Lactating Women and Implications for Exposure in Breast-fed Infants20
Integration of 103 Semivolatile Organic Compounds into One Multianalyte Method for Human Serum Analysis: An Innovative Approach within Exposure Assessment20
Importance of Semivolatile/Intermediate-Volatility Organic Compounds to Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Chinese Domestic Cooking Emissions20
Exposures to Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Environments and Associations with the Gut Microbiomes of Children19
UV 222 nm Emission from KrCl* Excimer Lamps Greatly Improves Advanced Oxidation Performance in Water Treatment19
Formation of Oxidized Gases and Secondary Organic Aerosol from a Commercial Oxidant-Generating Electronic Air Cleaner19
Estimating Alcohol Consumption by Wastewater-Based Epidemiology: An Assessment of the Correction Factor for Ethyl Sulfate Using Large-Scale National Monitoring Data19
Development and Application of a Polydimethylsiloxane-Based Passive Air Sampler to Assess Personal Exposure to SARS-CoV-219
Application of Single-Particle ICP-MS to Determine the Mass Distribution and Number Concentrations of Environmental Nanoparticles and Colloids19
Comparison of Ion Selectivity in Electrodialysis and Capacitive Deionization19
Enhanced Methane Recovery from Waste-Activated Sludge by Alginate-Degrading Consortia: The Overlooked Role of Alginate in Extracellular Polymeric Substances19
Magnetic Particles Unintentionally Emitted from Anthropogenic Sources: Iron and Steel Plants18
High Concentrations of Unidentified Extractable Organofluorine Observed in Blubber from a Greenland Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)18
Reduced Aerosol Uptake of Hydroperoxyl Radical May Increase the Sensitivity of Ozone Production to Volatile Organic Compounds18
Model Evaluation of Secondary Chemistry due to Disinfection of Indoor Air with Germicidal Ultraviolet Lamps18
An Estimate of the Amount of Geological CO2 Storage over the Period of 1996–202018
Quantum Machine Learning Approach for Studying Atmospheric Cluster Formation18
Size-Resolved Field Performance of Low-Cost Sensors for Particulate Matter Air Pollution18
Lead Phosphate Particles in Tap Water: Challenges for Point-of-Use Filters18
High-Efficiency Capture and Recovery of Anionic Perfluoroalkyl Substances from Water Using PVA/PDDA Nanofibrous Membranes with Near-Zero Energy Consumption18
Impact of Sampling Type, Frequency, and Scale of the Collection System on SARS-CoV-2 Quantification Fidelity18
Large Emissions of Low-Volatility Siloxanes during Residential Oven Use18
A Statistical Approach for Identifying Private Wells Susceptible to Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Contamination18
3D Printing-Induced Fine Particle and Volatile Organic Compound Emission: An Emerging Health Risk18
Estimating Absorption Ångström Exponent of Black Carbon Aerosol by Coupling Multiwavelength Absorption with Chemical Composition18
Two Typical Glycosylated Metabolites of Tetrabromobisphenol A Formed in Plants: Excretion and Deglycosylation in Plant Root Zones18
Increased Human Exposure to Organophosphate Esters via Ingestion of Drinking Water from Water Dispensers: Sources, Influencing Factors, and Exposure Assessment17
Complementing RNA Detection with Pharmaceutical Monitoring for Early Warning of Viral Outbreaks through Wastewater-Based Epidemiology17
Isotopic Labeling Reveals Microbial Methane Oxidation Coupled to Fe(III) Mineral Reduction in Sediments from an As-Contaminated Aquifer17
A Cocktail of Industrial Chemicals in Lipstick and Nail Polish: Profiles and Health Implications17
Influence of the Arctic Sea-Ice Regime Shift on Sea-Ice Methylated Mercury Trends17
Discovery of a Potent Source of Gaseous Amines in Urban China17
Total Oxidizable Precursor (TOP) Assay─Best Practices, Capabilities and Limitations for PFAS Site Investigation and Remediation17
Understanding Failure Modes of NSF/ANSI 53 Lead-Certified Point-of-Use Pitcher and Faucet Filters17
Levels and Temporal Trends of Trifluoroacetate (TFA) in Archived Plants: Evidence for Increasing Emissions of Gaseous TFA Precursors over the Last Decades17
Monitoring Human Exposure to Organophosphate Esters: Comparing Silicone Wristbands with Spot Urine Samples as Predictors of Internal Dose17
Under-reporting Potential of Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) under High-Ionic Strength Conditions17
First Detection of Monkeypox Virus Genome in Sewersheds in France: The Potential of Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Monitoring Emerging Disease17
Strong Impacts of Legitimate Open Burning on Brown Carbon Aerosol in Northeast China17