Department of Natural Resources, Botswana Institute of Technology Research and Innovation,
Gaborone, Sele, Botswana
Dr Jonas Mwatseteza
Department of Chemistry/Science, University of Malawi,
Department of Chemical Evaluation and Research Directorate, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control,
Lagos, Sfddrgfrg, Nigeria
Dr Poovadee Tuchida
Division of Material Engineering, Department of Science Service,
Department of Chemical Science and Technology, the Technical University of Kenya,
Nairobi, Sdesgfv, Kenya
Dr Bareki Shima Batlokwa
Department of Chemical and Forensic Sciences, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Palapye, Botswana,
Dr Robert Batane
Faculty of Engineering, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana,
Dr Fanyana Mtunzi
Department of Chemistry; Faculty of Applied Computer Sciences, Vaal University of Technology, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa,
Johannesburg, South Africa
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With the increasing demand of chemicals, the chemical industry continues to grow in folds generating a lot income. However chemicals and chemical waste if not well managed pose a threat to both the environment and public health. Chemicals find their way into aquifers and natural resources leading to the impairment of water quality thus making water unfit for drinking which is extremely difficult and expensive to rectify. They can also accumulate in agricultural soils; and thus become available for plant uptake. As plants extract these toxic chemicals from the soil and enter the food supply chain, the chance of impacts on human health increases. Further chemicals can be used as chemical weapons, for this reasons chemical weapon conventions have been set up to guide against such. Thus chemical management is a critical subject. Organizations such as The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have made stride in training participants with particular focus from developing countries in chemical management. Some countries have developed policies to address the issue of chemical management. This special issues aims to looks at holistic approach in chemicals from practices in chemical industry, to management of chemicals, to determination of chemical contaminants as well as the possible techniques that have been developed for removal of chemical contaminants from the environment. Further as the Guest Editor is an OPCW associate, research progress and impact made by different OPCW associates who have been trained annually over a period 18 years will be highlighted.
Aims and Scope:
The development of policies in Chemical Management in developing countries
Chemical Safety and Chemical Risk Assessment
Sample Preparation techniques and Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in natural water resources, soil and food
Environmental impact of chemical waste on soils and air
Analytical approaches towards determination of chemical warfare agents
Awareness of chemical weapon convention in education system
Emerging techniques for removal of chemical contaminants from water