Environmental Pollutants

Virtual Only

ACS Fall 2024
Global Virtual Symposium


Environmental pollutants in different regions of world: Focus on sustainable development


Environmental pollutants in our planet are mainly present in the water, sediment and air. The day-to-day life cycle combined with industrial development has vastly increased during the past decade and it is affecting organisms and finally human health. Developmental activities in different countries have been directly focused on growth of cities and states in various countries. The development process and its subsequent activities includes physical, chemical and biological processes involving diverse matrices (air, water and sediments). The environmental processes on identifying the enrichment of pollutants (especially toxic metals, micro/nano plastics and hydrocarbons) have been developed in various laboratories/ institutes around the world and there are numerous methodologies that are being pursued to identify the level of pollutants in different matrices. Many processes involved in the development modifies or changes the natural environment into an artificial or modified environment where biogeochemical process plays a major role in all the three matrices.

Call for Abstracts:

We invite early career researchers and research scholars to submit abstracts for Flash Talks.  

Symposium Features

Present your research in your local time zone

Inviting all early career chemists from diverse regions such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania to deliver flash presentations.

Get exposure and recognition

As a presenter, you will receive a certificate of participation at ACS Meetings.

Abstracts will be listed in the CAS database and can be added to your Google Scholar profile.

Symposium schedule

Symposium will feature multiple sessions from August 18-22.

Sessions will be programmed at convenient daytimes of multiple regions such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania; however, for the Americas, these sessions will be at early mornings and late nights.

Symposium Chairs

Prof. Chandramouli Subramaniam

Dr. M.P. Jonathan

Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Prof. Amartya Mukhopadhyay

Dr. Pedro Francisco Rodríguez Espinosa

Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Satishchandra Ogale

Dr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

Invited Speakers

Prof. Premkumar Senguttuvan

Dr. Sabarathinam Chidambaram

Water Research Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Flash presentations?

    They are brief, impactful, and convey information about a novel protocol, perspective, technique, or research results. For instance, one Flash Talk may describe an innovative interdisciplinary research outcome. Another may describe results for a pilot/prototype study.

  • Can I submit an abstract if I'm not an early career researcher?

    This symposium focuses on early career researchers, but all researchers are welcome to attend. However, the format of the presentation will be 8 minutes flash talk.

  • What is the submission deadline for abstracts?

    The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 11:59 PM ET.

  • What is the required format for abstracts?

    Abstracts should be 2500 characters or less and include the title, author(s), and a concise description of your research.

  • Can I include images or figures in my abstract?

    Yes, limited use of images or figures is permitted to enhance your abstract's content.

  • When will I know if my abstract is accepted?

    Presenters can expect to receive their acceptance notices approximately 3 months before the meeting. Scheduling notices are sent periodically starting approximately 2 months before the meeting.

  • What if I can't attend the symposium on the scheduled date?

    While attending is encouraged, if you can't participate in real time, you can still submit an abstract for inclusion. In case the abstract is accepted, you can share a recorded version of flash talk.

  • Do I need to register separately if my abstract is accepted?

    Yes, accepted presenters will have to register for ACS Fall 2024. Symposium organizers will reach out to confirm their participation.

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