Nanoscale Solutions: Transformative Applications of Functionalized Nanomaterials in Environmental Remediation

A special issue of Applied Nano (ISSN 2673-3501).

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Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: noble metal nanostructures; metal oxide nanoparticles; polymeric nanomaterials; nanostructured hybrid materials; nanomaterials synthesis and characterization; organometallic complexes; surface functionalization; nanomaterial applications
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Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; metal nanoparticles; metal oxide nanoparticles; polymers; nanostructured polymeric materials; hybrid nanostructures; organometallic complexes; nanomaterials synthesis and characterization; nanomaterial applications
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Dear Colleagues,

We are currently facing critical global challenges involving water contamination and soil and air pollution, which present extreme environmental and human health risks. Besides conventional methods for remediation (thermal treatment, pump-and-treat, chemical oxidation, etc.), nanoremediation presents promising applications due to its efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

This Special Issue explores cutting-edge developments at the intersection of nanotechnology and environmental science. This collection will highlight the innovative use of functionalized nanomaterials for tackling environmental challenges, offering insights into the design, synthesis, and application of nanoscale solutions. Research articles and reviews concerning the use of soft and hard functionalized nanomaterials (covalent and non-covalent), such as natural or synthetic polymers, inorganic nanoparticles (metal and metal oxide nanoparticles), carbon-based nanomaterials, and related nanocomposites for environmental remediation, are highly encouraged. The focus will extend across diverse areas, such as water purification and wastewater treatment, air quality improvement, and soil remediation, showcasing the versatility and efficacy of functionalized nanomaterials in addressing complex environmental issues. Through in-depth analyses and case studies, this Special Issue seeks to advance our understanding of the transformative potential of nanotechnology in creating sustainable solutions for a cleaner and healthier environment.

Dr. Sara Cerra
Dr. Ilaria Fratoddi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • functionalized nanomaterials
  • nanoparticles
  • nanostructured polymers
  • nanocomposites
  • environmental remediation
  • water remediation
  • soil remediation
  • air purification
  • nanotechnology applications

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Nanoscale Solutions: The Transformative Applications of Functionalized Nanomaterials in Environmental Remediation
by Sara Cerra and Ilaria Fratoddi
Appl. Nano 2024, 5(1), 14-19; https://doi.org/10.3390/applnano5010002 - 31 Jan 2024
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Environmental pollution has become a pervasive and pressing issue in the modern world, mainly arising from human activities that release harmful substances into the air, water, and soil [...] Full article
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