Special Issue "Advances in Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Emerging Nanoparticles"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2023 | Viewed by 84

Special Issue Editor

Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC 27707, USA
Interests: carbonaceous nanomaterial; photocatalysis; filtration; water and air quality remediation; separations oxidative stress and cell mutation; free radical life cycle
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to bring together inspiring research on the recent progress on the bioaccumulation and toxicity of emerging nanoparticles.

Due to the potential detrimental toxic impacts of incidental or engineered nanoparticles, bioaccumulation is currently a cause of increasing concern among scientists, policymakers, and the general public. Concerns regarding possible adverse effects on the environment and human health have been raised due to the constant exposure of nanomaterials into the air, water, and soil.

Both terrestrial and aquatic habitats can experience bioaccumulation. Even for the low-level toxicants, chronic exposure can increase half-life in ecological and biological systems inducing various pathological outcomes. Studies have indicated that these outcomes vary widely over aquatic and terrestrial habitats as well as types of organisms. However, the scope of our understanding of the behavior of emerging nanotoxicants, especially the nanoparticles from industrial sources, and their impacts on our ecosystems and human health are very much limited.  

In this Special Issue, we aim to bring together recent research and reviews into the fate of bioaccumulation and toxicity of nanoparticles, including, but not limited to, the following fields: 

  • Toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic studies;
  • Bioaccumulation studies of emerging contaminants in vivo and in vitro;
  • In vivo and in vitro biotransformation studies;
  • Biomagnification of chemicals along a trophic chain;
  • Bioaccumulation monitoring studies;
  • Toxicity and ecological effects of nanomaterials;
  • Bioconcentration and bioaccumulation of nanomaterials in aquatic and terrestrial organisms;
  • Transport and transformation of nanomaterials in air, water, and soil environments;
  • Environmental and health risk assessment of nanomaterials.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. John J. Bang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanoparticles
  • emerging contaminants
  • bioaccumulation
  • toxicokinetics
  • biotransformation
  • fate and transport
  • environmental health
  • health risk assessment
  • nanoplastics

Published Papers

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