Special Issue "Advanced Functional Materials for Air Quality Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2023) | Viewed by 15673
Interests: volatile organic compounds; adsorption; catalytic oxidation; photocatalysis; metal-organic frameworks; advanced functional materials; activated carbon; biochar; air quality management; metal oxides
Interests: synthesis and characterization of novel multifunctional nanocomposites; application of active phases to textiles/fabrics; (photo)catalytic detoxification of chemical warfare agent vapors or droplets; adsorption of organic compounds from liquid phases; photo- and chemo-catalytic valorization/oxidation of biomass-obtained model compounds; desulfurization of biofuels; colorimetric detection of toxic vapors
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Unbridled industrial expansion and modernization have dramatically increased both outdoor and indoor air pollution. Carcinogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde and aromatic/aliphatic hydrocarbons are the primary targets for safeguarding human health and pristine environment due to their hazardous propensity. Other air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, halogens, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxide, and particulate matter must be effectively controlled due to their deleterious effects on the ecosystem and human health. There is also a growing concern regarding capturing and utilizing carbon dioxide in light of the issues surrounding climate change. In this regard, recent years have witnessed a dramatic rise in applying advanced functional materials as superior media for the effective removal of various gaseous pollutants. The primary mechanisms of interest governing the material–pollutant interaction and removal process include physicochemical and reactive adsorption, along with thermo-, photo-, and photothermal catalysis. Other synergistic mechanistic combinations can also be explored.
In recognition of the need to develop functional materials capable of maintaining appreciable performance even under harsh real-world conditions, the open-access journal Atmosphere is hosting a Special Issue to showcase the most recent findings related to air quality management using advanced functional materials. With the recent expansion of research showing novel synthesis approaches for unique materials, this Special Issue is also an appropriate venue for papers focusing on innovative synthesis approaches for high-performing advanced materials. Ultimately, this Special Issue aims to showcase the most recent research finds in the synthesis and application of advanced functional materials aimed towards effectively removing various air pollutants.
Original results from controlled investigations and the field, mathematical modeling, simulation, and review papers related to the application of advanced functional materials for air quality management are all welcome contributions. Authors are encouraged to include brief descriptions regarding future research directions and current shortcomings related to their expertise on the 5- to 10-year timeline.
Dr. Kumar Vikrant
Dr. Dimitrios Giannakoudakis
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- volatile organic compounds
- advanced functional materials
- metal–organic frameworks
- activated carbon
- carbon dioxide
- air quality management.