Special Issue "Application of Nanocomposites in the Environment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 13700
Interests: biocompatible polyelectrolyte films; polysaccharides, biomaterials; application of electrokinetic techniques for determination of the properties of nanocomposites; binding proteins to polyelectrolyte multilayers; determination of the stability of polyelectrolyte mono- and multilayers; determination of the physicochemical properties of polyelectrolytes in bulk
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Interests: preparation and characterization of mono-, bi-, and multilayers of macroions and nanoparticles; mechanisms of macroion and nanoparticle adsorption; kinetics adsorption and desorption of macromolecules and nanoparticles; macroion adsorption at homogeneous and heterogeneous surfaces; stability of monolayers and bilayers composed of macromolecules and nanoparticles; biocompatibility of composed layered materials; electrokinetic potential at solid/liquid interfaces; streaming potential at solid/liquid interfaces; layer by layer deposition of colloidal particles; polypeptides and their monolayers; nanoparticles/macroions composite material; biological applications of macromolecules and nanoparticles
Interests: adsorption phenomena on solid/liquid and liquid/gas interfaces; mechanism of multilayer formation on solid/liquid interface; kinetic of macromolecules and nanoparticles deposition on solid/liquid interface; mobility of liquid/gas interface; characterization of modified solid/liquid interfaces; interactions in like-charged and oppositely charged interfaces in colloidal systems
Technology development, population growth, and overconsumption contribute to continuous environmental degradation, which has an impact on human health, loss of biodiversity, ozone layer depletion, economy, etc. Progressive environmental degradation is dangerous not only for humans but also for the entire ecosystem. The damage caused by environmental degradation is mostly irreversible or will take hundreds of years to fix. Therefore, environmental protection is extremely important. Nanocomposite-based polyelectrolytes, metal nanoparticles, and metal oxide nanoparticles possess an unusual ability to bind impurities; thus, in the environment, they are wildly applied for the treatment of contaminants and sensing and detection pollutants. These nanomaterials are also used as effective platforms for adsorption of impurities and the controlled release of bioactive substances.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) is focused on the determination of the key properties of smart biocompatible nanomaterials based on polyelectrolyte mono- and multilayers, how these composites can be applied in environmental protection, detailing major environmental issues, as well as analysis of potential future applications of these composites. Research papers, reviews, and conference reports from a broad range of scientific disciplines devoted to these research goals are welcome to this Special Issue.
Dr. Aneta Michna
Dr. Maria Morga
Dr. Dominik Kosior
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- Polyelectrolyte mono- and multilayers
- Polyelectrolyte films
- Metal/polyelectrolyte composite formation
- Stability of nanocomposites
- Adsorption of contaminants
- Control releasing of the biomolecules
- Metal/metal oxide multilayers