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Research Progress in Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 248

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Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, ISMN-CNR, via Salaria km 29,300, 00015 Monterotondo Scalo, Rome, Italy
Interests: hybrid organic–inorganic nanocomposites; surface treatments; plasma technologies; smart textiles; environmental remediation; circular economy
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Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; photocatalysis; metal oxide nanoparticles stabilized by organic molecules and natural polymers for wastewater treatment application; thin films; metal–organic chemical vapor deposition
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Institute for the Study of Nanostructured Materials, ISMN–CNR, Palermo, c/o Department ChiBioFarAm, University of Messina, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: materials chemistry; green chemistry; nanotechnology; environmental remediation; advanced materials; functional coating; colloidal nanoparticles; smart and hi-tech textiles; (waste)water treatment; multifunctional hybrid materials and nanocomposites; sensing technologies; bio-based blended polymers; circular economy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water contamination is one of the most serious threats to human health and ecosystems on a global scale. The quality of drinking water has gradually deteriorated globally due to population increase, fast industrialization, climate change, and a lack of effective water quality management. Numerous dangerous environmental pollutants, both organic and inorganic, have become a significant global issue in water bodies. Chemical precipitation, ion exchange, adsorption, membrane filtration, coagulation–flocculation, flotation, and electrochemical processes have all been used to treat water and wastewater.

Nanotechnology has shown considerable promise in the realm of water treatment, boosting the effectiveness and efficiency of water decontamination while also providing a sustainable method of securing water supply. Various carbon-, metal-, metal-oxide-, silica-based nanomaterials for water remediation have been studied and tested in the realm of material science. The development of environmentally sustainable nanomaterials with distinct advantages, such as high efficiency and selectivity, earth abundance, recyclability, low-cost manufacturing processes, and stability, has been prioritized in recent years, even though several significant challenges and constraints remain unresolved.

This Special Issue places a special emphasis on recent progress in safe-by-design nanomaterials and the enhancement of their adsorption, photocatalytic, and antibacterial properties (i.e., thorough their synthesis and functionalization by green and/or sustainable approaches) for their application as innovative and eco-friendly solutions for water decontamination.

Dr. Daniela Caschera
Dr. Roberta G. Toro
Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
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Keywords

  • smart nanomaterials
  • nanohybrids
  • nanocomposites
  • green chemistry
  • sustainable technologies
  • water remediation
  • circular economy

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