Advances in Green Nanotechnology: From Nanoparticles' Green Synthesis to Their Applications in Engineering

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2024 | Viewed by 54

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnology holds unquestionable potential in several industries. The unique physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of nanoparticles allow them to be used in various areas of engineering, offering solutions to create or optimize materials with superior performances. However, the environmental impacts of conventional physical and chemical nanoparticle synthesis methods have driven researchers to develop greener alternatives such as “Green Synthesis.” This approach is based on environmentally friendly methods using bioactive compounds extracted from biological materials for nanoparticle synthesis. The application of green nanomaterials has affirmed their potential in multifarious applications, i.e., cancer therapy, wastewater treatment, agriculture, heat transfer, bioimaging, and sensing.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the latest advances on the subject by covering these areas: (i) the green synthesis of nanoparticles (from plants, micro- and macro-algae, microorganisms, bacteria, biowastes, and biopolymers); (ii) the characterization and fundamental properties of green nanoparticles; (iii) the practical and potential applications of green nanoparticles. Thus, all manuscripts reporting original research, short communications, state-of-the-art reviews, and perspectives on the latest subject developments are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Micro- and nanoparticles;
  • Green- and biosynthesis methods;
  • Green nanoparticles;
  • Green technologies;
  • Green nanoparticle characterization;
  • Applications of green nanoparticles in engineering.

Dr. Rui A. Lima
Dr. Diana Pinho
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Dr. Beatriz D. Cardoso
Guest Editor Assistant

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  • green synthesis
  • biosynthesis
  • biological synthesis
  • sustainable chemistry
  • nanomaterials
  • nanoparticles
  • engineering applications

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