Special Issue "Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials: Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2024 | Viewed by 32

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sung Hee Joo
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Director of Environmental Engineering Program, Environmental Faculty, Engineering & Engineering Technology Department, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA
Interests: environmental applications of nanomaterials; climate change and microplastics; bioenergy; ecology; water resources; water and wastewater treatment and reuse; environmental nanotechnology; environmental hydrology; physical/chemical environmental engineering processes; innovative processes for water/wastewater treatment; membrane technologies for water reuse; fate and transport of contaminants in the environment; advanced treatment technologies for emerging environmental contaminants; aquatic chemistry; water quality, and hazardous/industrial wastes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,

There have been unresolved issues with recalcitrant contaminants,  particularly emerging contaminants of concern detected even in the treated effluent of wastewater. Recently evolving xenobiotic  micro-  and nanoplastics  (MNPs)  have been linked to climate change,  leading to detrimental effects in the aquatic environment. Such issues lie in, among other examples, the limitation of existing treatment methods, detecting trace levels of contaminants, accumulation of residual contaminants,  monitoring,  and proper management in a  sustainable way. Yet little information is publicly available concerning proper treatment, particularly sustainable approaches with versatile nanomaterials. The applications of versatile nanomaterials and their modified forms have brought a number of challenges in terms of safe disposal of byproducts and their utilization in a sustainable way, longevity of the nanomaterials, and treatment efficacy. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials offers a forum to discuss such challenges and to develop possible solutions. Types of articles to consider include research, review, and perspectives within the following topics of interest:

  • Nanomaterial-based treatment of emerging contaminants;
  • Disposal and management of nanomaterial byproducts;
  • Toxicity assessment of treated effluent by nanomaterials;
  • Degradation mechanisms of emerging contaminants by nanomaterials;
  • Characterization of novel nanomaterials applied to degrade contaminants;
  • Sustainable approaches utilizing spent-nanomaterials.

Dr. Sung Hee Joo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • emerging contaminants
  • nanohybrids
  • sustainable disposal
  • xenobiotic plastics
  • climate change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop