Special Issue "Advanced Nanomaterials for a Cleaner Environment and Environmental Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2024 | Viewed by 4721
Interests: photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; advanced oxidation technology; antibacterial; functional materials; graphitic carbon nitride
Interests: new environmental functional materials; technological innovation of water treatment; water pollution control of river/lake basin
Multifunctional nanomaterials have high surface–volume ratios, efficient electron transfer and abundant unsaturated surface atoms at the nanoscale. Their excellent structures can significantly improve their advanced oxidation activity, showing efficient performance in the treatment of environmental pollutants and ecological remediation. In addition, the surface engineering, interface engineering and strain engineering tuning of multifunctional nanomaterials can easily lead to the increase in surface active centers. The synergistic effect and electronic modulation of these nanomaterials can greatly improve their performance in adsorption, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis and PMS activation, which is effectively applied to the treatment of various pollutants. From the perspective of material science research and practical engineering applications, functional nanomaterials offer infinite possibilities for creating a cleaner environment. In addition to pollutant treatment, multifunctional nanomaterials can also be used in the field of environmental health, such as antibacterials, in disease therapy and in cosmetic medicine, which is also important for a cleaner environment.
Many kinds of nanomaterials have been used in environmental remediation in various aspects. Among them, carbonaceous nanomaterials have become popular recently because of their unique carrier mobility, low microstructure and abundance. Through morphology regulation and heteroatom doping, efficient carbonaceous nanomaterials can be constructed from aspects of large surface area, light absorption capacity and electronic band structure, which can be used in the photocatalytic/electrocatalytic oxidation of organic pollutants as well as sterilization. Moreover, other functional nanomaterials, such as metal oxides, perovskite, frame materials and polymers also have the application potential in advanced oxidation technology, which is useful for environmental protection.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to describe the development of nano-functional materials and the latest progress in various environmental applications from the perspective of basic and application and to provide a strategic platform for creating a cleaner environment. Authors are invited to present original research and review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in this field.
Prof. Dr. Huan Chen
Prof. Dr. Xianchuan Xie
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- advanced oxidation technology
- pollutants treatment
- wastewater treatment
- ecological remediation
- environmental health
- carbon materials
- transition metal materials