Nanoscale Materials for Water Purification and Catalysis, Volume II

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2024 | Viewed by 117

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Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, 15310 Athens, Greece
Interests: dendritic polymers; xerogels; water purification; liquid crystals; metal nanoparticle catalysts; antimicrobial coatings
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Environmental & Radioanalytical Chemistry Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Interests: (radio)toxic inorganic species; bioactive chelating ligands; natural organic matter; metal oxides; mineral surfaces; lanthanides; actinides; humic acids; biomass by-products; pollutant monitoring on ground and sea waters; water purification; plant fibres
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Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: physicochemical, structural, optical, and surface chemistry features of nanostructured materials; photocatalysis; mechanochemistry; ultrasound; sonophotochemistry; interfacial phenomena in catalysis; detoxification of toxic vapors; biomass valorization; selective oxidation processes; adsorptive air and water remediation; materials chemistry; MOFs and metal oxides nanocomposites; activated carbons; graphite/graphite oxide; graphitic carbon nitride polymer; semiconductor nanocatalysts; carbon quantum dots
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interdisciplinary character of nanotechnology has empowered diverse scientific partnerships in order to discover solutions to major contemporary problems. As water resources continue to be polluted, the need to conceive novel improved antipollution methods is becoming increasingly critical. In parallel, advanced nanoscale materials with far-reaching potential have been developed in order to promote the catalytic and photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, as well as chemical reactions such as advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). The concept of employing nanomaterials is not new; existing in a variety of forms including nanospheres, nanomembranes, nanotubes, and nanofibers, they exhibit unique separation and catalytic properties and constitute solutions that prevail compared with their conventional counterparts. Particular emphasis has been placed on the assembly of composite systems, combining organic compounds, metals, ceramics, and carbon nanomaterials. They can combine high surface areas, permitting optimum adsorption and catalytical performance, with high stability and recyclability. Their superior mechanical and chemical characteristics render them ideal alternatives for optimizing performance efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and ease of preparation. In this Special Issue, recent trends will be introduced in a comprehensive presentation of the methods adopted for their synthesis, the broad spectrum of applications, and future developments.

The aim of this Special Issue, entitled “Nanoscale Materials for Water Purification and Catalysis”, is to present a collection of original and innovative papers (original research articles, short communications, and reviews) describing recent trends and developments in the synthesis and physicochemical characterization of nanomaterials or nanocomposites for adsorptive and/or (photo)catalytic environmental remediation applications.

Dr. Michael Arkas
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Pashalidis
Dr. Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis
Dr. Ioannis Anastopoulos
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  • photocatalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • pollutant adsorption
  • separation
  • organic–inorganic hybrid
  • ceramic materials filtration
  • metal nanoparticles
  • theoretical studies
  • water and wastewater treatment

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