Special Issue "Nanomaterials with Well-Regulated Structures for Environmental Remediation and Their Eco-Risk Evaluation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editor

School of Environment, Henan Normal University, Key Laboratory of Yellow River and Huai River Water Environment and Pollution Control, Ministry of Education, Xinxiang 453007, China
Interests: nanomaterials; controllable synthesis; catalysis; energy storage/conversion; environmental remediation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, the world is facing rapid degradation of the environment which causes great concomitant challenges for human society. These environmental crises further bring forth human health concerns due to the continuous discharge of harmful substances into the environment. The new emerging nanosized materials with optimal composition ratios, well-defined hetero-interfaces, as well as elaborately conceived surface states usually demonstrate enhanced catalytic performance in the fields of environmental protection and remediation. The catalytic, optical, adsorptive, as well as magnetic performance of such nanocomposites is of great significance to expediting the degradation, transformation, and mineralization of organic and inorganic pollutants in various applicational scenarios.

Due to the structural complexity of composite materials and the multistep evolution of the remediation process, it remains a huge challenge to comprehensively understand the relationship between the microstructural features (the influences of the coordination environment, surface defects, hetero-interfaces, etc.) and the reaction processes for mass diffusion, charge migration, and surface adsorption steps in the aforementioned application systems. The Special Issue “Nanomaterials with Well-Regulated Structures for Environmental Remediation and Their Eco-Risk Evaluation” will mainly focus on the novel nanomaterials in environmental remediation such as photocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes, CO2 conversion, heavy metal adsorption and conversion, micro-organism disinfection, contaminant detection, and so on, by virtue of in situ, operando means and first principle calculations, so as to offer an in-depth understanding of the structure–property relationship of nanomaterials with well-regulated structures. In addition, the bio-toxicity of and health concerns around the novel nanosized materials have attracted considerable research attention in recent years. Therefore, this Special Issue will also cover the topic of eco-risk evaluation including the bio-toxicity and health effects of these new emerging nanosized materials, which could shed light on their applicational potential in environmental remediation. 

We are pleased to invite you to submit your latest research work to this Special Issue. This Special Issue welcomes original research or reviews on experiments and theoretical simulation, focusing on design methodology for a variety of materials based on carbons, semiconductors, metal-organic frameworks, polymer-based nanosized composite materials, and the exploration of their potential applications in environmental remediation and to study the potential hazards they pose to eco-systems and human health.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Dapeng Wu
Guest Editor

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  • defect regulation
  • interface control
  • environmental impact and remediation
  • bio-toxicity
  • health risk

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