Special Issue "Advanced Functional Nanocomposites for Water Purification"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 7806
2. Grupo de Nanomedicina, IDIVAL, Avda. Cardenal Herrera Oria s/n, 39011 Santander, Spain
Interests: nanomaterials; clay minerals; adsorption; layered materials; material characterization; decontamination
Water contamination as result of human activities, such as industrialization, rapid population growth in some areas, and agricultural activities is an increasing global concern. According to United Nations statement, reliable access of drinking water is one of the most basic humanitarian goals, and is a major global challenge for this century. The most common pollutants of clean water are chemicals, pesticides, soil erosion, heavy metals, dyes, microorganisms, etc. Conventionally, precipitation, membrane filtration, ion exchange, flotation, coagulation-flocculation, adsorption and electrochemistry are efficient remediation methods for the removal of contaminants in water. Recently, functional nanocomposites open a new branch for effective water purification since nanocomposites exhibit high surface area due to their small particle size, and for hence an improved adsorption capacity. The different synthesis routes developed for these nanomaterials provides the opportunity to optimize their properties such hydrophilicity-hydrophobicity, porosity and surface charge, among others, resulting in advance materials with improved features. Additionally, nanocomposites combine the properties of all their constituents resulting in smart materials with better functionality, efficiency, stability or selectivity. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials “Advanced Functional Nanocomposites for Water Purification” aims to collect articles covering a broad range of subjects from nanocomposites synthesis to material characterization and adsorption studies. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Nanocomposite (polymer and non-polymer based) synthesis methods.
- Different nanocomposite functionalization strategies.
- Structural and textural characterization of nanocomposites.
- Equilibrium studies: adsorption isotherms, Kinetic equations and thermodynamic parameters.
- Application of nanocomposites for water decontamination: removal of heavy metals, dyes, pesticides and other pollutants.
- Nanosensors, catalysis and photocatalysis, oxidation processes and antimicrobial activity.
Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Ana C. Perdigón
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- water purification
- synthesis procedures
- characterization techniques