Special Issue "Development and Applications of Composite Materials and Membranes for Water Remediation and Monitoring"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Membranes and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 216

Special Issue Editors

BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain
Interests: adsorption; composite materials; multifunctionality; photocatalysis; polymeric membranes; water remediation
Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC), Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8370451, Chile
Interests: adsorption; arsenic; desalination; membranes; nanocomposites; photocatalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water is one of the most valuable resources on Earth. The contamination of water sources by chemicals released due to anthropogenic activities results in a critical threat to human health and the environment. Furthermore, Sustainable Development Goal 6 denotes “clean water and sanitation for all”, which can only be achieved by the efficient remediation and monitoring of water by novel composite materials and technologies.

In the actual scientific framework, it is underlined that high-impact research works reporting on the implementation of affordable, environmentally friendly, and highly effective approaches for the removal of a wide range of contaminants are a keystone for scientific and technological evolution. The development of novel composite materials and membranes to address oil–water separation, desalination, biological, physical, or chemical processes for the remediation of heavy metals, organic dyes, contaminants of emerging concern, bacteria, or microorganisms is vital to achieve “clean water and sanitation for all”. In parallel, the continuous monitoring of these contaminants is considered vital for successfully managing water sources and understanding natural resources. Monitoring and assessing water quality can support processes that ensure clean water and provide the best conditions to communities who depend on a robust water sector in their everyday lives.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform to collect current innovations in terms of technological solutions, alongside the development of novel composite materials and membranes for the mitigation of various threats related to water remediation and monitoring.

Dr. Hugo Salazar
Dr. Andreina Garcia
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • adsorption
  • composite materials
  • heavy metals
  • microorganisms
  • organic contaminants
  • polymeric membranes
  • photocatalytics
  • sensing
  • water remediation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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