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Special Issue "Polymer-Based Multifunctional Materials for Water/Wastewater Remediation"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 17753
Special Issue Editors
2. IB-S – Institute of Research and Innovation on Bio-Sustainability, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: nanoparticles synthesis; nanocomposites; membranes; photocatalysis; adsorption; water remediation
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Interests: metal-organic frameworks; water remediation; heavy metals; photodegratadation
Special Issue Information
Water pollution is one of the most relevant environmental problems and one of the most significant challenges that humankind is facing. Among the most pressing concerns are emergent pollutants (e.g., pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and heavy metals), mainly because of their resilience to traditional biological and chemical water treatments. This context demands more robust, lasting, non-expensive and efficient materials to remove this diversity of hazardous pollutants. Membrane technologies are gradually substituting conventional water treatments because of their high efficiency and cost-effectiveness. When compared with other types of materials, polymeric membranes dominate because they are economically and practically beneficial. further, the easy processability of polymers imposes fewer limitations regarding the addition of fillers, such as nano/microparticles, to the polymeric matrix. These fillers allow producing multifunctional membranes with photocatalytic, adsorptive, antifouling, antimicrobial, sensing and other functionalities in addition to the typical filtration ability.
This Special Issue on “Polymer-Based Multifunctional Materials for Water/Wastewater Remediation” pursues high-quality and innovative works regarding the production, characterisation and application of all types of polymer-based multifunctional membranes to remove contaminants from water. Studies employing recent techniques (e.g., 3D Printing technologies) for membrane production are particularly welcome.
Dr. Pedro Manuel Martins
Dr. Roberto Fernández de Luis
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Emergent pollutants
- Water remediation