Special Issue "Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016)
Dr. Jonathan Judy
Division of Land and Water, CSIRO, Waite Campus, Urrbrae, SA 5064, Australia
Interests: soil chemistry; soil microbiology; critical zone science; soil colloids; ecotoxicology and emerging contaminants
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are being incorporated into a rapidly increasing number of consumer products including sunscreens, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and textiles. The ENMs in consumer products can be released into waste streams during use and will concentrate in sewage sludge during wastewater treatment. As a result, estimated concentrations of ENMs within sludge and the biosolids produced from them have increased dramatically over the past few years. In regions where biosolids are used as fertilizer, land application of biosolids is a significant pathway by which ENMs will be introduced into agroecosystems. Furthermore, the potential to develop ENM-based pesticides and fertilizers is currently being explored. These agricultural applications present the possibility of widespread, large volume discharge of ENMs into agroecosystems. As questions remain over the potential environmental impact of ENMs, scientific and community concerns persist over their human and environmental safety. In this Special Issue of Nanomaterials, we present recent research findings and ideas concerning our understanding of the fate, bioavailability, and potential toxicity of ENMs in the environment.
Prof. Dr. Paul Bertsch
Dr. Jonathan Judy
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1500 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.