Special Issue "Nanotechnologies for Environmental Remediation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chin-pao (C. P.) Huang

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA
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Phone: (+1) 302 831-8428
Interests: soil and groundwater remediation; aquatic chemistry; industrial wastewater management; environmental nanomaterials and processes; catalytic electrochemcial processes
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ruey-An Doong

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sicences, National Tsing Hua University, Hsichu, Taiwan
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Phone: 886-3-572-67768
Interests: environmental nanotechnology for water and wastewater treatment; energy mateirals for storage and capacitive deionization; nanosensing and biosensing devices
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Cheng-Di Dong

Department of Marine Environmental Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
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Phone: 886-7-3617141 X23762
Interests: water and wastewater management; aquatic and soil chemistry; soil and sediment remediation; nanomaterials for environmental applications
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Huijuan Liu

Research Centre of Eco-Environmental Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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Phone: 86-10-62849128
Interests: adsorption, coagulation, and electro-chemical technologies for water treatment
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bingcai Pan

College of Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
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Interests: applied environmental nanomaterials and technology; advanced oxidation reduction technology; industrial waste management and resource recovery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Engineered nanomaterials (ENPs)-based environmental technologies have become increasingly competitive and, thus, important for the remediation of impaired environmental systems, namely, water, soil, and air. There have been many advances on the principles and applications of photocatalytic degradation of hazardous organic chemicals using nan-sized TiO2 since the early 1970s. Catalysts and electrodes made of nano-size particles have been around, and applied, in many industrial fields’ centuries before instruments were available for their direct observation. Environmental applications of nanomaterials and technologies, although potentially promising and feasible, generally fall behind other industries, mostly due to social–political and legal issues.

In order to achieve sustainability within the framework of environment and energy nexus, nanomaterials and nanotechnology will play the foremost role. The millennium agenda of global sustainability has arrived with excellent opportunities for the deployment and its ultimate implementation of nanotechnologies for environmental remediation. Nanomaterials require small amounts of raw materials, have unique and much enhanced surface reactivities and selectivities, and robust in-system design and operations. These are excellent attributes, and opportunities as well, for environmental remediation nanotechnologies.

Several thematic topics are of interest to this Special Issue: 1) past experiences on the design and operation of nanotechnology for the remediation of impaired water, polluted air, contaminated soil and sediment; 2) current advances on the developments and implementation of environmental nanotechnology in broader definitions; 3) new concepts and strategies on the design of “smart” nanomaterials and systems integration achieving high efficiency and high selectivity, in the separation and transformation of ions, molecules, and emerging contaminants from impacted natural and built environmental systems; 4) environmental impacts of nanomaterials and nanotechnology; and 5) devices applying nanomaterials and principles of nanotechnology for environmental sensing and monitoring. Specifically, the Special Issue welcomes manuscripts covering the following subjects: Processes and engineering applications of nanotechnologies for the treatment of impaired water, polluted air, contaminated soils and sediments; electrochemical processes applying nanocatalytic electrode materials; heterogeneous nanophotocatalysis; multiple-functional nanoadsorbents and nanocatalysts; photo-electrochemical processes; nanomembranes; environmental nanosensors; environmental implications; and impacts of nanaomaterials.

Prof. Dr. Chin-pao (C. P.) Huang
Prof. Dr. Ruey-An Doong
Prof. Dr. Cheng-Di Dong
Prof. Dr. Huijuan Liu
Prof. Dr. Bingcai Pan
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • high-performing electrode materials
  • mutli-functional nanocomposite
  • electrochemical separation/purification
  • photoelectrochemical purification/separation
  • adsorption purification/separation
  • nanomembrane purification/separation
  • separation and purification
  • biosensors and nanosensing
  • ecological nanotoxicity
  • environmental remediation

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