Nanocoatings with Air-Purifying Properties

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019) | Viewed by 549

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Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution is a major concern on global and local scales. As concluded almost ten years ago in the Blacksmith Institute's “World's Worst Pollution Problems 2008”, indoor air pollution and poor urban air quality are listed as two of the world's worst pollution problems. In addition to destroying diverse ecosystems due to global warming, air pollution causes serious respiratory and cardiovascular problems in human beings. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that around seven million people died (one in eight of total global deaths) in 2012 as a result of air pollution exposure (WHO, 2016). This statistic more than doubles previous estimations and it confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. On the other hand, in spite of the applied efforts to reduce air pollution by improving manufacturing processes, stimulating more sustainable transportation methods, installing emission reduction systems in vehicles, air pollution is still a major problem at global and local scales. Thus, innovative solutions such as nanocoatings are needed to tackle this current human challenge. For example, photocatalytic coatings has become an appealing approach as a green technology for air purification. This Special Issue aims to provide comparisons and assessments of the application potentials of novel nanocoatings for indoor and outdoor air purification.

Prof. Dr. Anibal C. Maury-Ramirez
Dr. Placidus B. Amama
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