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Special Issue "Environmental Behavior of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Prof. Jun Hou Website E-Mail
College of Environment, Hohai University, 1 Xikan Road, Nanjing 210098, China
Interests: water environment protection and bioremediation, especially with a focus on water quality improvement technology coupling biofilms and active substrata; ecological engineering for aquatic ecosystem restoration; nanomaterials for environmental remediation; manufactured nanomaterials’ environmental behaviors and biological effects in aquatic ecosystems, especially focusing on the interactions between manufactured nanoparticles and microbial aggregates
In recent years, the rapid development of nanotechnology has greatly promoted the progress of human society. However, with the rapid development of nanotechnology, a large number of nanomaterials are emitted into water bodies and cause environmental problems. Due to their small diameter and strong dispersibility, nanomaterials easily migrate with water and are adsorbed by plants and animals in the ecosystem, causing biological toxicity and endangering the health of aquatic organisms and water ecological security. Therefore, nanomaterials have been regarded as a new type of pollutant. On the other hand, nanomaterials with strong binding ability interact with pollutants or other dissolved matter in water, thus affecting their biological toxicity. Therefore, the study of the mechanisms of the aggregation and sedimentation behavior of nanoparticles under the influence of various factors will provide a theoretical basis for the transport/diffusion and environmental trend of nanomaterials. The effect and mechanism of pollutants’ (or other dissolved matter) on the aggregation and sedimentation of nanomaterials in water will provide a theoretical basis for the joint removal of nanomaterials and refractory organics in water. This has important theoretical significance and application value for reducing the environmental pollution of nanomaterials.
This Special Issue seeks research papers on various aspects of the “Environmental Behavior of Nanomaterials”. Especially, we encourage the submission of interdisciplinary work and multi-country collaborative research. We welcome original research papers as well as systematic reviews.
Prof. Jun Hou
Prof. Yanhui Ao
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- environmental behavior
- biological toxicity
- ion release
- organic pollutants/inorganic pollutants
- natural light
- dissolved matters
- hydrodynamic force
- microbial aggregate