Special Issue "Advances in Nanomaterial-Based Water Purification"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Lorenzo S. Caputi
Guest Editor
Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy
Interests: nanomaterials; nanotechnology; surface science; graphene-like nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing water demand on a global scale requires the development of efficient purification methods for industrial wastewater, surface water, and groundwater contaminated by physical, chemical, biological and radiological pollutants. Nanomaterials are expected to play an important role in the treatment of contaminated water, mainly due to their high specific surface and reactivity. Nanosorbents, nanostructured catalytic membranes, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, carbonaceous materials, dendrimers, metal and metal oxide nanoparticles are currently being evaluated for their potential to act as functional materials for water purification.

This Special Issue aims to present advances in the field of water purification by nanomaterials. Authors are invited to submit original articles and review papers related, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials for water purification;

- Integration of nanomaterials into conventional water purification systems;

- Novel architectures of water purification systems based on nanomaterials;

- Toxicity, transport, and environmental fate of nanomaterials.

Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Lorenzo S. Caputi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • water purification
  • nanomaterials
  • nanotechnology
  • wastewater
  • decontamination

Published Papers

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