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Special Issue "Environmentally Friendly Renewable Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.
Purposely engineered materials are ubiquitous in everyday life and their massive employment is posing the problem of their accumulation and disposal, with consequent environmental impacts. This Special Issue targets all aspects of materials that are either conceived as renewable, or make use of disposed matter, for new applications. The topic will be tackled from a two-fold perspective. From one side, papers on reusable materials, such as recyclable catalysts or energy storing devices, are welcome. On the other side, granting a second life to wasted materials, such as PET bottles or recycling and restyling the overwhelmingly employed nanoparticles and persistent inorganic materials are measures that are highly in demand for the fabrication of smart composites and easy-to-make, easy-to-use devices, and this will be reflected in the current Special Issue.
Papers are encouraged on strategies for materials recovery from disposed devices and possible ecological applications of the renewed materials, such as in wastewater treatments and in the removal of pollutants.
Aspects such as green synthesis or the green treatment of the materials are considered added value within the framework of the Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Pietro Tagliatesta
Prof. Dr. Marilena Carbone
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.
- Renewed materials
- Wastes recovery
- Green treatment
- Wastewater treatment
- Pollutant removal
- Energy storage