Special Issue "New Trends in Nanocomposite Materials for Water Treatment and Reuse"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Silvia Scalese
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Guest Editor
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi (CNR-IMM), Catania, Italy
Interests: synthesis and characterization of carbon-based and metal oxide nanostructures; nanomaterials and nanocomposites for sensing; water purification; water splitting applications; surface characterization; photocatalytic processes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials and nanocomposites have recently attracted much attention for their several applications and, in particular, their use in the removal of contaminants from water has been extensively investigated. Indeed, the large area/volume ratio of nanosized materials allows for the enhancement of all typical surface properties, e.g., adsorption and catalytic and photocatalytic activity, with respect to the same materials with larger sizes. Nanocomposites are usually intended for use as nanomaterials embedded in polymeric matrices, with this combination showing several advantages. First of all, the matrix retains nanomaterials inside, preventing their release into the environment, which is the main issue related to the use of nanomaterials in practical applications. Furthermore, nanocomposites can be used as a free-standing membrane or coating in order to modify the properties of different kinds of surfaces, for example, giving them antibacterial and antifouling properties. This is very useful for surfaces which are normally in contact with water (e.g., water filters).

The present Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to present the current state-of-the-art in the preparation and use of nanocomposites for water treatment.

Subjects that fall into the scope of this Special Issue include: synthesis methodologies and characterization of nanocomposites (both membranes and coatings); physico-chemical interaction with organic and inorganic contaminants; adsorption and/or filtration properties; photocatalytic properties.

Manuscripts can be submitted in the following formats: full research papers, communications and reviews.

Dr. Silvia Scalese
Guest Editor

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  • nanocomposites
  • nanomaterials
  • polymers
  • membranes
  • water purification
  • filtration
  • contaminants removal
  • photocatalysis
  • adsorption

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