Special Issue "Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Julian Blasco
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Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia (CSIC), 11519 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
Interests: ecotoxicology; sunscreen; personal care products; nanoparticles; pharmaceuticals; trace metals; contamination; pollution; risk assessment; pollutant mixtures; sediment; bioaccumulation
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Dr. Ilaria Corsi
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Guest Editor
Department of Physical Earth and Environmental Sciences, Universita degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy
Interests: ecological risk assessment; nanoecotoxicology; pollution monitoring and assessment; biomarkers; biondicators; effect-based tools; adverse outcome pathways; nanomaterials; nanoplastics; contaminants of emerging concern (CECs)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, engineered nanoscale materials (ENMs) are widely used in a range of emerging technologies, including biomedicine, delivering vaccines (e.g., for COVID-19), personal care products, and energy and electronic devices, among others. However, this increase in production and use involves a growth in the disposal of these materials into the environment. As a consequence, the effects of the release of these types of pollutants to the environment should be assessed. Although a great number of articles have been published to fill this gap, many questions remain unresolved. This Special Issue is focused on bringing forth new knowledge that improves the design and application of ecotoxicity studies on ecologically key species and environmentally relevant concentrations, including new analytical methodological approaches. Contributions aiming to understand the fate and behavior of ENMs in complex environmental matrices (e.g., estuarine, seawater, sediment, biota) and the use of "omic" technologies to gain a better understanding of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) in response to ENM exposure are welcomed. The final objective of this SI is to summarize the relevant current knowledge on exposure to and transformation, analysis, and ecotoxicity of ENM in order to provide a wider view of the risks associated with their occurrence in the natural environment.

Dr. Ilaria Corsi
Dr. Julian Blasco
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanoparticles
  • fate
  • behavior
  • effect
  • toxicity
  • risk

Published Papers

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