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Special Issue "Innovative Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Removal of Organic Pollutants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2020.
Interests: synthesis and characterization of catalytic materials; phosphors-based nanomaterials; nanostructured photocatalysts and supports; photocatalysis for the removal of pollutants from water and wastewater; membrane separation processes
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Heterogeneous photocatalysis can be considered as one of the main challenges in the field of water and wastewater treatment, because a heterogeneous photocatalytic process is able to work at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Currently, ZnO- or TiO2-based nanomaterials are the most-studied photocatalysts and have attracted a great deal of interest due to their unique physical-chemical properties. Consequently, they have been exploited as promising materials for the removal of a wide variety of organic pollutants present in water and wastewater, as well as gaseous streams. On the other hand, despite the great benefits associated to TiO2- or ZnO-based nanomaterials, there are still open questions about the synthesis and photocatalytic efficiency of novel nanomaterials and nanocomposites as well as the design of nanostructured semiconducting materials immobilized on macroscopic supports.
This Special Issue is focused on “Innovative Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Removal of Organic Pollutants”, featuring the state-of-the-art in this field. Research papers related to the synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials or nanocomposites (active under UV or visible light, as well as under solar light) and their uses in the removal of pollutants form liquid and gaseous phases are welcome in this Special Issue.
Dr. Olga Sacco
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 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.
- nanostructured photocatalysts
- macroscopic supports
- UV and visible light
- solar light
- water and wastewater treatment
- gaseous streams treatment