Special Issue "Hybrid Porous Nanomaterials for Energy and Environment"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Evangelos P. Favvas
Guest Editor
Demokritos National Centre for Scientific Research, Athens, Greece
Interests: Gas separation by using membranes and sorbents, Water treatment by using membranes and sorbents, Pore structure characterization, Small angle scattering (SAXS/SANS) in conjunction with adsorption for evaluation the fluid adsorption mechanism, New hybrid porous materials for energy & environment, Nanostructured materials for carbon dioxide capture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Porous materials have applications in a wide range of research and industrial processes. Food industry, agricultural products, biomedical and pharmaceutical technology, wood processing, urban construction, ceramic products, gas separation, filtration processes, drying, and catalysts are just a few examples. The scientific interest has increased in the investigation of the porous nanomaterial properties—especially the properties of hybrid porous nanomaterials. As hybrid nanomaterials contain two or more different components, typically inorganic and organic components which are brought together by specific interactions, the result is the synergistic enhancement of their chemical and functional properties. These new enhanced properties have stirred the interest of both academy and industry towards energy, environment, and health applications. Hybrid nanoporous materials can provide solutions in numerous applications, such as fuel cells, batteries, sensors and bio-sensors, building materials, gas separation and storage processes, catalytic reactions, and water treatment processes, to name a few.

Within this context, this Special Issue entitled “Hybrid Porous Nanomaterials for Energy and Environment” aims to compile relevant contributions exhibiting the potentialities of emerging hybrid porous nanomaterials with potential applications bilaterally in energy and the environment. We particularly welcome experimental and modeling articles, as well as some review articles dealing with the most significant progress in preparation, properties investigation, as well as processes and technologies of hybrid porous nanomaterials.

Dr. Evangelos P. Favvas
Guest Editor

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  • porous materials
  • hybrid materials
  • synergetic mechanism
  • membranes
  • adsorbents
  • catalysts
  • Metal-organic Frameworks
  • MOFs
  • sensors
  • energy
  • environment

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Coating of Conducting and Insulating Threads with Porous MOF Particles through Langmuir-Blodgett Technique
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 160; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010160 - 10 Jan 2021
The Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) method is a well-known deposition technique for the fabrication of ordered monolayer and multilayer thin films of nanomaterials onto different substrates that plays a critical role in the development of functional devices for various applications. This paper describes detailed studies [...] Read more.
The Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) method is a well-known deposition technique for the fabrication of ordered monolayer and multilayer thin films of nanomaterials onto different substrates that plays a critical role in the development of functional devices for various applications. This paper describes detailed studies about the best coating configuration for nanoparticles of a porous metal-organic framework (MOF) onto both insulating or conductive threads and nylon fiber. We design and fabricate customized polymethylmethacrylate sheets (PMMA) holders to deposit MOF layers onto the threads or fiber using the LB technique. Two different orientations, namely, horizontal and vertical, are used to deposit MIL-96(Al) monolayer films onto five different types of threads and nylon fiber. These studies show that LB film formation strongly depends on deposition orientation and the type of threads or fiber. Among all the samples tested, cotton thread and nylon fiber with vertical deposition show more homogenous monolayer coverage. In the case of conductive threads, the MOF particles tend to aggregate between the conductive thread’s fibers instead of forming a continuous monolayer coating. Our results show a significant contribution in terms of MOF monolayer deposition onto single fiber and threads that will contribute to the fabrication of single fiber or thread-based devices in the future. Full article
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