Special Issue "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Wastewater Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 December 2020).
Interests: wastewater treatment; polymers; decontamination; materials; sorption; nanobubbles; transportation phenomena
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The rapidly increasing population, depleting water resources, and climate change resulting in prolonged droughts and floods have rendered drinking water as a competitive resource in many parts of the world. Therefore, any form of water reuse or recycle will help to mitigate this challenge. The careful management of water and wastewater is a big challenge and “hot” trend of recent research. During the past century, a huge amount of wastewater was discharged into rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. This resulted in serious pollution problems in the aqueous environment. Municipal, industrial, and natural activities produce large quantities of liquid wastes and effluents which pose severe threats to the environment and human health. So, it is mandatory to find the appropriate technique in order to efficiently treat and manage water and wastewaters. Some indicative/conventional methods are: biological treatments, adsorption, flocculation, oxidation, membranes, filtration, etc. These conventional technologies focus only on the primary wastewater treatment, especially on the physical separation of solid particles and the release of high concentrations of toxic phosphorus, nitrogen, and other ionic compounds into the environment. Thus, the latest technology involving Nanotechnology is highly potent in advancing wastewater treatment via Nanomaterials (nanoadsorbents, nanocomposites, (photo)catalysts, nanofiltration, nanomembranes, nanoparticles, etc.). These nanomaterials have been established in the development of separation membranes, catalysts, and adsorbent materials to enhance the removal of specific components of wastewater and improve productivity. Zero-valent metal nanoparticles (Ag, Fe, and Zn), metal oxide nanoparticles (TiO2, ZnO, and iron oxides), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), nanocomposites, and many other types of nanomaterials are already used in wastewater treatment. All of the above can be achieved by using Nanotechnology. This Special Issue on “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Wastewater Treatment” seeks high-quality works and topics (not only those) focusing on the latest approaches based on Nanotechnology to efficiently treat wastewater.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. George Kyzas
Prof. Dr. Athanasios C. Mitropoulos
Manuscript Submission Information
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