Special Issue "Process Intensification Techniques for the Production of Nanoparticles"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marco Stoller
Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University Sapienza of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, Rome, Italy
Interests: photocatalysis; process intensification; wastewater treatment; membrane fouling
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Dr. Giorgio Vilardi
Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering Materials Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: process intensification; methanation; P2G; exergy; industrial and environmental catalysis; nano-catalysts production; adsorption; plant units design and modelling; process development and scale-up; dynamic modelling; wastewater treatment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global nanoparticle market size was estimated at about USD 1 billion in 2018, and according to various agencies, it is expected to register a CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period. This notable growth is due mainly to the wide field of applications of nanotechnology, since it serves as a revolutionary and beneficial technology across medicine, transportation, agriculture, energy, materials, manufacturing, and the food sectors. In this framework, process intensification may play a fundamental role to favor the industrialization of nanoparticle production processes, usually carried out by lab-scale or pilot-scale equipment. The intensification of classical production processes, usually conducted batchwise, has becoming the main research field of various scholars and companies, considering the growing demand for nanoparticles in the global market. Higee equipment, such as rotating packed bed reactors and spinning disk reactors, has already demonstrated its suitability for the production of metallic and metal oxide nanoparticles, as well as jet impingement reactors, T-mixers, and microreactors.

In this Special Issue, interested researchers are invited to submit original research papers, as well as review articles, on any of the topics related to the production of nanoparticles, inorganic, organic or nano-composites, by means of a technology and equipment proper of a process intensification field. The submitted papers may report both experimental and modeling studies of novel equipment or new case studies performed via well-known intensified process technologies.

Prof. Dr. Marco Stoller
Dr. Giorgio Vilardi
Guest Editors

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  • Process intensification
  • Nanoparticles
  • Metallic particles
  • Organic particles
  • Microreactor
  • Spinning disk reactor
  • T-mixer
  • Jet impinging reactor
  • Reactor scale-up
  • Computational fluid dynamics

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Green-Synthesization of Silver Nanoparticles Using Endophytic Bacteria Isolated from Garlic and Its Antifungal Activity against Wheat Fusarium Head Blight Pathogen Fusarium graminearum
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 219; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020219 - 27 Jan 2020
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Nanoparticles are expected to play a vital role in the management of future plant diseases, and they are expected to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional synthetic fungicides. In the present study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were green synthesized through the mediation by [...] Read more.
Nanoparticles are expected to play a vital role in the management of future plant diseases, and they are expected to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional synthetic fungicides. In the present study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were green synthesized through the mediation by using the endophytic bacterium Pseudomonas poae strain CO, which was isolated from garlic plants (Allium sativum). Following a confirmation analysis that used UV–Vis, we examined the in vitro antifungal activity of the biosynthesized AgNPs with the size of 19.8–44.9 nm, which showed strong inhibition in the mycelium growth, spore germination, the length of the germ tubes, and the mycotoxin production of the wheat Fusarium head blight pathogen Fusarium graminearum. Furthermore, the microscopic examination showed that the morphological of mycelia had deformities and collapsed when treated with AgNPs, causing DNA and proteins to leak outside cells. The biosynthesized AgNPs with strong antifungal activity were further characterized based on analyses of X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, EDS profiles, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Overall, the results from this study clearly indicate that the biosynthesized AgNPs may have a great potential in protecting wheat from fungal infection. Full article
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