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Nanosensors for Detection of Emerging Contaminants of Concern

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 107

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanosensors are a promising technology for the detection of emerging contaminants of concern (ECCs) in various environmental, industrial, and healthcare applications. Emerging contaminants of concern are substances that have recently been identified as potential threats to human health and the environment but lack well-established regulatory guidelines and monitoring protocols. These contaminants can include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and other pollutants. Nanosensors offer several advantages in detecting these ECCs, including being able to detect trace amounts of contaminants, being highly selective, providing rapid response, and being small in size and easily integrated.

This Special Issue therefore aims to bring together original research and review articles on recent advances, technologies, solutions, applications, and challenges in the use of nanosensors to detect ECCs.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Carbon nanotubes (CNTs);
  • Quantum dot-based nanosensors;
  • Nanoparticle-based nanosensors;
  • Molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-based nanosensors;
  • Two-dimensional-material-based nanosensors;
  • Detection of pharmaceuticals using nanosensors;
  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Industrial process control;
  • Food safety monitoring.

Dr. Shaneel Chandra
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanosensors
  • emerging contaminants of concern (ECCs)
  • pollutant detection
  • environmental monitoring
  • food safety monitoring

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