Special Issue "Advances in Functional Nanocomposites for Environmental Applications"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Chemical Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Timur Sh. Atabaev
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Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan 010000, Kazakhstan
Interests: experimental nanochemistry, physics and applied nanotechnology (multifunctional nanomaterials for biomedical applications; solar cells; solar water splitting systems; nanomaterials engineering; optical materials; nanophotonics; nanosensor; nanoporous materials; photosynthesis; green chemistry; thin films; etc.)
Dr. Anara Molkenova
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Guest Editor
Bio-IT Fusion Technology Research Institute, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
Interests: nanotechnology; materials chemistry; environmental chemistry
Dr. Kuanysh Zhussupbekov
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School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: nanomaterials; 2D materials; oxidation processes; microscopy
Dr. Ainur Zhussupbekova
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Guest Editor
School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
Interests: nanomaterials; oxide semiconductors; oxidation processes; x-ray based techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environment protection for current and future generations is a pivotal task that requires enormous scientific effort. Impressive progress in the development of functional nanocomposites enables their utilization as selective and sensitive sensors for the detection of toxic ions and dangerous pollutants. Moreover, porous and/or functionalized nanocomposites can be used to resolve some water, air, and soil contamination issues. For example, these nanocomposites can act as effective absorbents, adsorbents, nanosensors, catalysts, and antimicrobial agents depending on their structure and physicochemical properties.    

This Special Issue is focused on recent advances in the preparation of functional nanocomposites (organic, inorganic, or hybrid) suitable for environmental applications. We are warmly inviting you to submit your recent research findings focused on, but not limited to, the detection, removal, conversion and/or degradation of toxic ions and dangerous pollutants. Topics of particular interest include 1) development of nanosensors, 2) catalysis and photocatalysis, 3) absorption and adsorption, 4) advanced oxidation processes, and 5) antimicrobial activity. 

Dr. Timur Sh. Atabaev
Dr. Anara Molkenova
Dr. Kuanysh Zhussupbekov
Dr. Ainur Zhussupbekova
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • nanomaterials
  • nanocomposites
  • water treatment
  • air filtration
  • soil remediation
  • nanosensors
  • porous materials
  • advanced oxidation processes
  • antimicrobial activity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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