Advanced functional nanomaterials for water remediation applications

Prof. Jagpreet Singh, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India
Dr. Valeria De Matteis, Alexander Dubček University of Trencin, Slovakia
Prof. Mikhael Bechelany, CNRS Research Director, University of Montpellier, France
Dr. Akansha Mehta, Alexander Dubček University of Trencin, Slovakia

Nanotechnology has emerged as a game-changer in tackling environmental issues, especially in water remediation. Our proposed thematic issue highlights the latest breakthroughs and practical applications of advanced nanomaterials in addressing water pollution challenges. These remarkable nanomaterials possess unique attributes and adaptable functionalities that hold great promise in purifying water resources and contributing to the conservation of this vital natural asset.

This thematic issue endeavors to compile cutting-edge research articles, comprehensive reviews, and original studies, concentrating on the diverse applications of nanomaterials specifically related to water treatment. The primary focus areas include the utilization of nanostructures for purifying water sources, developing innovative methods for water filtration, and exploring nanomaterial-based solutions for the degradation of pollutants contaminating water bodies.

Furthermore, we aim to delve into the development of nanosensors and monitoring devices designed for real-time detection of waterborne contaminants, ensuring efficient and timely intervention to maintain water quality.

We encourage contributions from experts, researchers, and professionals across various disciplines such as nanotechnology, environmental science, chemistry, and materials science. By fostering collaboration and discussion among these diverse fields, this thematic issue aims to advance our knowledge and application of advanced nanomaterials, thus propelling us closer to sustainable solutions for water remediation challenges.

The scope of this thematic issue encompasses topics revolving around the role of functional nanomaterials in water remediation, including but not limited to:

  • Synthesis and functionalization:
    • Novel approaches in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
    • Strategies aimed at enhancing the performance of nanomaterials through functionalization for efficient water remediation
  • Water purification:
    • Innovative applications of nanomaterials for filtering and purifying water
    • Utilization of various nanomaterials (e.g., metal/metal oxide NPs, carbon nanomaterials, nanocomposites) for water treatment
  • Sensing and monitoring:
    • Development of nanosensors for the real-time detection of waterborne pollutants
    • Nanodevices designed for monitoring toxins and contaminants in water
  • Nanotoxicity and safety:
    • Studies focusing on the safety profile (including regulatory aspects), toxicity, and risk assessment of nanomaterials used in water treatment.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2024

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