Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Publishing date
18 Jul 2014
Submission deadline
28 Feb 2014

1Department of Civil Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

2Department of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Malaysia

3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Campina Grande, Avenida Aprígio Veloso 882, Bodocongó, 58429-900 Campina Grande, PB, Brazil

Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment


Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. While nanomaterials have been a part of our everyday life for quite some time, the past two decades have witnessed a fast growth of the nanotechnology sector. Nanotechnology is being used in several applications to improve the environment and to produce more efficient and cost-effective energy, as generating less pollution during the manufacture of materials, producing solar cells that generate electricity at a competitive cost, cleaning up organic chemicals polluting groundwater, clearing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from air, and so forth.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the recent advances on the science of nanotechnology in a wide range of industrial and academic applications. We are particularly interested in articles describing the recent trends and applications of nanotechnology, namely, in building materials; preparation, properties, and characterization of nanomaterials; applications of nanotechnologies in industry, environment, energy, and biotechnology; the influence of nanomaterials to environment and health; metrology and standardization of nanomaterials; and so forth. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel nanomaterials and devices
  • Nanomaterials for building and construction
  • Nanomaterials for energy conversion
  • Nanomaterials for solar cells, fuel cells, batteries, and so forth
  • Nanostructures for phase-change materials
  • Nanomaterials for environment protection or improvement
  • Energy and environment relevant nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology for electrochemical conversion and energy storage
  • Nanotechnology for hydrogen production and storage
  • Nanotechnology for photocatalysis and environmental catalysis
  • Nanotechnology for water treatment, decontamination, in-door air purification, air pollution, and so forth
  • Environment, human health, and safety issues of nanotechnology
  • Green nanotechnology
  • Recent trends in nanotechnology

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 459108
  • - Editorial

Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

J. M. P. Q. Delgado | Andreas Öchsner | A. G. Barbosa de Lima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 825910
  • - Review Article

A Review of Removal of Pollutants from Water/Wastewater Using Different Types of Nanomaterials

M. T. Amin | A. A. Alazba | U. Manzoor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 102695
  • - Research Article

Thermomechanical Behavior of High Performance Epoxy/Organoclay Nanocomposites

Artur Soares Cavalcanti Leal | Carlos Jose de Araújo | ... | Suédina Maria Lima Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 659148
  • - Research Article

Influence of Processing Type in the Morphology of Membranes Obtained from PA6/MMT Nanocomposites

Rodholfo da Silva Barbosa Ferreira | Caio Henrique do Ó Pereira | ... | Hélio de Lucena Lira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 582536
  • - Research Article

Numerical Analysis of the Energy Improvement of Plastering Mortars with Phase Change Materials

A. Váz Sá | R. M. S. F. Almeida | ... | J. M. P. Q. Delgado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 549275
  • - Research Article

Tunable Nanodielectric Composites

Daniel Qi Tan | Yang Cao | ... | Patricia C. Irwin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 107352
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Nanostructure Graphene Electron Transfer Layer

Chih-Hung Hsu | Jia-Ren Wu | ... | Cheng-Chiang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 602495
  • - Research Article

TiO2 Photocatalyst Nanoparticle Separation: Flocculation in Different Matrices and Use of Powdered Activated Carbon as a Precoat in Low-Cost Fabric Filtration

Carlos F. Liriano-Jorge | Ugur Sohmen | ... | Ralf Otterpohl
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