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Novel Approaches in Designing Natural/Synthetic Materials for Environmental Applications

Call for Papers

The designing of materials is one of the most developing sectors of environmental science. Novel materials can be synthesized having the ultimate goal of an environmental application. In this field many parameters play an important role as biodegradability, reuse/regeneration, cost, and environmental-friendly disposal. Other standards will be also taken into account as conditions of synthesis, possible use in columns, and so forth. This topic will include novel approaches in designing either natural or synthetic materials which will have direct application to environmental targets (dyes, heavy metals/ions, phenols, pesticides/insecticides, nuclear pollutants, etc.). The materials described can be used either for gas or liquid use (i.e., adsorption). Extra attention and priority will be given to real samples of environmental pollutants (industrial effluents). Scientific reviews and research papers are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel designed activated carbons
  • Modified (grafting, cross-linking) chitin and chitosan
  • Zeolites and clays
  • Graphene oxide and its composites
  • Agricultural or food materials and their wastes
  • Molecularly imprinted materials

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 July 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 17 October 2014
Publication DateFriday, 12 December 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • George Z. Kyzas, Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, Kavala, Greece

Guest Editors

  • Saeid Azizian, Department of Physical Chemistry, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
  • Margaritis Kostoglou, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece