Journal of Chemistry

Recent Advances in Nanomaterials for Environmental Detection and Remediation

Publishing date
04 Sep 2015
Submission deadline
17 Apr 2015

Lead Editor

1Agiltron Inc., Woburn, USA

2Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an, China

3University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, USA

4University of Jinan, Jinan, China

5Micro Stamping Corporation, Somerset, USA

Recent Advances in Nanomaterials for Environmental Detection and Remediation


Environmental detection and remediation have been substantially benefiting from progress in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies in the past decades. Combining the nanomaterials and analytical techniques is very attractive to develop simple, sensitive, inexpensive, and miniaturized devices for field use for the detection of a variety of environmental contaminants. The nanomaterials also hold great potential in advancing the treatment technologies for contaminated water, air, soil, and sediment.

The aim of this special issue is to provide environmental research community with a forum to share innovative ideas and to present an up-to-date account of advancement in these areas. We invite the experts in the related fields to contribute original research papers and review articles.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation and application of various nanomaterials and nanostructures, made from metals and metal (hydro)oxides, carbon and fullerene derivatives, polymers, biomacromolecules, and their composites, for environmental detection and remediation
  • Identification and quantification of chemical, biological, and medical agents/toxins in various media (air, water, soils, and foods) based on nanomaterials and nanosensors
  • Sensing principles and mechanisms of nanomaterials based surface plasmon resonance (SPR), surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), fluorescence, colorimetry, and electrical and electrochemical sensing
  • Water/wastewater treatment, air quality control, soil and sediment remediation using nanomaterials, nanocatalysts, and nanomaterials-doped membrane technology
  • Adsorption, degradation, and removal mechanisms of the environmental contaminants over nanoadsorbents, nanocatalysts, and nanotechnology-based membrane separation, filtration processes, and photodegradation
  • Fate and transport and determination methods of engineered nanomaterials in environmental media
  • Demonstration and test of portable/handheld devices or prototypes for field use for pollutants detection and environmental remediation
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