Journal of Nanomaterials

Metal Oxide Heterostructures for Water Purification


Publishing date
13 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
24 Jan 2014

Lead Editor

1Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China

2University of Jinan, Jinan, China

3Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

4Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China


Metal Oxide Heterostructures for Water Purification

Description

In recent years, owing to most textile and printing industries heavily relying on dyes and pigments, consequently, this phenomenon leads to the production of plentiful wastewater. The toxic and colored wastewater containing dyes seriously affect the quality of water, inhibit sunlight penetration, and reduce the photosynthetic reaction. The previous techniques dealing with dye waste effluents are usually inefficient and costly. At present, semiconductor oxide heterostructured photocatalysts have been regarded as very efficient and inexpensive catalysts to remove the dye pollutants from water due to their large specific surface areas and unique spatial architectures. The hybrid semiconductor systems can promote the separation of electron-hole pairs and keep reduction and oxidation reactions at two different reaction sites, which improves tremendously the photocatalytic efficiency of the semiconductor nanostructures.

This special issue covers all topics related to metal oxide heterostructured nanomaterials towards the treatment, purification, and remediation of surface water, groundwater, and industrial wastewater streams. We invite submission of review and original research articles covering the following topics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Metal oxide heterostructured sensors for the monitoring of the highly toxic species, such as radioactive ions, heavy metal ions, organic contaminants, bacteria, and viruses
  • Metal oxide heterostructured adsorbents for the removal of contaminants in wastewater, particularly the highly toxic organic contaminants, heavy metal ions, and radioactive ions
  • Metal oxide heterostructured photocatalysts, driven by UV light or visible light, for the degradation of organic contaminants
  • Metal oxide heterostructured inorganic membranes for wastewater treatment

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jnm/meox/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 603096
  • - Editorial

Metal Oxide Heterostructures for Water Purification

Xiang Wu | Xijin Xu | ... | Haibo Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 532317
  • - Research Article

Nanosheet-Assembled ZnO Microflower Photocatalysts

Siwen Zhang | Bosi Yin | ... | Xiang Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 921896
  • - Research Article

Saturable Absorption and Modulation Characteristics of Laser with Graphene Oxide Spin Coated on ITO Substrate

Xin Li | Haikun Zhang | ... | Lijuan Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 619239
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Adsorption Behavior of Cu2O Submicro-Octahedra towards Congo Red

Xu Zhang | Ying Zhang | ... | Fengyu Qu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 835931
  • - Research Article

Fabrication of Core-Shell Structural SiO2@H3[PM12O40] Material and Its Catalytic Activity

Xin Yang | Junhai Wang | ... | Fang Chai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 831752
  • - Review Article

Anodic Oxidation Synthesis of One-Dimensional TiO2 Nanostructures for Photocatalytic and Field Emission Properties

Qiang Zhang | Lisha Ma | ... | Xijin Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 186916
  • - Review Article

ZnO Film Photocatalysts

Bosi Yin | Siwen Zhang | ... | Xiang Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 298619
  • - Research Article

Photocatalytic Activity Enhancement of Anatase TiO2 by Using TiO

Zhenrui Chen | Wei Zhong | ... | Qinyu He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 291964
  • - Research Article

One-Pot Synthesis of Cu2O/Cu Self-Assembled Hollow Nanospheres with Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance

Bo Zhou | Zhiguo Liu | ... | Yan Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 793610
  • - Review Article

Application of Metal Oxide Heterostructures in Arsenic Removal from Contaminated Water

Lei Chen | Hongchuan Xin | ... | Xuebing Li
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