Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials and the Environment


Publishing date
12 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK

2School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK

3Nanotechnology and Molecular Sciences, School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

4Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India


Nanomaterials and the Environment

Description

Developments in nanoscience have brought industrial benefits as well as environmental concerns. Nanomaterials have been considered a potential environmental emerging contaminant, and their origin can be natural, incidental, or from manufacturing processes. Incidental nanomaterials are those generated by the side product of anthropogenic processes, whereas manufactured nanomaterials are deliberately produced with specific properties. Exposure to both types is currently being investigated, and these may enter air, water, and soil from a range of routes. Physicochemical and biological transformations make nanomaterials potentially highly reactive in both environmental and biological systems, which may alter their fate, dispersion, and toxicity compared with their bulk counterparts.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the advances in nanomaterial characterisation, emissions, transformation, dispersion, fate, and effects in different environmental compartments (air, water, and soil). We are particularly interested in articles that deal with their environmental and health impacts, and the implications for policy and regulations for both the indoor and outdoor environments. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Emissions of nanomaterials/ultrafine particles from vehicle and nonvehicle sources
  • Transformation of nanomaterials in air, water, and soil media
  • Fate and behaviour of nanomaterials in anthropogenic and natural systems
  • Dispersion and exposure modelling of nanomaterials/aerosols/particulate matter
  • Environmental effects assessment of nanomaterials/ultrafine particles/aerosols
  • Nanomaterials concentration in the indoor and outdoor environments: measurements, modelling, and predictions
  • Physicochemical characteristics of incidental and manufactured nanomaterials
  • Health effects assessment of environmental exposures of nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials in the environment: control technologies and policies
  • Fate and effects of nanomaterials throughout the life cycle of products
  • Applications of nanomaterials in water treatment (drinking water and waste water)
  • Management of nanotechnology–integrated products in the environment
  • Environmental risk characterisation, assessment, and management of nanomaterials

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/nenv/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 528606
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterials and the Environment

Prashant Kumar | Arun Kumar | ... | Godwin A. Ayoko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 495457
  • - Research Article

Aerosol Number Concentrations and Visibility during Dense Fog over a Subtropical Urban Site

Manju Mohan | Swagata Payra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 505649
  • - Research Article

Influence of Pedestrian Trajectories on School Children Exposure to PM10

João Garcia | Rita Cerdeira | ... | Maria da Graça Carvalho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 374318
  • - Research Article

Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide over CNT-Supported Nanoscale Copper Electrocatalysts

Sk. Safdar Hossain | Sleem ur Rahman | Shakeel Ahmed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 361061
  • - Research Article

Porous Methyltrimethoxysilane Coated Nanoscale-Hydroxyapatite for Removing Lead Ions from Aqueous Solutions

C. S. Ciobanu | S. L. Iconaru | ... | D. Predoi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 702538
  • - Research Article

Isolation, Characterization, and Application of Nanocellulose from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Fiber as Nanocomposites

N. S. Lani | N. Ngadi | ... | M. Jusoh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 859656
  • - Research Article

Design and Characterization of Electrospun Polyamide Nanofiber Media for Air Filtration Applications

Jonas Matulevicius | Linas Kliucininkas | ... | Jonas Baltrusaitis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 571920
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Ce-Doped Y3Al5O12 (YAG:Ce) Nanopowders Used for Solid-State Lighting

Do Ngoc Chung | Do Ngoc Hieu | ... | Nguyen Nang Dinh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 678505
  • - Research Article

Fabrication of CdS/H-TiO2 Nanotube Arrays and Their Application for the Degradation of Methyl Orange in Aqueous Solutions

Xiaosong Zhou | Fei Yang | ... | Shanshan Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 130198
  • - Review Article

Engineered Nanomaterials: Knowledge Gaps in Fate, Exposure, Toxicity, and Future Directions

Arun Kumar | Prashant Kumar | ... | George Biskos
Journal of Nanomaterials
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