Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials and the Environment

Publishing date
12 Sep 2014
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


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 Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • 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
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 193154
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study of the Aerosolization from a Carbon Nanotube Bulk by a Vortex Shaker

Olivier Louis Claude Le Bihan | Aurélien Ustache | ... | Martin Morgeneyer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 185080
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of the Particle Aerosolization from n-TiO2 Photocatalytic Nanocoatings under Abrasion

Neeraj Shandilya | Olivier Le Bihan | ... | Martin Morgeneyer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 198561
  • - Research Article

Adsorption of Reactive Black 5 on Synthesized Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: Equilibrium Isotherm and Kinetic Studies

Majeed A. Shaheed | Falah H. Hussein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 289150
  • - Research Article

Sulfur/Gadolinium-Codoped TiO2 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Performance

Eric S. Agorku | Bhekie B. Mamba | ... | Ajay K. Mishra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 470962
  • - Research Article

Effects of Nanoparticle Hydroxyapatite on Growth and Antioxidant System in Pakchoi (Brassica chinensis L.) from Cadmium-Contaminated Soil

Zhangwei Li | Jiaai Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 561920
  • - Research Article

Bromate Removal from Water Using Doped Iron Nanoparticles on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (CNTS)

Aasem Zeino | Abdalla Abulkibash | ... | Muataz Atieh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 149312
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Novel Synthetized Nanozirconium Tungstovanadate as Cation Exchanger for Lead Ion Decontamination

M. F. Elkady | E. M. El-Sayed | ... | A. A. Zaatout
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