Nanomaterials in Air and Water Remediations: Recent Developments and Future Scope

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Category : Special Issue

Nanomaterials in Air and Water Remediations: Recent Developments and Future Scope

Nowadays, there is a significant demand for safe environment in the developed countries because of industrialization, urbanization, increasing population, prolonged floods and droughts, climate change… The synergy between modern engineering science and nanotechnology has resulted in rapid developments of air and water remediation. Nanomaterials have attracted tremendous research interest because of their unique properties, mainly arising from the quantum confinement effect and extremely large surface-to-volume ratios.  Nanomaterials could offer the new routes to address challenging and pressing issues facing environmental pollution.


This special issue aims to explore how nanomaterials are used in various air and water remediations (such as in the advanced oxidation processes, biological process, filtration and their combinations), by acting as the nano-catalysts, nano-antibiotics, nano-adsorbents, nanocontainers, nanofiltrations, nano-sensors…


We sincerely invite research papers, reviews, short communication and case reports addressing this issue.


Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:


Nanosensors for Monitoring Environmental Pollution

Nanocatalyst-based advanced oxidation processes

Nano-photocatalysis in advanced oxidation processes

Biotechnological applications of nanomaterials for indoor air treatment

Nanomaterials based biological wastewater treatment

Application of nanomaterials in microbial fuel cell for wastewater treatment

Nanofiltration/nanostructured membranes

Fouling-resistant RO membranes using nanomaterials

Membranes based on carbon nanotubes

Water treatment by absorption on nanoparticles

Carbon nanotubes based adsorbents in wastewater treatment

Nanoclays based adsorbents for water treatment

Graphene oxide based adsorbent for wastewater treatment

Nano - Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) for toxic gas adsorption


Submission Deadline

  January 30, 2019

Publication Date

  June 2019


Lead Editor


Tuan Anh Nguyen,

Institute for Tropical Technology,

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology,

Hanoi, Vietnam;

E-Mail:- ntanh@itt.vast.vn

Guest Editor

Phuong Nguyen-Tri,

Department of Chemistry,

University of Montreal,



E-Mail:- phuong.nguyen.tri@umontreal.ca


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