Special Issue: Interface Studies of Nano Catalysts for Environmental Applications

Published 22 November, 2023


Surface phenomena are of great importance, particularly in nanoparticles that lead to diverse applications in different fields of science. Among these phenomena is adsorption, which plays a crucial role in environmental applications such as wastewater treatment and surface catalysis. The high surface-to-volume ratio enhances their ability to adsorb various organic molecules compared to their bulk counterparts. The improved adsorption properties of nanomaterials have, in turn, enhanced the efficiency of numerous surface and interface-based applications.

As the global population is projected to reach 9 billion by 2050 from the current 7.9 billion, the rising demand for food presents the challenge of increased waste impacting the environment. The expansion of agricultural efforts will also yield a substantial daily output of waste. Some of the major organic contributors to environmental pollution include the agricultural sector, agro-industrial culture, and oil sector. There is a clear need for proper agricultural waste management to achieve the United Nations' sustainable development goals.

This special issue focuses on the surface and interface phenomena related to pollutant absorption and pollutant catalysts.

Topics covered include:

  1. Removal of pollutants through Adsorption.
  • Role of active surfaces in dye adsorption.
  • Adsorption of metal ions.
  • Surface chemistry for dye and other pollutant adsorption.
  1. Degradation of pollutants using nanoparticles.
  • Nanomaterials for dye degradation.
  • Persistent organic pollutant degradation using nanomaterials.
  • Degradation of waste drugs.
  • Degradation of biomolecules.
  • Degradation of Pesticides/insecticides etc.
  1. Waste valorization and pollutant removal.
  • Agricultural waste valorization for agricultural application.
  • Agricultural waste treatment for a clean environment.
  • Agricultural waste for biogas and biofuel production.
  • Agricultural waste as source material for environmental application.
  • Agricultural waste valorization for medical and other applications.
  • Biochars for wastewater treatment.
  • Agricultural waste for the generation of biofuels.

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 August 2024.

Guest Editors:

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online, please select Interface of nano catalysts on submission.

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