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Themed collection Environmental Science: Nano Recent HOT Articles

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A novel and simple method for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) nanoparticle production

Common plastics, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as pollutants in aquatic environments in the form of micro/nanoparticles are of environmental and public health concern.

Graphical abstract: A novel and simple method for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) nanoparticle production
Communication

Aggregation morphology is a key factor determining protein adsorption on graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide nanomaterials

The surface properties of graphene-based materials determine their protein-binding capacities via modulating the aggregation morphology of these materials.

Graphical abstract: Aggregation morphology is a key factor determining protein adsorption on graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide nanomaterials
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Copper sulfide nanoparticles suppress Gibberella fujikuroi infection in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by multiple mechanisms: contact-mortality, nutritional modulation and phytohormone regulation

This study demonstrates that synthesized copper sulfide nanoparticles with a rapid Cu dissolution rate can suppress Gibberella fujikuroi infection in rice (Oryza sativa L.).

Graphical abstract: Copper sulfide nanoparticles suppress Gibberella fujikuroi infection in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by multiple mechanisms: contact-mortality, nutritional modulation and phytohormone regulation
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Leaf vein-inspired microfiltration membrane based on ultrathin nanonetworks

Leaf vein-inspired membranes with nanonetwork structures were constructed for high-flux water purification under ultralow driving pressures.

Graphical abstract: Leaf vein-inspired microfiltration membrane based on ultrathin nanonetworks
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A gourd-like hollow mesoporous silica particle-supported Ag/AgBr Schottky junction for highly efficient mineralization of tetracycline hydrochloride

Gourd-like hollow mesoporous silica particles with large surface area supporting the Ag/AgBr Schottky junction for a high-efficieny TTC mineralization.

Graphical abstract: A gourd-like hollow mesoporous silica particle-supported Ag/AgBr Schottky junction for highly efficient mineralization of tetracycline hydrochloride
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Facet-dependent reductive dissolution of hematite nanoparticles by Shewanella putrefaciens CN-32

The hematite {001} possessed more adsorption sites, more positive redox potential, and higher conductivity than {100}, resulting that the dissimilatory iron reduction rate of hematite {001} by S. putrefaciens CN-32 was easier than that of {100}.

Graphical abstract: Facet-dependent reductive dissolution of hematite nanoparticles by Shewanella putrefaciens CN-32
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Copper oxide nanoparticle dissolution at alkaline pH is controlled by dissolved organic matter: influence of soil-derived organic matter, wheat, bacteria, and nanoparticle coating

Dissolved organic carbon concentration from soil management, root exudates, and root-colonizing bacteria is dominant over the effect of pH in determining dissolved Cu concentration from CuO nanoparticles at alkaline pH.

Graphical abstract: Copper oxide nanoparticle dissolution at alkaline pH is controlled by dissolved organic matter: influence of soil-derived organic matter, wheat, bacteria, and nanoparticle coating
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Prolonging the antibacterial activity of nanosilver-coated membranes through partial sulfidation

Silver sulfidation in nanosilver-coated membranes slows down silver release and increase biofouling resistance without affecting the membrane's functionality.

Graphical abstract: Prolonging the antibacterial activity of nanosilver-coated membranes through partial sulfidation
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Ultrafine copper nanoclusters and single sites for Fenton-like reactions with high atom utilities

Fenton-like degradation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid by ultrafine copper nanoclusters and single sites exhibited high atom utilities and a wide working pH range.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafine copper nanoclusters and single sites for Fenton-like reactions with high atom utilities
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Micromotor-assisted highly efficient Fenton catalysis by a laccase/Fe-BTC-NiFe2O4 nanozyme hybrid with a 3D hierarchical structure

A 3D hierarchical micromotor decorated with a nanozyme/natural enzyme hybrid that integrated movement, Fenton degradation and enzymatic catalysis in sewage water.

Graphical abstract: Micromotor-assisted highly efficient Fenton catalysis by a laccase/Fe-BTC-NiFe2O4 nanozyme hybrid with a 3D hierarchical structure
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Realistic polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics and the size- and surface coating-dependent toxicological impacts on zebrafish embryos

The preparation of realistic polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics and the preliminary toxicological assessment of the as-prepared PET NPs in zebrafish embryos was carried out.

Graphical abstract: Realistic polyethylene terephthalate nanoplastics and the size- and surface coating-dependent toxicological impacts on zebrafish embryos
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Grain boundary facilitated dissolution of nanocrystalline NpO2(s) from legacy waste processing

Nanocrystalline NpO2(s) dissolves preferentially at grain boundaries, producing aqueous and colloidal neptunium. Dissolution mechanisms may impact the environmental fate of NpO2(s) in legacy radioactive waste management.

Graphical abstract: Grain boundary facilitated dissolution of nanocrystalline NpO2(s) from legacy waste processing
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Photo-production of reactive oxygen species and degradation of dissolved organic matter by hematite nanoplates functionalized by adsorbed oxalate

The geochemical cycling of iron and carbon can couple in unique ways in the euphotic zone of aquatic systems.

Graphical abstract: Photo-production of reactive oxygen species and degradation of dissolved organic matter by hematite nanoplates functionalized by adsorbed oxalate
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An overlooked effect induced by surface modification: different molecular response of Chlorella pyrenoidosa to graphitized and oxidized nanodiamonds

Compared with graphitization modification, oxidation modification could alleviate adverse effects via better performance of photosynthesis and EPS resistance.

Graphical abstract: An overlooked effect induced by surface modification: different molecular response of Chlorella pyrenoidosa to graphitized and oxidized nanodiamonds
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Indium-modified Ga2O3 hierarchical nanosheets as efficient photocatalysts for the degradation of perfluorooctanoic acid

Indium-modified Ga2O3 hierarchical nanosheet was proved to be an efficient and promising photocatalyst for the removal of perfluorooctanoic acid in aqueous environment.

Graphical abstract: Indium-modified Ga2O3 hierarchical nanosheets as efficient photocatalysts for the degradation of perfluorooctanoic acid
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Rh-Doped SrTiO3 inverse opal with piezoelectric effect for enhanced visible-light-driven photodegradation of bisphenol A

Rh-doped SrTiO3 inverse opal with a well-ordered 3D structure is prepared via an efficient approach for the boosted piezo-photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants such as BPA.

Graphical abstract: Rh-Doped SrTiO3 inverse opal with piezoelectric effect for enhanced visible-light-driven photodegradation of bisphenol A
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Hydrogen bonding rather than cation bridging promotes graphene oxide attachment to lipid membranes in the presence of heavy metals

GO first binds with metals, and GO–metal complexes attach to SSLBs via hydrogen bonding through GO rather than cation bridging through metals.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogen bonding rather than cation bridging promotes graphene oxide attachment to lipid membranes in the presence of heavy metals
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Stable Zn isotopes reveal the uptake and toxicity of zinc oxide engineered nanomaterials in Phragmites australis

The Zn stable isotope composition of plants demonstrates that ZnO engineered nanomaterials dissolve before their uptake and accumulation by the roots (brightest inclusions in root cortex).

Graphical abstract: Stable Zn isotopes reveal the uptake and toxicity of zinc oxide engineered nanomaterials in Phragmites australis
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Modeling performance of rhamnolipid-coated engineered magnetite nanoparticles for U(VI) sorption and separation

Iron oxide nanoparticles were stabilized in water using the biosurfactant rhamnolipid, and the adsorption of U(VI) to these nanoparticles was measured and modeled as a function of water chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Modeling performance of rhamnolipid-coated engineered magnetite nanoparticles for U(vi) sorption and separation
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Polyacrylic acid coated nanoparticles elicit endothelial cell apoptosis and diminish vascular relaxation in ex vivo perfused iliac arteries of the cane toad (Rhinella marina)

Cane toad iliac arteries were perfused ex vivo with polyacrylic acid coated nanoparticles. Nanoparticle uptake was observed in both endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells, eliciting endothelial cell apoptosis and diminished vascular relaxation.

Graphical abstract: Polyacrylic acid coated nanoparticles elicit endothelial cell apoptosis and diminish vascular relaxation in ex vivo perfused iliac arteries of the cane toad (Rhinella marina)
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Rapid characterization of arsenic adsorption on single magnetite nanoparticles by collisions at microelectrodes

A rapid and inexpensive method to analyze redox properties of magnetite nanoparticles and quantify arsenic adsorption by single particle collision electrochemistry.

Graphical abstract: Rapid characterization of arsenic adsorption on single magnetite nanoparticles by collisions at microelectrodes
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Criteria of active sites in nonradical persulfate activation process from integrated experimental and theoretical investigations: boron–nitrogen-co-doped nanocarbon-mediated peroxydisulfate activation as an example

Reliable criteria for identifying the intrinsic active sites in carbocatalysts to mediate an electron-transfer mechanism in persulfate activation are presented.

Graphical abstract: Criteria of active sites in nonradical persulfate activation process from integrated experimental and theoretical investigations: boron–nitrogen-co-doped nanocarbon-mediated peroxydisulfate activation as an example
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Enhancement of photocatalytic NO removal activity of g-C3N4 by modification with illite particles

The modification of illite particles could enhance the photocatalytic NO removal activity of g-C3N4.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of photocatalytic NO removal activity of g-C3N4 by modification with illite particles
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Comparison of the dietary bioavailability of copper sulphate and copper oxide nanomaterials in ex vivo gut sacs of rainbow trout: effects of low pH and amino acids in the lumen

Diet is an important exposure pathway of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in fish, but the long duration of in vivo toxicity tests is a barrier to hazard assessment.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of the dietary bioavailability of copper sulphate and copper oxide nanomaterials in ex vivo gut sacs of rainbow trout: effects of low pH and amino acids in the lumen
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Nanoarchitectured reduced graphene oxide composite C2N materials as flow electrodes to optimize desalination performance

Low contents of rGO can form a conductive network, increase active particle utilization, and greatly promote electroadsorption.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectured reduced graphene oxide composite C2N materials as flow electrodes to optimize desalination performance
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Polystyrene nano- and microplastic accumulation at Arabidopsis and wheat root cap cells, but no evidence for uptake into roots

Association of plastic particles with plant roots could represent a pathway for human consumption of plastic and plastic-associated organic contaminants.

Graphical abstract: Polystyrene nano- and microplastic accumulation at Arabidopsis and wheat root cap cells, but no evidence for uptake into roots
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Dual roles of glutathione in silver nanoparticle detoxification and enhancement of nitrogen assimilation in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill)

Glutathione can alleviate the silver nanoparticle-induced phytotoxicity and enhance the nitrogen assimilation in soybean.

Graphical abstract: Dual roles of glutathione in silver nanoparticle detoxification and enhancement of nitrogen assimilation in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill)
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Nanoparticle affinity for natural soils: a functional assay for determining particle attachment efficiency in complex systems

Few standardized methods and reference systems have been established for evaluating the behavior of engineered nanomaterials in complex media like natural soils.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle affinity for natural soils: a functional assay for determining particle attachment efficiency in complex systems
Open Access Paper

Development and application of a ratiometric nanosensor for measuring pH inside the gastrointestinal tract of zooplankton

The pH in the anterior gut of Daphnia magna is more than 2 pH units lower than the cultural medium.

Graphical abstract: Development and application of a ratiometric nanosensor for measuring pH inside the gastrointestinal tract of zooplankton
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A tribo-positive Fe@MoS2 piezocatalyst for the durable degradation of tetracycline: degradation mechanism and toxicity assessment

Durable elimination of tetracycline and its toxicity by a tribo-positive Fe@MoS2 piezocatalyst via ball-milling activation.

Graphical abstract: A tribo-positive Fe@MoS2 piezocatalyst for the durable degradation of tetracycline: degradation mechanism and toxicity assessment
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Multivariate analysis of the exposure and hazard of ceria nanomaterials in indoor aquatic mesocosms

Associating mesocosm experimentations with multivariate analyses to identify the parameters governing the behavior and impact of nanomaterials on aquatic ecosystems.

Graphical abstract: Multivariate analysis of the exposure and hazard of ceria nanomaterials in indoor aquatic mesocosms
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Sulfidation attenuates the adverse impacts of metallic nanoparticles on anammox from the perspective of chronic exposure

The risks of metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) in anammox have attracted increasing attention; however, how sulfidation, an important environmental transformation process, affects their toxicity potential is unclear.

Graphical abstract: Sulfidation attenuates the adverse impacts of metallic nanoparticles on anammox from the perspective of chronic exposure
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Mn3O4 nanozymes boost endogenous antioxidant metabolites in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plant and enhance resistance to salinity stress

Mn3O4 nanoenzymes boost endogenous antioxidants in, and enhance resistance of, the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plant subjected to salinity stress.

Graphical abstract: Mn3O4 nanozymes boost endogenous antioxidant metabolites in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) plant and enhance resistance to salinity stress
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Hazard of novel anti-fouling nanomaterials and biocides DCOIT and silver to marine organisms

Biocides encapsulation appears to be a promising solution to develop a new generation of efficient anti-fouling additives (e.g. SiNC–DCOIT; SiNC–DCOIT–Ag) for maritime coatings with lower environmental hazard than the current state-of-the-art biocides (e.g. DCOIT).

Graphical abstract: Hazard of novel anti-fouling nanomaterials and biocides DCOIT and silver to marine organisms
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Toxicity of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs): effect of lengths, functional groups and electronic structures revealed by a quantitative toxicogenomics assay

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have caused increasing public concerns associated with their potential toxicological effects. This study demonstrated that the physicochemical properties of SWCNTs have impacts on their toxicological effects.

Graphical abstract: Toxicity of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs): effect of lengths, functional groups and electronic structures revealed by a quantitative toxicogenomics assay
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Formation of Fe(III)–As(V) complexes: effect on the solubility of ferric hydroxide precipitates and molecular structural identification

Soluble Fe(III)–As(V) complexes were found at both acidic and neutral conditions, which significantly change the solubility of ferric oxides.

Graphical abstract: Formation of Fe(iii)–As(v) complexes: effect on the solubility of ferric hydroxide precipitates and molecular structural identification
Open Access Paper

Nuclear translocation of silver ions and hepatocyte nuclear receptor impairment upon exposure to silver nanoparticles

Upon exposure to non-toxic concentration of silver nanoparticles, only the ionic form of silver is found in the nucleus leading to an endocrine disruptor-like effect.

Graphical abstract: Nuclear translocation of silver ions and hepatocyte nuclear receptor impairment upon exposure to silver nanoparticles
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Toxicogenomics in a soil sentinel exposure to Zn nanoparticles and ions reveals the comparative role of toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic mechanisms

Exposures to Zn in ion or NPs form results in stimulation of the same cellular pathways (conserved toxicodynamics), whilst exposure to NPs enhances the amplitude of the response by influencing the mechanism of uptake (altered toxicokinetics).

Graphical abstract: Toxicogenomics in a soil sentinel exposure to Zn nanoparticles and ions reveals the comparative role of toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic mechanisms
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Novel photocatalytic performance of nanocage-like MIL-125-NH2 induced by adsorption of phenolic pollutants

The present work elucidates that the photocatalytic activity of nanocage-like MIL-125-NH2 is enhanced by adsorption of an electron-withdrawing pollutant (p-nitrophenol) but suppressed by adsorption of an electron-donating pollutant (p-methylphenol).

Graphical abstract: Novel photocatalytic performance of nanocage-like MIL-125-NH2 induced by adsorption of phenolic pollutants
Open Access Paper

Interaction of silver nanoparticles with antioxidant enzymes

This paper revealed that the changes in the protein conformation and the dissolution of silver nanoparticles depended on the protein structure and could result in different degrees of enzymatic activity modulation.

Graphical abstract: Interaction of silver nanoparticles with antioxidant enzymes
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Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes encapsulating Fe/Zn nanoparticles as a persulfate activator for sulfamethoxazole degradation: role of encapsulated bimetallic nanoparticles and nonradical reaction

In this work, the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) encapsulating Zn and Fe bimetallic nanoparticles (FeZn@NC) were synthesized through a one-pot pyrolytic strategy.

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes encapsulating Fe/Zn nanoparticles as a persulfate activator for sulfamethoxazole degradation: role of encapsulated bimetallic nanoparticles and nonradical reaction
Open Access Paper

Effect of NOM on copper sulfide nanoparticle growth, stability, and oxidative dissolution

Natural organic matter (NOM) impedes the growth of colloidally stable CuxS nanoparticles and slows down their morphological development, but also drives their oxidative dissolution.

Graphical abstract: Effect of NOM on copper sulfide nanoparticle growth, stability, and oxidative dissolution
Open Access Paper

Exposure medium and particle ageing moderate the toxicological effects of nanomaterials to Daphnia magna over multiple generations: a case for standard test review?

Pristine engineered nanomaterials (NMs) entering the aquatic environment become ‘aged’ during their lifetime via chemical, physical and/or biological process.

Graphical abstract: Exposure medium and particle ageing moderate the toxicological effects of nanomaterials to Daphnia magna over multiple generations: a case for standard test review?
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Efficient extraction of slowly-released Cr(VI) from nano-sized ion channels in Cr(VI)–ettringite from reduced chromite ore processing residue

Complete extraction of Cr(VI) from rCOPR which involved ion exchange in ion channels of Cr(VI)–ettringite, formation and growth of nano-CaCO3.

Graphical abstract: Efficient extraction of slowly-released Cr(vi) from nano-sized ion channels in Cr(vi)–ettringite from reduced chromite ore processing residue
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Enhanced uptake of glyoxal at the acidic nanoparticle interface: implications for secondary organic aerosol formation

Glyoxal (GL) exhibits a preferential tendency to the acidic nanoparticle interface, and sulfuric acid (SA) has a catalytic effect on hydration reaction of glyoxal in the aqueous phase.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced uptake of glyoxal at the acidic nanoparticle interface: implications for secondary organic aerosol formation
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Immobilization of mercury by nano-elemental selenium and the underlying mechanisms in hydroponic-cultured garlic plant

Naturally and anthropogenic selenium nanoparticles highly work on mercury immobilization and inactivation in aquatic-plant systems.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of mercury by nano-elemental selenium and the underlying mechanisms in hydroponic-cultured garlic plant
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The fate of CdS quantum dots in plants as revealed by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis

The use of quantum dots (QDs) is widespread and as such, the potential risk associated with their dispersion in the environment has stimulated research on their interaction with potential sensitive receptors.

Graphical abstract: The fate of CdS quantum dots in plants as revealed by extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis
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Emerging investigator series: ion diffusivities in nanoconfined interfacial water films contribute to mineral carbonation thresholds

Mineral carbonation reactivity trends and thresholds in nanoconfined water films delineated with in situ X-ray diffraction and molecular simulations.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: ion diffusivities in nanoconfined interfacial water films contribute to mineral carbonation thresholds
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Mass cytometric study on the heterogeneity in cellular association and cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles in primary human immune cells

Between-population and within-population heterogeneity in the uptake and toxicity of silver nanoparticles in primary human immune cells revealed by mass cytometry.

Graphical abstract: Mass cytometric study on the heterogeneity in cellular association and cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles in primary human immune cells
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The adsorption and oxidation of SO2 on MgO surface: experimental and DFT calculation studies

The reaction mechanisms and synergistic effects of NO2/O2 on the heterogeneous oxidation of SO2 to sulfate on a MgO surface.

Graphical abstract: The adsorption and oxidation of SO2 on MgO surface: experimental and DFT calculation studies
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Cellulose nanocrystal/silver (CNC/Ag) thin-film nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes with multifunctional properties

Multifunctional CNC/Ag thin film nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes with high flux, high rejection, and excellent antifouling and antibacterial performance.

Graphical abstract: Cellulose nanocrystal/silver (CNC/Ag) thin-film nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes with multifunctional properties
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Double-network hydrogel templated FeS/graphene with enhanced PMS activation performance: considering the effect of the template and iron species

Enhanced tetracycline degradation through PMS activation by an FeS/graphene aerogel (DMG) derived from a double-network hydrogel template.

Graphical abstract: Double-network hydrogel templated FeS/graphene with enhanced PMS activation performance: considering the effect of the template and iron species
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Simultaneous sensitive detection and rapid adsorption of UO22+ based on a post-modified sp2 carbon-conjugated covalent organic framework

Design of synthesis of regenerable fluorescent sp2 carbon-conjugated covalent organic frameworks for selective detection and extraction of uranium.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneous sensitive detection and rapid adsorption of UO22+ based on a post-modified sp2 carbon-conjugated covalent organic framework
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Underlying mechanisms of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress photoinduced by graphene and its surface-functionalized derivatives

Graphene can be modified by different functional groups through various transformation processes in the environment.

Graphical abstract: Underlying mechanisms of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress photoinduced by graphene and its surface-functionalized derivatives
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Incorporation of Pb(II) into hematite during ferrihydrite transformation

Ferrihydrite is ubiquitous in natural environments, and its transformation significantly influences the fate of heavy metals.

Graphical abstract: Incorporation of Pb(ii) into hematite during ferrihydrite transformation
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A direct Z-scheme ZnS/Co9S8 heterojunction-based photoelectrochemical sensor for the highly sensitive and selective detection of chlorpyrifos

A direct Z-scheme ZnS/Co9S8 heterojunction-based photoelectrochemical sensor for analyzing organophosphorus chlorpyrifos.

Graphical abstract: A direct Z-scheme ZnS/Co9S8 heterojunction-based photoelectrochemical sensor for the highly sensitive and selective detection of chlorpyrifos
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Novel polyethyleneimine functionalized chitosan–lignin composite sponge with nanowall-network structures for fast and efficient removal of Hg(II) ions from aqueous solution

An environmental-friendly polyethyleneimine functionalized chitosan–lignin composite sponge with interconnected nanowall-network structures is feasibly fabricated for rapidly and selectively removing Hg(II) ions from aqueous solution.

Graphical abstract: Novel polyethyleneimine functionalized chitosan–lignin composite sponge with nanowall-network structures for fast and efficient removal of Hg(ii) ions from aqueous solution
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Nanosilicon-based recovery of barley (Hordeum vulgare) plants subjected to drought stress

The study explores the potential impact of silicon nanoparticles (Si NPs), in comparison with their bulk counterpart (silicate), on post-stress recovery performance of barley (Hordeum vulgare) seedlings under different drought stress intensities during vegetative growth.

Graphical abstract: Nanosilicon-based recovery of barley (Hordeum vulgare) plants subjected to drought stress
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Response of soil enzyme activity and bacterial community to black phosphorus nanosheets

Evaluation of BP nanosheets' impact on the soil ecological environment is important for their safe application and discharge.

Graphical abstract: Response of soil enzyme activity and bacterial community to black phosphorus nanosheets
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Validation of a field deployable reactor for in situ formation of NOM-engineered nanoparticle corona

A realistic exposure of n-TiO2 nanoparticles to river water by using a dialysis bag as a passive reactor: DOM of the river water diffuses inside while n-TiO2 nanoparticles remain inside.

Graphical abstract: Validation of a field deployable reactor for in situ formation of NOM-engineered nanoparticle corona
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Sulfide and ferrous iron preferentially target specific surface O-functional groups of graphene oxide: implications for accumulation of contaminants

Sulfide and ferrous iron target different functional groups of graphene oxide and enhance the adsorption of heavy metals to different extents.

Graphical abstract: Sulfide and ferrous iron preferentially target specific surface O-functional groups of graphene oxide: implications for accumulation of contaminants
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Immobilization of TBBPA on pyrogenic carbon subjected to natural organic matter under freeze–thawing conditions: insights into surface functionalization, coverage processes and binding affinity

This study explored the surface changes of geometric structure, functional groups, and site-energy distribution of long-term environmental effects of pyrogenic carbon.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of TBBPA on pyrogenic carbon subjected to natural organic matter under freeze–thawing conditions: insights into surface functionalization, coverage processes and binding affinity
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Emerging investigator series: locally enhanced electric field treatment (LEEFT) with nanowire-modified electrodes for water disinfection in pipes

Assisted by perpendicularly-grown nanowires, a coaxial-electrode locally enhanced electric field treatment (LEEFT) device achieves high disinfection in pipes.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: locally enhanced electric field treatment (LEEFT) with nanowire-modified electrodes for water disinfection in pipes
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Role of nano-biochar in attenuating the allelopathic effect from Imperata cylindrica on rice seedlings

This study applies nano-BC to protect the native species, and reduce the negative effects of rice seedling growth and chlorophyll concentration, as well as oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation and stress gene expressions from invasive species.

Graphical abstract: Role of nano-biochar in attenuating the allelopathic effect from Imperata cylindrica on rice seedlings
Open Access Paper

Assessment of Cu and CuO nanoparticle ecological responses using laboratory small-scale microcosms

An efficient and rapid testing paradigm to evaluate the biological uptake, distribution, and ecological risks of Cu based NPs.

Graphical abstract: Assessment of Cu and CuO nanoparticle ecological responses using laboratory small-scale microcosms
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Interfacial reactions of Cu(II) adsorption and hydrolysis driven by nano-scale confinement

Spatial confinement of silica surfaces leads to increased polymerization of adsorbed copper(II) species.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial reactions of Cu(ii) adsorption and hydrolysis driven by nano-scale confinement
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Leveraging electrochemistry to uncover the role of nitrogen in the biological reactivity of nitrogen-doped graphene

Electrochemical techniques are leveraged to probe the influence of N-bonding types on the bioactivity of nitrogen-doped graphene, with graphitic-N identified to be the active site for oxidative stress-related bioactivity.

Graphical abstract: Leveraging electrochemistry to uncover the role of nitrogen in the biological reactivity of nitrogen-doped graphene
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Bottom-up biofilm eradication using bacteriophage-loaded magnetic nanocomposites: a computational and experimental study

The combined experimental and computational study demonstrates an inverse relationship between phage-nanocomposite conjugate (PNC) size and biofilm eradication potential.

Graphical abstract: Bottom-up biofilm eradication using bacteriophage-loaded magnetic nanocomposites: a computational and experimental study
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Zero-wastewater capacitive deionization: selective removal of heavy metal ions in tap water assisted by phosphate ions

Removing trace toxic heavy metals such as Pb2+ completely from drinking water while retaining beneficial ions such as Ca2+ and Mg2+ is important for protecting human health. A novel concept of zero-wastewater CDI is demonstrated to selectively remove lead ions against Ca2+ and Mg2+.

Graphical abstract: Zero-wastewater capacitive deionization: selective removal of heavy metal ions in tap water assisted by phosphate ions
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Can mineral growth by oriented attachment lead to incorporation of uranium(VI) into the structure of goethite?

Atomic and bulk scale measurements demonstrate that goethite grown by oriented aggregation does not readily incorporate U(VI) into structural sites.

Graphical abstract: Can mineral growth by oriented attachment lead to incorporation of uranium(vi) into the structure of goethite?
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