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Themed collection Environmental Science: Nano Recent Review Articles

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Perspective

Strategies for robust and accurate experimental approaches to quantify nanomaterial bioaccumulation across a broad range of organisms

Strategies are provided for making robust measurements of engineered nanomaterial bioaccumulation across a broad range of organisms.

Graphical abstract: Strategies for robust and accurate experimental approaches to quantify nanomaterial bioaccumulation across a broad range of organisms
Perspective

In situ remediation of subsurface contamination: opportunities and challenges for nanotechnology and advanced materials

Engineered nanomaterials alone or in combination with other technologies may improve in situ subsurface remediation of legacy and emerging contaminants.

Graphical abstract: In situ remediation of subsurface contamination: opportunities and challenges for nanotechnology and advanced materials
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
Perspective

Dissolution as a paradigm in regulating nanomaterials

Dissolution is a factor to consider when interpreting human health and ecotoxicological studies.

Graphical abstract: Dissolution as a paradigm in regulating nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
Perspective

Life cycle considerations of nano-enabled agrochemicals: are today's tools up to the task?

Nano specific challenges of applying LCA towards nano-enabled agrochemicals to assess their environmental implications are identified in this perspective.

Graphical abstract: Life cycle considerations of nano-enabled agrochemicals: are today's tools up to the task?
Open Access Frontier

Strategies for determining heteroaggregation attachment efficiencies of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic environments

Heteroaggregation of engineered nanoparticles with suspended particulate matter in theory and practice: a roadmap for understanding and determining attachment efficiencies.

Graphical abstract: Strategies for determining heteroaggregation attachment efficiencies of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic environments
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Frontier

Micromotors for environmental applications: a review

Micromotors and the environment: illustrating the efficient operation of carbon-based micromotors for water purification.

Graphical abstract: Micromotors for environmental applications: a review
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
Open Access Frontier

Emerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight

This frontier reviews impressive progresses of nano-enabled solar-driven water evaporation and clean water production made in the past 4 years.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: the rise of nano-enabled photothermal materials for water evaporation and clean water production by sunlight
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Tutorial Review

Emerging investigator series: polymeric nanocarriers for agricultural applications: synthesis, characterization, and environmental and biological interactions

This review discusses polymeric nanocarriers for agrochemical delivery, from synthesis, characterization, and release, to benefits for agrochemical efficiency and sustainability.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: polymeric nanocarriers for agricultural applications: synthesis, characterization, and environmental and biological interactions
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators Series
Open Access Tutorial Review

Metal–organic framework-based nanomaterials for adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of gaseous pollutants: recent progress and challenges

Design and engineering of metal–organic frameworks for the adsorption/degradation of inorganic toxic gases, organic vapors and particulate matter.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework-based nanomaterials for adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of gaseous pollutants: recent progress and challenges
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Tutorial Review

Emerging investigator series: interactions of engineered nanomaterials with the cell plasma membrane; what have we learned from membrane models?

Various membrane models used to study nanoparticle interactions with the cell plasma membrane.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: interactions of engineered nanomaterials with the cell plasma membrane; what have we learned from membrane models?
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
Tutorial Review

Construction of an all-solid-state Z-scheme photocatalyst based on graphite carbon nitride and its enhancement to catalytic activity

This review highlights an artificial g-C3N4-based Z-scheme photocatalyst that simulates natural photosynthesis; the design, preparation and applications are presented.

Graphical abstract: Construction of an all-solid-state Z-scheme photocatalyst based on graphite carbon nitride and its enhancement to catalytic activity
Tutorial Review

Iron triad nanomaterials and their sustainable application in the environment

It reviews the most recent progress in detection, treatment, and recycling of contaminants mainly from wastewater using iron triad nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Iron triad nanomaterials and their sustainable application in the environment
Critical Review

Critical role of water stability in metal–organic frameworks and advanced modification strategies for the extension of their applicability

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are well known for their versatile applications in diverse fields (e.g., gas adsorption, water purification, sensing, drug delivery, and catalysis).

Graphical abstract: Critical role of water stability in metal–organic frameworks and advanced modification strategies for the extension of their applicability
Critical Review

Applications of nanozymes in the environment

Nanozymes have great potential in detection of heavy metals, organic pollutants and treatment of pathogenic bacteria and waste water and air.

Graphical abstract: Applications of nanozymes in the environment
Critical Review

An MXene-based membrane for molecular separation

Two-dimensional (2D) materials with a nanoscale thickness are promising candidates for advanced molecular separations.

Graphical abstract: An MXene-based membrane for molecular separation
From the themed collection: Nanomaterial applications in water
Critical Review

Nanomaterials for radioactive wastewater decontamination

Nanomaterials have been demonstrated to be an effective adsorbent or an ion exchanger for selectively removing various radioactive species present in contaminated water while preventing radionuclides from entering and interacting with the biosphere.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials for radioactive wastewater decontamination
From the themed collection: Nanomaterial applications in water
Open Access Critical Review

The rise of the nanomaterial metabolite corona, and emergence of the complete corona

Metabolites present in the corona may play a key role in biological recognition of nanomaterials yet remain a much-overlooked aspect of the corona.

Graphical abstract: The rise of the nanomaterial metabolite corona, and emergence of the complete corona
From the themed collection: Celebrating our 2020 Prize and Award winners
Critical Review

Layered structure-based materials: challenges and opportunities for radionuclide sequestration

This review highlights recent achievements and perspectives of emerging two-dimensional nanomaterials for the elimination of radionuclides in environmental applications.

Graphical abstract: Layered structure-based materials: challenges and opportunities for radionuclide sequestration
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
Critical Review

What will happen when microorganisms “meet” photocatalysts and photocatalysis?

In recent years, photocatalytic technology has been widely studied as an environmental restoration technology and energy production technology to solve the two crises of energy shortage and environmental pollution.

Graphical abstract: What will happen when microorganisms “meet” photocatalysts and photocatalysis?
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
Critical Review

Nanostructured manganese oxides: natural/artificial formation and their induced catalysis for wastewater remediation

Manganese oxides, with low toxicity and wide adaptability, have been demonstrated as promising catalysts for substituting noble metals/oxides in a diversity of chemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured manganese oxides: natural/artificial formation and their induced catalysis for wastewater remediation
Critical Review

Nanomaterials as fertilizers for improving plant mineral nutrition and environmental outcomes

Nanomaterials can potentially be used as fertilizers to improve both plant nutrition and environmental outcomes.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials as fertilizers for improving plant mineral nutrition and environmental outcomes
Critical Review

Recent advances regarding the impacts of engineered nanomaterials on the anaerobic ammonium oxidation process: performances and mechanisms

The impacts of engineered nanomaterials on the performance of the anaerobic ammonium oxidation process and their intoxication mechanisms are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances regarding the impacts of engineered nanomaterials on the anaerobic ammonium oxidation process: performances and mechanisms
Critical Review

Status and challenges in photocatalytic nanotechnology for cleaning air polluted with volatile organic compounds: visible light utilization and catalyst deactivation

Photocatalysis that utilizes semiconductor nanoparticles is one of the promising environmental technology for air purification.

Graphical abstract: Status and challenges in photocatalytic nanotechnology for cleaning air polluted with volatile organic compounds: visible light utilization and catalyst deactivation
From the themed collection: Nanomaterials in air
Critical Review

Recent advances in electrocatalysts for halogenated organic pollutant degradation

Advanced electrocatalysts for halogenated organic pollutant degradation.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in electrocatalysts for halogenated organic pollutant degradation
From the themed collection: Nanomaterial applications in water
Critical Review

Delivery, uptake, fate, and transport of engineered nanoparticles in plants: a critical review and data analysis

The increasing demand for food coupled to various environmental pressures, is increasing the importance of sustainable agricultural practices.

Graphical abstract: Delivery, uptake, fate, and transport of engineered nanoparticles in plants: a critical review and data analysis
Critical Review

Recent advances in nano-enabled fertilizers and pesticides: a critical review of mechanisms of action

The use of nanomaterials in agriculture as nanofertilizers, nanopesticides, or nano-enabled sensors to increase crop yield is gaining increasing interest.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nano-enabled fertilizers and pesticides: a critical review of mechanisms of action
Open Access Critical Review

Tools and rules for modelling uptake and bioaccumulation of nanomaterials in invertebrate organisms

Quantification of the uptake and elimination of nanomaterials (NMs) by organisms is key in assessing the environmental risks of NMs.

Graphical abstract: Tools and rules for modelling uptake and bioaccumulation of nanomaterials in invertebrate organisms
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Critical Review

Emerging investigator series: treatment and recycling of heavy metals from nanosludge

This article reviews the challenges of nanosludge and provides new insights into the treatment of nanosludge for heavy metal recycling.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: treatment and recycling of heavy metals from nanosludge
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators Series
Critical Review

Silver sulfide nanoparticles in aqueous environments: formation, transformation and toxicity

Formation and transformation of silver sulfide nanoparticles occur in both engineered and natural water systems with potential toxic effects to aqueous organisms.

Graphical abstract: Silver sulfide nanoparticles in aqueous environments: formation, transformation and toxicity
From the themed collection: Environmental fate of nanomaterials
Critical Review

Evaluation of labeling methods used for investigating the environmental behavior and toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles

The analysis of the environmental behavior and toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles (MONPs) is complicated by high metal concentrations in natural matrices.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of labeling methods used for investigating the environmental behavior and toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles
Critical Review

Algae response to engineered nanoparticles: current understanding, mechanisms and implications

The key algal response mechanisms to cope with NP toxicity and implications for algal bloom control by NPs.

Graphical abstract: Algae response to engineered nanoparticles: current understanding, mechanisms and implications
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
Critical Review

Detection of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic environments: current status and challenges in enrichment, separation, and analysis

The development of enrichment–separation–analysis technologies is the cornerstone of accurately detecting, effectively monitoring, and controlling ENPs in aquatic environments.

Graphical abstract: Detection of engineered nanoparticles in aquatic environments: current status and challenges in enrichment, separation, and analysis
From the themed collection: Nanomaterial applications in water
Critical Review

Uptake, translocation, and transformation of metal-based nanoparticles in plants: recent advances and methodological challenges

We review the uptake, translocation and transformation of metal based nanoparticles in higher plants, and present advanced analytical techniques and future perspectives in this field.

Graphical abstract: Uptake, translocation, and transformation of metal-based nanoparticles in plants: recent advances and methodological challenges
Critical Review

Prospects of biosynthesized nanomaterials for the remediation of organic and inorganic environmental contaminants

Nanotechnology deals with matter at dimensions within 1–100 nm, with such material displaying a wide range of applications in industry, medicine and environmental remediation.

Graphical abstract: Prospects of biosynthesized nanomaterials for the remediation of organic and inorganic environmental contaminants
Open Access Critical Review

Environmental transformation of natural and engineered carbon nanoparticles and implications for the fate of organic contaminants

Environmental transformations of natural and engineered carbon nanoparticles significantly affect their fate, transport, and interactions with organic contaminants.

Graphical abstract: Environmental transformation of natural and engineered carbon nanoparticles and implications for the fate of organic contaminants
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Critical Review

The effects and the potential mechanism of environmental transformation of metal nanoparticles on their toxicity in organisms

The influence of environmental transformation on the toxicity of metal nanoparticles and possible mechanisms are recapitulated and discussed.

Graphical abstract: The effects and the potential mechanism of environmental transformation of metal nanoparticles on their toxicity in organisms
Critical Review

Emerging investigator series: design of hydrogel nanocomposites for the detection and removal of pollutants: from nanosheets, network structures, and biocompatibility to machine-learning-assisted design

Due to serious pollution of the world's water resources, effective methods for the detection and removal of pollutants must be developed.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: design of hydrogel nanocomposites for the detection and removal of pollutants: from nanosheets, network structures, and biocompatibility to machine-learning-assisted design
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators Series
Open Access Critical Review

Toward computational and experimental characterisation for risk assessment of metal oxide nanoparticles

In silico methods provide an alternative and reliable route for the toxicity evaluation of metal oxide nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Toward computational and experimental characterisation for risk assessment of metal oxide nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Critical Review

Facet-dependent contaminant removal properties of hematite nanocrystals and their environmental implications

Hematite nanocrystals exhibit facet-dependent contaminant removal properties and are of important environmental implications.

Graphical abstract: Facet-dependent contaminant removal properties of hematite nanocrystals and their environmental implications
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
Critical Review

Graphene analogues in aquatic environments and porous media: dispersion, aggregation, deposition and transformation

The potential extensive application of graphene analogues (GAs), such as graphene, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide, in various fields results in the possibility of their release into the natural environment with negative impacts on humans and the ecosystem.

Graphical abstract: Graphene analogues in aquatic environments and porous media: dispersion, aggregation, deposition and transformation
Critical Review

Application of graphene-based materials in water purification: from the nanoscale to specific devices

The synthesis, multilevel structural features, adsorption performance and environmental applications of graphene nanosheets and 2D/3D graphene-based macrostructure material were summarized.

Graphical abstract: Application of graphene-based materials in water purification: from the nanoscale to specific devices
From the themed collection: Nanomaterial applications in water
Critical Review

Rapid detection of nutrients with electronic sensors: a review

Electronic sensors can detect nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus that are key indexes in evaluating water eutrophication.

Graphical abstract: Rapid detection of nutrients with electronic sensors: a review
From the themed collection: Nanomaterial applications in water
Critical Review

Intelligent environmental nanomaterials

We offer a comprehensive overview for the design concepts and latest progresses on the intelligent environmental nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Intelligent environmental nanomaterials
Critical Review

Cellulose nanomaterials: promising sustainable nanomaterials for application in water/wastewater treatment processes

Schematic diagram showing the various water/wastewater treatment processes in which CN-based systems can be utilized.

Graphical abstract: Cellulose nanomaterials: promising sustainable nanomaterials for application in water/wastewater treatment processes
From the themed collection: Nanomaterial applications in water
Critical Review

Lifetime eco-nanotoxicology in an adult organism: where and when is the invertebrate C. elegans vulnerable?

This review addresses nanotoxicology in the nematode roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans throughout its entire life span, premature functional aging of the target organs and ecological considerations.

Graphical abstract: Lifetime eco-nanotoxicology in an adult organism: where and when is the invertebrate C. elegans vulnerable?
From the themed collection: Nano-bio interactions
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