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Themed collection Environmental Science: Nano Recent Review Articles

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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
Critical Review

Graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites as visible-light driven photocatalysts for environmental purification

This review presents an overview about graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites as visible-light driven photocatalysts for environmentally relevant applications.

Graphical abstract: Graphitic carbon nitride-based nanocomposites as visible-light driven photocatalysts for environmental purification
Tutorial Review

Cell type specific cytoskeleton disruption induced by engineered nanoparticles

One of the main concerns regarding nanomaterials is the cytotoxicity caused by engineered nanoparticles (NPs) after inhalation, oral or dermal routes of exposure, intravenous application, and delivery as debris from implants.

Graphical abstract: Cell type specific cytoskeleton disruption induced by engineered nanoparticles
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

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
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

Photocatalytic nanomaterials for solar-driven bacterial inactivation: recent progress and challenges

Nanostructured photocatalysts have attracted ever-growing research attention in the application of solar energy for water disinfection.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic nanomaterials for solar-driven bacterial inactivation: recent progress and challenges
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?
Perspective

Increasing evidence indicates low bioaccumulation of carbon nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes generally appear to form a class that should be designated as a low concern for bioaccumulation.

Graphical abstract: Increasing evidence indicates low bioaccumulation of carbon nanotubes
Critical Review

Applications of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy in the analysis of nanoparticles in the environment

SERS is a robust and versatile tool for monitoring NPs and their behavior in the environment.

Graphical abstract: Applications of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy in the analysis of nanoparticles in the environment
Open Access Critical Review

Challenges in characterizing the environmental fate and effects of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanomaterials in aquatic systems

Characterization of carbon nanotube dispersions requires measurement of both, concentration and surface area.

Graphical abstract: Challenges in characterizing the environmental fate and effects of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanomaterials in aquatic systems
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

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?
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
Critical Review

Interaction of titanium dioxide nanoparticles with soil components and plants: current knowledge and future research needs – a critical review

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (nano-TiO2), one of the most produced engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), are used in pigments, photocatalysis, food additives, and personal care products.

Graphical abstract: Interaction of titanium dioxide nanoparticles with soil components and plants: current knowledge and future research needs – a critical review
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
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
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?
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

Chemodynamics and bioavailability of metal ion complexes with nanoparticles in aqueous media

The physicochemical binding of metal ions by nanoparticles in aquatic environments significantly impacts their speciation dynamics and bioavailabilities.

Graphical abstract: Chemodynamics and bioavailability of metal ion complexes with nanoparticles in aqueous media
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
Tutorial Review

Light-driven micro- and nanomotors for environmental remediation

Synthetic micro- and nanomotors (MNMs) have emerged as a vibrant research field in multidisciplinary nanotechnology with proof-of-concept applications in various disciplines.

Graphical abstract: Light-driven micro- and nanomotors for environmental remediation
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
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 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
Critical Review

Environmental impact and potential health risks of 2D nanomaterials

The prospective intensive utilization of two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and black phosphorus, increased the requirements for thorough comprehension of their potential impact on the environment and health.

Graphical abstract: Environmental impact and potential health risks of 2D nanomaterials
Tutorial Review

Nanotechnology for sustainable food production: promising opportunities and scientific challenges

Unique properties of nanomaterials can be leveraged to increase the sustainability of food production and distribution.

Graphical abstract: Nanotechnology for sustainable food production: promising opportunities and scientific challenges
Tutorial Review

SERENADE: safer and ecodesign research and education applied to nanomaterial development, the new generation of materials safer by design

The SERENADE project aims to develop and apply the “safer by design” process to create safer nanoproducts.

Graphical abstract: SERENADE: safer and ecodesign research and education applied to nanomaterial development, the new generation of materials safer by design
Critical Review

The emerging roles of carbon dots in solar photovoltaics: a critical review

Nanoscale carbon dots are promising candidates as inexpensive and sustainable alternatives to conventional materials for fabricating competitive solar photovoltaic devices.

Graphical abstract: The emerging roles of carbon dots in solar photovoltaics: a critical review
Tutorial Review

Opportunities to advance sustainable design of nano-enabled agriculture identified through a literature review

Opportunities to advance agriculture sustainability through innovative nano-enabled design are identified from review of current agriculture and food system applications.

Graphical abstract: Opportunities to advance sustainable design of nano-enabled agriculture identified through a literature review
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
Critical Review

NanoEHS beyond toxicity – focusing on biocorona

We believe continued development of the field of environmental health and safety of nanomaterials (nanoEHS) hinges on a critical extension from reporting macroscopic and microscopic phenomena to understanding nano-biomolecular interactions.

Graphical abstract: NanoEHS beyond toxicity – focusing on biocorona
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
Perspective

Digging below the surface: the hidden quality of the OECD nanosilver dossier

The evaluation of the OECD nanosilver dossier revealed that the quality of its underlying original studies is at least the same as the one of non-OECD studies published in high ranking journals and may therefore be used in future evaluations of nanotoxicological data

Graphical abstract: Digging below the surface: the hidden quality of the OECD nanosilver dossier
Critical Review

Metal–support interactions in catalysts for environmental remediation

SMSIs in nanosilver–TiO2 form visible-light active crystalline TiOx while SOSIs through Pd–Ox–Ti stabilize single Pd atoms on TiO2.

Graphical abstract: Metal–support interactions in catalysts for environmental remediation
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

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

WO3-based photocatalysts: morphology control, activity enhancement and multifunctional applications

This review focuses on the morphology control, enhancement strategies of photocatalytic activity and applications of WO3-based photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: WO3-based photocatalysts: morphology control, activity enhancement and multifunctional applications
Tutorial Review

Analytical methods to assess the oxidative potential of nanoparticles: a review

This review provides an overview of different methods to determine the oxidative potential of nanoparticles, their pros and cons and their potential applicability towards improved hazard assessment of nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Analytical methods to assess the oxidative potential of nanoparticles: a review
Critical Review

Application of nanotechnologies for removing pharmaceutically active compounds from water: development and future trends

The current review summarizes the recent advances in nanotechnology for PhACs removal and proposes possible further research directions.

Graphical abstract: Application of nanotechnologies for removing pharmaceutically active compounds from water: development and future trends
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
Perspective

The role of alternative testing strategies in environmental risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials

Within toxicology there is a pressure to find new test systems to replace, reduce and refine animal testing. In nanoecotoxicology this raises a number of questions.

Graphical abstract: The role of alternative testing strategies in environmental risk assessment of engineered 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
Frontier

Water purification: oil–water separation by nanotechnology and environmental concerns

Organic pollutants from synthetic organic compounds (SOCs) and oil spills have led to significant water contamination. This article review the progress of oil–water separation using nanotechnology and the concern of water contamination by nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Water purification: oil–water separation by nanotechnology and environmental concerns
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
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