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.
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.
Dissolution as a paradigm in regulating nanomaterials
Dissolution is a factor to consider when interpreting human health and ecotoxicological studies.
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.
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.
Micromotors for environmental applications: a review
Micromotors and the environment: illustrating the efficient operation of carbon-based micromotors for water purification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
An MXene-based membrane for molecular separation
Two-dimensional (2D) materials with a nanoscale thickness are promising candidates for advanced molecular separations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent advances in electrocatalysts for halogenated organic pollutant degradation
Advanced electrocatalysts for halogenated organic pollutant degradation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intelligent environmental nanomaterials
We offer a comprehensive overview for the design concepts and latest progresses on the intelligent environmental nanomaterials.
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.
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.
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