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Pollutants transformation by metal nanoparticles in confined nanospaces

Emerging environmental applications of confined-MNP nanomaterials and the chemistry of the confinement effects.

Graphical abstract: Pollutants transformation by metal nanoparticles in confined nanospaces
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
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
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Tutorial Review

Recent advances in the application of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) in environmental remediation: a review

The removal of gases, organics, heavy metals and radionuclides on zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs).

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the application of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) in environmental remediation: a review
Tutorial Review

Manipulation of the halloysite clay nanotube lumen for environmental remediation: a review

The halloysite clay nanotube lumen has shown great application potential in the field of environmental remediation. This relies on delicate manipulation of the clay nanotube lumen and benefits from the unique functionality of the nanotube lumen.

Graphical abstract: Manipulation of the halloysite clay nanotube lumen for environmental remediation: a review
Tutorial Review

Adsorption and desorption mechanism of aromatic VOCs onto porous carbon adsorbents for emission control and resource recovery: recent progress and challenges

This review highlights the characteristics of adsorption and desorption of aromatic VOCs on various PCAs as well as the integrated technologies for emission control and resource recovery of industrial VOC exhaust.

Graphical abstract: Adsorption and desorption mechanism of aromatic VOCs onto porous carbon adsorbents for emission control and resource recovery: recent progress and challenges
Critical Review

Immobilization of biogenic metal nanoparticles on sustainable materials – green approach applied to wastewater treatment: a systematic review

The simultaneous use of bio-resources and sustainable materials as reducing/capping agents and supporting materials to obtain supported metal nanoparticles is a significant green approach applied to wastewater treatment.

Graphical abstract: Immobilization of biogenic metal nanoparticles on sustainable materials – green approach applied to wastewater treatment: a systematic review
Critical Review

Graphdiyne: an emerging two-dimensional (2D) carbon material for environmental remediation

This review highlights recent and important advances related to the structure properties and application of graphdiyne (GDY)-based nanocomposites for environmental remediation.

Graphical abstract: Graphdiyne: an emerging two-dimensional (2D) carbon material for environmental remediation
Critical Review

A review on graphene quantum dots and their nanocomposites: from laboratory synthesis towards agricultural and environmental applications

This review highlights recent and important advances related to the synthesis, characterization and application of graphene quantum dot (GQD)-based nanocomposites for the agriculture and environmental sectors.

Graphical abstract: A review on graphene quantum dots and their nanocomposites: from laboratory synthesis towards agricultural and environmental applications
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
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
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Communication

Nano-dry-salt deposition on electret nonwoven confers anticoronaviral effect while retaining aerosol filtration performance

Direct deposition of nano-dry-salt on nonwovens was developed as a process that can be incorporated into conventional nonwoven production for timely application of biosafe anticoronaviral surfaces and reliable aerosol filtration performance.

Graphical abstract: Nano-dry-salt deposition on electret nonwoven confers anticoronaviral effect while retaining aerosol filtration performance
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Synergistic dispersion and biodegradation of oil in seawater based on Janus nanosheets and oil-degrading bacteria

Janus nanosheets synergistically interact with oil-degrading bacteria for marine oil spill remediation.

Graphical abstract: Synergistic dispersion and biodegradation of oil in seawater based on Janus nanosheets and oil-degrading bacteria
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An electron-donating system composed of a CIDS@CFO@F0C0 catalyst for the sustainable generation of free radicals to inactivate pathogens

We have developed a sufficient electron-donating system. With the presence of the two most active transition metals with multiple valences, several as-formed redox pairs can provide sufficient electrons to then generate free radicals.

Graphical abstract: An electron-donating system composed of a CIDS@CFO@F0C0 catalyst for the sustainable generation of free radicals to inactivate pathogens
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
Open Access Paper

Unveiling the origin of the efficient photocatalytic degradation of nitazoxanide over bismuth (oxy)iodide crystalline phases

The effect of the phase transition from bismuth iodide to bismuth oxyiodides on the photodegradation efficiency of nitazoxanide is explored.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling the origin of the efficient photocatalytic degradation of nitazoxanide over bismuth (oxy)iodide crystalline phases
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A novel covalent organic framework for efficient photocatalytic reduction of Cr(VI) and synergistic removal of organic pollutants under visible light irradiation

Polluted wastewater containing organic pollutants and heavy metals is increasing and harms environmental ecosystems and human health.

Graphical abstract: A novel covalent organic framework for efficient photocatalytic reduction of Cr(vi) and synergistic removal of organic pollutants under visible light irradiation
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Insights into the mechanism of persulfate activation by hollow MOF-derived carbon: electron transfer-triggered non-radical oxidization for antibiotic removal

Hollow ZIF-8-derived carbon is fabricated via TA etching and carbonization. Graphitic N plays a vital role in electron transfer non-radical oxidization. The hollow structure induces the evolution from an ROS-driven to an electron-transfer process.

Graphical abstract: Insights into the mechanism of persulfate activation by hollow MOF-derived carbon: electron transfer-triggered non-radical oxidization for antibiotic removal
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Highly efficient sunlight-driven photo-adsorptive degradation of organic pollutants by green synthesized Z-scheme heterojunction CeO2@ZnO nanocomposite

Creating a high-efficiency heterojunction with enhanced photocatalytic properties is considered a promising approach to wastewater decontamination.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient sunlight-driven photo-adsorptive degradation of organic pollutants by green synthesized Z-scheme heterojunction CeO2@ZnO nanocomposite
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Montmorillonite helps BiOCl photodegradation of antibiotics

Construction of p–n junction BiOCl/montmorillonite photocatalysts with enhanced carrier separation efficiency for degradation of antibiotics.

Graphical abstract: Montmorillonite helps BiOCl photodegradation of antibiotics
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Piezocatalytic degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol in a water environment by a g-C3N4/CdS heterojunction catalyst: interfacial electric field boosting mechanism

CdS modified GCN has been explored as a high-efficiency piezocatalyst for 2,4-DCP degradation.

Graphical abstract: Piezocatalytic degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol in a water environment by a g-C3N4/CdS heterojunction catalyst: interfacial electric field boosting mechanism
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Enhanced removal of oxytetracycline from aquatic solution using MnOx@Fe3O4 bimetallic nanoparticle coated powdered activated carbon: synergism of adsorption and chemical autocatalytic oxidation processes

The existence of MnOx@Fe3O4 bimetallic nanoparticles improved the adsorption capacities by increasing the adsorption sites of PAC and the self-catalytic reaction extended the service life of MnOx@Fe3O4-PAC without additional use of oxidants.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced removal of oxytetracycline from aquatic solution using MnOx@Fe3O4 bimetallic nanoparticle coated powdered activated carbon: synergism of adsorption and chemical autocatalytic oxidation processes
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Insights into efficient bacterial inactivation over nano Ag/graphdiyne: dual activation of molecular oxygen and water molecules

This work revealed the dual activation mechanism of O2 and H2O on nano Ag/GDY and the excellent antibacterial efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Insights into efficient bacterial inactivation over nano Ag/graphdiyne: dual activation of molecular oxygen and water molecules
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Insight into lanthanides REVO4 (RE = Ce, Pr, Nd): a comparative study on RE-site variants in the electrochemical detection of metronidazole in environmental samples

In this work, the structural parameters of three sustainable REVO4 electrocatalysts, with variation in RE site with RE = Ce, Pr, Nd for the electrochemical monitoring of metronidazole in environmental samples.

Graphical abstract: Insight into lanthanides REVO4 (RE = Ce, Pr, Nd): a comparative study on RE-site variants in the electrochemical detection of metronidazole in environmental samples
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An iron “nano-fishnet” for the rapid removal and surface clean-up of micro/nanoplastics from seawater

A magnetic iron “nano-fishnet” (i.e., alkylated nanoscale zerovalent iron grown on naturally derived cellulose nanofibers (ac-nZVI)) was fabricated for the rapid removal and surface clean-up of micro/nanoplastics from seawater.

Graphical abstract: An iron “nano-fishnet” for the rapid removal and surface clean-up of micro/nanoplastics from seawater
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Fungi-enabled hierarchical porous magnetic carbon derived from biomass for efficient remediation of As(III)-contaminated water and soil: performance and mechanism

In this study, fungi-enabled hierarchical porous magnetic carbon (FPC/nZVI) with an ultrahigh surface area was synthesized using fungal fermentation and used for the efficient remediation of As(III) in water and soil.

Graphical abstract: Fungi-enabled hierarchical porous magnetic carbon derived from biomass for efficient remediation of As(iii)-contaminated water and soil: performance and mechanism
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Promoted photo-Fenton reactivity through electron transfer between non-contacted Au nanoparticles and Fe2O3 nanowires in a confined space

Regulating the distance of Fe2O3 nanowires and Au nanoparticles achieves the oriented generation of ˙OH and ˙O2− for efficient degradation of contaminants.

Graphical abstract: Promoted photo-Fenton reactivity through electron transfer between non-contacted Au nanoparticles and Fe2O3 nanowires in a confined space
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Oriented generation of singlet oxygen in H2O2 activation for water decontamination: regulation of oxygen vacancies over α-MnO2 nanocatalysts

Regulating the abundance of oxygen vacancies over α-MnO2 nanocatalysts achieves the oriented generation of 1O2 for efficient degradation of pharmaceuticals.

Graphical abstract: Oriented generation of singlet oxygen in H2O2 activation for water decontamination: regulation of oxygen vacancies over α-MnO2 nanocatalysts
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Unveiling the influence of Fe2O3 nanoparticles on CuxO–TiO2(B) nanofibers for dual Z-scheme electron transfer visible light photocatalysts: investigation on local atomic structures and electronic properties

We have investigated the local atomic structures and electronic properties of CFTNF (CuxO/Fe2O3/TiO2(B)) towards photocatalytic H2 production and trimethoprim degradation.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling the influence of Fe2O3 nanoparticles on CuxO–TiO2(B) nanofibers for dual Z-scheme electron transfer visible light photocatalysts: investigation on local atomic structures and electronic properties
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Reconstructing atomic Fe coordination in the PMS activation process to realize efficient BPA degradation at low temperature

P and N co-doped Fe SACs with dual reaction sites exhibited an ultra-low activation energy and exhibited excellent BPA degradation efficiency in the PMS-based heterogeneous Fenton-like reaction.

Graphical abstract: Reconstructing atomic Fe coordination in the PMS activation process to realize efficient BPA degradation at low temperature
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3D graphene-supported N-doped hierarchically porous carbon for capacitive deionization of saline water

Capacitive deionization (CDI) is a promising technique for desalination of brackish water because it is highly energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Graphical abstract: 3D graphene-supported N-doped hierarchically porous carbon for capacitive deionization of saline water
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Ultrahigh surface area of single-atom iron nanosheets assists in the efficient utilization of reactive oxygen species in the peroxymonosulfate activation process for pollutant removal

SAFe/CNS synthesized via a cocoon silk chemistry strategy exhibits ultrahigh specific surface area, which brings out a large adsorption capacity for organic pollutants, thereby effectively utilizing the vicinal as-generated active species.

Graphical abstract: Ultrahigh surface area of single-atom iron nanosheets assists in the efficient utilization of reactive oxygen species in the peroxymonosulfate activation process for pollutant removal
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Graphene oxide modulated dual S-scheme ultrathin heterojunctions with iron phthalocyanine and phase-mixed bismuth molybdate as wide visible-light catalysts

Graphene oxide modulated dual S-scheme ultrathin heterojunctions with iron phthalocyanine and phase-mixed bismuth molybdate as wide visible-light catalysts for tetracycline degradation.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide modulated dual S-scheme ultrathin heterojunctions with iron phthalocyanine and phase-mixed bismuth molybdate as wide visible-light catalysts
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Efficient activation of peracetic acid via a defect-rich carbon nanotube@Co3O4 three-dimensional network for antibiotic removal: mechanism insights and practical water remediation

Peracetic acid (PAA)-based advanced oxidation processes have garnered increasing attention for eliminating organic pollutants in wastewater treatment.

Graphical abstract: Efficient activation of peracetic acid via a defect-rich carbon nanotube@Co3O4 three-dimensional network for antibiotic removal: mechanism insights and practical water remediation
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Adsorption and photocatalytic desorption toward Cr(VI) over defect-induced hierarchically porous UiO-66-(OH)2: a sustainable approach

A facile modulation strategy was adopted to fabricate hierarchically porous HP-UOH-X via introducing benzoic acid with different dosages into the precursor solution of UiO-66-(OH)2.

Graphical abstract: Adsorption and photocatalytic desorption toward Cr(vi) over defect-induced hierarchically porous UiO-66-(OH)2: a sustainable approach
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Plasma-etched CeO2 nanorods with rich defect sites and acidity for dichloroethane oxidation

Adjusting the structure and surface profiles of CeO2 could significantly modify its catalytic performance for CVOCs.

Graphical abstract: Plasma-etched CeO2 nanorods with rich defect sites and acidity for dichloroethane oxidation
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Effective strategies toward imine-linked cationic covalent organic frameworks for rapid and selective removal of 99TcO4 from water: insights from DFT and MD calculations

The dynamic behavior and anion exchange mechanism of 99TcO4 on imine-linked cationic COFs are elucidated to provide theoretical basis for developing novel cationic COFs materials for environmental remediation.

Graphical abstract: Effective strategies toward imine-linked cationic covalent organic frameworks for rapid and selective removal of 99TcO4− from water: insights from DFT and MD calculations
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Simultaneously enhanced photocatalytic cleanup of Cr(VI) and tetracycline via a ZnIn2S4 nanoflake-decorated 24-faceted concave MIL-88B(Fe) polyhedron S-scheme system

A ZnIn2S4 nanoflake-decorated 24-faceted concave MIL-88B(Fe) polyhedron S-scheme system was perfectly created, manifesting simultaneously enhanced photocatalytic cleanup of Cr(VI) and tetracycline.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneously enhanced photocatalytic cleanup of Cr(vi) and tetracycline via a ZnIn2S4 nanoflake-decorated 24-faceted concave MIL-88B(Fe) polyhedron S-scheme system
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Photocatalyzed electron exchange between organic chromophores and hematite nanoparticles and the role of solid-state charge transport

An increase in the fluorescence lifetime of rhodamine B dye, when in contact with hematite nanoparticles in methanol from mildly acidic to alkaline pH, is consistent with the transfer of electrons from excited dye to the hematite conduction band.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalyzed electron exchange between organic chromophores and hematite nanoparticles and the role of solid-state charge transport
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Dual metal Co-anchored nanosheets to catalyze advanced oxidation processes for highly efficient oxytetracycline degradation

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) as an efficient oxidation technology, have been extensively applied for degrading recalcitrant organic contaminants via the generated reactive oxygen species from the activation reaction of catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Dual metal Co-anchored nanosheets to catalyze advanced oxidation processes for highly efficient oxytetracycline degradation
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Regulation of iron and cadmium uptake in rice roots by iron(III) oxide nanoparticles: insights from iron plaque formation, gene expression, and nanoparticle accumulation

Fe2O3 nanoparticles alleviated Cd uptake mainly via down-regulation of OsNRAMP5, OsCd1, OsIRT1 and OsIRT2 in roots, while the contribution of the enhanced formation of Fe plaque was minor.

Graphical abstract: Regulation of iron and cadmium uptake in rice roots by iron(iii) oxide nanoparticles: insights from iron plaque formation, gene expression, and nanoparticle accumulation
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Cd stress alleviation in mung-bean seedlings with biogenic hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as ecofriendly remediation agents

Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles were synthesized using an environmentally friendly method via A. niger fermentation broth, and the negative effects of Cd on mung bean seedlings were alleviated by them through ion exchange and chelation mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Cd stress alleviation in mung-bean seedlings with biogenic hydroxyapatite nanoparticles as ecofriendly remediation agents
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Enhanced simultaneous removal of Cr(VI) and Cd(II) from aqueous solution and soil: a novel carbon microsphere–calcium alginate supported sulfide-modified nZVI composite

Industrial production activities commonly lead to excessive hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] and cadmium [Cd(II)] release to water and soil, which significantly endanger the ecological environment and human health.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced simultaneous removal of Cr(vi) and Cd(ii) from aqueous solution and soil: a novel carbon microsphere–calcium alginate supported sulfide-modified nZVI composite
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Photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin in freshwater aquaculture wastewater by a CNBN membrane: mechanism, antibacterial activity, and cyclability

This research provides a feasible strategy for the development and application of a novel nanosized photocatalyst and an innovative approach for the treatment of freshwater aquaculture wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin in freshwater aquaculture wastewater by a CNBN membrane: mechanism, antibacterial activity, and cyclability
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Modulation and self-assembly of nanoparticles into bismuth molybdate nanosheets as highly efficient photocatalysts for ciprofloxacin degradation

Bismuth molybdate nanosheets are self-assembled from nanoparticles and exhibit outstanding photoelectrochemical properties. This material will be a potential candidate for the degradation of multi-pollutants in environmental remediation.

Graphical abstract: Modulation and self-assembly of nanoparticles into bismuth molybdate nanosheets as highly efficient photocatalysts for ciprofloxacin degradation
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A highly dispersed magnetic polymetallic catalyst to activate peroxymonosulfate for the degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater

The synthetic process of the Zn0.5Ni0.5Fe2O4-S, N-GO sample and the proposed mechanism of pollutant degradation in the Zn0.5Ni0.5Fe2O4-S, N-GO/PMS system.

Graphical abstract: A highly dispersed magnetic polymetallic catalyst to activate peroxymonosulfate for the degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater
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Nitrogen-rich porous polymeric carbon nitride with enhanced photocatalytic activity for synergistic removal of organic and heavy metal pollutants

Porous carbon nitride with rich amino defects shows excellent photocatalytic activity for synergistic removal of organic and heavy metal pollutants.

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen-rich porous polymeric carbon nitride with enhanced photocatalytic activity for synergistic removal of organic and heavy metal pollutants
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Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube encapsulated Fe7S8 nanoparticles for the high-efficiency and selective removal of Pb2+ by pseudocapacitive coupling

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube encapsulated Fe7S8 was successfully used as a promising cathode for the high-efficiency and selective removal of Pb2+ ions.

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube encapsulated Fe7S8 nanoparticles for the high-efficiency and selective removal of Pb2+ by pseudocapacitive coupling
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Simultaneous photocatalytic tetracycline oxidation and chromate reduction via a jointed synchronous pathway upon Z-scheme Bi12O17Cl2/AgBr: insight into intermediates and mechanism

A 2D/0D Bi12O17Cl2/AgBr Z-scheme photocatalyst provides a jointed synchronous pathway for simultaneous Cr(VI) and TC removal.

Graphical abstract: Simultaneous photocatalytic tetracycline oxidation and chromate reduction via a jointed synchronous pathway upon Z-scheme Bi12O17Cl2/AgBr: insight into intermediates and mechanism
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A novel nano-sized red phosphorus decorated borocarbonitride heterojunction with enhanced photocatalytic performance for tetracycline degradation

Red phosphorus/borocarbonitride heterojunction composites were prepared by a vaporization–deposition method for excellent photocatalytic activity towards tetracycline degradation.

Graphical abstract: A novel nano-sized red phosphorus decorated borocarbonitride heterojunction with enhanced photocatalytic performance for tetracycline degradation
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Dual role of N-doped graphene film as a cathode material for anodic organic oxidation and persulfate production and as a planar carbocatalyst for non-electrochemical persulfate activation

In this study, a large-area N-doped graphene film (NG/NF) was fabricated on a nickel foam (NF) substrate via thermal chemical vapor deposition along with the flow of gaseous C2H4/NH3 mixtures.

Graphical abstract: Dual role of N-doped graphene film as a cathode material for anodic organic oxidation and persulfate production and as a planar carbocatalyst for non-electrochemical persulfate activation
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Microwave-assisted synthesis of a Z-scheme heterojunction Ag/AgBr@BiOBr/Bi2O3 photocatalyst for efficient organic pollutant degradation under visible light

A novel Ag/AgBr@BiOBr/Bi2O3 Z-scheme plasmonic photocatalyst decomposed organic pollutants efficiently with high stability under visible light because of singlet oxygen formation.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted synthesis of a Z-scheme heterojunction Ag/AgBr@BiOBr/Bi2O3 photocatalyst for efficient organic pollutant degradation under visible light
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Simulated-sunlight-driven Cr(VI) reduction on a type-II heterostructured Sb2S3/CdS photocatalyst

Construction of a type-II heterostructured Sb2S3/CdS photocatalyst for highly improved simulated-sunlight-driven Cr(VI) reduction.

Graphical abstract: Simulated-sunlight-driven Cr(vi) reduction on a type-II heterostructured Sb2S3/CdS photocatalyst
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A light-switch for efficient decolorization of azo dye wastewater based on bacteria–semiconductor interaction

This study investigated the interaction of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and CdS in azo dye decolorization, showing that CdS could act as a light-switch to achieve fast light-driven decolorization.

Graphical abstract: A light-switch for efficient decolorization of azo dye wastewater based on bacteria–semiconductor interaction
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Porous carbon nano-sheets as excellent carbocatalysts for organic pollutant removal via persulfate activation: the role of the sp2/sp3 carbon ratio

A series of porous carbon nano-sheets with tunable sp2/sp3 carbon hybridizations are prepared and exhibit outstanding catalytic activity for the removal of various pollutants via persulfate activation.

Graphical abstract: Porous carbon nano-sheets as excellent carbocatalysts for organic pollutant removal via persulfate activation: the role of the sp2/sp3 carbon ratio
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Activation of O2 over three-dimensional manganese oxide nanoprisms under ambient conditions towards oxidative removal of aqueous organics

A three-dimensional OMS-2 catalyst was synthesized via a bimetallic-doping strategy and O2 could be activated over it under ambient conditions for oxidative degradation of aqueous organics.

Graphical abstract: Activation of O2 over three-dimensional manganese oxide nanoprisms under ambient conditions towards oxidative removal of aqueous organics
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Foliar application of silica nanoparticles alleviates arsenic accumulation in rice grain: co-localization of silicon and arsenic in nodes

Co-localization of arsenic and silicon at the peripheral tissues and vascular system of rice nodes as revealed by LA-ICP-MS is crucial to understand the key mechanism regulated by foliar application of silica nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Foliar application of silica nanoparticles alleviates arsenic accumulation in rice grain: co-localization of silicon and arsenic in nodes
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Mechanistic insights into the photocatalytic reduction of nitric oxide to nitrogen on oxygen-deficient quasi-two-dimensional bismuth-based perovskites

Defective ultrathin-nanosheets achieved breaking of N[double bond, length as m-dash]O and subsequent reconstruction of N[triple bond, length as m-dash]N bonds to generate N2/O2 in photocatalytic NO decomposition tests.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic insights into the photocatalytic reduction of nitric oxide to nitrogen on oxygen-deficient quasi-two-dimensional bismuth-based perovskites
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When chicken manure compost meets iron nanoparticles: an implication for the remediation of chlorophenothane-polluted riverine sediment

The addition of nZVI could improve the degradation efficiency for chlorophenothane using chicken manure compost, while the compost mitigated the negative effect of nZVI on the bacterial community structure in sediment.

Graphical abstract: When chicken manure compost meets iron nanoparticles: an implication for the remediation of chlorophenothane-polluted riverine sediment
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Oxime-modified hierarchical self-assembly polyimide microspheres for high-efficient uranium recovery from wastewater

A new oxime-modified hierarchical self-assembled polyimide adsorbent with high adsorption capacity, excellent selectivity and recyclability, and the applicability of fixed-bed column adsorption was developed to recycle uranium from wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Oxime-modified hierarchical self-assembly polyimide microspheres for high-efficient uranium recovery from wastewater
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Identification of the active site during CF4 hydrolytic decomposition over γ-Al2O3

CF4 hydrolytic decomposition was studied at three-coordinated Al sites on the γ-Al2O3 (110) surface.

Graphical abstract: Identification of the active site during CF4 hydrolytic decomposition over γ-Al2O3
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Oxygen vacancy enhances the catalytic activity of trimetallic oxide catalysts for efficient peroxymonosulfate activation

The abundant OV could enlarge the Fe/Mn–O bond, further enhancing the degradation performance of the catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen vacancy enhances the catalytic activity of trimetallic oxide catalysts for efficient peroxymonosulfate activation
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Interfacial effects in CuO/Co3O4 heterostructures enhance benzene catalytic oxidation performance

We report a facile synthesis method of CuO/Co3O4 heterostructural catalysts with remarkable benzene catalytic oxidation capability.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial effects in CuO/Co3O4 heterostructures enhance benzene catalytic oxidation performance
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H2O2-free photo-Fenton system for antibiotics degradation in water via the synergism of oxygen-enriched graphitic carbon nitride polymer and nano manganese ferrite

H2O2-free photo-Fenton oxidation over OCN-nano MnFe2O4 (OMF) composites is an effective solution to degrade antibiotics in water. OMF shows high biocompatibility and high pH tolerance and can be easily recycled via magnetic separation.

Graphical abstract: H2O2-free photo-Fenton system for antibiotics degradation in water via the synergism of oxygen-enriched graphitic carbon nitride polymer and nano manganese ferrite
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Boosting heterogeneous Fenton reactions for degrading organic dyes via the photothermal effect under neutral conditions

Rapid removal of organic dyes from neutral wastewater by photothermal effect.

Graphical abstract: Boosting heterogeneous Fenton reactions for degrading organic dyes via the photothermal effect under neutral conditions
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Constructing a brand-new advanced oxidation process system composed of MgO2 nanoparticles and MgNCN/MgO nanocomposites for organic pollutant degradation

A novel advanced oxidation process (AOP) system with high adaptability and long-term oxidation ability was firstly constructed for organic pollutant degradation via a non-radical process.

Graphical abstract: Constructing a brand-new advanced oxidation process system composed of MgO2 nanoparticles and MgNCN/MgO nanocomposites for organic pollutant degradation
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A Z-scheme NiCo2O4/S codoped 1D g-C3N4 heterojunction for solar-light-sensitive photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics in aqueous solutions exemplified by tetracycline

A NiCo2O4 nanoparticle (NP) and sulfur codoped hollow tubular g-C3N4 (NiCo–S@CN) catalyst was synthesized by a hydrothermal pyrolysis method and used to remove pharmaceuticals, exemplified by the antibiotic tetracycline (TC), from water under solar light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: A Z-scheme NiCo2O4/S codoped 1D g-C3N4 heterojunction for solar-light-sensitive photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics in aqueous solutions exemplified by tetracycline
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Polyoxometalates-doped TiO2/Ag hybrid heterojunction: removal of multiple pollutants and mechanism investigation

A hybrid heterojunction PMV-TiO2/Agx constructed by S-scheme heterojunction and Schottky junction were prepared, which exhibits photocatalytic activity for removal of halogenated phenols, tetracycline, K2Cr2O7, MO etc.

Graphical abstract: Polyoxometalates-doped TiO2/Ag hybrid heterojunction: removal of multiple pollutants and mechanism investigation
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Degradation of tetracycline over carbon nanosheet: high efficiency, mechanism and biotoxicity assessment

The pollutant Reactive Red 2 is transformed into graphene-like carbon nanosheet (GCN) by simple pyrolysis, and this GCN nanocatalyst is shown to efficiently degrade tetracycline by peroxymonosulfate activation via nonradical oxidation processes.

Graphical abstract: Degradation of tetracycline over carbon nanosheet: high efficiency, mechanism and biotoxicity assessment
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Fast Cr(VI) wastewater remediation on a BixOy/CdS heterostructure under simulated solar light induction

Construction of a p–n BixOy/CdS heterostructure for Cr(VI) wastewater remediation based on a II-type induced mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Fast Cr(vi) wastewater remediation on a BixOy/CdS heterostructure under simulated solar light induction
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Fluorescent wood sponge toward selective detection and efficient removal of Cr(VI)

A novel fluorescent wood sponge was constructed combining hierarchical porous wood sponge and carbon dots via chemical bonding, which could simultaneously detect and remove hexavalent Cr(VI) in an aqueous medium.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent wood sponge toward selective detection and efficient removal of Cr(vi)
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Arsenic species delay structural ordering during green rust sulfate crystallization from ferrihydrite

Arsenic slows the structural ordering and transformation of As-bearing green rust formed from ferrihydrite under anoxic and circum-neutral pH conditions.

Graphical abstract: Arsenic species delay structural ordering during green rust sulfate crystallization from ferrihydrite
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Highly fluorescent 2D-BCNO sheets based chemical sensor for selective detection of the explosive Dunnite and 4-nitrophenol in aqueous medium

Highly fluorescent 2D-BCNO (boron carbon oxynitride) sheets were synthesized via a new facile and simple approach for selective and sensitive detection of nitro-aromatic compounds, namely 4-nitrophenol and Dunnite, in aqueous medium.

Graphical abstract: Highly fluorescent 2D-BCNO sheets based chemical sensor for selective detection of the explosive Dunnite and 4-nitrophenol in aqueous medium
From the themed collection: Environmental Remediation
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This web collection features research articles published in Environmental Science: Nano focussed on environmental remediation and nanomaterials.

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