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Perspectives on palladium-based nanomaterials: green synthesis, ecotoxicity, and risk assessment

By comprehensively analyzing and discussing the application progress, environmental behavior and ecotoxicology of palladium-based nanomaterials (Pd-NMs), guidelines are provided for the sustainable development of Pd-NMs.

Graphical abstract: Perspectives on palladium-based nanomaterials: green synthesis, ecotoxicity, and risk assessment
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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
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Frontier

Carcinogenic potential of high aspect ratio carbon nanomaterials

Review of recent advances in nanomaterial genotoxicity and carcinogenicity with a focus on lung carcinogenicity of high aspect ratio carbon nanotubes.

Graphical abstract: Carcinogenic potential of high aspect ratio carbon nanomaterials
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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
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Tutorial Review

Metal nanoparticles in the air: state of the art and future perspectives

Nanoparticles containing metals in their structure constitute an increasingly large group of substances present in the air.

Graphical abstract: Metal nanoparticles in the air: state of the art and future perspectives
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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
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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?
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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
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Critical Review

Boosting CO2 electroreduction towards C2+ products via CO* intermediate manipulation on copper-based catalysts

An overview of the strategies for boosting C2+ selectivity by manipulating CO*(CO).

Graphical abstract: Boosting CO2 electroreduction towards C2+ products via CO* intermediate manipulation on copper-based catalysts
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Critical Review

A critical review on surface-modified nano-catalyst application for the photocatalytic degradation of volatile organic compounds

Surface modified nano-catalysts to improve the performance of photocatalytic degradation of VOC.

Graphical abstract: A critical review on surface-modified nano-catalyst application for the photocatalytic degradation of volatile organic compounds
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Critical Review

Dimension dependency of tungsten oxide for efficient gas sensing

In this review, the impact of the structure dimensionality and surface morphologies of WO3 for efficient detection of gases such as H2, NH3, H2S, CO, O3, VOCs etc. along with the influence of surface functionalization and doping has been discussed.

Graphical abstract: Dimension dependency of tungsten oxide for efficient gas sensing
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Critical Review

Recent advances in metal/ceria catalysts for air pollution control: mechanism insight and application

This work discussed the structure–activity relationship of metal/CeO2 catalysts, emphasized the theoretical calculation for catalytic mechanism insight and guiding the design of high-efficiency metal/CeO2 catalysts for air pollution control.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in metal/ceria catalysts for air pollution control: mechanism insight and application
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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
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Critical Review

Room-temperature formaldehyde catalytic decomposition

The necessity, basic strategies and mechanisms for HCHO room-temperature catalytic oxidation removal are summarized and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Room-temperature formaldehyde catalytic decomposition
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Critical Review

Interplay between engineered nanomaterials and microbiota

Engineered nanomaterials (ENM) have a potential to modulate microbiota and induce harmful or beneficial effects in the host. However, the causal factors of ENM-induced dysbiosis remain unknown.

Graphical abstract: Interplay between engineered nanomaterials and microbiota
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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
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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
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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
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Critical Review

Emerging investigator series: connecting concepts of coinage metal stability across length scales

Materials with different dimensions can exhibit markedly different responses to their environment, even for the same material composition.

Graphical abstract: Emerging investigator series: connecting concepts of coinage metal stability across length scales
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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
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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
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Open Access Critical Review

Towards understanding the antibacterial activity of Ag nanoparticles: electron microscopy in the analysis of the materials-biology interface in the lung

Bacterial infections of the pulmonary system are increasing.

Graphical abstract: Towards understanding the antibacterial activity of Ag nanoparticles: electron microscopy in the analysis of the materials-biology interface in the lung
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Critical Review

The yin: an adverse health perspective of nanoceria: uptake, distribution, accumulation, and mechanisms of its toxicity

This critical review identifies nanoceria's pharmacokinetics and adverse effects, discloses uncertainties and unknowns, and makes recommendations to address research gaps.

Graphical abstract: The yin: an adverse health perspective of nanoceria: uptake, distribution, accumulation, and mechanisms of its toxicity
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Critical Review

Recent advances in BiOX (X = Cl, Br and I) photocatalysts: synthesis, modification, facet effects and mechanisms

This review gives an overview of the applications of BiOX (X = Cl, Br and I) photocatalysts for environmental remediation.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in BiOX (X = Cl, Br and I) photocatalysts: synthesis, modification, facet effects and mechanisms
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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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Communication

Ageing remarkably alters the toxicity of carbon black particles towards susceptible cells: determined by differential changes of surface oxygen groups

Ageing process remarkably alters the toxicity of carbon black particles towards susceptible cells via changing the species of their surface oxygen groups.

Graphical abstract: Ageing remarkably alters the toxicity of carbon black particles towards susceptible cells: determined by differential changes of surface oxygen groups
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Communication

RGO-functionalized polymer nanofibrous membrane with exceptional surface activity and ultra-low airflow resistance for PM2.5 filtration

RGO-functionalized polymer nanofibrous membrane is developed through an electrospinning technique, which exhibits the exceptional surface activity and ultra-low airflow resistance for PM2.5 filtration.

Graphical abstract: RGO-functionalized polymer nanofibrous membrane with exceptional surface activity and ultra-low airflow resistance for PM2.5 filtration
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Communication

A method for the preservation and determination of welding fume nanoparticles in exhaled breath condensate

Analysis of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) represents a non-invasive method for detecting inhaled nanoparticles (NPs) associated with various occupational and environmental exposures.

Graphical abstract: A method for the preservation and determination of welding fume nanoparticles in exhaled breath condensate
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Near-infrared light induced adsorption–desorption cycle for VOC recovery by integration of metal–organic frameworks with graphene oxide nanosheets

A photodynamic GO@MIL-101 adsorbent was presented by growing several isolated MIL-101 nanoparticles onto GO nanosheets, which was able to realize the complete desorption of VOCs within 60 min under UV-vis-NIR light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared light induced adsorption–desorption cycle for VOC recovery by integration of metal–organic frameworks with graphene oxide nanosheets
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Antagonistic role of Al3+ against PM2.5-induced neurotoxicity via suppression of NADPH oxidase-triggered oxidative stress

The relationship between PM2.5 compositions and neuron toxicity was explored and Al3+ was revealed to be antagonistic to other pollutants by decreasing the combined toxic effects.

Graphical abstract: Antagonistic role of Al3+ against PM2.5-induced neurotoxicity via suppression of NADPH oxidase-triggered oxidative stress
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A theoretical perspective on the structure and thermodynamics of secondary organic aerosols from toluene: molecular hierarchical synergistic effects

The molecular hierarchical synergistic effects of toluene photooxidation are elucidated to explain the formation mechanism of secondary organic aerosols.

Graphical abstract: A theoretical perspective on the structure and thermodynamics of secondary organic aerosols from toluene: molecular hierarchical synergistic effects
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The photocatalytic NO-removal activity of g-C3N4 significantly enhanced by the synergistic effect of Pd0 nanoparticles and N vacancies

Pd0 and N vacancy co-modified g-C3N4 displayed excellent NO-removal activity.

Graphical abstract: The photocatalytic NO-removal activity of g-C3N4 significantly enhanced by the synergistic effect of Pd0 nanoparticles and N vacancies
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Identification and quantification of anthropogenic nanomaterials in urban rain and runoff using single particle-inductively coupled plasma-time of flight-mass spectrometry

Urban rain and runoff are potential sources of anthropogenic nanomaterials (engineered and incidental, ENMs and INMs) to receiving waterbodies.

Graphical abstract: Identification and quantification of anthropogenic nanomaterials in urban rain and runoff using single particle-inductively coupled plasma-time of flight-mass spectrometry
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Identifying the Fe3Mn3O8 phase as a superior catalyst for low-temperature catalytic oxidation of formaldehyde in air

Fe3Mn3O8 with controllable oxygen vacancies for superior catalytic oxidation of formaldehyde.

Graphical abstract: Identifying the Fe3Mn3O8 phase as a superior catalyst for low-temperature catalytic oxidation of formaldehyde in air
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Six-week inhalation of lead oxide nanoparticles in mice affects antioxidant defense, immune response, kidneys, intestine and bones

Inhalation of PbO nanoparticles in mice has adverse effects on immune response, oxidative stress, antioxidative defense, kidneys, intestine and bones.

Graphical abstract: Six-week inhalation of lead oxide nanoparticles in mice affects antioxidant defense, immune response, kidneys, intestine and bones
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Traffic-derived magnetite pollution in soils along a highway on the Tibetan Plateau

Remarkably high levels of magnetite nanoparticle pollution derived from traffic in the roadside environment represent a significant health risk factor.

Graphical abstract: Traffic-derived magnetite pollution in soils along a highway on the Tibetan Plateau
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Exploring the entropy-driven amplification reaction and trans-cleavage activity of CRISPR-Cas12a for the development of an electrochemiluminescence biosensor for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 RdRp gene in real samples and environmental surveillance

An ECL biosensor based on entropy-driven amplification and CRISPR-Cas12a shear for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 RdRp gene in environmental surveillance was reported.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the entropy-driven amplification reaction and trans-cleavage activity of CRISPR-Cas12a for the development of an electrochemiluminescence biosensor for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 RdRp gene in real samples and environmental surveillance
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Interconnected N-doped MXene spherical shells for highly efficient capacitive deionization

Three-dimensional interconnected N-doped Ti3C2Tx hollow spherical shells with abundant accessible space exhibit excellent capacitive deionization performance in asymmetric electrode systems.

Graphical abstract: Interconnected N-doped MXene spherical shells for highly efficient capacitive deionization
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Photocatalytic reactive oxygen species generation activity of TiO2 improved by the modification of persistent free radicals

EPFRs can improve ˙OH generation via the h+ oxidation. This is because EPFRs construct a built-in electric field to help the migration of h+ from anatase to EPFRs. Meanwhile, EPFRs help anatase adsorb more H2O molecules, which are the source of ˙OH.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic reactive oxygen species generation activity of TiO2 improved by the modification of persistent free radicals
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Microbial response to copper oxide nanoparticles in soils is controlled by land use rather than copper fate

Microbial response to copper oxide nanoparticles in soils is controlled by land use rather than copper fate.

Graphical abstract: Microbial response to copper oxide nanoparticles in soils is controlled by land use rather than copper fate
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Atomically dispersed Pd sites on Ti-SBA-15 for efficient catalytic combustion of typical gaseous VOCs

An atomically dispersed Pd site catalyst with 0.04 wt% Pd loading amount has been prepared for catalytic combustion of typical gaseous VOCs with high catalytic activity and stability.

Graphical abstract: Atomically dispersed Pd sites on Ti-SBA-15 for efficient catalytic combustion of typical gaseous VOCs
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Humidity reduction by using hetero-layered metal–organic framework nanosheet composites as hygroscopic materials

A super hygroscopic material with functionalities of humidity capture, in situ liquefaction, and fast water release triggered by natural sunlight, has been prepared, providing a good strategy for next-generation atmospheric water generators.

Graphical abstract: Humidity reduction by using hetero-layered metal–organic framework nanosheet composites as hygroscopic materials
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CNC/AgNP hybrids as safer-by-design biocides in paints

An efficient biocidal paint is prepared. Antibacterial activity is provided by silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) nucleated on a bio-based substrate (cellulose nanocrystals, CNCs), dispersed in an amount as low as possible in aqueous suspension.

Graphical abstract: CNC/AgNP hybrids as safer-by-design biocides in paints
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Insights into a “seesaw effect” between reducibility and hydrophobicity induced by cobalt doping: influence on OMS-2 nanomaterials for catalytic degradation of carcinogenic benzene

We combined both theoretical and experimental evidence to demonstrate a “seesaw effect” between reducibility and hydrophobicity after introduction of cobalt into the OMS-2 structure.

Graphical abstract: Insights into a “seesaw effect” between reducibility and hydrophobicity induced by cobalt doping: influence on OMS-2 nanomaterials for catalytic degradation of carcinogenic benzene
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Antifouling sandwich-structured electrospun nanofibrous membranes by integrating fluffy and hydrophobic layers for long-term airborne particulate matter segregation

Schematic illustration of the sandwich-structured membrane with long-term antifouling performance for personal protection.

Graphical abstract: Antifouling sandwich-structured electrospun nanofibrous membranes by integrating fluffy and hydrophobic layers for long-term airborne particulate matter segregation
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Gold nanorod self-assembly on a quartz crystal microbalance: an enhanced mercury vapor sensor

The developed Au-NR based gas sensor showed up to ∼1.7 times higher response magnitude than its Au CTRL counterpart when exposed toward elemental mercury (Hg0) vapor. Furthermore, the newly developed sensor also showed good selectivity toward Hg0.

Graphical abstract: Gold nanorod self-assembly on a quartz crystal microbalance: an enhanced mercury vapor sensor
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A highly dispersed Co–Fe bimetallic catalyst to activate peroxymonosulfate for VOC degradation in a wet scrubber

This work synthesized a highly dispersed Co–Fe bimetallic catalyst with uncalcined SBA-15 as the support, which was very efficient for PMS activation and gaseous toluene degradation in the wet scrubbing waste gas treatment system.

Graphical abstract: A highly dispersed Co–Fe bimetallic catalyst to activate peroxymonosulfate for VOC degradation in a wet scrubber
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Significant differences of NH3-SCR performances between monoclinic and hexagonal WO3 on Ce-based catalysts

Compared with that of WO3-monoclinic (W-m), the special open structure of WO3-hexagonal (W-h) facilitates the interaction between W-h and Ce as well as improves the acidity and redox properties of Ce–W-h, reflecting its excellent NH3-SCR activity.

Graphical abstract: Significant differences of NH3-SCR performances between monoclinic and hexagonal WO3 on Ce-based catalysts
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Ultraviolet-induced photodegradation elevated the toxicity of polystyrene nanoplastics on human lung epithelial A549 cells

UV-induced photodegradation posed greater cytotoxicity, as clearly evidenced by the impaired cell viability, stronger oxidative stress, serious membrane damage, intensive mitochondrial dysfunction, and the altered transcriptome responses.

Graphical abstract: Ultraviolet-induced photodegradation elevated the toxicity of polystyrene nanoplastics on human lung epithelial A549 cells
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Boosting the photocatalytic degradation of ethyl acetate by a Z-scheme Au–TiO2@NH2-UiO-66 heterojunction with ultrafine Au as an electron mediator

A Z-scheme Au–TiO2@NH2-UiO-66 photocatalyst with ultrafine Au as electron mediator was synthesized, which exhibited an exceptionally high mineralization efficiency of 85% at 94.6% ethyl acetate removal under visible light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Boosting the photocatalytic degradation of ethyl acetate by a Z-scheme Au–TiO2@NH2-UiO-66 heterojunction with ultrafine Au as an electron mediator
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Particulate matter aggravates Alzheimer's disease by activating the NLRP3 inflammasome to release ASC specks

PM2.5 activated the NLRP3 inflammasome to release ASC specks and interact with the Aβ monomer to induce Aβ aggregation, further inducing AD.

Graphical abstract: Particulate matter aggravates Alzheimer's disease by activating the NLRP3 inflammasome to release ASC specks
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Polymer-coated TiO2 nanoparticles bioaccumulate, immunoactivate and suppress pathogenic Mycobacterium chelonae clearance when intravenously injected into goldfish (Carassius auratus L.)

We examined goldfish immunotoxicological responses to intravenously injected PAA-TiO2 NPs by determining organ accumulation, depuration, tissue damage, and immune responsiveness in the kidneys, spleen, and isolated primary kidney neutrophils.

Graphical abstract: Polymer-coated TiO2 nanoparticles bioaccumulate, immunoactivate and suppress pathogenic Mycobacterium chelonae clearance when intravenously injected into goldfish (Carassius auratus L.)
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Oxygen vacancy-dependent photocatalytic activity of well-defined Bi2Sn2O7−x hollow nanocubes for NOx removal

Bi2Sn2O7−x with Sn-/Bi-adjacent oxygen vacancy were designed and applied for photocatalytic removal of rarefied NO. DFT and experiments provided a straightforward and clear understanding of the structure-performance relationship of oxygen vacancies.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen vacancy-dependent photocatalytic activity of well-defined Bi2Sn2O7−x hollow nanocubes for NOx removal
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Porous g-C3N4/TiO2 foam photocatalytic filter for treating NO indoor gas

g-C3N4/TiO2 foams were explored as photocatalytic filters for treating NO indoor gas owing to the abundant adsorption and activation sites.

Graphical abstract: Porous g-C3N4/TiO2 foam photocatalytic filter for treating NO indoor gas
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Open Access Paper

Non-woven materials for cloth-based face masks inserts: relationship between material properties and sub-micron aerosol filtration

Sub-micron aerosol filtration of non-woven materials and fabric treatments were investigated. Select low-cost, readily available and easily cut non-woven materials were identified as suitable filter inserts for cloth-based masks.

Graphical abstract: Non-woven materials for cloth-based face masks inserts: relationship between material properties and sub-micron aerosol filtration
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Regulating oxygen vacancies in ultrathin δ-MnO2 nanosheets with superior activity for gaseous ozone decomposition

For ozone decomposition, ultrathin δ-MnO2 nanosheets were synthesized and the properties of oxygen vacancies were regulated. The as-synthesized catalyst exhibited superior activity.

Graphical abstract: Regulating oxygen vacancies in ultrathin δ-MnO2 nanosheets with superior activity for gaseous ozone decomposition
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Effect of oxygen vacancies and crystal symmetry on piezocatalytic properties of Bi2WO6 ferroelectric nanosheets for wastewater decontamination

There is a morphological dependence between the oxygen vacancies and the piezocatalytic activity of the two-dimensional Bi2WO6 piezocatalyst.

Graphical abstract: Effect of oxygen vacancies and crystal symmetry on piezocatalytic properties of Bi2WO6 ferroelectric nanosheets for wastewater decontamination
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Self-indicating and high-capacity mesoporous aerogel-based biosorbent fabricated from cellulose and chitosan via co-dissolution and regeneration for removing formaldehyde from indoor air

Cellulose–chitosan composite aerogel fabricated via a process of co-dissolution and regeneration can adsorb formaldehyde quickly and irreversibly from air.

Graphical abstract: Self-indicating and high-capacity mesoporous aerogel-based biosorbent fabricated from cellulose and chitosan via co-dissolution and regeneration for removing formaldehyde from indoor air
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Intracellular trafficking of silver nanoparticles and silver ions determined their specific mitotoxicity to the zebrafish cell line

AgNP toxicity was attributed to dissolved Ag+, which was released, transported, and concentrated in the mitochondria, finally leading to exhaustion of the reserve respiratory capacity and cell death.

Graphical abstract: Intracellular trafficking of silver nanoparticles and silver ions determined their specific mitotoxicity to the zebrafish cell line
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Preparation and characterization of multifunctional nanofibers containing metal–organic frameworks and Cu2O nanoparticles: particulate matter capture and antibacterial activity

Protection from particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and microorganisms using MOFs (metal–organic frameworks) and nanoparticles used in filtration has been a major challenge.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characterization of multifunctional nanofibers containing metal–organic frameworks and Cu2O nanoparticles: particulate matter capture and antibacterial activity
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Open Access Paper

Self-decontaminating nanofibrous filters for efficient particulate matter removal and airborne bacteria inactivation

With the increased hospital-acquired infections caused by bio-contaminated surfaces, the requirement for a safer and more efficient antibacterial strategy in designing personal protective equipment such as N95 respirators is rising with urgency.

Graphical abstract: Self-decontaminating nanofibrous filters for efficient particulate matter removal and airborne bacteria inactivation
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Towards the development of safer by design TiO2-based photocatalytic paint: impacts and performances

Safer by design approaches for TiO2 based photocatalytic paints.

Graphical abstract: Towards the development of safer by design TiO2-based photocatalytic paint: impacts and performances
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Atmospheric organic complexation enhanced sulfate formation and iron dissolution on nano α-Fe2O3

The iron–dicarboxylate complexation significantly increased the SO2 heterogeneous conversion on nano α-Fe2O3 and ATD under light irradiation, owing to the generation of strong reactive oxygen species.

Graphical abstract: Atmospheric organic complexation enhanced sulfate formation and iron dissolution on nano α-Fe2O3
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The identification of the major contributors in atmospheric particulate matter to oxidative stress using surrogate particles

The mechanism of the surrogate-particle-induced increase in intracellular ROS levels was investigated.

Graphical abstract: The identification of the major contributors in atmospheric particulate matter to oxidative stress using surrogate particles
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Open Access Paper

Fluorescent plastic nanoparticles to track their interaction and fate in physiological environments

This work aims to establish a production and characterization protocol for fluorescent plastic nanoparticles of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS) that can be tracked in biological environments.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent plastic nanoparticles to track their interaction and fate in physiological environments
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Solar-light-triggered regenerative adsorption removal of styrene by silver nanoparticles incorporated in metal–organic frameworks

A photodynamic Ag/UiO-66 adsorbent was proposed based on the outstanding VOC adsorption capacity of MOFs and the light-induced local heating of Ag nanostructures; it exhibited excellent adsorption regenerability under solar light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Solar-light-triggered regenerative adsorption removal of styrene by silver nanoparticles incorporated in metal–organic frameworks
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A novel antimicrobial technology to enhance food safety and quality of leafy vegetables using engineered water nanostructures

Here, we report a novel, “dry”, nano-aerosol-based, antimicrobial technology using engineered water nanostructures (EWNS) for leafy vegetable disinfection.

Graphical abstract: A novel antimicrobial technology to enhance food safety and quality of leafy vegetables using engineered water nanostructures
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TiO2 nanoparticles coated with bio-inspired ligands for the safer-by-design development of photocatalytic paints

Stabilization and coating with bio-inspired ligands of TiO2 nanoparticles for the development of safer-by-design photocatalytic paints.

Graphical abstract: TiO2 nanoparticles coated with bio-inspired ligands for the safer-by-design development of photocatalytic paints
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Electrostatic polyester air filter composed of conductive nanowires and photocatalytic nanoparticles for particulate matter removal and formaldehyde decomposition

A dual-functional polyester fibrous air filter composed of self-assembled TiO2 nanoparticles and percolated Ag nanowires for electrostatic particulate matter removal and photocatalytic formaldehyde decomposition is reported.

Graphical abstract: Electrostatic polyester air filter composed of conductive nanowires and photocatalytic nanoparticles for particulate matter removal and formaldehyde decomposition
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Amine-functionalized microporous covalent organic polymers for adsorptive removal of a gaseous aliphatic aldehyde mixture

To pursue effective removal of gaseous volatile organic compounds (VOCs), adsorptive removal of a six-component aliphatic aldehyde gas phase mixture was investigated using two amine-functionalized microporous covalent organic polymers (COPs).

Graphical abstract: Amine-functionalized microporous covalent organic polymers for adsorptive removal of a gaseous aliphatic aldehyde mixture
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This web collection includes research articles published in Environmental Science: Nano featuring applications of nanoparticles in air as well as studies of the effects of nanoparticles and particulate matter on air and respiration.

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