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Themed collection Environmental Science: Nano 2017 Most Downloaded Articles

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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
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
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
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
Communication

Single-particle multi-element fingerprinting (spMEF) using inductively-coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-TOFMS) to identify engineered nanoparticles against the elevated natural background in soils

This novel single-particle multi-element fingerprinting (spMEF) method makes it possible to discriminate engineered and natural nanoparticles in complex matrices.

Graphical abstract: Single-particle multi-element fingerprinting (spMEF) using inductively-coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-TOFMS) to identify engineered nanoparticles against the elevated natural background in soils
Communication

Adsorption-intensified degradation of organic pollutants over bifunctional α-Fe@carbon nanofibres

Uniform α-Fe encapsulated in activated carbon nanofibres exhibited excellent activity, high stability and easy magnetic separation for PMS activation.

Graphical abstract: Adsorption-intensified degradation of organic pollutants over bifunctional α-Fe@carbon nanofibres
Paper

Plasmonic resonance excited dual Z-scheme BiVO4/Ag/Cu2O nanocomposite: synthesis and mechanism for enhanced photocatalytic performance in recalcitrant antibiotic degradation

Novel dual Z-scheme BiVO4/Ag/Cu2O nanocomposite was prepared and presented enhanced photocatalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic resonance excited dual Z-scheme BiVO4/Ag/Cu2O nanocomposite: synthesis and mechanism for enhanced photocatalytic performance in recalcitrant antibiotic degradation
Open Access Paper

Metal uptake and distribution in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo: differences between nanoparticles and metal ions

Quantitative data on nanoparticle and cation uptake are compared in a compartment-specific way and distinct differences between metals were identified.

Graphical abstract: Metal uptake and distribution in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo: differences between nanoparticles and metal ions
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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SrTiO3 nanocubes decorated with Ag/AgCl nanoparticles as photocatalysts with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity towards the degradation of dyes, phenol and bisphenol A

Ag/AgCl/SrTiO3 composites were successfully fabricated and exhibited enhanced photocatalytic performance for the degradation of organic pollutants.

Graphical abstract: SrTiO3 nanocubes decorated with Ag/AgCl nanoparticles as photocatalysts with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity towards the degradation of dyes, phenol and bisphenol A
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An insight into metal organic framework derived N-doped graphene for the oxidative degradation of persistent contaminants: formation mechanism and generation of singlet oxygen from peroxymonosulfate

Singlet oxygen produced during peroxymonosulfate activation by N-graphene dominated the pollutants degradation.

Graphical abstract: An insight into metal organic framework derived N-doped graphene for the oxidative degradation of persistent contaminants: formation mechanism and generation of singlet oxygen from peroxymonosulfate
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