Future trends in nanotechnology aiming environmental applications
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Nanotechnology has become increasingly a reality nowadays, and along with it there is a need for discussions related to potential advances, as well as the impacts on the environment and human health that technology can cause (Purohit et al. 2017). Nanomaterials applications and also implications on the environment have been studied by several groups around the world, and particularly in Brazil, where nanotechnology has been increasingly applied on agriculture and their impacts are still unknown.
In this context, the II Workshop in Environmental Nanotechnology was an interdisciplinary forum of discussions about the aspects of this new technology, as well as, its innovation in the environmental area, contributing to the education of undergraduate and graduate students and also as an interchange and exchange of experiences among the invited speakers, professors, researchers and students of several post-graduation programs, contributing to the generation and spreading of knowledge in the environmental nanotechnology area. The Workshop in Environmental Nanotechnology was held at the Institute of Science and Technology of São Paulo State University (UNESP) Campus Sorocaba in cooperation with researchers from other Brazilian Universities (University of Sorocaba, State University of Londrina, Federal University of Lavras, Federal University of Pampa, State University of Campinas). The aim of IIWEnNan special issue was to compile discussions regarding the aspects related to the environmental applications of Nanotechnology presented during the II Workshop in Environmental Nanotechnology, as well as the methods and techniques to the study of nanoparticles in the environment. Besides, it will approach some aspects related to the toxicity of the nanomaterial and its possible impacts on the environment. In this context, the present special issue will be a forum on spread of knowledge and improvement for researchers, professors and undergraduate and graduate students from this research field. In this special issue, we invited the participants from the Workshop to submit manuscripts in the following types: original full-length research articles, short communications, mini reviews, reviews, case studies, meta-analysis and perspective articles.
1 Thematic areas
Environmental applications of nanotechnology
Toxicity of nanomaterials
Fate of pollutants in the environment
Analytical methods aiming environmental applications
Cyclodextrins as effective tools to reduce the toxicity of atrazine
Soda lignin from Citrus sinensis bagasse: extraction, NMR characterization and application in bio-based synthesis of silver nanoparticles
Protein oxidation in the fish Danio rerio (Cyprinidae) fed with single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Nanotoxicology assessment in complementary/alternative models
Notably, the special issue IIWEnNan2016—Workshop in Environmental Nanotechnology has selected key topic papers that give to the readers a good overview about the importance of the discussions in the field of environmental nanotechnology.
The editors would like to thank the opportunity from E3 journal to host a special issue for the II Workshop in Environmental Nanotechnology. Also, the authors would like to thank for all support from the Editorial office and all reviewers that contribute to the peer review process. Also, the authors would like to thank the following agencies for the financial support to the workshop: CAPES and ACS.
- IIWEnNan2016, in http://www.sorocaba.unesp.br/#!/graduacao/engenharia-ambiental/paginas-docentes/leonardo/workshop/. Accessed 24 Feb 2018