Special Issue: Biotechnologies and Nanotechnologies for Sustainable Environment and Sponge Cities (BNSuE-Sponge)
• 大类 : 生物 - 3区
• 小类 : 生物工程与应用微生物 - 3区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 3区
Rapid increase in the industrial production of materials and their utilization by the steeply increasing human population is a serious environmental threat. On the other hand, advanced materials in the form of nanomaterials produced for existing and new applications have created challenges in terms of their fate in the environment, their effect on living organism/biota in the concerned environment, and its clearance from the environment. Increasing population load in cities is also a critical factor leading to unmanageable water, soil and air pollution problems.
The field of biotechnology and nanotechnology are very useful in this regard. The advances in the area of nanomaterial synthesis and characterization have invited tremendous global applications. The production of nanomaterials is increasing day by day and its application will widen further in the near future. The application of nanotechnology, either as a stand-alone or integrated technology, is expected to achieve better degradation/removal of pollutants from the water, soil, air and sediment environments. Nanomaterials are also helpful in sensing/detecting trace amounts of persisting organic pollutants, micro pollutants and hazardous chemicals in different environments. A better control over the manufacturing process will help in providing good alternative to the conventional end-of-pipe pollution treatment technologies. Environmental nano-biotechnology holds great promise to solve global challenges, offering sustainable solutions. The ecological impact of nanomaterials and other persisting organic pollutants also needs to be focused seriously. The Sponge City program offers solutions to these problems in the form of enhancing preventive and remedial mechanism to mitigate water pollution.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight the emergence of sustainable biotechnologies and nanotechnologies for water, air, soil and sediment treatment and empathize its practical (industrial) applications. This special issue aims to attract academics, researchers, students, post-graduate students and professional engineers dealing with, but not limited to the following broader topics related to Biotechnologies and Nanotechnologies for Sustainable Environment and Sponge Cities (BNSuE-Sponge).
I. Air, water and soil quality assessment
Air, water and soil quality global standards, regulations and policies
Traditional quality assessment, sensing and biosensing approaches