Special Issue "Composite Materials for Environmental Applications"

A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francesco Todaro
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry (DICATECh), Polytechnic University of Bari, Via E. Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: environmental technologies; sustainable materials for environmental remediation; waste and wastewater recovery and recycle; waste characterization and management; recycled waste in the building materials
Dr. Andrea Petrella
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, Edile, del Territorio e di Chimica, Politecnico di Bari, Via E. Orabona, 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: use of recycling organic and inorganic materials in the building trade and/or in the removal of heavy metals present in wastewater; photocatalytic materials for the degradation of bio-persistent pollutants in water and wastewater; nanocomposites for energy conversion and for novel optical devices
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Dr. Sabino De Gisi
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry, Polytechnic University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: environmental impact assessment; industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and reuse technologies; innovative materials for environmental applications; multidisciplinary approaches for complex problems; remediation of contaminated sites; thermal treatments; waste management
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Prof. Dr. Michele Notarnicola
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and Chemistry (DICATECh), Polytechnic University of Bari, Via E. Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: air monitoring; health and environmental risk analysis; innovative materials for environmental applications; remediation of contaminated sites; waste management; wastewater reuse
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Composites are multiphase materials produced from a mixture of two or more elements that differ in physical and chemical properties, and which are bonded together but retain their characteristics and properties. The enhanced properties and effectiveness of composite materials make them particularly suitable for environmental applications. For example, the remediation issues may involve the use of composites for the adsorption of hazardous elements (e.g., polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, or radionuclides), photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, groundwater purification, and separation processes. Moreover, waste (or second raw materials) utilization in composite materials, on the one hand, lowers the dependency on natural resources and, on the other, provides an efficient waste management strategy, making the applications more sustainable. Sustainable composites, fabricated using cheap and readily available materials as the second raw materials, are currently the focus of extensive studies for providing affordable solutions to environmental pollution and waste management.

This Special Issue aims to collect various investigations focused on the environmental applications of composites materials, such as soil and water remediation, or the recycling and recovery of waste. In the form of original research or review articles, contributions to this Special Issue may cover all aspects of production, characterization, and laboratory- or field-scale applications of composites in the points mentioned above.

Dr. Francesco Todaro
Dr. Andrea Petrella
Dr. Sabino De Gisi
Prof. Dr. Michele Notarnicola
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Composites Science is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • sustainable composite materials
  • water purification
  • soil remediation
  • recycling
  • sustainability
  • environmental impact

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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