About this Research Topic
The synthesis and characterization of various metal decorated graphene nanocomposites could play a dynamic role in the removal of environmental pollutants from wastewater through various treatment processes like adsorption, photodegradation, sensing, membrane etc. Metal decorated graphene nanocomposites have attracted the attention of researchers, academics, and scientists with their outstanding properties such as large surface area, pore size, mechanical strength and toughness, and electrical and thermal conductivity. These properties make them encouraging and novel materials for the removal of various pollutants from aqueous systems. Out of various previously used materials, metal decorated graphene nanocomposites are comparatively easy to be synthesized, fabricated, and doped with various metal oxide nanoparticles. These synthesized materials could be used efficiently and effectively in environmental applications. This may be owing to their exclusive characteristics such as low costs, high adsorption capacity, high regenerability, sustainability, and being environmentally friendly. Graphene nanocomposites doped with various metal oxides such as silver oxide, titanium oxide, zinc oxide, copper oxide, tin oxide, zirconium oxide etc. can be designed by choosing a suitable synthetic route for specific environmental remediation.
This Research Topic calls for submissions of all article types, with an emphasis on Original Research and Review articles exploring the synthesis and fabrication of metal decorated graphene nanocomposites through different preparation techniques that could be applied to environmental pollutants removal. The Topic Editors welcome submissions on themes including but not limited to the synthesis, characterization, properties, modeling, and applications of various metal decorated graphene nanocomposites.
Keywords: Nanocomposites, metal, graphene, adsorption, pollutants
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