About this Research Topic
Water-energy-environment Nexus deals with the various crucial technological developments that pave way for a carbon neutral society. The global community is adversely affected with the major environmental issues that resulted from utmost energy and water consumption. For instance, energy is needed for water resourcing and water is needed for energy harvesting. Thereby, the treatment of generated pollutants requires vast amounts of energy and water. However, there is a nominal research in establishing the complex coupling between water, energy, and environmental issues. In the recent past carbonaceous materials emerged as key promising materials for the development of more efficient energy harvesters/detectors/storage modules, filtration membranes, catalysts and adsorbents. There is an ample need for the development of efficient carbonaceous materials to harvest abundant solar radiation for electricity generation, water splitting (green fuel production), CO2 reduction etc. This Research Topic emphasizes with the necessity of these materials in the processes of water conservation, energy saving and pollutant reduction.
The goal of this Research Topic is to provide a one-point perspective by gathering relevant potential articles as a collection that can serve as a pathway for existing/upcoming researchers. This Research Topic enfolds the most promising advancements in the carbonaceous materials such as graphene/reduced graphene oxide, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes and activated carbon for energy harvesting, water treatment and environmental remediation.
We encourage the submission of Original Research, Review, Mini Review, Perspective articles on the following themes, but not limited to:
• Water-Carbonaceous materials for contaminated water treatment by electrolysis / photocatlysis / filtration / separation.
• Environmental- Carbonaceous materials for air purification, capture of micropollutants and CO2 conversion.
• Photo-electrochemical Energy Conversion: Adoption of solar radiation for electricity, green fuels and chemicals generation.
• Energy-Water Nexus: Development of (prototype) portable devices for “energy for water” and “water for energy” perspective.
• Energy-Environment Nexus: Development of renewable energy driven portable devices for environmental remedies.
• Novel carbonaceous composites for Water–Energy–Environment Nexus.
Keywords: Carbonaceous Nanocomposites, Water conservation, Energy Harvesting, Pollutants reduction, Photo-electrochemical Energy, Water–Energy–Environment Nexus
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