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Manuscript Submission Deadline 13 January 2023
Manuscript Extension Submission Deadline 12 February 2023

Environmentally hazardous chemicals are a direct threat to all living things. The long-term effects of these hazardous chemicals may be passed down from generation to generation. One of the most visible phenomena to avoid environmental issues caused by the direct or indirect discharge of industrial wastewater into the environment is the removal of these toxic elements. Toxic components (e.g., small molecules, organic dye, organic carcinogenic chemicals or heavy metals, etc.) are hazardous to the health of living creatures and must be properly treated in order to meet stringent discharge standards and to be removed or directly captured from the environment for the safe earth. Furthermore, because these toxic and harmful chemicals are not biodegradable, discharging a low concentration of them may result in long-term accumulation. As a result, recovering environmentally toxic and harmful components may be an advantageous method of addressing this issue.

Toxic and harmful chemical removal from the environment is now a major concern around the world. It is a significant challenge for synthetic chemists to develop intriguing functional materials for various technologies aimed at the remediation of toxic components. Various chemical-tools such as nanomaterials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks (HOFs), different functional gel materials (i.e. hydrogels, organogels, metallogels, aerogels, ionic gels, etc.), nanotubes, nanostructured materials, absorbent, nanofibers, graphene oxide, and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs).

This Research Topic will serve as support for future research directions on removal of environmentally toxic and harmful chemicals. The primary objective is cover promising, recent and novel research trends that are mainly focused on environmental aspects.

Areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:

• Development of chemically active MOFs, COFs, HOFs materials for selective chemo sensing, absorption and removal of toxic materials

• Synthesis of Gel materials (i.e. hydrogels, organogels, metallogels, aerogels, ionic gels etc.) for removal of environmentally toxic and harmful elements.

• Application of Nanomaterials (like nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanostructured materials, absorbent, nanofibers) based toolbox in the study of the hazardous materials.

• Development of novel strategies and advanced techniques for the remediation of environment.

• Viability of reusing the Materials for removal of harmful substances and the necessary steps / processes for their final destination.

Keywords: Environmental remediation, Toxic substances, Removal, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Covalent Organic Frameworks, Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Environmentally hazardous chemicals are a direct threat to all living things. The long-term effects of these hazardous chemicals may be passed down from generation to generation. One of the most visible phenomena to avoid environmental issues caused by the direct or indirect discharge of industrial wastewater into the environment is the removal of these toxic elements. Toxic components (e.g., small molecules, organic dye, organic carcinogenic chemicals or heavy metals, etc.) are hazardous to the health of living creatures and must be properly treated in order to meet stringent discharge standards and to be removed or directly captured from the environment for the safe earth. Furthermore, because these toxic and harmful chemicals are not biodegradable, discharging a low concentration of them may result in long-term accumulation. As a result, recovering environmentally toxic and harmful components may be an advantageous method of addressing this issue.

Toxic and harmful chemical removal from the environment is now a major concern around the world. It is a significant challenge for synthetic chemists to develop intriguing functional materials for various technologies aimed at the remediation of toxic components. Various chemical-tools such as nanomaterials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), hydrogen-bonded organic frameworks (HOFs), different functional gel materials (i.e. hydrogels, organogels, metallogels, aerogels, ionic gels, etc.), nanotubes, nanostructured materials, absorbent, nanofibers, graphene oxide, and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs).

This Research Topic will serve as support for future research directions on removal of environmentally toxic and harmful chemicals. The primary objective is cover promising, recent and novel research trends that are mainly focused on environmental aspects.

Areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:

• Development of chemically active MOFs, COFs, HOFs materials for selective chemo sensing, absorption and removal of toxic materials

• Synthesis of Gel materials (i.e. hydrogels, organogels, metallogels, aerogels, ionic gels etc.) for removal of environmentally toxic and harmful elements.

• Application of Nanomaterials (like nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanostructured materials, absorbent, nanofibers) based toolbox in the study of the hazardous materials.

• Development of novel strategies and advanced techniques for the remediation of environment.

• Viability of reusing the Materials for removal of harmful substances and the necessary steps / processes for their final destination.

Keywords: Environmental remediation, Toxic substances, Removal, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Covalent Organic Frameworks, Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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