Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

Nanointerfaces and their Role in Environmental Systems and Processes (#86)

This symposium is dedicated to interfacial phenomena of the nanointerface with focus on environmental systems and processes. We welcome papers for oral or poster presentations on topics that include (but not limited to) the following: (i) The interface of engineered, incidental, and naturally occurring nanomaterials and their properties. This includes ordered and non-ordered interfaces; (ii) Properties of nanointerfaces of composite nanomaterials, including those used in devices (i.e., nanomaterials used in sensors, as membrane fillers, or in food packaging); (iii) Properties of external and internal nanointerfaces (i.e., behavior of core-shell quantum dots, corroded zero valent iron nanoparticles, internal and external surface of nanotubes); (iv) Redox processes at nanointerfaces; (v) Adsorption, sorption, absorption, reactive sites at nanointerfaces and associated phenomena; (vi) Reactive species generated at the nanointerfaces (i.e., identification, quantification, reactions); (vii) Chemical, photochemical, and electrochemical transformations at interfaces; (viii) The role of interface on nanomaterial formation, growth, aggregation, transport, dissolution, and morphology transformation; (ix) The role of the nanointerface on nanomaterial-biological interactions and processes: disinfection, toxicity, bioavailability, and biosorption; (x) The role of the nanointerface in complex environmental systems. The role of environmental media parameters (i.e., natural organic matter, pH, ionic strength, redox potential, organic and inorganic constituents) on nanomaterial properties and interactions; (xi) Approaches to modify the nanointerface to control behavior of nanomaterials in environmental systems (i.e., role of coatings, role of doping, role of functionalization, role of annealing temperature); (xii) Nanointerfaces of porous and dense nanomaterials, and nanostructures of materials and their environmental applications; (xiii) Role of nanomaterial interface as guidance in the development of analytical methods to detect, characterize, and quantify nanomaterials in environmental media; and (xiv) Evolution of the nanointerface during environmental processes.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015