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Manuscript collection to Special Issue "Nano-Based Materials for Soil Health"

Special Issue of Nanomaterials called "Nano-Based Materials for Soil Health", co-edited by Prof. Dr. Michael Komárek and Dr. Jose Luis Rodríguez Gallego, inviites research articles, review articles as well as short communications.

Among other fields, engineered nanoparticles can be used for environmental management, through the prevention or treatment and remediation of contaminated sites, or in improving soil fertility. Additionally, the combined use of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies for soil remediation is an emerging and environmentally friendly method with significant scientific and economic potential. Engineered nanoparticles can thus become promising materials for the gentle remediation of contaminated soils and for improving soil fertility. The regulatory framework generally assumes that engineered nanoparticles possess toxicity and risk equivalent to those materials with larger particles, but the smaller size of engineered nanoparticles results in entirely different physical-chemical and toxicological properties. This Special Issue aims to cover all potential aspects related to the use of engineered nanoparticles for improving soil properties, fertility, and for remediation, including an assessment of potential ecotoxicological risks.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021

For more information, please visit the website of this Special Issue.

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