The end of July has brought lots of joy and happiness into my life. A minor yet welcome addition to this flow of positive experiences was the publication of the paper "Toxic metal immobilization in contaminated sediment using bentonite- and kaolinite-supported nano zero-valent iron" in Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16 (2014) 2548. This is yet another example of the fruitful collaboration between our friends in Novi Sad, Serbia and our own group. This particular paper was expertly managed by Dr. Dragana Tomasevic. The paper is about the usage of zero valent iron nano particles in toxic metal immobilization. It reports a considerable amount of new data and is certainly worth the time spent reading it for anyone interested in real-world nanotechnology and/or environmental problems and their solutions.
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.