Topical Collection "Review Papers in Clean Technologies"
A topical collection in Clean Technologies (ISSN 2571-8797).Viewed by 14375
Interests: environmental impact assessment; industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and reuse technologies; innovative materials for environmental applications; multidisciplinary approaches for complex problems; remediation of contaminated sites; thermal treatments; waste management
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Recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that, during the 20th century, the world increased its use of fossil fuels tenfold, as well as the extraction of material resources. This era of abundant and cheap resources is coming to an end. Raw materials, water, air, biodiversity, and marine, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems are all under pressure. Many of the world's major ecosystems are in a state of degradation and the services they provide are being used unsustainably.
The increasing impact of climate change and related environmental problems—including ocean acidification, changes in ocean circulation, rising sea water temperatures, melting Arctic ice, decreasing seawater salinity, land degradation, land use loss of soil fertility, water scarcity, droughts and floods, seismic and volcanic hazards, changes in the spatial distribution of species, chemical pollution, the overexploitation of resources, and the loss of biodiversity—indicate that the planet is approaching the limits of its sustainability.
Sustainable supply together with a resource-efficient management of raw materials, including exploration, extraction, processing, reuse, recycling, and substitution, are essential for the functioning of modern societies and their economies. The ability of the economy to adapt, become more resilient to climate change, and become more resource efficient—while maintaining competitiveness—depends on high levels of economic, social, organizational, and technological eco-innovation.
This is the context for the collection Review Papers in Clean Technologies, where the published articles consist of literature reviews, i.e., studies that summarize or reinterpret high-level scientific findings in a new way. The scope of the topics covered is very broad, relates to the fields covered by the journal, and is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda.
Dr. Sabino De Gisi
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Clean Technologies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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