Green Chemistry: From Wastes to Value-Added Products (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 63

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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, PO Box 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; development of environmentally friendly processes; sustainable production of fuels
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, PO Box 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: environmental awareness and sustainability; waste treatment; intensification of processes; valorization of secondary streams and recycling processes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The predominant linear mentality that is maintained in modern society has only advanced the serious environmental crises, such as the rampant deposition of waste in our environment, the regulated accumulation in landfills, and the mismanagement of waste through incineration, resulting in harmful substances which are detrimental to both human health and ecosystems. An urgent paradigm shift towards circular thinking is imperative, in which the conventional concept of “waste” is dissipated, giving way to its reclassification as “raw material”. This transformative approach not only mitigates environmental degradation, but also promotes resource efficiency and sustainability. Adopting this ethic opens avenues for innovative recycling technologies and closed-loop systems, underpinning a sustainable future in which waste is no longer a burden, but rather a valuable asset in the resource ecosystem.

A previous edition of this Special Issue on “Green Chemistry: From Waste to Value-Added Products” has described different methods of waste recovery processes to produce value-added products. This second issue “Green Chemistry: From Wastes to Value-Added Products (2nd Edition)” aims to continue to cover advances in the development and application of processes in this field. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Production of medium and small chain fatty acids from organic waste;
  • Production of bioplastics from waste;
  • Production of biofuels and biogas from organic waste materials;
  • Production of hydrogen from waste materials;
  • Production of fuels from waste plastics by cracking, hydrocracking and pyrolysis;
  • Recovery of monomers from plastic waste;
  •  Application and optimization of pyrolysis processes for waste recovery (biowaste, MSW...);
  • Biochar applications (in agriculture, biochar and carbon sequestration...).

Dr. Roberto Palos
Dr. Alazne Gutiérrez
Guest Editors

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  • sustainability
  • circular economy
  • recycling technologies
  • closed-loop systems
  • waste management

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