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Special Issue "Value-Added Utilization Processes of Industrial Wastes"
A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2023) | Viewed by 7760
Special Issue Editor
Interests: biological valorization of wastes through the production of biopolymers; fractionation of wastes and purification of components to produce platform chemicals and functional ingredients; economic viability of waste valorization processes
Special Issue Information
Valorization of industrial wastes and by-products is a current strong line of research. In recent decades, with the increasing environmental awareness, depletion of natural resources and the outbreak of the circular economy concept, the trend to manage industrial wastes has shifted from treatment for disposal to valorization, aiming to add value to waste and by-products stream by applying economically viable processes. Conventional waste valorization processes generally involve incineration for energy recovery and conversion to use in agriculture or animal feed or composting. This processing squanders the high potential of some industrial wastes though failing to exploit the vast diversity of molecules and functionalized chemical components available to be valorized as value-added products. Indeed, industrial wastes ought to be recognized as resources rather than wastes.
Novel processes and technologies are continuously emerging. This Special Issue on “Value-Added Utilization Processes of Industrial Wastes” aims to cover advanced and innovative processing technologies for industrial wastes valorization.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Innovative processes for wastes valorization
- Insights into developing potential processes for valorization of different wastes via chemical, thermal, biological, and electrochemical processes in order to obtain value-added products
- Case studies of application of various waste valorization processes, focusing on the integration into current waste management systems
Dr. Catarina S.S. Oliveira
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Added value products
- Chemical platform
- Functional ingredients
- Circular economy