Special Issue "Sustainable Waste Management and Utilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 7703
Interests: solid waste management; treatment and recycling of organic solid waste; composting and anaerobic digestion; greywater treatment and reuse; rainwater harvesting
Solid waste management is a global challenge. Organic waste includes biowaste, agricultural waste, livestock waste, sludge from sewage-treatment plants, and green waste. Generally, these residues represent the largest fraction of the solid waste generated. Various technological options have been implemented for the treatment and recovery of waste. The traditional options used have included composting, anaerobic digestion, and vermicomposting, which are consistent with the principles of a circular economy. Recently, other options have emerged, such as solid-state fermentation, which generates value-added bioproducts with various applications. Among the products are biosurfactants, biopesticides, aromas, pigments, and bioflocculants. On the other hand, different technologies have been used for the recovery of other materials included in the solid waste stream (i.e., plastic, paper, metals, cardboard, and glass) that include recycling (recovery and transformation of materials) and thermal treatment technologies (e.g., incineration, pyrolysis, gasification) with energy recovery.
Sustainability is proud to present a Special Issue welcoming the submission of research papers and literature reviews on topics surrounding “Sustainable Waste Management and Utilization”. The Special Issue will focus on technologies which generate several products of added value with diverse applications (e.g., agriculture, industry, energy). Subtopics of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Novel applications of technologies to treat organic waste;
- Technologies to recover recyclable materials;
- Options for energy recovery from solid waste;
- Uses and applications of bioproducts, recycled materials, and energy obtained from solid waste;
- Economics and environmental impacts (LCC, LCA) of management technologies and use of products obtained.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Édgar Ricardo Oviedo-Ocaña
Dr. Viviana Sanchez-Torres
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- anaerobic digestion
- thermal treatment
- circular economy
- sustainable wastes management
- product utilization