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Sustainable and Optimal Manufacturing

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Products and Services".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 2195

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Department of Mechanical System Design Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul 01811, Korea
Interests: manufacturing; data processing
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Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Marulićev trg 19, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Interests: material science and engineering; synthesis and characterization of polymer materials; nanocomposites; biomaterials; hydrogels; optimization of material properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue invites opinions, arguments, discourses, individual technologies and integrated technologies that seek to discover and optimize sustainable manufacturing technologies. There are various technological and social viewpoints on the manufacturing industry, and accordingly, the viewpoints on sustainability and optimization also change. From the perspective of sustainability and optimization, this Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers addressing topics including, but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing process technology;
  • Manufacturing raw material technology;
  • Manufacturing industry supports and policies;
  • Manufacturing data processing;
  • Manufacturing workforce training.

We feel the need to look at detailed topics that may have been dealt with in a fragmented form from a more generalized and integrated perspective. Materials scientists and process engineers have been conducting research and development in terms of sustainability for a long time, but it is time to pay more attention to discussions outside the technical realm. Sustainability and efficiency throughout the whole manufacturing process, including material, process, assembly, distribution, and recycling, are taking on increasing significance. In the broadest sense, faster sustainable growth will be achieved if industrial, environmental, climate and energy contributions are studied simultaneously. In this way, it is possible to achieve multiple goals, such as innovation, improvement of the energy efficiency of products, movement towards climate-neutral manufacturing, as well as job creation. It is also time to reassess public opinion and support for this process. In this context, this Special Issue is open to both technical and discursive contributions on manufacturing technologies.

Prof. Dr. Sun Kyoung Kim
Dr. Akira Otsuki
Prof. Dr. Elvira Vidović
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • optimization
  • sustainable manufacturing
  • manufacturing process technology
  • manufacturing raw material technology
  • manufacturing industry support
  • manufacturing data processing
  • manufacturing human resources training

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Novel Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata-Based Gate Designs for Efficient Reversible Computing
by Mohsen Vahabi, Ehsan Rahimi, Pavel Lyakhov, Ali Newaz Bahar, Khan A. Wahid and Akira Otsuki
Sustainability 2023, 15(3), 2265; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15032265 - 26 Jan 2023
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Abstract
Reversible logic enables ultra-low power circuit design and quantum computation. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) is the most promising technology considered to implement reversible circuits, mainly due to the correspondence between features of reversible and QCA circuits. This work aims to push forward the [...] Read more.
Reversible logic enables ultra-low power circuit design and quantum computation. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) is the most promising technology considered to implement reversible circuits, mainly due to the correspondence between features of reversible and QCA circuits. This work aims to push forward the state-of-the-art of the QCA-based reversible circuits implementation by proposing a novel QCA design of a reversible full adder\full subtractor (FA\FS). At first, we consider an efficient XOR-gate, and based on this, new QCA circuit layouts of Feynman, Toffoli, Peres, PQR, TR, RUG, URG, RQCA, and RQG are proposed. The efficient XOR gate significantly reduces the required clock phases and circuit area. As a result, all the proposed reversible circuits are efficient regarding cell count, delay, and circuit area. Finally, based on the presented reversible gates, a novel QCA design of a reversible full adder\full subtractor (FA\FS) is proposed. Compared to the state-of-the-art circuits, the proposed QCA design of FA\FS reversible circuit achieved up to 57% area savings, with 46% and 29% reduction in cell number and delay, respectively. Full article
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