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Achieving Environmental Sustainability through Waste Management and Energy Conversion

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Waste and Recycling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 April 2025 | Viewed by 63

Special Issue Editor

State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Interests: waste management; recycling reuse; energy conversion; environmental assessments; landfill disposal; treatment; economic analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Achieving environmental sustainability through waste management and energy conversion requires the presentation and discussion of information on solid waste generation, characterization, minimization, collection, separation, treatment, and disposal, as well as manuscripts that address waste management policy, education, and economic and environmental assessments. This Special Issue will address various types of solid wastes including municipal (e.g., residential, institutional, and commercial), agricultural, and special (e.g., hazardous household, hazardous and non-hazardous industrial, construction and demolition, and sewage sludge) wastes. Mining, metallurgical, and radioactive wastes are not in the scope of this journal.

This Special Issue welcomes both fundamental and applied research that can be related to problems that are of interest to solid waste researchers, practitioners, and/or policy makers. Well-documented case studies will be considered, but they must describe results that can be applied beyond the specific location of the case study. Manuscripts that focus on the use of a waste material in a new product are often more suitable for a journal that focuses on the material properties of the product. In considering whether a manuscript is suitable for publication in Sustainable Waste Management, consider whether the information is of potential use to solid waste researchers, practitioners, and/or policymakers.

The following are some of the major areas from which papers are solicited:

  • Generation and characterization;
  • Minimization;
  • Recycling and reuse;
  • Storage, collection, transport, and transfer;
  • Treatment (mechanical, biological, chemical, thermal, other);
  • Landfill disposal;
  • Environmental assessments (including LCA and S-LCA);
  • Economic analysis (including LCC);
  • Policy and regulations;
  • Planning;
  • New and emerging issues and technologies.

Dr. Yunan Chen
Guest Editor

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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2400 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.

Keywords

  • sustainable waste management
  • recycling reuse
  • energy conversion
  • environmental assessments
  • landfill disposal
  • treatment
  • economic analysis.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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