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Green Energy and Low-Carbon Environment for Sustainable and Economic-Friendly Cities

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2024) | Viewed by 2785

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Dear Colleagues,

Carbon neutrality, along with the energy shortage is great in need for the development of the industrial area. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental protection, and carbon relating things have become the most prominent problems facing the whole world along with the technologies. The research and development of green energy and low-carbon environmental technologies will also result in the care of the countries, such as how to control the carbon emission, how the use the proper model to build the system, how to explain the existing issues in the aspect of the economics. Carbon neutrality and new energy pays more attention to solving the constraints of energy and resource shortage and promoting the sustainable development of society. For example, biological cornerstone naphtha and biomethane obtained from organic waste instead of fossil raw materials are used in the production of basic chemicals needed for coatings, thus avoiding nearly 40% of the carbon dioxide emissions in production, and maintaining the same performance as traditional coatings, not only help to protect natural resources but also effectively reduce carbon emissions. The environmentally friendly model in cities and area to assist a reasonable method. To achieve this goal, the research in this column is increasingly encouraged to put sustainability innovations into practice.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Low-carbon technologies to energy saving and energy harvesting;
  • Economic policy and method in low-carbon environmental society;
  • Energy harvesting and functional materials;
  • Self-powered system and sensor for environmental issues;
  • Carbon neutrality in various area;
  • Advanced recyclable bio-fabrication;
  • Advanced digital twin in Low-carbon equipment technologies;
  • Gas emission and environmental protection;
  • Machine learning and IoT in renewable and cities;
  • long term low-carbon path;
  • Other potential applications by renewable materials and system.

Dr. Jianxiong Zhu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • carbon neutrality
  • machine learning and model
  • digital twin
  • sustainable society
  • environmental protection
  • gas emission
  • low-carbon technologies

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E-Nose-Driven Advancements in Ammonia Gas Detection: A Comprehensive Review from Traditional to Cutting-Edge Systems in Indoor to Outdoor Agriculture
by Ata Jahangir Moshayedi, Amir Sohail Khan, Jiandong Hu, Abdullah Nawaz and Jianxiong Zhu
Sustainability 2023, 15(15), 11601; https://doi.org/10.3390/su151511601 - 27 Jul 2023
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Abstract
Ammonia (NH3) represents a perilous gas that poses a substantial hazard to both human well-being and the environment, particularly within agricultural regions. Agricultural activities constitute a primary source of ammonia emissions. Thus, effective monitoring and measurement of ammonia sources in agriculture [...] Read more.
Ammonia (NH3) represents a perilous gas that poses a substantial hazard to both human well-being and the environment, particularly within agricultural regions. Agricultural activities constitute a primary source of ammonia emissions. Thus, effective monitoring and measurement of ammonia sources in agriculture are imperative for mitigating its adverse impact. However, not all existing ammonia detection methods are suitable for discerning the low concentrations typically encountered in agricultural ammonia volatilizing (ranging from 0.01 to 5 parts per million). Consequently, curtailing ammonia volatilization from farmland assumes paramount importance, with real-time monitoring serving as a crucial mechanism for assessing environmental contamination and minimizing agricultural ammonia losses. Deploying appropriate detection methodologies ensures that requisite measures are taken to safeguard human health and the environment from the deleterious repercussions of ammonia exposure. The present paper introduces a comprehensive approach to detecting and analyzing ammonia in agricultural settings. It elucidates the merits and demerits of conventional indoor and outdoor ammonia detection methods, juxtaposing them with the innovative technology of Electronic nose (E-nose). Within the paper, seven widely employed ammonia detection methods in farmland are scrutinized and compared against traditional techniques. Additionally, the constructional aspects and distinct components of E-nose are meticulously delineated and appraised. Ultimately, the paper culminates in a comprehensive comparative analysis encompassing all the aforementioned methodologies, elucidating the potential and limitations of E-nose in facilitating ammonia detection endeavors within agricultural contexts. Full article
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