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Sustainable Biotechnology in Environmental Protection

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 2102

Special Issue Editors

National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, 060031 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: biotechnology; biomaterials; nanotechnology
1. National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Bucharest, Romania
2. Research Institute for Agriculture Economy and Rural Development, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: agriculture economy; rural development; bioeconomy; sustainable business models; waste management microbiology; biotechnology
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Biotechnology Department, National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, 060031 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: biotechnology; bioinformatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled ‘Sustainable Biotechnology in Environmental Protection’, concerns the application of processes for the protection and restoration of the quality of the environment, highlighting the importance of biotechnology in attaining a safe and sustainable environment. Aiming to cover the three basic strategies of environmental protection (minimizing the amount of waste generated; reducing the toxicity of the wastes; and finding more satisfactory ways of disposing of wastes), articles are expected to describe the use of microbial ecology, molecular biology, and other scientific disciplines to combat environmental pollution. Additionally, research on advanced biotechnological solutions targeting the reconsideration of waste as a resource for valuable raw materials is of interest. The effect of policy and regulations on biotechnology will also be tackled.

This Special Issue is accepting papers on sustainable strategies for the conservation and protection of the environment using biotechnological methods, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • isolation of microorganisms for biodegradation and their evolutionary analyses;
  • genetic improvement of biological systems with enhanced biodegradability and bioresorbability;
  • emerging pollutants and their impact on biological systems in the polluted environment;
  • waste recycling and re-utilization for value-added products through biotechnological approaches;
  • microbial degradation of toxic and organic chemicals;
  • bio-treatment of wastewater;
  • hazardous waste management through biotechnology;
  • bioplastic and biopesticides.

Dr. Alina Butu
Dr. Steliana Rodino
Dr. Marian Butu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • biomaterials
  • bioproducts
  • biobased chemicals
  • plant breeding
  • hazardous waste
  • microbial ecology
  • environmental remediation

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Experimental Investigation of Mass Transfer Intensification for CO2 Capture by Environment-Friendly Water Based Nanofluid Solvents in a Rotating Packed Bed
Sustainability 2022, 14(11), 6559; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14116559 - 27 May 2022
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Abstract
In this research, two intensification approaches for CO2 capture via a rotating packed bed (RPB) and nanofluids were examined simultaneously to maximize the experimental mass transfer coefficient. The two intensification approaches were done by using water as a green, environmentally friendly absorption [...] Read more.
In this research, two intensification approaches for CO2 capture via a rotating packed bed (RPB) and nanofluids were examined simultaneously to maximize the experimental mass transfer coefficient. The two intensification approaches were done by using water as a green, environmentally friendly absorption solvent and as the base fluid for preparing nanofluids and also by using centrifugal acceleration in an RPB. Physicosorption of CO2 in an RPB was carried out by applying Al2O3, TiO2, and SiO2 nanofluids to intensify the mass transfer in water, and the operation parameters such as the angular speed of the rotor, concentration and type of nanoparticles, gas and liquid flow rates, and CO2 concentration in mass transfer intensification were evaluated and several nanofluids were selected to survey investigate how they affect the mass transfer at low pressure. The results show that the Al2O3 nanofluid was more effective than other nanofluids and that the 40 nm nanofluid of this type was more efficient than the 20 nm size. Therefore, a correlation is proposed in this paper for liquid volumetric mass transfer coefficient prediction that includes the microconvection of nanoparticles and surface tension. Full article
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