Sustainable Biotechnology in Environmental Protection
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 2102
Interests: biotechnology; biomaterials; nanotechnology
2. Research Institute for Agriculture Economy and Rural Development, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: agriculture economy; rural development; bioeconomy; sustainable business models; waste management microbiology; biotechnology
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
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
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- biobased chemicals
- plant breeding
- hazardous waste
- microbial ecology
- environmental remediation