Special Issue "Hyperspectral Imaging for Sustainable Waste Recycling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2023 | Viewed by 3720
Interests: characterization of materials; primary and secondary raw material quality control; waste recycling; hyperspectral imaging techniques
Interests: characterization and classification of materials; advanced photonic techniques; spectroscopy; chemometric techniques
Interests: waste recycling; urban mining; sustainable use of resources; applications of hyperspectral imaging and other sensing techniques
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We would like to invite you to submit your research to a Special Issue of the MDPI journal Sustainability, entitled “Hyperspectral Imaging for Sustainable Waste Recycling”. In recent years, the amount of produced solid waste has dramatically increased, generating concerns regarding the necessity of developing a robust and efficient valorization chain through reuse and recycling.
The possibility of efficiently converting waste into a resource as a secondary raw material is strictly linked to the ability to develop low-cost, fast, effective and robust techniques, able to detect, characterize and sort solid waste products in all recycling stages. Cost-effectiveness and reliability are crucial characteristics of technology in order to achieve optimal performance in terms of material identification. From this point of view, optical-digital detection techniques can be profitably applied especially for recycling purposes.
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) can represent a solution for the characterization, sorting and quality control stages in the waste and recycling sector, where efficient but low-cost technologies are needed. HSI-based techniques, being noninvasive and nondestructive, could dramatically contribute to improving the quality of solid-waste-derived products, allowing the possibility to implement on-line, at-line and in-line quality control strategies for recovered products.
Therefore, we are seeking original research contributions concerning the application of HSI as a tool to support material recovery and waste recycling.
This Special Issue focuses on demonstrating that HSI can be considered as an eco-friendly approach and sustainable system to profitably use in circular economy perspectives.
The topics of interest include HSI-based machine learning techniques, computer vision and chemical imaging applications able to improve existing sorting and/or quality control procedures or to develop novel ones in the waste recycling sector.
We sincerely hope this invitation receives your favorable consideration.
Dr. Roberta Palmieri
Dr. Riccardo Gasbarrone
Prof. Dr. Silvia Serranti
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.
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.
- hyperspectral imaging
- secondary raw materials
- waste recycling
- sustainable techniques