Special Issue "Environment and Energy: the Industrial Ecology perspective"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014)
Dr. Giuseppe Ioppolo
Engineers Association of Messina, Italy
University of Study of Messina, Department of Economics, Business, Environment and Quantitative Methods (SEAM), Piazza Pugliatti 1, Messina, Italy
Phone: +39 090 771548
Interests: Environmental Management; Industrial Ecology; Environmental Governance; Local Development
Dr. Pauline Deutz
Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
Phone: + 44 (0) 1482 465948
Fax: + 44 (0) 1482 466340
Interests: Sustainable development; industrial ecology; industrial symbiosis; environmental policy; waste management; the green economy and environmental justice
This Special Issue comprises selected papers collated from an international and interdisciplinary annual venture of the “Italian Commodity Science Academy (AISME)” and “Engineers Association of Messina, Italy”, directed by Eng. Santi Trovato, with the advocacy of the International Society of Commodity Science and Technology (IGWT). This year, the Special Issue investigates the topics related to “Environment and Energy from an industrial ecology perspective”. The Industrial Ecology principles highlighted in the articles from Tibbs (1993) and Ayres and Ayres (2002), could be considered as the main support to make environmental considerations as a part of strategy, design, production and product end-of-life activities, through the re-engineering of process and activities in an industrial eco-system.
Commodity Science embraces several research points in the Industrial Ecology framework, including innovative tools, methods and experiences for environmental and energy improvement, technology and quality assessment for sustainability applications.
This Special Issue provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information from the diverse range of disciplines and interest groups which must be combined in order to integrate energy and environmental academy researches with experiences.
Papers selected for this Special Issue were subjected to a rigorous yet efficient peer review procedure in order to achieve a rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Dr Giuseppe Ioppolo
Dr Pauline Deutz
Prof. Luigi Ciraolo
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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.
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- industrial ecology: tool and applications
- industrial symbiosis
- energy and environmental sustainability
- social values for a sustainable economy
- life cycle sustainability analysis (lcsa)
- sustainable lean production