Special Issue "Sustainability of Resources"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Torretta
Department of Biotechnologies and Life Sciences, Insubria University, Via G.B. Vico 46, Varese I-21100, Italy
Website: http://www4.uninsubria.it/on-line/home/rubrica/home-page-docente.html?P1_m=P006410
E-Mail: vincenzo.torretta@uninsubria.it
Phone: +39 0332 218 782
Fax: +39 0332 218 779
Interests: waste management; wastewater treatment; energy recovery from waste; sustainable development; air treatment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of sustainability is based on the principle of sustainable use of the environment and its resources, and represents an exciting and crucial issue as it determines the future of our planet. This Special Issue aims to focus on the methodological aspects related to the development of the theme of sustainability and description of case studies or specific researches. We think that papers which also cover the use of the territory as a whole and not only of its resources, because the territory is also a resource, can find a place in this Special Issue. Research on the recovery of resources after the utilization of goods, typically the recovery of energy from waste or urban mining, would be a very interesting topic. Similarly, works on optimizing the use of water resources and the preparation of decision support systems for proper and sustainable use of resources, would be of great interest to readers. How one approaches the subject “environment and sustainable use of resources”, can also be developed in conjunction with issues related to energy conservation and monitoring of climate changes.

Thus, this Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current research activities related to this topical theme.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Torretta
Guest Editor


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  • aerospace
  • buildings and architecture
  • displays
  • human environment
  • imaging
  • lighting
  • manufacturing
  • medicine
  • rf systems
  • test and measurement
  • wired communications
  • wireless communications

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Sustainability 2014, 6(9), 5920-5940; doi:10.3390/su6095920
Received: 24 July 2014; in revised form: 25 August 2014 / Accepted: 26 August 2014 / Published: 4 September 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(9), 5535-5553; doi:10.3390/su6095535
Received: 7 July 2014; in revised form: 14 August 2014 / Accepted: 15 August 2014 / Published: 25 August 2014
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