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Design Thinking as a Framework for the Design of a Sustainable Waste Sterilization System: The Case of Piedmont Region, Italy

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Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
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Technologies for Waste Management, Via Assietta 27, 10128 Turin, Italy
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Industrial Engineering, Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria Julio Garavito, Bogota AK 45 205-59, Colombia
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Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
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Electronics 2021, 10(21), 2665; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10212665
Received: 16 September 2021 / Revised: 26 October 2021 / Accepted: 28 October 2021 / Published: 31 October 2021
The development of new methods for the correct disposal of waste is unavoidable for any city that aims to become eco-friendly. Waste management is no exception. In the modern era, the treatment and disposal of infectious waste should be seen as an opportunity to generate renewable energy, resource efficiency, and, above all, to improve the population’s quality of life. Northern Italy currently produces 66,600 tons/year of infectious waste, mostly treated through incineration plants. This research aims to explore a more ecological and sustainable solution, thereby contributing one more step toward achieving better cities for all. Particularly, this paper presents a conceptual design of the main sterilization chamber for infectious waste. The methodology selected was Design Thinking (DT), since it has a user-centered approach which allows for co-design and the inclusion of the target population. This study demonstrates to the possibility of obtaining feasible results based on the user’s needs through the application of DT as a framework for engineering design. View Full-Text
Keywords: waste management; sustainability; eco-friendly city; design thinking; infectious waste; resource efficiency waste management; sustainability; eco-friendly city; design thinking; infectious waste; resource efficiency
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Castiblanco Jimenez, I.A.; Mauro, S.; Napoli, D.; Marcolin, F.; Vezzetti, E.; Rojas Torres, M.C.; Specchia, S.; Moos, S. Design Thinking as a Framework for the Design of a Sustainable Waste Sterilization System: The Case of Piedmont Region, Italy. Electronics 2021, 10, 2665. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10212665

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Castiblanco Jimenez IA, Mauro S, Napoli D, Marcolin F, Vezzetti E, Rojas Torres MC, Specchia S, Moos S. Design Thinking as a Framework for the Design of a Sustainable Waste Sterilization System: The Case of Piedmont Region, Italy. Electronics. 2021; 10(21):2665. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10212665

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Castiblanco Jimenez, Ivonne Angelica, Stefano Mauro, Domenico Napoli, Federica Marcolin, Enrico Vezzetti, Maria Camila Rojas Torres, Stefania Specchia, and Sandro Moos. 2021. "Design Thinking as a Framework for the Design of a Sustainable Waste Sterilization System: The Case of Piedmont Region, Italy" Electronics 10, no. 21: 2665. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10212665

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