Special Issue "Recent Advances in Sustainable Process Design and Optimization"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Wangyun Won
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi 17104, Korea
Interests: Process design, synthesis, control, and optimization; Multi-scale modeling and simulation; Energy efficiency analysis; Technoeconomic evaluation; Environmental impact and sustainability

Special Issue Information

Sustainability and energy have become important topics for the process systems engineering research community. Many recent papers are related to this area; these trends motivated us to commission a Special Issue in this field. The societal challenges of clean energy provision and sustainable production of materials and chemicals are systemic in nature and hence require systems thinking rather than purely trying to uncover a magic bullet. Another trend in the field is the optimal design of processes from an economic and environmental perspective; again, this underpinning methodology is inherent to the development of future energy and industrial production systems.

The proposed Special Issue aims to collect recent advances in the study and development of sustainable processes by gathering diverse scientific breakthroughs on the modeling, design, control, and optimization of process systems by leading engineering researchers in the field. Under the common theme of recent advances in sustainable process design and optimization, the proposed Special Issue unites a series of papers that address the challenges associated with economic and eco-friendly processes. The papers to be included in the Special Issue will cover a broad range of theoretical and applied topics of interest to process systems engineering researchers.

Prof. Wangyun Won
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Process
  • Design
  • Modeling
  • Control
  • Sustainability
  • Economics
  • Optimization
  • System

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A CLIOS Analysis for the Promotion of Sustainable Plans of Mobility: The Case of Mexico City
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(13), 4556; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10134556 - 01 Jul 2020
Abstract
Transportation systems help in shaping an area’s economic health and quality of life, providing the infrastructure for the mobility of people and goods. Nevertheless, the negative externalities of car-oriented urban-metropolitan planning have heightened awareness for the need of urban planning approaches that incorporate [...] Read more.
Transportation systems help in shaping an area’s economic health and quality of life, providing the infrastructure for the mobility of people and goods. Nevertheless, the negative externalities of car-oriented urban-metropolitan planning have heightened awareness for the need of urban planning approaches that incorporate sustainable mobility. Consequently, cities worldwide have increasingly produced sustainable mobility plans. This points to the need of creating mechanisms to implement these sustainable plans, particularly in large, complex, and fast-growing cities. This paper provides guidelines to facilitate the implementation of Sustainable Mobility Plans by focusing on the case of Mexico City. This is achieved by applying the complex large-scale integrated open systems (CLIOS) systemic analysis, in two steps: first, we facilitate the identification of the complexities and relationships among the essential systems of Mexico City’s urban structure, along with the recognition of their most important components and the institutions involved within the urban planning process. Second, we assess the effectiveness of the public policies–strategies that form part of Mexico City’s Sustainable Mobility Plan and organize them in order of importance. The results show which principal subsystems should be considered for sustainable mobility and which public policies–strategies should be prioritized in order to implement the aforementioned plan effectively. Full article
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