Special Issue "Towards Zero-Waste Cities: Advancement in Waste-to-Energy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: circular economy; waste management; eco-industrial development
Interests: engineering operations research for energy, environment, and sustainability
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Rapid urbanization and industrialization have resulted in increasing waste generation globally. As a consequence, the rate of waste generation and resultant pollution levels have risen drastically. It is important to build a circular society, reduce pollution, improve waste treatment efficiency, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the key platform of human activities, a variety of urban wastes generated due to industrial and living activities, cities should seek innovative countermeasures to optimize energy, material, and capital from lifecycle perspectives, so that the overall sustainable development level of cities can be improved. Waste-to-energy (WTE) treatment recovers the energy from various wastes, and can greatly improve overall energy efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the final wastes to landfills. Consequently, reducing waste and improving the efficiency of energy recovery are the key issues in waste management, which require system optimization, different technologies, energy recovery, and energy substitution integration. Furthermore, the energy recovery performance and GHG emissions reduction of different systems need to be evaluated. This Special Issue aims to:
- Investigate advanced technologies implementation, systemic solutions, and data-driven optimization of the waste management and energy problems encountered in cities;
- Post-pandemic opportunities and roles for waste-to-energy systems, such as sustainable consumption, business models, and social impacts;
- Promote eco-industrial development, waste recycling, landfill and final disposal reduction, achieving the zero-waste city target from a circular economy perspective;
- Assess advanced waste management systems from a life cycle perspective, including technology assessment, environmental impact evaluation, social benefits analysis, etc.
We welcome article types including but not limited to: data reports, general commentaries, methods papers, original research articles, perspectives, short communications, policy and practice reviews, policy briefs, and reviews.
Dr. Lu Sun
Dr. Jingzheng Ren
Dr. Yi Dou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- circular economy
- waste management
- energy recovery
- energy system optimization
- climate change mitigation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Taking advance of agriculture waste pyrolysis to produce fuels and biochar particles for biopolymer composites
Authors: Giulia Infurna, Marco Maniscalco, Giuseppe Caputo, Luigi Botta, Nadka Tz. Dintcheva*
Affiliation: Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 6, 90128 Palermo, Italy