Special Issue "Pollution Prevention/Environmental Sustainability for Industry"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 July 2020.
Interests: pollution prevention and cleaner production for industry; life cycle assessment of industrial processes; water/wastewater treatment; barriers to implementation of pollution prevention
It has been 30 years since in the United States, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 focused attention on reducing pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use. The pollution prevention approach was novel in focusing on increasing the efficiency of a process and reducing the amount of pollution generated at its source. Worldwide, industrial organizations embraced cleaner production approaches that result in reducing pollution at the source. Since that time, the industry has successfully applied the three pillars of sustainability—economic, environmental, and social—to minimize waste and emissions, reduce negative social impacts, improve profitability, and gain a competitive edge. This Special Issue seeks original, unpublished papers that describe recent advances in improving the sustainability of industrial operations.
Papers may relate to technical topics associated with pollution prevention and sustainability in industry such as (i) novel methods for the analysis of material and energy flows, (ii) innovations for material substitution and for increasing the life of auxiliary materials and process liquids, (iii) improvements for control and automation, (iv) novel reuse of wastes, (v) innovative processes and technologies, (vi) energy efficiency, (vii) applications of life cycle assessment, (viii) assessment of barriers to implementation within industry, (ix) new business tools, (x) case studies of successful programs that result in for pollution prevention/sustainability implementation, and (xi) innovative educational approaches. We especially invite papers that take an interdisciplinary approach to considering the social and economic aspects of successful application of pollution prevention and sustainability in industry.
Prof. Dr. Bruce Dvorak
Manuscript Submission Information
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- pollution prevention and cleaner production
- industrial energy efficiency
- sustainability assessments of industry
- education for industrial sustainability
- corporate sustainability