Greener Processes Shaping Sustainable Development

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 214

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Center for Innovation in Engineering and Industrial Technology (CIETI) and School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO), R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
Interests: energy quality; energy and buildings; energy and environmental indicators; renewable energy systems; sustainable energy systems; engineering education
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Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, India
Interests: life cycle assessment; algae based wastewater treatment; value added products recovery; algal bioenergy; tertiary treatment of municipal wastewater

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The huge population growth and the corresponding requirement of food and goods have driven the agricultural and industrial production systems towards intensive and unsustainable practices, which are often caused by insufficient or inexisting planning, or by bouncing policies.

Raising the population’s awareness on these topics has placed sustainable development in the agenda of many nations, with the implementation of strategies and policies meant to lead to a more efficient use of resources (energy, water, minerals, land, etc.) and to the decarbonization of production and transportation systems.

This Special Issue will focus on publishing original research works about green processes contributing to sustainable development, including more efficient production processes in the agricultural, industrial, and energy sectors. The aim is to report on the state-of-the-art relevant research topics and identify the hot-spots and barriers, as well as the opportunities and challenges to be addressed.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Carbon footprint reduction strategies for coal-fired power plants (excluding carbon capture and storage);
  • Decarbonizing production and recycling processes;
  • Designing nutrient recovery processes from waste(water) flows;
  • Designing processes for decarbonization of energy production;
  • Designing products for recycling;
  • Greening production processes;
  • Industrial symbiosis for CO2 mitigation;
  • Policy for sustainable production processes;
  • Reduction of process energy intensity (agricultural, industrial, and building);
  • Reduction of process materials’ intensity;
  • Other green technologies.

Prof. Dr. Nídia Caetano
Prof. Dr. Carlos Felgueiras
Dr. Raja Chowdhury
Guest Editors

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