Special Issue "Sustainable Modelling, Processes and Applications for Societal Development"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Digital and Other Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yoshimitsu Uemura
Guest Editor
Member, NPO Kuramae Bioenergy, Tokyo, Japan
Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Composite Materials, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan
Interests: catalytic processes; reaction engineering; biomass conversion; renewable energy; nano and porous materials; STEM education
Dr. Jun-Wei Lim
Guest Editor
Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, HICoE-Centre for Biofuel and Biochemical Research, Institute of Self-Sustainable Building, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar 32610, Malaysia
Interests: biofuel; wastewater treatment; larval biochemicals
Dr. Worapon Kiatkittipong
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom 73000, Thailand
Interests: Process Intensification; Biorefinery; Bioresources; Biofuels

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global society has experienced a tremendous development since the establishment of the first human civilizations, but no more so than in recent years, when societal development has further intensified thanks  to the changes brought forth by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Indeed, we are currently experiencing greater levels of energy, efficiency, productivity, comprehension, creativity, and innovation, all in our effort to continue on this path of significant scientific and industrial accomplishments. Societal development in particular is a continuous, unabated process, interlocking successive generations to one another. This development is necessary to achieve a decent quality of life; however, the rapid transformations we have experienced in the recent past must be accompanied by the exploration of sustainable approaches to them, and indeed, experts have sought to identify such approaches.

These approaches include modeling to deal with simulation, change of matter, time and space, analytical and statistical analyses, and real case studies for future prediction. The enhancement of all the processes currently used is undoubtedly essential to account for the escalation of various demands stemming from the population growth to the tune of approximately 10 billion by 2050. These processes include physical, biological, and chemical modes for sustainable technicality, treatment, bioremediation, control, production, and development, but also, and perhaps more importantly, applications corresponding to feedstock and products, new materials, operations, systems, theories on identifying and managing tangible and intangible resources, which are indispensable prerequisites in attaining sustainable societal development. Therefore, the prime intention of this Special Issue is to document novel “Sustainable Modeling, Processes, and Applications for Societal Development”. The knowledge gaps in the field of sustainability and societies must eventually be curtailed to create a global harmony whilst enriching the natural environments, and this is the purpose of this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Yoshimitsu Uemura
Dr. Jun-Wei Lim
Dr. Worapon Kiatkittipong
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information 

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2020 an APC of 1500 CHF applies. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • simulation and modeling
  • process control
  • treatment
  • medical technique
  • material development
  • clean energy
  • water and wastewater
  • IoT and AI
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • education and policy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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.

1. Name: Dr. Keanchuan Lee from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Title: Study of Enhanced Oil Productivity via Introduction of Neodymium-Doped Magnetic Nanofluids through Reverse Sessile Drop Method


Title: A review on Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane from Non-Edible Oil

3. Name: Dr. Satirenjit Kaur Johl from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Title: Eco Innovation Fishbone Model: A nexus of Eco Innovation & Sustainability Practices

4. Name: Zazilah May from EE Department

Title: Acoustic emission signal pre-processing using wavelet packet decomposition technique for external carbon steel pipe corrosion monitoring


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