Special Issue "New Processes: Working towards a Sustainable Society"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.
Interests: bioprocessing from upstream to downstream; separation and purification technology; algae biorefinery engineering
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Special Issue in Processes: Biotechnology for Sustainability and Social Well Being
Special Issue in Energies: Green Energy Technology
Special Issue in Processes: Advanced Technologies in Biohydrogen and Bioprocesses
Special Issue in Processes: Cell and Tissue Manufacturing Processes
Special Issue in Membranes: Novel Membrane Materials and Membrane Processes
Interests: biorefinery engineering; bioprocess engineering; chemical engineering
Interests: Bioprocess engineering and intensification; functional foods; nanobiotechnology; smart industry
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A change from a consumer society to a sustainable, conserver society must be focused on the welfare of the planet and future generations, through balance rather than maximizing exploitation of resources. This will bring about further growth as an option for both per capita consumption and population. So far, the muddled and tepid response makes it clear that the society has not developed a vision of what a truly sustainable society looks like. It is essential to bring awareness to the possibility of creating a sustainable society which will incorporate the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to generate a future with more possibilities. Below are a few practical parameters which will heavily influence what a sustainable society actually looks like.
In order for a society to remain sustainable, it must be:
- Energetically sustainable;
- Environmentally sustainable;
- Fiscally sustainable;
- Socially sustainable.
In order to move towards a sustainable society, it is vital to provide the highest standard of wellbeing for the environment, human and economic. We can contribute by providing technical as well as scientific work that can be accessed freely and implemented by all. We welcome submission of the following topics (but not limited to):
- Sustainable procesess and technologies in chemical engineering
- Green bioproducts, food and bioprocessing
- New nanotechnology and advanced materials
- Environmentally friendly waste treatment and management
All the authors of accepted contributions at APCChE 2021 with topics related to sustainable developments are invited to submit manuscripts to Processes under the Special Issue of “New Processes: Working Towards a Sustainable Society”.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pau Loke Show
Dr. Kit Wayne CHEW
Dr. Aydin Berenjian
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 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.
- effective management
- green technology
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: Comparative Study of Life Cycle Assessment for Bio-plastic Straws and Paper Straws
Authors: Jully Tan
Affiliation: Chemical Engineering Discipline Room 5-4-53, Monash University Malaysia Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia
Abstract: Plastics are used for various applications including the food and beverage industry for the manu-facturing of plastic utensils and straws. Higher utilization of plastic straws has indirectly resulted in significant disposal of plastic waste which leads to a serious environmental issue. Alternatively, bio-plastic and paper straws are introduced to reduce plastic waste. However, limited studies are available on the environmental assessment of drinking straws. Life cycle assessment (LCA) studies for bio-plastic and paper straws are still not comprehensively performed. Therefore, the impact of both bio-plastic and paper straws on the environment are quantified and compared in this study. Parameters such as global warming potential (GWP), acidification potential (AP) and eutrophica-tion potential (EP) were evaluated. Input-output data of the bio-plastic and paper straws process-es from gate to grave analysis were obtained from literature and generated using a process simu-lator, SuperPro Designer V9. The results showed that the bio-plastic straws which are also known as the polylactic acid (PLA) straws reduced the environmental impacts compared to the paper straws. The outcomes of this work provide an insight into the application of bio-plastic and paper straws in reducing the impact on the environment effectively and promote sustainability.
Title: Does Environmental Management Moderate the Relationship between Green Innovation and Firm Performance?
Authors: Muhammad Safdar
Affiliation: Assistant Professor COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI),Pakistan