Special Issue "New Processes: Working towards a Sustainable Society"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pau Loke Show
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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Broga Road, Semenyih 43500, Malaysia.
Interests: bioprocessing from upstream to downstream; separation and purification technology; algae biorefinery engineering
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Dr. Kit Wayne CHEW
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School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia, Selangor Darul Ehsan, 43900, Malaysia
Interests: biorefinery engineering; bioprocess engineering; chemical engineering
Dr. Aydin Berenjian
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Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Interests: Bioprocess engineering and intensification; functional foods; nanobiotechnology; smart industry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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;
  • Resource-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
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

Keywords

  • sustainability
  • SDGs
  • effective management
  • processes
  • green technology

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Industrial Processes Management for a Sustainable Society: Global Research Analysis
Processes 2020, 8(5), 631; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8050631 - 24 May 2020
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Few decades ago, the development of the industrial sector was disconnected from society’s protection. Negative effects awareness emerges from the current industrial processes through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), considering the causal implications to build up a more sustainable society. The aim of [...] Read more.
Few decades ago, the development of the industrial sector was disconnected from society’s protection. Negative effects awareness emerges from the current industrial processes through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), considering the causal implications to build up a more sustainable society. The aim of this study is to analyze the state of the art in industrial processes management to obtain positive and sustainable effects on society. Thus, a bibliometric analysis of 1911 articles was set up during the 1988–2019 period, bringing up the authors’ productivity indicators in the scientific field, that is, journals, authors, research institutions, and countries. We have identified environmental management; the impact assessments of industrial processes on the environment and its relation with a more sustainable society; as well as the study of the sustainable management of water resources as the related axes in the study of environmental protection with political, economic, and educational approaches. The growing trend of world scientific publications let us observe the relevance of industrial processes management in the implementation of efficient models to achieve sustainable societies. This research contributes to the academic, scientific, and social debate on decision-making both in public and private institutions, and in multidisciplinary groups. Full article
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Does Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility Drive Better Organizational Performance through Integration with a Public Sector Scorecard? Empirical Evidence in a Developing Country
Processes 2020, 8(5), 596; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8050596 - 16 May 2020
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This paper sets its sights on propounding a structural model to delve into the interrelationship between the impact of the integration of corporate social responsibility activities into the public sector scorecard management framework on the corporate social responsibility disclosure and enhancement of the [...] Read more.
This paper sets its sights on propounding a structural model to delve into the interrelationship between the impact of the integration of corporate social responsibility activities into the public sector scorecard management framework on the corporate social responsibility disclosure and enhancement of the organizational performance among public sector organizations. The conceptual framework in company with hypothesis framing were established after examining the related literature. Data were gathered from a sample of 723 respondents in public sector organizations in South Vietnam via convenience sampling method. Structural equation modeling was employed to validate the goodness of model fit and examine the hypotheses. These findings revealed that integration of corporate social responsibility activities into the public sector scorecard management framework was significantly and positively related to the corporate social responsibility disclosure and organizational performance. Additionally, it also asserted that corporate social responsibility disclosure was considerably associated in a positive manner with organizational performance. Thus, some detailed implications in connection with each causal relationship and several orientations were underlined to ameliorate the capacity of managing and measuring the organizational corporate social responsibility practices in a strategic manner. Full article
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