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Bio-Based Composite Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
edited by and
submission deadline 18 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 3659 | Submission Open
Keywords: hydrogels; composites; bio-based polymers; polysaccharide; bioactive materials; biodegradability; green synthesis; biomedical application; pharmacy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biological Processes and Systems)
Advances in Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Nanomaterials
edited by and Davide Raffaele Ceratti
submission deadline 19 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 276 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanomaterials; quantum technologies; solar cells; perovskites; SiC; CIGS
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Nanoemulsion Processes Design and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 40162 | Submission Open
Keywords: surfactants; low-energy methods; high-energy methods; colloidal stability; rheology; drug encapsulation/solubilisation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Processes)
Process Analysis and Simulation in Extractive Metallurgy submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 13 articles | Viewed by 24637 | Submission Open
Keywords: Extractive Metallurgy; Hydrometallurgy; Pyrometallurgy; Mineral Processing; Ferrous; Nonferrous; Modelling; Simulation; CFD; Operational Dynamics; Process Optimization; Integrated Management; Lifecycle Analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
10th Anniversary of Processes—Recent Advances in Process Control and Monitoring submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7056 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Process Control and Monitoring)
Coal Mining and Unconventional Oil Exploration
edited by Minghui Li and Xiting Long
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3997 | Submission Open
Keywords: rock mechanics under in situ geological conditions; coal mining; unconventional oil and gas; deep high geo-stress; rock failure; deep engineering; hydraulic fracturing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Numerical Simulations of Fracturing in Petroleum Engineering
edited by Hamid Rahnema, Seyyed Mobeen Fatemi and Sajjad Esmaeilpour
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2646 | Submission Open
Keywords: reservoir geomechanics; fracture modeling; hydraulic fracturing design; flowback; fracture interference; fracturing fluid; fracture optimization; SRV; cluster spacing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Advanced Biodegradation Technologies for Environmental Pollutants
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 911 | Submission Open
Keywords: bioremediation; biodegradation; biosorption; xenobiotic compounds; heavy metals; enhanced microbiological treatment using genetic engineering; genomic; metagenomic; proteomic; and bioinformatic analyses; phytoremediation; bacterial community analysis; nanomaterial-assisted biodegradation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
Advances in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies
edited by and Andres Quintero-Jaime
submission deadline 20 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 145 | Submission Open
Keywords: electrochemistry; electrocatalysis; energy storage; energy conversion; fuel cells; electrolyzers; batteries; supercapacitors
(This special issue belongs to the Section Chemical Processes and Systems)
Reservoir Characterization and Modeling in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development
edited by Mohamed I. Abdel-Fattah
submission deadline 21 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2606 | Submission Open
Keywords: geological modeling; geophysical characterization; petrophysical properties and analysis; reservoir simulation and modeling; uncertainty and risk analysis; enhanced oil recovery method
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Wastewater Treatment and Waste Recovery in Environmental Processes
edited by Mojtaba Hedayati Marzbali and Kalpit Shah
submission deadline 21 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 318 | Submission Open
Keywords: wastewater treatment; emerging contaminants; nutrient recovery; resource recovery; innovative approaches; efficiency enhancement; life cycle assessment; techno-economic analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Food Processing and Food Industries submission deadline 25 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6751 | Submission Open
Keywords: artificial intelligence; machine learning; deep learning; modelling; food; dimension reduction analysis; decision making algorithm; smart packages; smart factory
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Process Engineering)
Carbon Capture and Storage: Recent Progress and Future Challenges
edited by Yihuai Zhang, , Yu Jing, and
submission deadline 25 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1161 | Submission Open
Keywords: carbon capture; carbon storage technology; climate change mitigation; environmental impact; economic feasibility; policy and regulation; sustainable future
(This special issue belongs to the Section Chemical Processes and Systems)
Modeling, Design and Engineering Optimization of Energy Systems
edited by Yamin Yan, , , and Wanshui Yu
submission deadline 26 Jul 2024 | 11 articles | Viewed by 12813 | Submission Open
Keywords: energy systems; modeling; design optimization; engineering optimization; techno-economic assessment; flexibility and fairness; data privacy protection; trading strategies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Modeling, Simulation, Control, and Optimization of Processes submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 16103 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable process; process systems engineering; carbon negative; energy transition; product and process design; process intensification; hydrogen; systems analysis; global optimization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Process Control and Monitoring)
Dynamics Analysis and Intelligent Control in Industrial Engineering
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4831 | Submission Open
Keywords: dynamics analysis; intelligent control; modeling; artificial intelligence; machine learning; fault diagnosis; health monitoring; industrial applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Process Control and Monitoring)
Advances in Gas Adsorption and Porosity for Enhanced Recovery of Shale Gas submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3309 | Submission Open
Keywords: shale gas; gas adsorption; porosity test; enhanced recovery; reservoir characterization; gas storage; nanopore structure; experimental and modeling methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Wind Energy Assessment Based on CFD Simulations and Analytical Techniques
edited by and Bukhari Bin Manshoor
submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2910 | Submission Open
Keywords: CFD simulations; rotor design; aerodynamics performance; VAWT; HAWT; micrositing; wind power
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Innovations in Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Reservoirs
edited by Xiaoguang Wu, Xianwei Dai and Xu Zhang
submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2847 | Submission Open
Keywords: unconventional reservoir; hydraulic fracturing; coalbed methane; natural gas hydrate; geothermal reservoir; ultra-deep reservoir; artificial intelligence; CCUS; fracturing monitoring techniques; novel fracturing materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Intelligent Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Complex Industrial Processes or Equipment
edited by , Di Zhou, Biao Lu and
submission deadline 30 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2497 | Submission Open
Keywords: complex industrial processes; complex equipment and components; condition monitoring; fault diagnosis; fault prognostics; remaining useful life prediction; maintenance optimization; intelligent algorithms; deep learning; statistical machine learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation Control Systems)
Advances in Remediation of Contaminated Sites: Volume II submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 29227 | Submission Open
Keywords: site contamination; survey and assessment; remediation technology; remediation strategy; site management; heavy metals; organic pollutants; emerging contaminants; soils and groundwater; water and sediments; environmental processes; environmental behaviors; environmental effects; environmental engineering
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
Recent Developments in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 16229 | Submission Open
Keywords: automatic control; control design; survey; industrial control practice
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation Control Systems)
CFD Applications in Renewable Energy Systems submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 9190 | Submission Open
Keywords: renewable energy system simulation and modeling; computational fluid dynamics; unsteady flow and system simulation; solar radiation modeling; turbulence modeling; biomass combustion modeling; hydrogen combustion modeling; hydrogen production and use modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Industrial Process Operation State Sensing and Performance Optimization submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 9189 | Submission Open
Keywords: data-driven modeling; industrial processes; machine learning; operation state sensing; performance improvement
(This special issue belongs to the Section Automation Control Systems)
Conventional and Novel Processes for the Extraction of Precious Metals from Spent Catalyst and Electronic Equipment submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 7820 | Submission Open
Keywords: Solid– liquid extraction; Leaching; Adsorption; Solvent extraction; Pyrometallurgy; Precious metals; Spent catalytic converters; Definition of kinetics; Leaching modeling; Economic analysis; Waste electrical and electronic equipment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Catalysis Enhanced Processes)
Intelligent Computational Modeling and Processes Optimization Techniques in Geo-Engineering submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3268 | Submission Open
Keywords: geo-engineering application; big data; computer vision; data processing; geospatial analysis; real-time monitoring; optimization techniques; site characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Digital and Other Processes)
Advances in Recycling and Utilization of Agricultural Wastes submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2759 | Submission Open
Keywords: agricultural waste; bio-convention; bio-products; bioenergy; green biotechnology; green processes; cleaner production
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
Advances in Adsorption of Wastewater Pollutants
edited by , Saeed Al-Meer, and Khalid Al-Saad
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2631 | Submission Open
Keywords: adsorption for wastewater treatment; green adsorbents; nanosrobents; synthesis and characterization of sorbent materials; emergent contaminants; adsorptive removal of organics and inorganics; factorial designs and response surface methodology-based techniques; cost analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
Advances in Pharmacodynamics and Drug Design Process submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1937 | Submission Open
Keywords: experimental pharmacology; clinical pharmacology; pain; metabolic diseases; central nervous system diseases; drug design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Processes)
Advances in Lipid Chemistry: Extraction, Process and Analysis submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1864 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Chemical Processes and Systems)
Study on Solid Waste Characterization and Control, and Pollutant Transport Dynamics
edited by , Jose Antonio Grande, and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1836 | Submission Open
Keywords: solid waste; pollutant transport; environmental modeling; petrophysical properties; geophysical prospecting; geochemical prospecting; physicochemical processes; contaminant characterization; surface water; groundwater
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
State-of-the-Art Research and Development in Particle Technology
edited by and Xiaodong Jia
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1512 | Submission Open
Keywords: particle characterization; bulk solid handling; particulate solid processing; milling and griding; granulation; powder flow; powder mixing; formulated powders; particulate process system modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Particle Processes)
Pollution Control and Recycling of Solid Wastes
edited by , and Shaohai Fu
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1353 | Submission Open
Keywords: pollution control; organic and inorganic solid wastes; recycling of solid wastes; industrial waste salts; municipal solid waste; harmless treatment; process evaluation; source emission reduction; process reengineering; digital management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
Synthesis, Characterization and Computational Modeling of Nanostructured Materials
edited by Abdennaceur Karoui, Shizhong Yang and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 705 | Submission Open
Keywords: semiconductors; heterostructures; quantum dots; nanosensors; high-entropy materials; photocatalysts; nanocomposites; nanoparticles; ion implantation; high-performance computing; machine learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Processes)
Numerical Simulation and Modeling of Granular Material
edited by Hamid Salehi and Vivek Garg
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 548 | Submission Open
Keywords: granular materials; numerical simulation; modeling; particle dynamics; granular flow; segregation; packing behaviour; computational approaches; additive manufacturing; industrial applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Particle Processes)
Latest Research of Additive Manufacturing Techniques in Tissue Engineering
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 444 | Submission Open
Keywords: additive manufacturing; 3D-printing strategies; tools prototyping; property characterization; modelling; cell culture; tissue engineering; personalized medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Electrosynthesis of Metal–Organic Framework Membranes for Energy and Sensing Applications
edited by and Rana Dalapati
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 347 | Submission Open
Keywords: metal– organic framework (MOF); electrochemical methods; ordered films membranes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Chemical Processes and Systems)
Application of Finite Element and Topology Optimization Methods in Smart Structures and Materials
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 298 | Submission Open
Keywords: topology optimization; multiphysics; computational homogenization; smart materials; architected materials; design optimization; data-driven; surrogate models; cosserat and second-order elasticity; finite element method
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Processes)
Design of Sustainable Processes for the Production and Application of Nanocellulose submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 206 | Submission Open
Keywords: nanocellulose; cellulose nanofibers; agro-waste; bacterial nanocellulose; circular bioeconomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sustainable Processes)
Ionic Liquid Applications in Sustainable Biomass Processing submission deadline 31 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 129 | Submission Open
Keywords: ionic liquids; pretreatment; fractionation; fermentation; cellulose; lignin
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sustainable Processes)
Advances in Nanomaterials for Cement-Based and Self-Healing Materials submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 169 | Submission Open
Keywords: cement-based materials; self-healing materials; nanomaterials; cementitious systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Processes)
CFD for Design and Optimization of Biopharmaceutical Processes
edited by Behnam Partopour
submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 163 | Submission Open
Keywords: CFD; biopharmaceutical; advanced therapies; design and optimization; multiscale modeling; digital twins
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biological Processes and Systems)
Anaerobic Digestion Process: Design, Optimization and Application
edited by Gregor Drago Zupančič
submission deadline 2 Aug 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1623 | Submission Open
Keywords: anaerobic digestion; food waste; beverage waste; digestate; food by-products; waste management; wastewater treatment; pre-treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biological Processes and Systems)
Development and Utilization of Bioproducts Based on Microalgae Biomass
edited by , Shweta Tripathi and
submission deadline 3 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 217 | Submission Open
Keywords: algae; sustainability; waste valorization; biofuels; bioproducts; life cycle assessment; bioproducts; biorefinery; cultivation; bioreactors
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sustainable Processes)
Advanced Nanomaterial-Based Sensing in Biological Systems
edited by Serhat Ünal, and
submission deadline 5 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1753 | Submission Open
Keywords: sensor design; ; sensor characterization; medical applications; nanomaterials; polymers; biomolecule detection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biological Processes and Systems)
Application of Biochar in Environmental Research
edited by
submission deadline 5 Aug 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1282 | Submission Open
Keywords: biochar; waste management; wastewater and water treatment; pyrolysis; fertilization; composting; anaerobic digestion; heterogenous catalysis; nanomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental and Green Processes)
Battery Management Processes, Modeling, and Optimization
edited by and Hoang Long Ngo
submission deadline 5 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 505 | Submission Open
Keywords: electric vehicles; battery performance; thermal management; battery management; battery modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Systems)
Pyrolytic Process for Recycling submission deadline 10 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 506 | Submission Open
Keywords: pyrolysis; waste; biochar; bio-oil; gas; catalytic pyrolysis; numerical modeling; sustainable recycling circular economy; life cycle analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sustainable Processes)
Application of Process Systems Engineering in Continuous Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6379 | Submission Open
Keywords: continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing; dynamic modeling and simulation; process control; process analytical technology (PAT); Quality by Design (QbD); material attributes; process and plant design; data science; tablets; API
(This special issue belongs to the Section Pharmaceutical Processes)
Microstructure, Processing and Numerical Simulation of Coatings
edited by Haibo Zhang, and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2809 | Submission Open
Keywords: surface coating technology; microstructure; coatings material design; simulation analysis; numerical simulation; different process parameters
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Processes)
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