Special Issue "Underutilised Resources in Urban Environments"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: biological process engineering; anaerobic digestion (biogas); organic resources; food waste; circular economy; solid waste management; environmental engineering; environmental sustainability
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This Special Issue focuses on materials that occur in urban environments or are strongly influenced by urban activities, and which today are underutilised. Materials are addresses under the lens of their potential valorisation, thus fostering implementation of more circular economies. This includes for example solid material streams (e.g., urban biowaste, food waste, other organic materials such as horse manure, construction and demolition waste, used furniture), specific waste water flows, urban mining, landfill mining. Technological progress in valorisation pathways for specific materials, including novel or significantly improved processes, and progress in management procedures are relevant in this context. Studies reporting on synergies between sectors or individual entities are particularly welcome. Studies addressing underutilised resources in the urban–rural context are also of high interest.
Dr. Sigrid Kusch-Brandt
Manuscript Submission Information
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- underutilised resources
- urban resources
- urban wastes and residues
- solid materials
- food waste
- circular economy
- waste water
- material valorisation
- synergies between sectors
- management of material flows
- urban-rural linkages