Special Issue "16th CIRIAF National Congress – Sustainable Development, Environment and Human Health Protection"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016)
CIRIAF (Inter-University Research Center on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli)” is a research center, based out of the University of Perugia, which promotes interdisciplinary research activities in the fields of environmental pollution and its health and socio-economic effects, sustainable development, renewable and alternative energy, energy planning, sustainable mobility. One hundred professors from 14 different Italian universities are involved in the activities of the center.
The CIRIAF National Congress, at its sixteenth edition in 2016, has become, over time, an important event for researchers and experts (engineers, physicists, chemists, architects, doctors, economists) coming, not only from the academic world, but also from ministries, environmental agencies and local authorities. The annual meeting in Perugia is an opportunity to discuss the issues related to Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development.
The 16th Congress, which took place in Assisi (Perugia) from 7–9 April, 2016, was quite successful. Ninety-three papers were presented during the Congress, divided into the following sessions, in line with congress tradition and were of great interest:
- Environmental Footprint
- Sustainable and Green Buildings
- Environmental and Socio-Economic Sustainability
- Renewable and Alternative Energies and Plants
- Green Chemistry
- Climate change and impact on natural and agricultural ecosystems
- Environmental Pollution and Human Health
A Special Session was also dedicated to Thermal Energy Storage, within the EU H2020 funded Project “INPATH-TES–PhD on Innovation Pathways for Thermal Energy Storage” with various international contributions.
As usual, the ceremony of the “Mauro Felli” award took place during the Congress. The award, established to honor the memory of the founder and first Director of CIRIAF, is intended for young graduates, Ph.D. students or researchers who have carried out research activities in the fields of pollution from physical agents, and effects of environmental pollution on humans or related issues.
Thanks to the agreement with the international publishing house MDPI, we are happy to introduce a Special Issue of Sustainability containing the best papers dealing with environmental and sustainable development issues, presented at the Congress.
The Special Issue will include only the best papers presented at the Congress, selected by the Scientific Committee, with the help of the various Chairmen of the Sessions.
Prof. Francesco Asdrubali
Prof. Pietro Buzzini
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