Special Issue "Contribution to the Circular Economy Through the Reuse of Material Waste and Energy Use in Industrial Processes and Domestic Uses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 3030
Interests: materials science; surfactants; thermodynamics; recycled materials
Interests: sustainable development; construction; civil engineering; materials; building materials; construction materials; sustainable construction; civil engineering; cement
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As the European Commission points out: “The transition to a more circular economy, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimized, is an essential contribution to the EU's efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient and competitive economy”. For this reason, researchers must make an effort to find ways to reuse waste materials from many fields to give them a second useful life.
The energy dependence of our societies should also be the object of analysis and study. It is not only necessary to save individual energy, but to be able to develop mechanisms that allow implementing a use which is less harmful to the environment.
For This purpose, this Special Issue shall gather contributions that help to develop new uses for recycled materials, such as construction and demolition waste, plastics and polymers, agroforestry waste, and pavement waste. Likewise, studies on energy efficiency and new industrial developments that imply lower processing costs are also of interest.
In recent years, circular economy studies have experienced a considerable boom, so this Special Issue will also incorporate work in this field.
Dr. Juan Jose Galan
Prof. Ana R. Pasandín
Manuscript Submission Information
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- recycled concrete aggregate
- construction and demolition waste
- circular economy
- energy and environmental impacts
- agroforestry and climate change