Special Issue "Municipal Solid Waste Management in a Circular Economy"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: Municipal Solid Waste; Environmental Impact Assessment; Solid Waste Management; Anaerobic Digestion; Recycling; Waste Treatment; Hazardous Waste Management; Waste Utilization; Bioenergy; Methane Production; Food Waste; Municipal Solid Waste Treatment; Biogas Purification; Landfill Gas; biofiltration
The transition from a linear economy to a circular economy is currently one of the biggest challenges in the field of municipal solid waste management.
In this Special Issue, the management of municipal solid waste is studied from the perspective of the circular economy in order " to close the loop" and minimise greenhouse gases. A central issue concerns the study of safety and quality requirements for recycled materials and “end of waste” criteria. Papers of both fundamental research and applied research related to problems of interest to researchers, professionals and public officials involved in the management of municipal solid waste will be taken into consideration.
The main issues of interest from the point of view of the circular economy for this Special Issue on Municipal Solid Waste Management concern:
- Generation, Minimization and Characterization,
- Recycling, reuse and forms of material and energy recovery,
- Storage, collection, transport and transfer,
- Treatment (mechanical, biological, chemical, thermal, other),
- Landfill disposal and potential for enhanced landfill mining,
- Environmental assessments and planning,
- Economic analysis, policies and regulations,
- Decision tool and risk assessment analysis.
Dr. Isabella Pecorini
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Municipal Solid Waste
- Circular Economy
- Waste Treatment
- Anaerobic digestion
- Thermal Treatment
- Life cycle analysis
- MBT technology
- Waste valorization
- Greenhouse gas emission