Special Issue "Municipal Solid Waste Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: circular economy; environmental engineering; environmental sciences; life cycle assessment; waste
Municipal solid waste (MSW) management faces interesting challenges related to climate change, circular economy, and dematerialization. Nowadays, MSW management seeks to focus on GHG reduction along with collection, treatment, and the final disposal chain. Furthermore, new paths related to smart cities, climate change, and the circular economy are becoming challenging issues. Additionally, food-waste prevention and reducing environmental impacts through multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) are emerging themes.
Collection strategies in low-density territories are also of high interest, since matter balances sustainability with universality. Another important subject is the rapid increase of artificial intelligence (AI), which is still sporadic with regard to household prevention and MSW collection.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to gather research articles focused on relevant trends, solutions, and sustainability improvements in MSW management.
A special (but not exclusive) emphasis is on the innovative solutions to improve the following:
- Innovative attitudes on MSW and food-waste prevention;
- Applications of artificial intelligence and smart-cities outlooks;
- LCA and multicriteria decision analysis;
- Original approaches for technoeconomic evaluation of curbside collection;
- New paths on circular economy and recycling;
- Accessibility, efficiency, and affordability in low-density territories;
Selected reviews, original case studies, and research articles are subject to trustworthy peer-review procedures seeking to achieve advances in MSW sustainability.
Prof. Carlos A. Teixeira
Manuscript Submission Information
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- municipal solid waste management
- life-cycle assessment
- global warming potential
- waste collection efficiency
- circular economy
- smart cities
- urban ecology
- vehicle routing
- selective collection
- multicriteria decision analysis