Special Issue "Critical Issues in Sustainable Chemical Engineering and Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 9923
Interests: nanomaterials synthesis; adsorption; resource recovery from waste; electrochemical treatment of wastewater; biological treatment of wastewater
Interests: enviornmental nanotechnology; technology management; appropriate technology
Interests: physical chemistry; electrochemistry
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Amongst the greatest challenges we face today are those of providing the sustainable supplies of raw materials for chemicals, commodities, life-saving drugs and infrastructure development, safe drinking water in rural areas and a continutous supply of affordable and clean energy across the globe. Thereby, the resource shrinkage, energy crisis and environmental issues being faced around the world are widely recognized as serious problems. The implementation of innovative engineering solutions is fundamental to addressing these challenges, and chemical technologists have a key role to play in delivering the solutions. Novel innovations and continuous efforts are the key to advancing science and technology. These will provide a foundation of sustainability in the development of chemical process and product systhesis and in their subsequent usage and environmentally friendly disposal.
Process intensification offers significant competitive advantages because it provides more efficient processes, leading to outstanding cost reduction, increased productivity and more environmentally friendly processes. The needed breakthroughs and incremental innovations in the field of water technology, ranging from water purification for safe drinking water purpose to industrial wastewater treatment for safe discharge back into the environment, are demanding issues, especially for regions where fresh water collection and further purification are challenging issues, coupled with unregulated industrial water pollution. Solar-assistasted photocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes and other separation technologies for wastewater treatment are beginning to emerge. The proper management of municipal and industrial solid waste, electrical waste and emerging battery waste resulting from electrical vehicles will look toward modular and architectural innovations to address environmental and health issues.
In recent years, due to the increasing use of petroleum and coal, CO2 emissions have increased, and thus, sustainable energy production technologies must be developed to reduce these emissions. In addition, simulataneous innovations in CO2 capture have to be introduced. Technology for clean fuel, for example, hydrogen fuel, can be used in cars, in houses, for portable power and in many more applications However, the sources of H2 production are not always sustainable; thus, the search for a sustainable route for renewable H2 production is important. Innovation in green solvents and functional materials is greatly needed to address these challenges in production.
The circular economy model of power generation from bio-waste and ensuring overall process safety are also critical research scopes from a technological and socio-economic viewpoint.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the critical issues in chemical engineering with possible solutions focusing on process and product synthesis, sustainable and clean energy generation, water purification and desalination technology, the management of waste and environmental pollution and process safety and control. We hope that, in the future, these sustainable, efficient and reliable technologies oriented towards a circular economy will bring about the sustainable development of our society.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Submissions on a variety of sustainable chemical-engineering-related topics will be considered. A list of research areas includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Process integration and intensification;
- Sustainable H2 production;
- CO2 capture;
- Green functional materials;
- Biochemistry and bioengineering;
- Water purification technology;
- Industrial wastewater treatment technology;
- Solid waste management and recycling;
- Renewable energy;
- Resource recovery from waste;
- Separation processes;
- Advanced oxidation processes;
- Solar-assisted processes;
- Biochar and bio-diesel production for a circular economy;
- Innovation in Process Safety;
- Cryogenic processes;
- Membrane technology.
I look forward to receiving your contributions in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Md. Shahinoor Islam
Dr. Iftheker Ahmed Khan
Dr. Chanchal Kumar Roy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable technology
- process intensification
- waste to resource
- renewable energy
- clean H2 production
- wastewater treatment