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Special Issue "Implementation of Sustainable Technologies for the Transition towards a Circular Economy Model"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 5079
Special Issue Editors
Interests: Wastewater treatment, Membrane bioreactor, Moving bed biofilm reactor, Kinetic modeling, Respirometry, Contaminants of Emerging Concern, Circular Economy
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: circular economy; sustainability; energy; strategic business management
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Special Issue Information
Productive sectors have traditionally followed a linear pattern based on design–production–use–waste. Circular economy has emerged as an alternative model that converts waste into new resources that may be incorporated into the production cycle as raw materials. The urgency of closing materials loops has been fostered by a consortium of global actors such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
In light of this, the implementation of indicators for circular economy is necessary to assess the enhancement obtained regarding efficiency in the use of resources and the minimization of waste generation. Consequently, decision-makers from both the production sector and public administration could incorporate these indicators into their working models and contribute to a sustainable and resource-efficient management.
Thus, this Special Issue aims to widen the knowledge about the implementation of sustainable technologies for the transition towards a circular economy model, which will lead to sustainable production focused on biosphere conservation by reducing the resources escaping from the process.
- Salguero-Puerta, J.C. Leyva-Díaz, F.J. Cortés-García, V. Molina-Moreno. “Sustainability indicators concerning waste management for implementation of the circular economy model on the University of Lome (Togo) Campus”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, 2234 (2019).
- Molina-Sánchez, J.C. Leyva-Díaz, F.J. Cortés García, V. Molina-Moreno. “Proposal of sustainability indicators for the waste management from the paper industry within the circular economy model”. Water 10, 1014 (2018).
- Molina-Moreno, J.C. Leyva-Díaz, J. Sánchez-Molina, A. Peña-García. “Proposal to foster sustainability through circular economy-based engineering: a profitable chain from waste management to tunnel lighting”. Sustainability 9, 2229 (2017).
- Molina-Moreno, J.C. Leyva-Díaz, F.J. Llorens-Montes, F.J. Cortés-García. “Design of indicators of circular economy as instruments for the evaluation of sustainability and efficiency in wastewater from pig farming industry”. Water 9, 653 (2017).
- Molina-Moreno, J.C. Leyva-Díaz, J. Sánchez-Molina. “Pellet as a technological nutrient within the circular economy model: comparative analysis of combustion efficiency and CO and NOx emissions for pellets from olive and almond trees”. Energies 9, 777 (2016).
Dr. Juan Carlos Leyva Diaz
Dr. Valentín Molina-Moreno
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- Green technologies
- Zero emissions
- Technological nutrients
- Cradle to cradle
- Circular economy indicators
- Resource management
- Sustainable accounting standards
- Water footprint