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Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Organization and Management, Silesian University of Technology, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
Division of Nanocrystalline and Functional Materials and Sustainable Pro-Ecological Technologies, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Department of Chemical Engineering and Process Design, Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

Innovative and Critical Issues in Natural Resource Management and Exploitation

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20 January 2025
Manuscript submission deadline
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Dear Colleagues,

In view of climate change occurring, caring for the environment, ensuring a well-functioning society, and the consideration of sustainable natural resource management and exploration seem very relevant and interesting from a scientific and practical point of view. On the one hand, the ways natural resources are extracted and the extent to which they are used are largely linked to greenhouse gas emissions.

On the other hand, how we dispose of the resulting waste, segregation, and recycling allows more of it to be absorbed by soils, forests, and oceans. The Topic 'Innovative and Critical Issues in Natural Resource Management and Exploitation' invites submissions of research and review articles that address both the technical and social aspects of the perception of the issue of natural resource extraction and use. The keywords listed suggest only a few of the many possibilities.

Prof. Dr. Józef Ober
Dr. Piotr Sakiewicz
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Piotrowski
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Keywords

  • natural resources
  • innovation
  • environmental protection
  • ecology
  • emissions
  • sustainability
  • quality of life
  • social participation
  • recycling
  • waste

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Energies
energies
3.0 6.2 2008 16.1 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Environments
environments
3.5 5.7 2014 23.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Land
land
3.2 4.9 2012 14.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Processes
processes
2.8 5.1 2013 13.7 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Resources
resources
3.6 7.2 2012 23.8 Days CHF 1600 Submit
Earth
earth
2.1 3.3 2020 17.6 Days CHF 1200 Submit

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Post-Recycling Sodium Polyacrylate with Nanostructural Halloysite Additive as the Basic Components of the New Hybrid Soil Modifier—The Circular Economy Rules for SAP in Agriculture
by Piotr Sakiewicz, Krzysztof Piotrowski, Mariola Rajca and Szczepan Cieślak
Resources 2024, 13(6), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources13060075 - 31 May 2024
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Post-recycling sodium polyacrylate (SPA) derived from the selective recycling of personal hygiene products was tested as a potential key component of soil modifiers. Recycled SPA in combination with layered aluminosilicate (halloysite) with the sorption capacity of fertilizers allows for the creation of a [...] Read more.
Post-recycling sodium polyacrylate (SPA) derived from the selective recycling of personal hygiene products was tested as a potential key component of soil modifiers. Recycled SPA in combination with layered aluminosilicate (halloysite) with the sorption capacity of fertilizers allows for the creation of a fully functional, original system responsible for both water retention in soil and controlled dosing of fertilizers. The use of post-recycling SPA (possibly partially supplemented with virgin SPA) is advantageous for the natural environment. The results of different water types retention in post-recycling SPA (deionized water, rainwater, tap water) are discussed. The most beneficial effects of R-SPA swelling and water accumulation are achieved when it comes into contact with rainwater. The clear impact of Mg2+ ions on the sorption capacity of R-SPA introduces the need for a technological compromise between the solution composition (N, P, K or N, P, K, Mg) affecting its fertilization value and the possibility of obtaining maximum R-SPA swelling. The sorption capacity of R-SPA can be slightly increased by using R-SPA/V-SPA mixtures, but R-SPA still plays a decisive role in this system. The possibility of technological adjustment of the leaching rate of fertilizer components under dynamic conditions using different combinations of (R-SPA/V-SPA)/HAL was demonstrated by column tests. Full article
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