Special Issue "Design for Sustainable Behaviour: Resource Efficiency and Valuable Waste Recovery"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hamed Allahyari
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: sustainable concrete; bio-concrete; self-healing concrete; waste management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to the modern lifestyle, the generation of industrial wastes has been accelerating and becoming a serious concern in recent years. Non-biodegradable and toxic waste materials play a crucial part in  environmental pollution and need to be managed safely. On the other hand, the concrete industry is one of the main consumers of natural aggregates and major contributors to carbon dioxide emissions. Recent research has shown that upcycling waste materials in concrete not only contributes to net-zero carbon emissions but also improves some properties of concrete. This Special Issue will describe recent advances in waste management and upcycling different forms (e.g., powder, fine or coarse aggregates, fiber) of industrial waste materials (e.g, plastic, rubber, glass, steel, polymer, electronic circuit, LED) in concrete. It also discusses the environmental benefits of upcycling waste materials in concrete. In addition, improvements in mechanical and/or rheological properties of concrete containing waste materials are examined, and the behavior of concrete subjected to harsh environments such as seawater, sewage, and elevated temperature is also assessed.

Papers accepted for publication in this Special Issue should contain novel, high-quality research. The purpose of the Special Issue is to collect manuscripts that describe the latest achievements in the field of waste management and upcycling industrial wastes in concrete. The Special Issue will be prepared in such a way that will allow the literature to be supplemented with a lot of new content and create a platform for the exchange of experiences between scientists dealing with environmental protection and concrete industry.

Dr. Hamed Allahyari
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • concrete
  • waste management
  • environmental protection
  • upcycling
  • industrial waste
  • net-zero carbon emissions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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