Special Issue "Sustainable Materials and Chemical Processes-from Concepts to Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Inês Silveirinha Vilarinho
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Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering/CICECO—Aveiro Institute of Materials, Campus Universitário de Santiago, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: sustainable development; circular economy; low-carbon technologies; mathematical modelling; development of new processes; materials; new added applications; waste valorization; preparation and characterization of sustainable materials for construction (novel cements and functional mortars); bio-plastic and ceramic materials
Dr. Mohammadreza Kamali
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Chemical Process Technology Lab, KU Leuven, De Nayer Campus, Jan Pieter de Nayerlaan 5, 2860 Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
Interests: environmental chemistry: fabrication, characterization, and application of sustainable nano-structured materials as well as the utilization of advanced technologies for environmental clean-up, especially for the treatment of polluted waters and wastewaters; advanced analytical methods: introducing effective solutions for complicated problems using efficient analytical and mathematical methodologies, especially for energy and environmental issues; sustainability: exploring various technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of human activities with potential environmental impacts, as a multidisciplinary area of study
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Dr. Maria Elisabete Jorge Vieira Costa
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Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO, Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: chemical synthesis of nano- and micro-sized powder particles (calcium phosphates, semiconductor oxides or precursors and metals) for advanced applications including electronic, gas sensing, biomedical and environmental applications; preparation and characterization of porous scaffolds (ceramic, polymer, and composites) for tissue engineering; processing of nanostructured particles for controlled drug delivery; preparation and characterization of functional electroceramics (bulk, thin and thick films) for dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric and energy applications; growth and characterization of ferroelectric single crystals
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Materials and chemical processes are the basis of modern societies. On the other hand, they have been responsible for the release of huge amounts of contaminants into various environmental compartments. Hence, it would be vital to develop sustainable materials and processes to satisfy the needs for clean, efficient, economic, and socially acceptable products. Such an approach can be mainly attained by redesigning the manufacturing processes, due to the fact that the industrial sector is the major contributor to global emissions and environmental pollution (19% in 2017). Therefore, ensuring sustainable development and drastically reducing high energy consumption, in particular, that associated with industrial processes, are now mandatory. Sustainable materials are also critically important not only to reduce the probable health issues and ecotoxicity but also to achieve economic growth decoupled from resources consumption.

This Special Issue calls for innovative and high-quality reviews, original papers, communications, etc., that concern various aspects of the sustainable development of materials and chemical processes. Experts in the field are then invited to participate in this Special Issue and share their latest achievements aiming to provide breakthrough technology and the next generation of materials for a more sustainable world.

Dr. Inês Silveirinha Vilarinho
Dr. Mohammadreza Kamali
Dr. Maria Elisabete Jorge Vieira Costa
Guest Editors

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.

Keywords

  • low-carbon technologies
  • environmentally friendly materials and processes
  • sustainable materials
  • sustainable manufacturing processes
  • economic and environmental sustainability
  • climate neutrality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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