Special Issue "Sustainable Industrial Systems—from Theory to Practice"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: industrial symbiosis; industrial ecology; life cycle assessment; eco-efficiency; circular economy
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A great challenge for today’s industrial sector is to meet all the targets set for reducing resource consumption and waste generation, while maintaining (or increasing) production output toward a viable economic development. In order to achieve that, industries should focus on implementing novel production methods, with an improved efficiency (in terms of energy, material, and water resource usage) which are at the same time environmentally benign and socially beneficial and acceptable. Moreover, industries should also aim to convert their production lines from linear to circular, by reusing resources, recycling waste streams and redesigning products, and adapting to the current paradigm shift of the circular economy.
Under that perspective, there is a lot of research published in various areas, including (a) industrial metabolism, (b) industrial symbiosis, (c) environmental impact assessment, (d) eco-efficiency assessment, (e) eco-design, (f) decoupling economic development and resource consumption, and (g) environmental policy.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to address issues of sustainability of industrial systems, from an economic, environmental and social perspective, focusing on real-life examples and applications. Manuscripts can address any step of the industrial value chain and lifecycle of products/services, from the development to the end of life stages. Researchers are encouraged to submit applied papers to explore the various aspects of sustainable industrial systems.
Dr. Athanasios Angelis Dimakis
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1900 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.
- sustainable production and consumption
- life cycle assessment
- circular economy
- eco-efficiency assessment
- industrial systems
- industrial symbiosis