Special Issue "Innovation in Waste-to-Energy Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: bioenergy engineering; biohydrogen; biogas; microbial electrolysis cell; microbial fuel cell; anaerobic digestion; pyrolysis; solar energy; electrochemical; nanotechnology
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Interests: anaerobic digestion; biogas; microbial electrolysis cell; nutrients capture; life cycle assessment (LCA); microbial processes; wastewater and water treatment
Biomass without appropriate treatment can cause substantial environmental problems, but proper treatment and disposal of organic biomass can be expensive. In this Special Issue, we focus on waste-to-energy (WTE) technology that can treat organic biomass and produce renewable energy in the form of gas, electricity, and/or heat through combustion, pyrolyzation, anaerobic digestion, landfill gas recovery, or gasification. WTE technology provides potential alternative fuel sources to fossil fuels and helps to reduce landfill disposal cost around the globe. There is a demand for new or innovative techniques to improve the efficacy of existing WTE technology and reduce the disposal cost, providing sustainable waste treatment options for a better future.
This Special Issue aims to gather research papers on recent developments and innovation for WTE technology. We invite researchers to submit research and review articles that describe new insights on renewable energy production from biomass and its utilization processes to push forward the development of new efficient WTE technologies. The research can range from lab-scale to full-scale case studies.
This topic will include a series of research and review articles covering, but not limited to, the following subjects:
- Bioenergy production from biomass through anaerobic digestion, dark fermentation, photo fermentation, microbial fuel cell, and microbial electrolysis cell;
- Biomass conversion to bioplastic and improvement in VFA production;
- The use of innovative methods to improve energy production from alternative wastes;
- Development of pretreatment processes to increase energy production from feedstocks;
- Maximizing the energy production of solids wastes from pyrolysis, gasification, and combustion;
- Improved wastewater treatment processes through integration with energy production.
Dr. Amro Hassanein
Dr. Freddy Witarsa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Anaerobic digestion
- Microbial electrolysis cell
- Microbial fuel cell
- Mechanical biological treatment
- Renewable energy
- Energy recovery