Circular Economy

 

Circular Economy

Environmental and economic analysis of the transformation of paper mill sludge treatment technologies in China
27/05/2024 - Paper mill sludge (PMS) is featured with a high content of cellulose and hemicellulose, and using its characteristics to make paperboard can achieve a high-value utilization of PMS, which has...
Assessing the Washing Fastness and Environmental Impact of Various Reduction Clearing Processes on High-Performance Polyetherimide (PEI) Fabrics
25/05/2024 - PEI fibers are considered a high-performance type of fiber, known for their exceptional heat resistance and mechanical strength. These fibers, made of polyetherimide (PEI) polymer, have a...
Assessing environmental impacts of a textile company using life cycle assessment approach—a case study
22/05/2024 - The textile industry is known for its significant environmental impact, and as such, there is a growing need to assess the industry’s production practices. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is an...
Starch?based nanoparticles as a replacement for synthetic latex: A comprehensive assessment of printability and colorimetric characteristics
18/05/2024 - Replacing latex with starch?based nanoparticles at a 1:1 ratio.The papermaking, packaging, and printing industry are actively seeking sustainable material alternatives to address growing concerns...
Technological advances and challenges of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) application in road engineering—a bibliometric analysis from 2000 to 2022
11/05/2024 - Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is a valuable material that can be recycled and reused in road engineering to reduce environmental impact, resource utilization, and economic costs. However, the...
Lessons Learned from Information Sources on Building Defect Studies
26/04/2024 - Building defects are very prevalent and contribute significantly to a building’s economic value. There are numerous information sources on building defects that have significant...
Advancing Urban Building Energy Modeling: Building Energy Simulations for Three Commercial Building Stocks through Archetype Development
27/04/2024 - Urban building energy models (UBEMs), developed to understand the energy performance of building stocks of a region, can aid in key decisions related to energy policy and climate change solutions....
The Effect of Packaging Types on Fresh Peaches in the Direct?To?Consumer Environment: Distribution Testing, Life Cycle Assessment and Economic Impact
28/04/2024 - This study evaluated different package types' sustainability, cost and protective capacity on peaches in the direct?to?consumer distribution environment. The vibration response of peaches in all...
Aerospace, Vol. 11, Pages 324: Agile Stage-Gate Approach for Design, Integration, and Testing of a 1U CubeSat
22/04/2024 - Life cycle stages are very important for the aerospace industry. Many models have emerged for handling the processes within and across the development of new products. Developing CubeSat-based...
Design Analysis of Mass Timber and Volumetric Modular Strategies as Counterproposals for an Existing Reinforced Concrete Hotel
19/04/2024 - Construction professionals work in silos and use traditional design and construction methods. The growing demand for rapidly built and high-quality construction is making off-site manufacturing...
Laboratory and Environmental Assessment of Asphalt Mixture Modified with a Compound of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement and Waste Polyethylene
23/04/2024 - The use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in manufacturing asphalt concrete has become indispensable all over the world. This is due to the limited number of areas that are required to stockpile...
Low-Carbon Emissions and Cost of Frame Structures for Wooden and Concrete Apartment Buildings: Case Study from Finland
23/04/2024 - To date, the existing literature lacks any studies that compare timber and concrete apartment buildings in the Finnish context regarding their carbon footprint, handprint, and the cost of frame...
Enhancing the Strength and the Environmental Performance of Concrete with Pre-Treated Crumb Rubber and Micro-Silica
24/04/2024 - Dumped non-biodegradable tires present a significant environmental threat, with overflowing landfills and associated health risks highlighting the urgency of tire waste disposal. Current disposal...
Ecotourism or ecological concerns? Tracing the impact of economic policy uncertainty and natural resources on tourism-driven ecological footprints
17/04/2024 - The influence of tourism development and economic policy uncertainties on environmental sustainability is substantial. Promoting responsible tourism and using sustainable tourism practises, like...
Resource recovery from soiled sanitary napkin waste—a state-of-the-art review
17/04/2024 - With ever-improving social and medical awareness about menstrual hygiene in India, the demand for sanitary napkins has increased significantly. The utilization of high-quality and...
Life cycle exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) induces filial toxicity and population decline in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
18/04/2024 - Titanium dioxide nanoparticle (TiO2-NP) exposure has raised significant concern due to their potential toxicity and adverse ecological impacts. Despite their ubiquitous presence in various...
Strength characterization and sustainability assessment of coal bottom ash concrete
18/04/2024 - Coal bottom ash (CBA) which is waste and environment contaminant has been used in grinded and raw form as replacement of Portland cement (PC) and natural fine aggregates (NFA) in concrete. The...
Methodology for Sustainability Assessment for the Use of Ground Olive Stones in Mortar Bricks for Facades
17/04/2024 - The addition of ground olive stones in the manufacture of mortar bricks reduces their thermal conductivity coefficient and increases heat exchange insulation. So, it can improve energy efficiency and...
Procedure for Aggregating Indicators of Quality and Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the Product-Improvement Process
17/04/2024 - Sustainable product development requires combining aspects, including quality and environmental. This is a difficult task to accomplish. Therefore, procedures are being sought to combine these...
A Life Cycle Assessment of Methane Slip in Biogas Upgrading Based on Permeable Membrane Technology with Variable Methane Concentration in Raw Biogas
16/04/2024 - While energy-related sectors remain significant contributors to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, biogas production from waste through anaerobic digestion (AD) helps to increase renewable energy...