Circular Economy

Circular Economy

Comparison on greenhouse gas footprint of three types of oriented strand board manufacturing process in China
05/06/2023 - The greenhouse gas (GHG) footprints of oriented strand boards (OSB) have been gaining growing concern. China is one of the largest manufacturers and traders of OSB in the world. However, little...
Can mollusks or insects serve as bioindicators of the risk element polluted area? Gastropods (Gastropoda) versus leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
05/06/2023 - Two groups of invertebrates, terrestrial mollusks (Gastropoda) and Chrysomela populi leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), were sampled to estimate the suitability of these organisms as...
The characteristics and resource utilization of chromium-containing electroplating sludge
05/06/2023 - Chromium (Cr)-containing electroplating sludge is a hazardous solid waste and has a detrimental effect on human health and the environment. The existing mainstream methods still have problems such...
The impact of economic growth, tourism, natural resources, technological innovation on carbon dioxide emission: evidence from BRICS countries
05/06/2023 - The main objective of this manuscript was to investigate the relationships among economic development, tourism, the use of natural resources, technical advancement, and carbon dioxide emissions in...
Association between short-term exposure to ambient air pollution and outpatient visits for pulpitis in Hefei, China: a time series study
05/06/2023 - Evidence suggests a possible association between ambient air pollutants and oral diseases. Nevertheless, information regarding the relationship between air pollutants and pulpitis is scarce and...
Aerospace, Vol. 10, Pages 536: Attitudes towards Urban Air Mobility for E-Commerce Deliveries: An Exploratory Survey Comparing European Regions
05/06/2023 - This study explores attitudes towards urban air mobility (UAM) for e-commerce deliveries. UAM, which utilizes drones, has the potential to revolutionize transport services and logistics, leading to...
Aerospace, Vol. 10, Pages 535: Thrust and Noise Experimental Assessment on Counter-Rotating Coaxial Rotors
04/06/2023 - Multirotors are gaining great importance in the layout of innovative and more agile mobility. In this framework, a possible solution to developing an aircraft complying with the stringent size...
Design of a Small-Scale Hydroponic System for Indoor Farming of Leafy Vegetables
03/06/2023 - The reduction of the population and labour force in rural areas, adverse climate changes, soil pollution and degradation, and reduced soil fertility necessitate new and intensive approaches to and...
Life Cycle Assessment of Olive Oil Production in Turkey, a Territory with an Intensive Production Project
03/06/2023 - The global warming fight should focus on agriculture, especially on olive crops, due to their potential role in combating it. One of the leading olive oil-producing countries is Turkey; therefore,...
Effect of Adoption of Climate-Smart-Agriculture Technologies on Cereal Production, Food Security and Food Diversity in Central Mali
03/06/2023 - Over a period of two years, this study analyzes the effect on food security of introducing new technologies through farmer field schools in the project “Adapting Agriculture and...
Nutritional Profiling and Cytotoxicity Assessment of Protein Rich Ingredients Used as Dietary Supplements
05/06/2023 - In recent years, the scientific community has made significant progress in understanding nutrition, leading consumers to shift their preferences away from animal-based protein products and towards...
A ‘Turn-On’ Carbamazepine Sensing Using a Luminescent SiO2/-(CH2)3NH2/-C6H5 + Rh6G System
04/06/2023 - Carbamazepine is a crucial medication used to treat nervous system disorders, and its low level of absorption in the human body suggests that a significant amount of it may be present in sewage...
The Effect of Preconditioning Temperature on Gas Permeability of Alkali-Activated Concretes
02/06/2023 - Alkali-activated materials (AAM) are binders that are considered an eco-friendly alternative to conventional binders based on Portland cement. The utilization of industrial wastes such as fly ash...
Advanced Hybrid System for Ammonium Valorization as Liquid Fertilizer from Treated Urban Wastewaters: Validation of Natural Zeolites Pretreatment and Liquid-Liquid Membrane Contactors at Pilot Plant Scale
- This study evaluates a hybrid system combining zeolites as a sorption stage and a hollow fiber membrane contactor (HFMC) for ammonia (NH3) recovery from treated urban wastewater. Ion exchange with...
Zirconium Component Modified Porous Nanowood for Efficient Removal of Phosphate from Aqueous Solutions
05/06/2023 - Rapid urban industrialization and agricultural production have led to the discharge of excessive phosphate into aquatic systems, resulting in a rise in water pollution. Therefore, there is an urgent...
Preliminary Study on the Feasibility of Radiation Technique for Mural Protection
02/06/2023 - Murals are a significant cultural heritage of humanity, and one of the conservation studies is to control the growth of microorganisms. General biocide agents can be used to preserve murals while...
Microplastic Pollution and Monitoring in Seawater and Harbor Environments: A Meta-Analysis and Review
04/06/2023 - Due to its widespread occurrence in practically all environmental sectors, including the terrestrial, marine, and atmospheric, microplastics (MP) have transitioned from an emerging pollutant to a...
Exploring Plastic-Management Policy in China: Status, Challenges and Policy Insights
05/06/2023 - Plastic pollution is recognized as one of the most urgent global environmental concerns. China is the top producer and consumer of plastics and creates the most plastic waste globally. To evaluate...
A Review of Mercury Uptake, Transport and Bioaccumulation in Rice
- Rice, one of the major food crops worldwide, has a crucial position in the health and development of society. However, Hg bioconcentrated through rice may cause hazards to consumers due to exposure...
Toxicity Assessment of Urban Dust from Barranquilla, a Colombian Caribbean City, using Caenorhabditis elegans
- Urban dust is a reservoir of potentially toxic elements (PTEs) that can be incorporated into aquatic ecosystems where they bioaccumulate and biomagnify causing toxic effects. The aim of this work was...
Are Daphnia similis Playing a Significant Role in Microplastic Biofragmentation?
- Environmental plastic contamination is a global problem, which is driven by the growing demand for plastics. Over time, plastics undergo fragmentation processes and become so-called microplastics,...