Circular Economy

 

Circular Economy

The Utilization of Crushed Corn Cob as a Sand Substitute in Portland Cement Mortars for Sustainable Construction
23/02/2024 - The utilization of mineralized sandy shredded corn cob (SCC) as a partial replacement for fine aggregate in Portland cement mortars (PM) presents an innovative opportunity for sustainable...
An identification of optimal waste disposal method for dumpsite remediation using the Fermatean fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making method
22/02/2024 - Improperly managed wastes that have been dumped in landfills over the years pose various challenges, but they also offer potential benefits. The feasibility of recycling such waste depends on the...
Multicriteria Analysis of Cement Mortar with Recycled Sand
21/02/2024 - Sustainable development requires a holistic perspective that integrates the different aspects of production and consumption and promotes the transition to a circular economy. This approach aims to...
‘Climate Healing Stones’: Common Minerals Offer Substantial Climate Change Mitigation Potential
- This review proposes that mineral-based greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation could be developed into a substantial climate change abatement tool. This proposal was evaluated via three objectives: (1)...
Statistical Characterization of Full-Scale Thermophilic Biological Systems to Inform Process Optimization
17/02/2024 - This paper focuses on using a novel approach to assess the statistical variability of management data from an aerobic thermophilic biological plant (AWTP) utilizing a fluidized bed biological...
Environmental resilience through artificial intelligence: innovations in monitoring and management
15/02/2024 - The rapid rise of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has revolutionized numerous fields, with its applications spanning finance, engineering, healthcare, and more. In recent years, AI’s...
Grape Pomace—Advances in Its Bioactivity, Health Benefits, and Food Applications
14/02/2024 - From a circular economy perspective, the appropriate management and valorization of winery wastes and by-products are crucial for sustainable development. Nowadays, grape pomace (GP) has attracted...
Circular Economy Similarities in a Group of Eastern European Countries: Orienting towards Sustainable Development
14/02/2024 - The transition to a circular economy determines benefits at the level of each country by ensuring the premises for a sustainable economy in the future. The purpose of this study is to analyze...
Effective RhB Dye Removal Using Sustainable Natural Bioadsorbents Synthesized from Avocado Seed and Skin
- Managing waste generated by the food industry is a pressing environmental challenge, and traditional disposal methods such as landfilling or incineration are no longer viable solutions. However, by...
How does the digital economy affect the provincial “zero-waste city” construction? Evidence from China
12/02/2024 - The digital economy is playing a crucial effect in the field of environmental governance. Digital and intelligent management is an essential means to fully realize the “zero-waste city”...
Precision co-composting of multi-source organic solid wastes provide a sustainable waste management strategy with high eco-efficiency: a life cycle assessment
08/02/2024 - With the increase of organic solid wastes (OSWs), current waste management practices, such as landfill, incineration, and windrow composting, have shown weaknesses in both resource recycling and...
Thermochemical Conversion of Animal-Derived Waste: A Mini-Review with a Focus on Chicken Bone Waste
08/02/2024 - Food waste, particularly animal-derived waste, presents a significant challenge globally, prompting the need for sustainable management strategies. In 2022, the amount of food waste per capita...
Sustainable Composites Containing Post-Production Wood Waste as a Key Element of the Circular Economy: Processing and Physicochemical Properties
06/02/2024 - This paper develops a technology for manufacturing a biocomposite using post-production wood waste as filler, but also as an alternative material that can substitute traditional composites. Three...
The Environmental Impact of E-Waste Microplastics: A Systematic Review and Analysis Based on the Driver–Pressure–State–Impact–Response (DPSIR) Framework
03/02/2024 - Microplastics resulting from the fragmentation of plastics in electronic waste (e-waste) are an emerging but understudied environmental concern. This systematic review employs a...
Emission, Transport and Retention of Floating Marine Macro-Litter (Plastics): The Role of Baltic Harbor and Sailing Festivals
31/01/2024 - Every year, harbor and sailing festivals attract close to 20 million visitors in the Baltic Sea region, but their consequences on marine litter pollution are still unknown. We combine field studies...
Environmental Perception of Solid Waste Management in the Hurtado Balneary, Colombia
- Environmental perception serves as a powerful tool for identifying community needs and potential within their surroundings. This study assessed tourists’ environmental perception regarding solid...
Determination of Bioavailability, Potential Ecological and Human Health Risks, and Biomonitoring of Potential Toxic Elements in Gold Mine Tailings from Four Areas of Antioquia, Colombia
- Gold mining has helped many countries and regions grow and prosper. Yet, because of the significant environmental effects produced, waste management (mine tailings) has emerged as a crucial issue for...
Cultivation of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae for the Valorization of Spent Coffee Ground: A Systematic Review and Bibliometric Study
27/01/2024 - The global surge in coffee consumption has led to the generation of significant amounts of spent coffee grounds (SCG), a by-product of the brewing process. If it is left unprocessed in the landfill,...
Paper-Mill Wastes for Bioethanol Production in Relation to Circular Economy Concepts: A Review
26/01/2024 - This review explores circular economy principles in regard to ethanol production from paper-mill sludge. Environmental sustainability and renewability over fossil fuels make second generation ethanol...
Assessing the Community Perception in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, of Proper Waste Disposal: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
26/01/2024 - This study explores the factors affecting proper garbage disposal in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines, where approximately 49 tons of solid garbage are produced each day. This research was...
Leveraging Circular Economy Metrics for Data-Driven Forecasting of Solid Waste Production in Europe
24/01/2024 - This study integrates circular economy (CE) metrics with machine learning techniques, specifically XGBoost and Shapley additive explanations (SHAP), to forecast municipal solid waste (MSW) in the EU,...