Current waste management systems in industrialised sectors are expensive because of the excessive energy requirements and water consumption, hence these practices are exploiting the environmental resources thereby lacking in sustainability. Today, recovering the energy efficiently from the discarded waste by optimised methods will be at the forefront of every nation. Energy recovery and harvesting from the waste resources as well as the innovative techniques involved in doing that become a hotspot in current scenarios.
From the research and development wing of any industry, the unique techniques were developed and practised in all nations, however bringing out those techniques in the global platform through this special issue will enlighten the current researchers and the industries which are generating the large quantities of waste. Out of the developed recent methods, optimising the process parameters or properties of waste, like pH, temperature, concentration, etc. can be effectively done by suitable simulation techniques with the ample knowledge on computer programming and the latest software.
Our aim is to create awareness among the readers and to educate them about the sustainability of the environmental resources. The readers will also have the scope of knowing the computational techniques like bioinformatics to construct sustainable nature and the current waste and wastewater disposal practices will be enhanced.
Sustainable computing is a set of principles that affects a variety of policies, procedures, programs and attitudes that run the length and breadth of any use of information technologies. It is a universal approach that sees a shift from waste to power generation and hence aims for processes with zero discharge.
The concept of sustainable computing considers total cost of ownership, the total environmental impact, and the total benefit of technological systems which procures enough intelligent systems for waste management. It is believed that the sustainability can also can be achieved by green chemistry principles i.e. without using more toxic and hazardous raw materials.
The sustainability assessment will give a promising compensation to the industry and thereby preventing more treatment costs and disposal of waste. Identifying areas and scope in the chemical process industries, where these sustainable computing techniques can be effectively implemented will improve environmental consciousness among the industries.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Biological application for waste treatment processes
- Computational methods in waste management
- Environmental quality standards, legislation, regulations and policy
- Environmental sustainability
- Environmental impact assessment
- Environmental chemistry
- Feasibility studies on novel waste treatment processes
- Life cycle analysis and economics in waste management
- Recycle, reuse and recover techniques
- Sustainable energy sources from waste
- Waste management and systems
Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2017