Economía Circular

Economía Circular

Development and Characterization of a Sustainable Bio-Polymer Concrete with a Low Carbon Footprint
26/01/2023 - Polymer concrete (PC) has been used to replace cement concrete when harsh service conditions exist. Polymers have a high carbon footprint when considering their life cycle analysis, and with...
Morphology, Mechanical Properties, and Biodegradability of Modified Thermoplastic Starch/PETG Blends with In Situ Generated Graft Copolymers
25/01/2023 - This paper reports on synthesis of modified thermoplastic starch (MTPS) and glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) blends in a twin-screw extruder. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
A Sustainable Method to Reduce Vancomycin Concentrations in Water Using Timber Waste
- Emerging contaminants are becoming a significant challenge for modern society. Antibiotic resistance is notably among the most urgent public health concerns, and it is well recognised that the...
Bioplastics: Innovation for Green Transition
18/01/2023 - Bioplastics are one of the possible alternative solutions to the polymers of petrochemical origins. Bioplastics have several advantages over traditional plastics in terms of low carbon footprint,...
Thermomechanical Analyses of Alkali-Treated Coconut Husk-Bagasse Fiber-Calcium Carbonate Hybrid Composites
16/01/2023 - Natural fiber-reinforced composites can contribute to reducing carbon footprint goals due to their ability to reduce overall product weight, bio-diverse feedstocks, and recyclability potential. In...
Large-scale storage of hydrogen in salt caverns for carbon footprint reduction
- This article presents a geomechanical appraisal of green hydrogen (H2) storage in salt caverns opened by solution mining as a technical contribution to carbon footprint reduction. The location of...
Interrelationship between trade and environment: a bibliometric analysis of published articles from the last two decades
10/01/2023 - Extant literature indicates that the concepts of international trade and the environment are intertwined. There is a plethora of theoretical and empirical research studies that explore the...
Advances towards development of industrially relevant short natural fiber reinforced and hybridized polypropylene composites for various industrial applications: a review
03/01/2023 - Abstract There has been an apparent significant increase in the application of composite materials in diverse industrial sectors lately with a focus on improving performance...
Energy Upgrading of Basement Exterior Walls: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
04/01/2023 - Most of today’s buildings will still be in use in 2050 and upgrades should therefore contribute to reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint. This paper addresses a challenge for...
Resistance of Concretes to External Chlorides in the Presence and Absence of Sulphates: A Review
23/12/2022 - Corrosion of steel reinforcement due to chloride attack remains a major reinforced concrete durability concern. The problem is prevalent for concrete structures located within marine environments or...
Mechanical performance after high-temperature exposure and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to unit of stored energy of alternative mortars to Portland cement
15/02/2023 - Decoupling energy demand has led to the importance of energy storage for increasing the capacity of renewable energy power plants. In this field, Portland cement (PC) concrete is proving to be a...
Knowledge domain and emerging trends of carbon footprint in the field of climate change and energy use: a bibliometric analysis
20/12/2022 - Carbon footprint (CF) research has attained tremendous popularity for improving the climate environment purposes. In particular, current energy use has been identified as the main cause of climate...
Size Effect of Nanoceria Blended with CIME Biodiesel on Engine Characteristics
20/12/2022 - Diesel fuel blends with biodiesels are expected to mitigate the rising price and demand of conventional fuels. Biodiesel fuel blends are also known to reduce engine emissions. Biodiesel is produced...
Color-Coded Hydrogen: Production and Storage in Maritime Sector
14/12/2022 - To reduce pollution from ships in coastal and international navigation, shipping companies are turning to various technological solutions, mostly based on electrification and the use of alternative...
Ionic Liquids-Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) Blend Membranes for CO2 Separation
- Membranes with high CO2 solubility are essential for developing a separation technology with low carbon footprint. To this end, physical blend membranes of [BMIM][Ac] and [BMIM][Succ] as Ionic...
Selective Solvolysis of Bio-Based PU-Coated Fabric
13/12/2022 - Polyurethane (PU) coatings are widely applied on high performing textiles due to their excellent durability and mechanical properties. PUs based on renewable resources were developed to improve the...
Factor decomposition for ecological pressure of the whole industrial energy carbon footprint: a case study of China
11/12/2022 - The purpose of this paper is to study the influencing factors of the ecological pressure of the energy carbon footprint (EPECF) of China’s whole industry from 2000 to 2018. First, the EPECF of...
Aerospace, Vol. 9, Pages 807: Emission-Driven Hybrid Rocket Engine Optimization for Small Launchers
09/12/2022 - Hybrid rocket engines are a green alternative to solid rocket motors and may represent a low-cost alternative to kerosene fueled rockets, while granting performance and control features similar to...
Incorporation of Glass and Plastic Waste into Alkali-Activated Mill Residue Bricks
09/12/2022 - Recycling of glass and plastic waste has been increasingly attracting the attention of researchers worldwide. Relevant studies have been conducted to prove the feasibility of incorporating glass and...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration from Conventional and Organic Olive Tree Nurseries in Tuscany, Italy
09/12/2022 - In this study, conventional and organic olive tree nurseries were compared through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis to identify processes that have a greater environmental impact and which of...