Economía Circular

Economía Circular

A Comprehensive Review on Construction Applications and Life Cycle Sustainability of Natural Fiber Biocomposites
29/11/2022 - The construction industry is continuously searching for sustainable materials to combat the rapid depletion of global resources and ongoing ecological crises. Biocomposites have recently received...
Extrusion-based sustainable 3D bioprinting of meat & its analogues: A review
01/02/2023 - Meat consumption is increasing at a fast pace, and experts predict that there will be a shift from vegan food to meat products owing to a change in food preference. Simultaneously, there have been...
Life cycle assessment of a biomass based chemical looping combustion
- Chemical looping combustion (CLC) is a promising technology that generates energy while inherently separating carbon dioxide from air using oxygen carriers. This allows for an efficient and...
Comparative life cycle assessment of co-pyrolysing sewage sludge and wastewater-grown microalgae for biofuel production
01/03/2023 - Using available data, we analysed the biofuel production via pyrolysis of sewage sludge (SS) and microalgae grown in wastewater, either alone or at mass ratios of 1:1, 1:2, and 2:1. The life cycle...
Recycling of Post-Use Bioprocessing Plastic Containers—Mechanical Recycling Technical Feasibility
23/11/2022 - Most of the plastic-based solutions used in bio-manufacturing are today incinerated after use, even the not “bio-contaminated”. Bioprocessing bags used for media and...
Assessing National Progress in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: A Case Study of Morocco
23/11/2022 - The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for any nation has become more of an urgent priority in the global agenda than at any time before, especially under the light of recent...
Waste Feathers Processing to Liquid Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture—LCA, Economic Evaluation, and Case Study
22/11/2022 - The poultry meat industry generates about 60 million tons of waste annually. However, such waste can serve as a cheap material source for sustainable liquid fertilizers or biostimulant production....
Evaluation of performance variables to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels at a regional scale
01/01/2023 - An increase in jet fuel consumption and its associated emissions across the world have led to the need for alternative technologies to produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). One option to...
Sustainable PHBH–Alumina Nanowire Nanocomposites: Properties and Life Cycle Assessment
20/11/2022 - Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) (PHBH) is a bio-based polyester with the potential to replace some common polymers of fossil origin. However, PHBH presents serious limitations, such as...
Determination of the Long-Term Thermal Performance of Foam Insulation Materials through Heat and Slicing Acceleration
15/11/2022 - Foam insulation materials are widely used in the construction industry due to their low thermal conductivity attributable to their microstructures and their low-conductivity blowing agents and...
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of the Manufacturing of Conventional and Innovative Aerators: A Case Study in China
15/11/2022 - China aims to achieve a 50% rate of mechanization for aquaculture by 2025. Aerators are crucial mechanical equipment in aquaculture for increasing yield, but their manufacturing has an environmental...
A Review of the Durability-Related Features of Waste Tyre Rubber as a Partial Substitute for Natural Aggregate in Concrete
14/11/2022 - As the number of discarded tyres continues to increase, causing serious environmental problems, the need of recycling the waste tyre rubber become extremely urgent in worldwide. Today, there is an...
An Automatic Generation Method of Finite Element Model Based on BIM and Ontology
11/11/2022 - For the mechanical analysis work in the structural design phase, data conversion and information transfer between BIM model and finite element model have become the main factors limiting its...
Environmental Performance of Alternative Hospital Waste Management Strategies Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Approach
11/11/2022 - The growing population in urban areas generates large volumes of hospital waste which intensifies the problem of hospital waste management in developing countries. This study is designed to evaluate...
Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment Analysis of an Italian Composting Facility concerning Environmental Footprint Minimization and Renewable Energy Integration
11/11/2022 - The present paper aims to investigate the environmental impacts of a real municipal solid waste management facility operating in Italy including two power units, i.e., a combined heat and power...
The need for design-for-recycling of paper-based printed electronics – a prospective comparison with printed circuit boards
01/02/2023 - The present study compares conventional printed circuit boards (having glass-fibre and epoxy substrates and etched copper circuits) with paper-based printed electronics (offering flexible,...
Life Cycle Assessment of Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Background, Approaches and Advancements
10/11/2022 - The environment demands a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as building and construction are responsible for more than 40% of the energy consumed worldwide and 30% of the...
Advances in Biopolymeric Nanopesticides: A New Eco-Friendly/Eco-Protective Perspective in Precision Agriculture
10/11/2022 - Pesticides are essential to contemporary agriculture and are required to safeguard plants from hazardous pests, diseases, and weeds. In addition to harming the environment, overusing these pesticides...
Keu Contamination in Tuscany: The Life Cycle Assessment of Remediation Project as a Decision Support Tool for Local Administration
10/11/2022 - In this study, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was conducted on a project to clean up a heavy metals-contaminated site located in central Italy (Tuscany) in order to define the less impactful solution....
Life Cycle Assessment of Innovative Asphalt Mixtures Made with Crumb Rubber for Impact-Absorbing Pavements
09/11/2022 - This study applies the life cycle assessment methodology to evaluate the environmental impacts of shock-absorbing pavements fabricated with recycled materials (crumb rubber and a colored pigment...
Trade-offs between grain yields and ecological efficiencies in a wheat–maize cropping system using optimized tillage and fertilization management on the North China Plain
07/11/2022 - Optimized fertilizer and tillage management can be an effective strategy for high ecological efficiencies as well as crop yields. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of diverse...