Economía Circular

Economía Circular

Agricultural biogas plants as a hub to foster circular economy and bioenergy: An assessment using substance and energy flow analysis
01/03/2023 - Today's agro-food system is typically based on linear fluxes (e.g., mineral fertilizers importation) when a circular approach should be privileged. The production of biogas as a renewable...
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....
Preparation and characterization of flame-retardant and thermal insulating bio-based composite aerogels
01/01/2023 - Biomass aerogels have gotten a lot of attention because of their remarkable characteristics such as high porosity, low thermal conductivity, environmental friendliness, and sustainability....
Comprehensive analysis and optimization of combined cooling heating and power system integrated with solar thermal energy and thermal energy storage
01/01/2023 - The introduction of solar thermal energy and the thermal energy storage are effective methods for reducing the fossil fuel consumption and improving the operation performance of combine cooling,...
Performance Evaluation of a Sustainable Prefabricated System Using Small-Scale Experimental Model Technique
17/11/2022 - The increasing urban population requires rapid housing construction. Rising global temperatures have led to more space cooling options inside buildings. There is a need to design new-age buildings...
Experimental Study of LiCl/LiBr-Zeolite Composite Adsorbent for Thermochemical Heat Storage
17/11/2022 - Adsorption-based thermochemical heat storage is a promising long-term energy storage technology that can be used for seasonal space heating, which has received significant amount of efforts on the...
Assessment of the Retrofit Strategies on Thermal Insulation Applied in Buildings Located on the Southern Border of the EU: The Case of the Canary Islands
16/11/2022 - Nowadays, a large amount of the total primary energy is consumed by buildings, accounting for about 40% of the total energy demand. Aligned with the EU objectives and the strategies to reduce the...
HPC-PAA hydrogel smart windows with and without Cs0.32WO3: High solar modulation ability and luminous transmittance
- Hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) hydrogel is a promising material for fabricating energy saving smart windows. However, its lower critical solution temperature (LCST = 42 °C) is much higher than...
Natural and Mechanical Ventilation Concepts for Indoor Comfort and Well-Being with a Sustainable Design Perspective: A Systematic Review
15/11/2022 - Current literature and guidelines on sustainable design often debate on the advantages of natural ventilation (NV) and mechanical ventilation (MV) on indoor environment and energy consumption. The...
Electrical Resistivity and Joule Heating Characteristics of Cementitious Composites Incorporating Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Fibers
15/11/2022 - This study investigates the electrical heating (also known as Joule heating) characteristics of cementitious composites containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) and carbon fibers (CF) as...
Application of Spatial Analysis to Determine the Effect of Insulation Thickness on Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings for Cold Storage
14/11/2022 - Cold storage facilities consume a considerable amount of energy, especially in hot climates, which can be decreased using thermal insulators to maintain a stable temperature. The primary aim of this...
The effect of photovoltaic shading with ideal tilt angle on the energy cost optimization of a building model in European cities
- Integrated building photovoltaic panels (BIPV) can be used to receive solar energy. BIPVs are divided into different groups, PV-sunshade (PVSDS) type of which is targeted in present study. PVSDS...
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...
Review on Fluorescent Carbon/Graphene Quantum Dots: Promising Material for Energy Storage and Next-Generation Light-Emitting Diodes
08/11/2022 - Carbon/graphene quantum dots are 0D fluorescent carbon materials with sizes ranging from 2 nm to around 50 nm, with some attractive properties and diverse applications. Different synthesis routes,...
Screening of ionic liquids as green entrainers for ethanol water separation by extractive distillation: COSMO-RS prediction and aspen plus simulation
- Ionic liquids (ILs) have been demonstrated as promising alternatives to conventional entrainers in separation of azeotropic mixtures mostly investigating phase equilibrium and process design...
The Effect of Relative Humidity Dependent Thermal Conductivity on Building Insulation Layer Thickness Optimization
03/11/2022 - Optimization of insulation layer thickness is a significant factor in energy-efficient building design. Accurate determination of the thickness of the insulation layer will contribute to building...
Microbiologically Pure Cotton Fabrics Treated with Tetrabutylammonium OXONE as Mild Disinfection Agent
03/11/2022 - The microbiological purity of textiles plays a pivotal role in the use of textiles, especially in hospitals and other medical facilities. Microbiological purity of cotton fabric was achieved by a new...
Exploring the Impact Mechanism of Interface Management of Prefabricated Construction Projects
03/11/2022 - Prefabricated construction (PC) is gaining more acceptance worldwide as a sustainable construction method due to its advantages in energy savings, emissions reduction, and cleaner production....
A High-Efficiency and Energy-Saving Method for Purifying Industrial Silicon for Silicone Use
03/11/2022 - This study investigated an efficient method to reach a high yield of purified silicon crystals using solvent refining with directional solidification process(by applying a pulling out speed of...
The Impact of Passive Strategies on the Overall Energy Performance of Traditional Houses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
01/11/2022 - Communities in nations all over the world must work to address the problem of energy consumption, which has emerged in modern times. Given that domestic consumers account for roughly 49% of the total...
Comparative Analysis of Resource and Climate Footprints for Different Heating Systems in Building Information Modeling
31/10/2022 - Buildings play an important role to meet Sustainable Development Goals, especially regarding the use of resources and greenhouse gas emissions. They are increasingly designed with energy-efficient...