About this Research Topic
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030, various approaches have been implemented by various countries. These goals acknowledge that ending poverty and other major problems must come hand-in-hand with policies that enhance wellbeing and education, less disparity, along with financial development – all while confronting environmental change and working to protect our forests and oceans. Achieving a waste-free sustainable future will be a major step towards implementing these goals. To establish a waste-free planet, we will need to have the combination of two innovative approaches: Sensing & Separation.
In order to go waste-free and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, first, we need to identify the waste by means of sensing technology, and then implement the right separation techniques to remove it. For this reason, innovative, efficient and low-cost approaches are needed, which will combine both techniques. To date, a lot of research has been reported in this field but most findings are limited at the lab scale.
In this Research Topic, we will focus on the latest innovative research trends and perspectives on sensing & separation techniques and approaches, covering research with high potential in terms of efficiency, low cost and scalability, for a waste-free future.
We invite the submissions of Original Research, Reviews, Mini-Reviews and Perspective articles on areas covering, but not limited to , the following:
• Detection & removal of hazardous chemicals like pesticides, dye, metal ions, etc.
• Wastewater treatment
• Water Purification & desalination
• Waste generation & transportation
• Nuclear waste management
• e-waste management
• Gaseous wastes management
• Hazardous Waste Recycling, Treatment, Storage and Disposal.
Keywords: Waste Management, Sustainable Development Goals, Wastewater treatment, Waste Recycling, Treatment, Storage and Disposal, e-waste
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