Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Zero Waste Approaches for Cost-Effective Treatment of Industrial Waste


Publishing date
01 Mar 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
13 Nov 2020

Lead Editor

1Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize, Turkey

2University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

3Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey

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Zero Waste Approaches for Cost-Effective Treatment of Industrial Waste

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Industrial waste is the high-volume material produced during a manufacturing process such as that of factories, industries, mills, and mining operations. The majority of the waste generated is considered problematic due to the dangerous and/or heavy minerals it contains and may pollute the air, the soil, or nearby water sources, thereby posing a great risk to the environment and health of local villages. Moreover, their accumulation in surface storage areas limits the habitats of living things. It is estimated that roughly 15 billion tons of industrial waste is generated every year. Most countries have enacted legislation to deal with the problem of these industrial wastes, but strictness and compliance regimes vary. Enforcement is always an issue. Equally, industrial waste that appears to be harmful, with effective techniques and greener technologies, can significantly reduce the volume of waste by using them as raw materials in other applications, such as in construction materials, and help economically sustainable waste management by contributing positively to operations.

In recent years, new approaches and technologies have been developed. These have significantly reduced the volume of industrial waste and their subsequent environmental hazards. A common element of these techniques is that wastes can be used as a raw and/or recycling material in other manufacturing processes. Recycling wastes for backfilling in underground mines and for raw material in construction have achieved great importance in countries. This will result in an opportunity for mines to protect resources and to reduce the expenses involved. However, these methods can be costly and difficult to implement and control, and their mid- and long-term viability is in question. Improved waste management options would enable the industry to recycle waste. Hence, there is an urgent, ongoing quest for efficient waste recycling methods. To end up this, many researchers are now searching for alternative uses of industrial waste in construction and building sectors.

This Special Issue aims to present recent advances in the sustainable management of industrial wastes considering zero waste approaches. We kindly invite you to submit both critical review and original research articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Emerging new technologies in zero waste approaches
  • Waste prevention and management practices
  • Reuse/recycling plans of industrial and mining wastes
  • Legislation governing industrial waste disposal and suggestions
  • Use of covers (barriers) built with wastes for the rehabilitation of tailings dams
  • Use of wastes as supplementary cementitious materials in mortars or concretes
  • Use of wastes for shotcrete operations to provide support in mining/tunnelling works
  • Use of wastes as a soil additive in road construction as a mineral filler material
  • Use of wastes as a soil additive in road construction as a mineral filler material
  • Use of wastes in the manufacture of bricks and lightweight-aggregate blocks
  • Use of wastes as low-grade fuel and mine backfill in different industrial sectors
  • Use of wastes for controlling acid mine drainage and mining-induced subsidence

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8864706
  • - Research Article

Experimental Research on Durability of Fly Ash Pavement Concrete and Mix Proportion Optimization

Hong-xia Zhai | Yu-zhao Tang | ... | Yu-hu Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6673033
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Rheological Parameters of Slag-Based Paste Backfill with Superplasticizer

Zhonghui Zhang | Yuanhui Li | ... | Na Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6695539
  • - Research Article

Strength Investigation of the Silt-Based Cemented Paste Backfill Using Lab Experiments and Deep Neural Network

Chongchun Xiao | Xinmin Wang | ... | Wei Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6631617
  • - Research Article

Study on Stress Distribution Law of High-Efficiency Paste Backfilling Working Face with Solid Waste in Thick Coal Seam

Meng Zhang | Dan Fang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6666548
  • - Research Article

Analytical Assessment of Internal Stress in Cemented Paste Backfill

Naifei Liu | Liang Cui | Yan Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8857451
  • - Research Article

Removal of Pb (II) from Synthetic Solution and Paint Industry Wastewater Using Activated Carbon Derived from African Arrowroot (Canna indica) Stem

Takele Sime Tessema | Amare Tiruneh Adugna | M. Kamaraj
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6615118
  • - Research Article

Valorization of Food Waste to Produce Eco-Friendly Means of Corrosion Protection and “Green” Synthesis of Nanoparticles

Georgii Vasyliev | Victoria Vorobyova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8868752
  • - Research Article

Microwave Heating Characteristics of Emulsified Asphalt Repair Materials Incorporated with Steel Slag

Yongfeng Wei | Jinyang Huo | ... | Jiangtao Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6611392
  • - Research Article

Shear-Dependent Yield Stress of Iron Ore Fine Tailings in Two-Step Flocculation Process

Ying Yang | Hongjiang Wang | ... | Aixiang Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8838572
  • - Research Article

Effect of the Initial Air Content in Fresh Slurry on the Compressive Strength of Hardened Cemented Paste Backfill

Youzhi Zhang | Deqing Gan | ... | Sheng Hu
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