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ISSN (online): 2071-1050
Journal Sheet: Sustainability

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- A European Perspective on Cultural Heritage as a Driver for Sustainable Development and Regional Resilience

- Agricultural Innovation and Sustainable Development

- Applications of Artificial Intelligence in New Energy Technology Systems

- Approaches to the Non-conflictual Use of Resources

- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | Exploring the Impact of AI on Politics and Society

- Autonomous Vehicles | Future of Transportation Sustainability

- Belt & Road Initiative in Times of ‘Synchronized Downturn’ | Issues, Challenges, Opportunities

- BIM-Based Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for Buildings

- Biochar and Greenhouse Gas Emissions during Livestock Bio-Waste Composting

- Bringing Governance Back Home | Lessons for Local Government regarding Rapid Climate Action

- Carbon Neutrality and Sustainability

- Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Tourism Sector

- Circular Economy | A Move towards Economical Viable Sustainability

- Circular Economy Evaluation | Towards a Transparent and Traceable Approach under a Life Cycle Perspective

- Climate Adaptation and Mitigation through Sustainable Energy Solutions

- Considering Irreversibility in Transport Infrastructure Planning

- Construction 4.0 | The Next Revolution in the Construction Industry

- Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Management in Changing Environments

- Covid-19 and Urban Inequalities | Spatial and Digital Dimensions

- Designing and Implementing Innovative Business Models and Supply Chains | The Digitalization and Sustainability Imperative

- Digital Economy, E-commerce, and Sustainability

- Eco-Didactic Art, Design, and Architecture in the Public Realm

- Economy and Sustainability of Natural Resources

- Educational Spaces and Sustainability

- Effects of Climate Change on Sustainable Agriculture

- Efficient and Non-polluting Biomass and Wastes Thermal Gasification

- Emerging Research on Socio-Technological Sustainability Transitions

- Energy System Sustainability

- Environmental Impacts under Sustainable Conservation Management

- Environmental Management Approaches and Tools to Boost Circular Economy

- Environmental Migration and Displacement-Migration Aspirations in Response to Environmental Changes

- Exploring and Analyzing Links between the Covid-19 Pandemic and Globalization | Levers for Sustainability Transitions?

- Farming System Design and Assessment for Sustainable Agroecological Transition

- Geological Heritage and Biodiversity in Natural and Cultural Landscapes

- Governance of Technology in Smart Cities

- Green Building Technologies II

- High Precision Positioning for Intelligent Transportation System

- Household Food Waste | From an International Perspective

- Hydrological Responses by Climate Change and Human Activities

- IEIE Buildings (Integration of Energy and Indoor Envirornent)

- Influence of Hydrometeorological Hazards on Regional Sustainable Development in Vulnerable Mountain Areas

- Infotainment Systems and Intelligent Vehicles

- Innovations towards Greener and Smarter Mobility for Sustainable Development

- Innovative and Sustainable Technology in Carbon Emission Reduction

- Innovative Food Science and Sustainable Process Management

- Integration of BIM and ICT for Sustainable Building Projects

- Karst and Environmental Sustainability

- Low CO2 Concrete

- Machine Learning for Sustainable Energy

- Maladaptation to Climate Change

- Management and Innovation for Environmental Sustainability

- Management Approaches to Improve Sustainability in Urban Systems

- Mediatization of Social Sustainability | Paradigm of Explicitation and Understanding of the Environment, Society and the Economy

- Modelling and Mapping of Soil

- Natural and Technological Hazards in Urban Areas | Assessment, Planning and Solutions

- Nature-Based Tourism, Protected Areas, and Sustainability

- New Environmental, Economic and Social Challenges for Raw Materials Supply | Sustainable Mining and Extractive Waste Exploitation

- New Evidences of Indoor Thermal Comfort in Residential and Tertiary Buildings | Design and Evaluation Methods

- Organic and Perovskite Photovoltaics | New Materials, New Processes and Stability

- Planning and Design Interventions for Improving the Well-Being of Vulnerable Groups

- Port Governance

- Public Health Related to Climate Change

- Public Transport Accessibility and Sustainability

- Recycling and Sustainability of Plastics

- Regenerative Buildings and Beyond | Scale Jumping Sustainable and Net-Zero Designs to Regenerative Neighbourhoods, Districts, Communities, and Cities

- Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development

- Rural Development | Challenges for Managers and Policy Makers

- Scientific Theory and Methodologies toward a Sustainable Future under Post-Covid-19 Transition Movement

- Sheltering and Housing Displaced Populations

- Smart City Innovation and Resilience in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

- Soil Stabilization in Sustainability

- Sustainability and Agricultural Economics

- Sustainability at the Nexus between Climate Change and Land Use Change

- Sustainability in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies

- Sustainable and Safe Two-Wheel Mobility

- Sustainable Building and Sustainable Indoor Environment

- Sustainable Cities | Challenges and Potential Solutions

- Sustainable Construction Engineering and Management

- Sustainable Cropping Practices to Counteract Environmental Stresses

- Sustainable Development and Practices | Production, Consumption and Prosumption

- Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES)

- Sustainable Enterprise Excellence and Innovation

- Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Firm Performance and Innovation

- Sustainable Geotechnics | Theory, Practice, and Applications

- Sustainable Innovation Trends and Global Value Chains in Emerging Markets

- Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing and Logistics Systems

- Sustainable Railway Systems | Innovation and Optimization

- Sustainable Transportation Management, Governance and Public Policy

- Sustainable Transportation Planning and Policy

- Sustainable Zero Energy Buildings

- Systems Engineering for Sustainable Development Goals

- The Human Side of Sustainable Innovations

- The Value Generation of Social Farming

- Towards a Sustainable Urban Planning for the Green Deal Era

- Urban Microclimate and Air Quality as Drivers of Urban Design

- Urban Renewal, Governance and Sustainable Development | More of the Same or New Paths?

- Urban Sprawl and Sustainability II

- Urban Sustainability | Community-Scale Climate Adaptation

- Urban Sustainability | Re-envisioning Cities to Lead the Way toward to Circular Economy

- Urbanization and Road Safety Management

- Water-Food-Energy Nexus for Sustainable Development

- World Cities in the Era of Globalization

Year of the Pubblication: 2021
30
Apr
2021
Paper Submission Deadline
29
May
2021
Publishing Date

Add to Calendar 04/30/2021 08:00 Europe/Rome Biochar and Greenhouse Gas Emissions during Livestock Bio-Waste Composting

Bio-waste treatment by composting processes is considered as a sustainable approach through which the carbon and nitrogen are restored and re-introduced into the soil as fertilizers. Live-stock operations generate large quantities of Bio-waste, including yard waste, animal bedding, animal manures, feed material, and urine, which are usually treated by composting processes. However, greenhouse gas emission, nutrient/metal leaching, and bad odor are major bottlenecks for live-stock bio-waste composting. Also, the fertilizer quality and soil applications are hampered because of the presence of antibiotics and pathogens, if the composting process is not well defined. Therefore, in-vessel composters or industrial composters are recommended for live-stock bio-waste treatment. However, the stability and fertilizer quality of compost related to the initial feed stock characteristics and operational conditions/strategies (i.e., the addition of bulking agent’s, waste pre-treatment, temperature regulations, special inoculum additions, and composter designs). However, moisture management is key for the successful operation of any bio-waste composting process, and is achieved through ash or biochar amendments or through co-composting. The addition of biochar, and a larger surface area, help to not only improve the moisture content, but also reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. Biochar addition also changes the microbial dynamics of the composting process and adsorbs heavy metals from the waste material/liquids, while acting as a catalyst for reducing the pathogen load. Even though the merits of biochar addition in the bio-waste composting process are very clear, there is much more that needs to be explained and understood.
With this background, the Special Issue, “Biochar and Greenhouse Gas Emissions during Livestock Bio-Waste Composting”, will cover the following topics (but not limited to), in order to provide the current state of art technology for improving the composting process: Centralized vs. decentralized composting processes and benefits; Carbon and nitrogen mass balance in open pit composting and in-vessel composting; Effective bulking agents for the composting of high-moisture bio-wastes; Role of biochar as a bulking agent and end product quality; Microbial community dynamics of compost process and pathogen reductions; Greenhouse gas emissions and capture from the composting process; Leaching of metals, organic volatiles, and toxic compounds from the composting process; Cost benefit analysis and energy substitutions; Future composting process at urban environments-pros and cons; Vermi-composting and bio-augmented composting processes; Compost quality and standard requirements for different types of compost.

Switzerland
CALL FOR PAPERS
Code: CFP-S112-SI24_2021
Posting date: 04/11/2020

Biochar and Greenhouse Gas Emissions during Livestock Bio-Waste Composting


Aims and Scope

Bio-waste treatment by composting processes is considered as a sustainable approach through which the carbon and nitrogen are restored and re-introduced into the soil as fertilizers. Live-stock operations generate large quantities of Bio-waste, including yard waste, animal bedding, animal manures, feed material, and urine, which are usually treated by composting processes. However, greenhouse gas emission, nutrient/metal leaching, and bad odor are major bottlenecks for live-stock bio-waste composting. Also, the fertilizer quality and soil applications are hampered because of the presence of antibiotics and pathogens, if the composting process is not well defined. Therefore, in-vessel composters or industrial composters are recommended for live-stock bio-waste treatment. However, the stability and fertilizer quality of compost related to the initial feed stock characteristics and operational conditions/strategies (i.e., the addition of bulking agent’s, waste pre-treatment, temperature regulations, special inoculum additions, and composter designs). However, moisture management is key for the successful operation of any bio-waste composting process, and is achieved through ash or biochar amendments or through co-composting. The addition of biochar, and a larger surface area, help to not only improve the moisture content, but also reduce the greenhouse gas emissions. Biochar addition also changes the microbial dynamics of the composting process and adsorbs heavy metals from the waste material/liquids, while acting as a catalyst for reducing the pathogen load. Even though the merits of biochar addition in the bio-waste composting process are very clear, there is much more that needs to be explained and understood.
With this background, the Special Issue, “Biochar and Greenhouse Gas Emissions during Livestock Bio-Waste Composting”, will cover the following topics (but not limited to), in order to provide the current state of art technology for improving the composting process: Centralized vs. decentralized composting processes and benefits; Carbon and nitrogen mass balance in open pit composting and in-vessel composting; Effective bulking agents for the composting of high-moisture bio-wastes; Role of biochar as a bulking agent and end product quality; Microbial community dynamics of compost process and pathogen reductions; Greenhouse gas emissions and capture from the composting process; Leaching of metals, organic volatiles, and toxic compounds from the composting process; Cost benefit analysis and energy substitutions; Future composting process at urban environments-pros and cons; Vermi-composting and bio-augmented composting processes; Compost quality and standard requirements for different types of compost.

Languages
English
Country
Switzerland
Topics
Bioengineering, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Data Analysis Processes, Environmental Sustainability, Future Developments, Management, Process, Process Innovation, Process Management, Process Modeling and Simulation, Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy, Waste Management, Waste Recovery
Review process
The Journal adopts double-blind peer review process
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Guest Editors
Prof. Dr. Ravindran Balasubramani
Dr. Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan
Prof. Dr. Mukesh Kumar Awasthi
Prof. Dr. Abdul-Sattar Nizami
Prof. Zengqiang Zhang
Prof. Dr. Janardhan Reddy Koduru
Dr. M.K. Manu