Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

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List of Papers (Total 165)

Potentiometric titration data on the enhancement of sorption capacity of surface-modified biosorbents: functional groups scanning method

In the present study, the relationship between the amount of anionic or cationic binding sites and adsorption capacities of biosorbents is discussed through potentiometric titration and mathematical model equations (proton-binding models). The poly(acrylic) acid-modified biomass (PAAB) and polyethylenimine-modified biomass (PEIB) derived from raw biomass (RB) Corynebacterium...

Coagulation–flocculation process with metal salts, synthetic polymers and biopolymers for the removal of trace metals (Cu, Pb, Ni, Zn) from municipal wastewater

To ensure compliance with regulatory standards, it is important to examine the potential of treatment technologies to enhance trace metal removal from wastewater. This study investigated the effectiveness of coagulation–flocculation at removing trace metals from humus effluent with ferric chloride (FeCl3), the synthetic polymer polyethyleneimine (PEI) and the biopolymers chitosan...

Methodology for implementing power plant efficiency standards for power generation: potential emission reduction

Some methods of generating power such as power generation through coal, natural gas, oil result in inevitable emissions of greenhouse gases. While power generation is necessary due to its increasing demand, it is important for power companies to generate their power in an efficient manner to reduce its effect on the environment. One of the most effective ways of tackling...

Comparative LCA of technology improvement opportunities for a 1.5-MW wind turbine in the context of an onshore wind farm

This paper presents life cycle assessment (LCA) results of design variations for a 1.5-MW wind turbine due to the potential for advances in technology to improve their performance. Five LCAs have been conducted for design variants of a 1.5-MW wind turbine. The objective is to evaluate potential environmental impacts per kilowatt hour of electricity generated for a 114-MW onshore...

Circular economy indicators in relation to eco-innovation in European regions

The concept of a circular economy (CE) has become popular and important issue in environmental management in recent years; however, there are not particular indicators dedicated to it in regional policy. CE approach is an industrial system that is restorative by design, and it emphasises that it is important that, rather than extracting natural resources, the materials that have...