CEST Proceedings are published under the ISSN 2944-9820.
Calculating Carbon Footprint in ports through a new Standard Tool: case study applications
Azarkamand S., Ferré G., (Corresponding) Darbra R.
Environmental impact of maritime transport
One of the main environmental problems in ports is Climate Change and its consequences. Since 1979, many international organizations have been working to control Climate Change. A literature review and a practical research were carried out to set up the basis to create a tool. These studies showed...Read more
Climate Change, Carbon Footprint, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, Ports, Case studies
Risk assessment and apportionment studies of particulate pollution at Ankamaly, South India
R K., (Corresponding) N S., Varghese L.
In the present world which is engulfed by the ill-effects of air pollution, stringent permissible emission standards to curb pollution are mandatory. Source and risk apportionment studies help to understand the sources and their contributions. Four parameters, lifetime average daily dose, hazard...Read more
Human health risk, Excess cancer risk,Inhalation, Chromium,India
Impact of nitrogen fertilization on nodulation and symbiotic efficiency of indigenous Bradyrhizobium japonicum strains
(Corresponding) Sikora S., Abrlic J., Rajnović I., Kajic S.
Agroforestry, forest and agricultural sustainability
Nitrogen fixation is a beneficial microbial process that greatly contribute to sustainable agricultural production and environment protection. Soil bacteria, collectively named rhizobia, are characterized by their unique ability to induce the formation of root nodules in which they convert...Read more
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are toxic for the environment and human health and their tendency to readily volatilize in the atmosphere leads to problems connected to odours annoyance. The conventional treatments for VOCs gaseous emissions conventionally entail the application of chemical-...Read more
Novel Polyethersulfone (PES) Alpha-Zirconium Phosphate (α-ZrP) Ion Exchange Mixed Matrix Membranes for Effective Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater
ABDULKARIM E., IBRAHIM Y., (Corresponding) HASAN S., NADDEO V., BANAT F.
In this study, novel polyethersulfone (PES) alpha-zirconium (α-ZrP) ion exchange mixed matrix membranes were fabricated via phase inversion method using nano-sized alpha-zirconium phosphate (α-ZrP-n) and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as dispersant nano-additives in the dope solution preparation. The...Read more
Wastewater, membrane, zirconium phosphate, heavy metals, removal.
Microalgae biomass cultivation and harvesting optimization in biological carbon capture and utilization systems for biofuels production
(Corresponding) Senatore V., Zarra T., Oliva G., Buonerba A., Napodano P., Belgiorno V., Naddeo V.
Environmental biotechnology and bioenergy
The boosting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere due to anthropogenic activity contributes significantly to climate change. According to the Green Deal by 2050, net zero greenhouse gas emissions must be achieved. Therefore, actions are needed in order to control GHG emissions. The...Read more
Life cycle assessment of microalgal membrane photobioreactors
Senatore V., (Corresponding) Zarra T., Lazzarini F., Oliva G., Buonerba A., Belgiorno V., Naddeo V.
Life cycle analysis (lca)
The exploration of new biomass sources for energy purposes is increasing. Cultivation of algal biomass for biofuels production through photobioreactor represents an attractive and useful way to obtain clean energy, also thanks to the contribution that the system makes on the reduction of climate...Read more
sustainability, biofuels, microalgae, climate change, life cycle assessment
Application of cutting-edge environmental technologies for the development of resilient and sustainable cities
(Corresponding) Senatore V., Giaquinto D., Zarra T., Oliva G., Buonerba A., Belgiorno V., Naddeo V.
Energy technologies and sustainability
The development of resilient and sustainable cities emerged as a solution to tackle the several challenges arising from the exponential growth of urban areas population worldwide. The implementation of environmental technologies represents a solution to minimize negative impacts of crowded cities...Read more
Pyrolysis of Waste Plastic Laminates and Coconut Husk: Optimization of Fuel Oil Yield, Higher Heating Value and Energy Value
(Corresponding) Olalo J., Rollon A., Reyes J.
Solid waste management
Operating parameters such as percentage composition, process temperature, and particle size affects the outcome of the co-pyrolysis of coconut husk and plastic laminates. Highest yield of 31.17% occurred at 600oC, 5cm particle size and 32% of coconut husk. The corresponding energy value was 1.89688...Read more
Strategies for the improvement of VFAs recovery in the nanofiltration process within the circular economy framework
Pervez M., Uwineza C., Sapmaz T., Mahboubi A., Hasan ., Cai Y., Zarra T., Belgiorno V., Taherzadeh ., (Corresponding) Naddeo V.
Over the past decades, the anaerobic digestion (AD) process has been employed as a potential medium to produce valuable resources from the waste-based feedstock. Moreover, the use of AD technology can generate not only resources, but it also creates an avenue for useful chemicals recovery to...Read more