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Renewable Materials and Advanced Technologies for Sustainability

Submission Deadline: 15 December 2023 (closed) View: 6

Guest Editors

Prof. Chafic-Touma SALAME, European Academy for Sustainable Development

He obtained his PhD in Physics from Perpignan University in 2000, HDR Diploma (Research Director) in 2005 and the Health physics Diploma from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands in 2001. Since 2008 he’s Full Professor at the Lebanese University and managing a research team in the renewable energy and sustainable development. Since 2010, Project Manager for Erasmus+ European Projects related to Sustainability and Environment Protection. Founder and President for the Conferences Series of Technologies and Materials for Renewable Energy, Environment and Sustainability TMREES. Guest editor of more than 50 Special Issues with the following Publishers: Inderscience, Elsevier, the American Institute of Physics and Emerald insight.

Prof. Michel Aillerie, Universite de Lorraine & Centrale Supelec

He obtained a PhD in 1991 and the Habilitation to Lead Researches in 2001 at the Université Paul Verlaine of Metz, currently Université de Lorraine. He is Professor since 2005 and makes his research in the city of Metz at the Laboratoire Materiaux Optiques et Photonique, LMOPS, join laboratory of the Université de Lorraine and CentraleSupelec – Université de Paris-Saclay, France. He is researcher in the team “Materials, Components and Systems for Photovoltaic” for which he is the leader. He collaborates in several national, European and international research projects and is co-general Chair of the TMREES International Conference series. He is author of more than 150 publications in international journals and in more than 250 international conference proceedings with selection on full text. He was regularly invited as speaker in international conferences and was guest editor of about 10 issues of international scientific revues. His interests and activities concern two main themes. The first one concerns the characterization of functional non-linear optical properties of materials for optoelectronic applications. The second one concerns the development and optimization of energy production and management systems in a sustainable development approach.

Summary

In order to maintain a sustainable resources for the next generations, it will be crucial to handle carefully the finite non-renewable resources. The employment of renewable materials can contribute to the achievement of the sustainability target by saving costs, enabling innovation, save fossil resources and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Collected articles cover a wide range of scientific research and engineering solutions in renewable materials sciences - materials for renewable energy and electronics, functional nanomaterials, polymers, composites, corrosion behavior and corrosion protection of structural materials, materials and technologies in the practice of environmental engineering.


Keywords

Advanced Materials, Condensed Matter, Energy Materials, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Mechanics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Structural Materials and Characterization, Polymer Science and Technology

Published Papers


  • Open Access

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    Study of Hygrothermal Behavior of Bio-Sourced Material Treated Ecologically for Improving Thermal Performance of Buildings

    Soumia Mounir, Miloudia Slaoui, Youssef Maaloufa, Fatima Zohra El Wardi, Yakubu Aminu Dodo, Sara Ibn-Elhaj, Abdelhamid Khabbazi
    Journal of Renewable Materials, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2024.049392
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Materials and Advanced Technologies for Sustainability)
    Abstract Creating sustainable cities is the only way to live in a clean environment, and this problem can be solved by using bio-sourced and recycled materials. For this purpose, the authors contribute to the valuation of sheep wool waste as an eco-friendly material to be used in insulation. The paper investigates the thermal, hygrothermal, and biological aspects of sheep wool by testing a traditional treatment. The biological method of aerobic mesophilic flora has been applied. Fluorescence X was used to determine the chemical composition of the materials used. Also, thermal characterization has been conducted. The thermal… More >

  • Open Access

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    Thermo-Physical Potential of Recycled Banana Fibers for Improving the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Biosourced Gypsum-Based Materials

    Youssef Maaloufa, Soumia Mounir, Sara Ibnelhaj, Fatima Zohra El Wardi, Asma Souidi, Yakubu Aminu Dodo, Malika Atigui, Mina Amazal, Abelhamid Khabbazi, Hassan Demrati, Ahmed Aharoune
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.4, pp. 843-867, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2024.049942
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Materials and Advanced Technologies for Sustainability)
    Abstract The development of bio-sourced materials is essential to ensuring sustainable construction; it is considered a locomotive of the green economy. Furthermore, it is an abundant material in our country, to which very little attention is being given. This work aims to valorize the waste of the trunks of banana trees to be used in construction. Firstly, the physicochemical properties of the fiber, such as the percentage of crystallization and its morphology, have been determined by X-ray diffraction tests and scanning electron microscopy to confirm the potential and the impact of the mode of drying on… More >

  • Open Access

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    A Rapid Parameter of Enzyme-Treated Cellulosic Material Revealed by Reducing Sugar Release

    Verônica Távilla Ferreira Silva, Adriane Maria Ferreira Milagres
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.3, pp. 539-551, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2023.045726
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Materials and Advanced Technologies for Sustainability)
    Abstract This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of enzymes in purifying and reducing the degree of polymerization of cellulose for the production of dissolving pulp. Our goal was to determine the contributions of xylanase (X) and endoglucanase (EG) in the treatment of pulp, specifically by quantifying the formation of soluble and insoluble reducing sugars using the dinitrosalycilic acid (DNS) test. Predominantly, the release of soluble reducing sugars (RSSol) was enhanced after xylanase treatment, while endoglucanase (EG) treatment led to changes in insoluble reducing sugars (RSIns). The maximum synergism was observed for RSIns when a… More >

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    A Rapid Parameter of Enzyme-Treated Cellulosic Material Revealed by Reducing Sugar Release

  • Open Access

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    Comparative Analysis of Reaction to Fire and Flammability of Hemp Shives Insulation Boards with Incorporated Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials

    Inga Zotova, Edgars Kirilovs, Laura Ziemele
    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.12, No.3, pp. 603-613, 2024, DOI:10.32604/jrm.2024.047607
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Renewable Materials and Advanced Technologies for Sustainability)
    Abstract Nowadays buildings contain innovative materials, materials from local resources, production surpluses and rapidly renewable natural resources. Phase Change Materials (PCM) are one such group of novel materials which reduce building energy consumption. With the wider availability of microencapsulated PCM, there is an opportunity to develop a new type of insulating materials, combinate PCM with traditional insulation materials for latent heat energy storage. These materials are typically flammable and are located on the interior wall finishing yet there has been no detailed assessment of their fire performance. In this research work prototypes of low-density insulating boards… More >

    Graphic Abstract

    Comparative Analysis of Reaction to Fire and Flammability of Hemp Shives Insulation Boards with Incorporated Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials

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