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Special Issue for “Biowaste recycling and Sustainable Utilization towards Cleaner Disposal”

Submissions Deadline: December 31, 2021

Lead Guest Editor

  • Dr. Sunita Varjani, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar - 382010, Gujarat, India

Dr. Sunita Varjani is Scientific Officer at Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Her major areas of research are Industrial and Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology and Waste Management.  She has worked as visiting scientist at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Varjani has authored more than 225 publications, including research and review papers, books, book chapters and conference communications. She has won several awards, including Young Scientist Awards from Biotech Research Society, India (2018), Microbiologist’s Society India (2018-19), Association of Microbiologists of India (2018), International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2018) and AFRO-ASIAN Congress on Microbes for Human and Environmental Health, New Delhi (2014); Highly Cited and Highly downloaded papers, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier; Top Reviewer Award - 2018, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier; Top Reviewer Award - 2017, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier and Best Paper Awards in national and international conferences in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2018 and 2019. She is associate editor for Bioresource Technology journal. She is member of editorial board of Bioengineered journal, Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Biotech express and has served as guest editor of special issues of of Bioresource Technology, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, ASCE- Journal of Environmental Engineering, Bioengineered, Industrial Crops and Products, Journal of Experimental Biology. She is Management Council Member of the BRSI and Executive Committee Member of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

Managing Guest Editors

  • Dr. Ronghua Li, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, PR China

Dr. Ronghua Li is an associate professor at Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, China. Dr. Li’s research focuses on biochar and its effect on ecosystems, remediation of contaminated soils, and beneficial use of residual biomass and compost. His research interests focus on these areas: (1) Thermal transformation of bio-wastes /bio-materials into carbon-based composites for contaminated water/ soil remediation. (2) Biological transformation of bio-wastes /bio-materials into high-value green compost for agriculture use and degenerated soil restoration. (3) Investigate the environmental and geological interaction between contaminants and environmental media such as natural clay and artificial nano particulate. In the above research fields, working with graduate students and collaborators, Dr. Li awarded 5 patents and published over 30 research papers in SCI journals, including 5 ESI 1% Highly Cited Papers within the recent 8 years. Till now, he had taken part in or worked as the presenter for more than 15 grants in organic waste management and utilization.

Dr. Reeta Rani Singhania is currently Research Professor at ‘National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan’. She worked at CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum for PhD studies and obtained the degree in Biotechnology in 2011. During 2011-2012, she worked as post-doctoral fellow at University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France and 2012-2017 at DBT-IOC Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research, Faridabad as “DBT-Bioscience Energy Overseas Fellow”. Subsequently, she joined the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, India and worked as Chief Scientist during 2018-2020. Her major research interests are in Microbial & Enzyme Technology and Bioprocess Technology, with current focus on biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass. She has 9 patents, edited three books and published more than 100 papers, book chapters and conference communications with more than 6000 citations and h index of 29 (Google scholar). She is the recipient of DBT-Bioscience Energy Overseas fellowship in  2013, IFIBiop Young Scientist award in 2012, AU-CBT Excellence award of BRSI in 2008, Elsevier Best Paper award in 2007 and Most Cited Paper award from BITE, Elsevier for the year 2015. She has served as Guest Editor of various international journals for special issues and is an editorial board member of Bioresource Technology, Biofuel Research Journal and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability. She is the Editor of Bioresource Technology Reports and Associate Editor of Heliyon Energy.

  • Dr. Quan Wang, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, PR China

Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor for Environmental Science and Engineering at the College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science and Engineering with excellent and honor grade from Northwest A&F University in 2018. He then worked as visiting scholar in Prof. J.W.C Wong’ lab in Hong Kong Baptist University. Since he joined Northwest A&F University in June 2018, his research has highly focused on organic waste management topics on applied exogenous additive to understand and address environmental sustainability issues. Dr. Wang has been working as a PI or co-PI on a number of research projects with a total project value of around 1 million RMB. He has published over 80 journal papers and book chapters (as of February 2021). Dr. Wang’ works have been cited more than 2000 times with h-index= 23(RG). In 2020, Dr Wang was selected as one of Shaanxi Provincial Association for Science and Technology Young Talents.

  • Dr. Junting Pan, Key Laboratory of Non-point Source Pollution of Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China

Dr. Junting Pan currently works for institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IARRP, CAAS). His research focus on agricultural waste treatment and non-point source pollution control, using ecosystem designs for manures, straws, rural wastewater, and field runoff water treatment. He is experienced in organic waste management and familiar with environmental laws, standards and policies. He has incorporated engineering science with gender analysis and social impact assessment tools to find sustainable solutions at watershed scales. His research interests focus on anaerobic digestion and aerobic composting, especially using different kinds of materials to enhance anaerobic digestion, get more energy recovery, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions during aerobic composting. He designs different kinds of anaerobic digesters, compost devices for manure management. He also does some extensions to help farmers do a cleaner production. He published 20~high quality articles, 10~ patents and was invited to give presentation for more than 20 conferences. He has won a lot prizes include excellent paper award from China Biogas Society (2013, 2014), Excellent Postdoctoral Scholar of CAAS (2018), Excellent Researcher of IARRP, CAAS (2020), Intelligence Youth Researcher of IARRP, CAAS (2020).

The participants in International Conference on Sustainable Waste Treatment and Management (SWTM-2021) are invited to submit their original research or review articles to Bioengineered. The manuscripts will go through a rigorous review process before being published as open access articles.

This virtual special issue is dedicated to Bioengineered tools to develop new opportunities, novel research contributions on innovative approaches to assessing pollution associated with various forms of biowaste from agriculture, forestry, and food processing/catering industry, including hazard identification and sustainable strategies for mitigation, utilization and disposal. In addition, special issue will incorporate research and review articles on exploring the biowaste recycling through various biorefineries approaches and organic waste management technologies and systems for resource (e.g., biofuels, materials and energy) recovery and their economic and environmental impacts on our society from local and global perspectives.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New bioengineering technologies and principles of biowaste
  • Techno-economic (e.g., cost-benefit analysis) and environmental sustainability (life-cycle assessment) of biowaste
  • Bioprocesses of organic resources and circular bio-economy
  • Advanced system models and designs for sustainable organic solid waste management
  • Sustainable role of solid waste treatment and management to reduce environmental toxicity
  • Bioremediation, biodegradation, and bioaccumulation
  • Biorefinery of biowaste
  • Cellular, Molecular and  Genetic Engineering
  • Fate of biological pollutants in the environment
  • Strategies for sustainable handing, cleaner disposal, or value-added utilization of the biowaste
  • Effective remediation and removal of emerging pollutants from sites contaminated with the biowaste.
  • Application of novel materials in cleaner disposal or effective utilization of the biowaste.
  • Biowaste valorization for a sportive material and a catalyst
  • Green and sustainable chemistry in biowaste-to-energy


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