Elsevier,

Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2020, 100004.

Cement production consumes large amounts of energy. After rice is transported to mills, the husks are removed from the grain. Rice husk ash (RHA) produced in controlled combustion has been found to be a viable replacement for cement and has the potential to produce energy when combusted. This study can support SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 12 proposing an integrated blockchain-based energy management platform that optimizes energy flows in a microgrid whilst implementing a bilateral trading mechanism.
Elsevier,

Solar Energy, Volume 199, 15 March 2020, Pages 510-520

This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 12 by experimenting with a small environmental heat-load photovoltaic/thermal solar panel, converting 71.3% of solar energy into electricity and heat supplies.
This article addresses goals 7, 9 and 13 by presenting a novel methodology to integrate both CO2 mitigation goals and the impacts of climate change into simulations of a power system expansion.
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 120, March 2020, 109663

Smart home technologies refer to devices that provide some degree of digitally connected, automated, or enhanced services, but are not always well tailored for all, such as those with disabilities. This article links to SDGs 3, 9 and 10.
The need for improved and safely managed sanitation facilities is acute in dense informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing areas. One of the key factors influencing the cost-effectiveness and reliability of service provision in informal settlements is the ability to optimize waste collection from latrines with variable use patterns that are spatially dispersed within an informal settlement. This study investigates how latrine sensors could be used to estimate waste fill levels and improve servicing efficiency for forty latrines in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting SDGs 3, 6 and 9.
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Neuron, Volume 105, Issue 4, 19 February 2020, Pages 604-620

This journal article addresses SDGs 3 and 9 by discussing how brain-computer interfaces and robotics can hasten recovery of, for example, normal walking following stroke and other brain injuries.
Elsevier,

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 116, December 2019, 109388

Nepal has been suffering from a serious energy crisis for decades. It has severely affected its economic, social and political development. This paper furthers SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by showing that renewable resources are crucial not only for mitigating the present energy crisis, but also to ultimately provide energy independence for Nepal by establishing reliable and secure sources of energy.
This study advances SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass utilisation for small-scale power generation in rural communities, with a focus on the Southeast Asian context. Rice and coconut residues are considered for direct combustion and gasification, and livestock manure for anaerobic digestion. The results of this study are expected to support the development of sustainable bioenergy in off-grid rural communities as well as those that aim for greater energy independence.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 25, 2020, e00152, ISSN 2214-9937

Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this study shows that cathode-healing™ restores structure and functionality to well-used lithium cobalt oxide. The paper follows recycling activities from the collection of battery packs, through to extraction of electrolyte with carbon dioxide, industrial shredding, electrode harvesting, froth flotation, cathode-healing™ and finally, building new cells with recycled cathode and anode. The final products demonstrated useful capability in the first full cells made from direct recycled cathodes and anodes from an industrial source.

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