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Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Volume 187, November 2022

Fig. 1. Outstanding women scientists across the globe who are making an impact in chemical engineering research and education.
This Editorial highlights 17 contributions from outstanding women researchers in chemical engineering supporting SDG 5 (Gender equality) as well as SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure).
This chapter aligns with Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Goal 13: Climate Action by exploring the potential of AI in facilitating agricultural water management in the context of climate change and water scarcity.
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Food and Bioproducts Processing, Volume 135, September 2022

The roadmapping exercise looking at the quantitative modelling of cleaning and decontamination held in 2021 identified a number of factors as common to cleaning and decontamination across many sectors. Tackling new challenges such as the food-water-energy nexus and the wider sustainability agenda means that Sinner’s circle, often used to frame discussions of cleaning in the food sector, needs an upgrade.
Ultrafiltration with ceramic membranes of olive oil washing wastewater has been demonstrated to be an interesting alternative as a previous step for the recovery of phenolic compounds, which have outstanding antioxidant characteristics. In this way, the treatment of these wastewaters should be based on reusing water and, at the same time, on recovering valuable compounds.
This chapter aligns with Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure by acknowledging increased rates of Arctic transit resulting from declines in sea ice, recognizing the associated risk of increasingly frequent oil spills, and proposing methods to efficiently and effectively respond to such events.
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Biodegradability of Conventional Plastics: Opportunities, Challenges, and Misconceptions, Volume 1, 1 January 2022

This chapter aligns with Goal 3: Good health and well-being and Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure by discussing the applicability of biological processes for the remediation of plastics as sustainable practice and future implications of biodegradable polymers and composites in the automobile industry.
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The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 6, September 2022

This Comment supports SDG 3 and 9 by describing an ongoing study in rural Guatemala to assess interventions to reduce plastic burning in household fires, and how plastic burning is affecting air quality
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Sustainable Production and Consumption, Volume 33, September 2022

This article presented a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) study comparing alternative medical-grade and protective-device-grade mask reuse options to the conventional single-use of surgical and FFP3 masks, respectively. The study focuses on the UK, but the results and conclusions are applicable to other healthcare settings.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Production and Consumption, Volume 33, September 2022

A system transition is required to reach greater circularity in the production and consumption of plastics and the achievement of SDG12. This paper has addressed a key gap in the literature, related to the role that data-information-knowledge play in hindering progress towards that transition.
In this study, ornamental tobacco floral nectar was found to be the source of numerous peptides, some showing antifungal or antibacterial activities. The characterization of these peptides could open new roads of research with potential applications in crop protection and pollination, public health and, more generally, biotechnologies.

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