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Elsevier,

Cold Fusion: Advances in Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Volume , 14 January 2020

This book chapter advances SDG 7 and 11 by presenting techniques for producing clean and stable nuclear energy.
This book chapter addresses goals 9 and 12 by describing recycling methods including primary, mechanical, chemical and quaternary, to create new valuable products from plastic wastes and keep them out of landfill.
This journal article addresses goals 9, 14, and 15 by assessing country-level overlaps between planned infrastructure expansion, infrastructure-threatened biodiversity, and national biodiversity compensation policies.
Presents a tool for energy decision makers that strives to be a comprehensive, global index that tracks the performance of energy systems at the country level development priorities in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
Elsevier,

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 555, 1 November 2019

Advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 13, this paper discusses a simple and environmentally-friendly approach for developing recycled photocatalysts in CO2 reduction treatment.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 23, 2020, e00134, ISSN 2214-9937

Hazardous waste generated from the disposal of Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is driving research into a sustainable approach for treatment and recovery. The positive electrode active materials are the main targeted component, being the greatest contributor to LIBs cost. This paper studies the particle size characteristics of milled spent LIBs, and also the interaction of copper and aluminum impurities based on size, contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12.
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Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2007-2008.

Contributing to SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and environmental SDGs 12, 13, 14 and 15, this piece explores the vast amounts of organic solvents employed in carrying out organic reactions with the chemistry industry and explores alternatives with reduced negative environmental impact.
This report represents more than a decade of research on sustainable business. Together with the UN Global Compact Progress Report, it forms the world’s most comprehensive research to date on business contribution to the SDGs, advancing Goals 12 and 17.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 18, August 2019

In the last couple of years, deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have been raising a lot of attention mainly due to their versatility and their easy and speedy preparation without the need of further purification. Moreover, the vast array of very different compounds that can be selected for their preparation has led to the full tailoring of their relevant properties as solvents. In this article, the authors give their opinion on the current challenges and opportunities in this blossoming field and the contributions to SDGs 6, 7 and 9.
This paper focuses on the integration of a pregnant leach solution (PLS) - derived from a NiMH recycling stream - into a nickel production plant. Although toxic Cd is not present in NiMH batteries, it ends up in the battery waste stream, preventing direct integration of the waste into the primary process. This study removed Zn, Fe, Al, Mn and Cd ions from the PLS using a two-step solvent extraction process, so that the Ni and Co remaining in solution could be integrated into the nickel production process, addressing SDGs 7, 9 and 12.

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