Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Circular Economy - Recent Advances of Sustainable Waste Management

Tao Zhang

China Agricultural University

Dr. Zhang was a visiting scholar at Arizona State University in 2014 and at the University of Hohenheim in 2017. He is the director of the Circular Economy Committee of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences and Water Treatment and Recycling Committee of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences. He has been authorized 17 invention patents in China and has won the Chinese prize for the "Outstanding Young Scientist” in 2019.


Waste Management Microplastics Nanoplastics Electronic Waste Agricultural Waste Food Waste Recycling Recovery Biomass Resources Governmental Policy Environmental Protection

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The development of sustainable waste management strategies has become a major concern throughout the world. Therefore, the new book focuses on “recycling” and “recovery” of waste material while paving the way towards a circular economy including land reclamation, and water and wastewater treatments.

The book aims to provide a platform to present research in regards to:
(1) Sustainable Waste Management;
(2) Micro(nano)plastics in the Environments;
(3) Electronic Waste and Circular Economy;
(4) Reducing, Recycling and Recovery of Agricultural and Food Waste;
(5) Biomass Valorization: Waste to Resources;
(6) Governmental Policy on Waste Management and Valorization.

This book will offer a timely opportunity for knowledge exchange of sustainable management agenda for biological waste and remediation of soil, water and air in the local context, which satisfies the environmental compatibility, financial feasibility and social needs. It will deliberate on state-of-the-art treatment technologies, advanced management strategies, and political issues pertaining to recycling and recovery of organic waste.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 10th 2021

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 8th 2021

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: February 6th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 27th 2022

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Expected publication date: June 26th 2022

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About the editor

Tao Zhang

China Agricultural University

Tao Zhang completed his Ph.D. from Nanjing University. He is an Associate Professor, Ph.D. supervisor in College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University. He was a visiting scholar at Arizona State University in 2014 and University of Hohenheim in 2017. He has published more than 60 papers in highly reputed international journals, such as Chemical Engineering Journal, Water Research, Green Chemistry, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Bioresource Technology, Science of the Total Environment, and so on. He has also been authorized 17 China invention patents. He has won the prize 'Science Chinese for Outstanding Young Scientist” in 2019.

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