Energy Efficiency of High-Speed Railways
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Sustainable Development and the Environment
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now
Wendy M. Purcell, PhD, FRSA
Academic Research Scholar, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Research interests: Sustainability; Sustainable Development Goals; organizational transformation; global leadership; public health; the Higher Education sector; the Auto industry; the Aviation sector; the Travel & Tourism sector
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Engineering, as a discipline and a profession, is central to tackling global societal challenges demanded by sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Radical collaboration among students, academics and practitioners with multiple stakeholders in business, the professions and the community are urgently needed with important work already underway.
Engineers will need to combine technical competence with an understanding of social and environmental impacts. As such, pursuing sustainable development will require transformation of engineering education, interdisciplinary research and innovation ecosystems. Locally-rooted and globally connected, engineering solutions will need to be delivered at speed and scale.
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Energy Efficiency of High-Speed Railways
by Inara Watson , Amer Ali and Ali Bayyati
Received: 18 August 2022; Published: 26 December 2022; doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204055
The world is becoming more dependent on energy resources, which translates into political dependency on energy-exported states. This will significantly impact the economy, transport, and the environment around the world. Railway transport is becoming an essential mode of transportation because it can operate on an electrified network and has [...]
Investigation of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Concrete in Sanitary Sewer Pipes and Manholes: Field Surveys and Laboratory Assessment
by Vinayak Kaushal and Mohammad Najafi
Received: 20 April 2022; Published: 30 June 2022; doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202027
Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) of concrete in sanitary sewer pipe and manholes is the result of dilute sulfuric acid (H2SO4) dissolving the cement matrix. The acid is produced by a complex series of chemical and biochemical reactions. The objectives of this paper are: (1) to review [...]
Non-Woven Tissues as Novel Cosmetic Carriers for a Green Beauty
by Pierfrancesco Morganti , Gianluca Morganti , Maria Beatrice Coltelli , Wladimir E. Yudin , Hong-Duo Chen and Alessandro Gagliardini
Received: 16 March 2022; Published: 23 May 2022; doi: 10.21926/aeer.2202021
Approximately 75% of textile waste is generated annually worldwide, as there is a dearth of viable recycling strategies. It has been estimated that textile industries can be responsible for approximately 20% of global water pollution. As a consequence, if not properly managed, the [...]
NIR Spectroscopy and Aquaphotomics Approach to Identify Soil Characteristics as a Function of the Sampling Depth
Received: 24 December 2021; Published: 15 February 2022; doi: 10.21926/aeer.2201008
Soil is a very complex medium made of minerals, organic matter, microorganisms, air, and water. Vibrational spectroscopy techniques are exceptionally well-suited to be used with portable and hand-held devices. In this study, NIR spectroscopy was applied using portable instrumentation and the holistic Aquaphotomics approach to ident [...]
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