American Journal of Environmental Protection

Special Issue

Cleaner and Sustainable Production

  • Submission Deadline: 30 July 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Abdelkader Anouzla
About This Special Issue
Cleaner and sustainable production is a concept that goes beyond simple pollution control. It involves active research and development into new structures, systems, processes, materials and products that are more resource and energy efficient, whilst engaging and empowering people. Such approaches have become necessary for businesses, institutions, governments, and civil society to ensure ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable, consumption production and service strategies. These involve educational, training, management, and technical assistance programs, which are needed to accelerate the adoption of cleaner production and sustainability by industries, governments and universities. Authors are invited to submit papers from the following areas:

Industrial Applications including:

1. Toxics use reduction in product design, process development and in the usage and end-of-life management phases of products.
2. New and novel uses of materials and technologies.
3. Improved processes through development and usage of "environmentally friendlier" technologies.
4. Advances in Green Chemistry, Green Engineering and Green Architecture.
5. Improved process automation and control

Environmental Management Initiatives:

1. Improvements in the integration of environmental management systems
2. Improvements in the integration of environmental, quality, health and safety and corporate social responsibility management
3. Improved life cycle management of products and services
4. Improvements in holistic environmental performance evaluation
5. Improvements in environmental reviewing, auditing and reporting
6. Advances in life cycle assessment and life cycle management
7. Advances in risk reduction
8. Advances in reduction of the life cycle usage of energy, water and other materials
9. Advances in applications of renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies and products
10. Improvements in corporate social responsibility
11. Advances in corporate sustainability reporting
12. Advances in Industrial Ecology and Regional Sustainable Development

Legislation, Policy and Regulations:

1. Improved regulatory and policy initiatives designed to promote implementation of proactive and preventive approaches throughout society
2. Advanced governmental policies and programmes to promote the transition to sustainable societies

Education, Training and Learning:

1. Improved educational & training initiatives on values, paradigms, concepts and tools to help societies make the transition to sustainable societies.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Abdelkader Anouzla

    Engineering of Water and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology, Hassan II - Mohammedia, Mohammedia, Morocco

Guest Editors
  • Younes Abrouki

    Department of Research, Faculty of Science and Technology, Mohammedia, Morocco

Published Articles
  • An Eco-Friendly Paradigm for the Production of Potentially Anti-Parasitic Drugs

    Younes Abrouki , Abdelkader Anouzla , Hayat Loukili , Rabiaa Lotfi , Ahmed Rayadh , My Abdellah Bahlaoui , Driss Zakarya , Mohamed Zahouily , Rachid Mamouni , Saïd Sebti , Adil Mandil

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 33-36
    Received: 14 May 2015
    Accepted: 14 May 2015
    Published: 22 May 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajeps.s.2015040501.14
    Abstract: A cleaner production of various potentially anti-parasitic drugs based bis-(arylmethylidene)cycloalkanones have been developed using a heterogeneous catalysis technology in aqueous media without organic solvent. The higher activity and selectivity of our solid-state synthetic phosphate catalyst coupled with their ease of use and reduced environment... Show More
  • New Methodologie Eco-Friendly Using Calcined Eggshell Meal Catalyst for Synthesis of Benzimidazoles, Benzoxazoles and Benzothiazoles

    Abdeljabar Haboub , Meryem Hamlich , Souad Harkati , Yassine Riadi , Rachid Slimani , Mina Aadil , Anouzla Abdelkader , Saïd Lazar , Mohamed Safi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 28-32
    Received: 21 March 2015
    Accepted: 23 March 2015
    Published: 15 May 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajeps.s.2015040501.13
    Abstract: The Calcined Eggshell Meal (CEM) doped is a new solid support has been employed as a catalyst for efficient synthesis of benzimidazoles, benzoxazoles and benzothiazoles. Taking into account environmental and economical considerations, the handling of CEM used here presents many advantages such as simple and convenient procedure, easy purification a... Show More
  • Controlling Coagulation Process: From Zeta Potential to Streaming Potential

    Djamel Ghernaout , Abdulaziz Ibraheem Al-Ghonamy , Mohamed Wahib Naceur , Ahmed Boucherit , Noureddine Ait Messaoudene , Mohamed Aichouni , Ammar Abdallah Mahjoubi , Noureddine Ali Elboughdiri

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 16-27
    Received: 28 March 2015
    Accepted: 8 April 2015
    Published: 29 April 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajeps.s.2015040501.12
    Abstract: This review concerns the using of Zeta and streaming potentials in the coagulation process control. Coagulation process is usually explained by charge neutralization mechanism. The negative charge may be quantified by Zeta potential or streaming potential measures. Prior to the advent of streaming current monitors, Zeta meters were the primary inst... Show More
  • Brownian Motion and Coagulation Process

    Djamel Ghernaout , Abdulaziz Ibraheem Al-Ghonamy , Ahmed Boucherit , Badiaa Ghernaout , Mohamed Wahib Naceur , Noureddine Ait Messaoudene , Mohamed Aichouni , Ammar Abdallah Mahjoubi , Noureddine Ali Elboughdiri

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, September 2015
    Pages: 1-15
    Received: 28 March 2015
    Accepted: 7 April 2015
    Published: 29 April 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajeps.s.2015040501.11
    Abstract: This review discusses the Brownian motion and coagulation/flocculation (C/F) in water/wastewater treatment. In water/wastewater treatment processes, pertinent questions relating to Brownian motion and C/F are often asked. Some of these questions are: Brownian motion and molecular agitation are favourable or not to separation processes? As high sali... Show More