Societal Contribution of Materials Science using Opportunities in Environment and Energy Sector: Accentuate of the Volume 6 of Advanced Materials Proceedings, January 2021

Science and society are instrumental in addressing the environmental challenges through developing innovative ways of decisions to avoid exposures to extreme events. United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) already refer to importance of environment in any related activity. Although, lack of thrust research area has increased the society concern about the role that science and technology play in everyday life.

International Association of Advanced Materials’ Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030 dedicates to addressing Materials Research and Innovation to address Sustainable Development Needs. The advanced materials have emerged as important players in environmental sustainability.

Advanced Materials Proceedings (AMP) is an official journal of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). This journal publishes advanced materials articles free of cost under its diamond open access policy. The first issue of January 2021 of encourages respectful attention of the materials professionals via precise information about environment, energy, and nanomaterials perspective.

The scarcity of clean water in the world has been a challenge for decades as contaminants adversely affected the environment and health. Ignoring the risk of environmental sustainability, results in harmful consequences to the public. Advancement of Materials can play crucial role in decision making process in risk management. Solar power has major implications for the environment, as well as for health. Understanding the clean energy future and reducing the global greenhouse gas emissions is best contribution for environment and health.

The objective of January 2021 issue of Advanced Materials Proceedings is to highlight the importance of societal contribution of advanced materials via environment and energy sector opportunities. The UN agenda of sustainability is guidance for materials world to frame their activity for societal benefit. Considering the global demand of energy and environmental balance, present issue represents four informative articles describing the materials research for sustainable cause.

The first article on relation of science and society represents pandemic challenges and its sustainable adaptations. Further, second article define about the role of materials in cleaning environmental pollution from water. The third article described the environmental challenges to human society and way of tackle it through statistical software’s. The fourth article described the solar energy sources based on perovskites. More specifically this issue represents the sustainability framework of the science and materials research. Overall, development of eco-friendly materials is helpful to the development of global sustainable system.

International Association of Advanced Materials, IAAM is engaged in the promotion of not-for-profit Diamond Open Access Publishing Practices with the aim of “Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence”.

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The cover photo of the January 2021 issue of Advanced Materials Proceedings is inspired from the United Nation’s sustainable development goals and International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) next decades agenda – Advancement of materials to green and sustainable world. In current time span, development of sustainable materials becoming very popular to tackle the challenges of innovations and technology. To catch up this emerging tide are a universal action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

Article 1. Science and Society during COVID-19 Pandemic

The first article of the issue is published by the Stanislav V. Ordin from Ioffe Institute of Russian Federation. This article simply demonstrates the crisis of intelligence in society in general, and in science, in particular. Author discussed about the panic in the entire world community for the coronavirus and clear that the progress of our civilization is in question. He suggested that a societal approach to a pandemic should be dealt with dynamic and complex issues via collaborative approaches. In order to develop problem-solving techniques, basic steps should be adopted through solution-oriented processes and methods. Through scheme he represented his model of the simplest infrared disinfectant.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2021, 6, 21010417. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 2. Adsorption of Cr(VI) from Aqueous Solution on Mixed Oxide Nano Fe-Al nanoparticles

The second article described about the good potential of the FeAlO for the removal of Cr(VI) from water and wastewater. This article is presented by Vivek Bhusari et al. from Bajaj Institute of Technology and CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR NEERI), India. In this article, mixed oxide nanoparticles of iron and aluminium (FeAlO) were synthesized by combustion process and evaluated for the removal of chromium by adsorption from aqueous solution. The FeAlO were characterized for various physico-chemical properties using x ray diffraction, particle size, SEM, TEM, FTIR analysis. Here, adsorption isotherm was best fitted for Freundlich adsorption model and adsorption capacity was 0.824mg g-1 for Cr (VI).

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2021, 6, 21010418. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 3. Unique Quantitative Analysis of Tsunami Waves using Statistical Software: A Case Study of The Major Recorded Hawaii Incidents

The third article of this issue is published by Mostafa Essam Eissa and Engy Refaat Rashed from Cairo University, Egypt and National Centre for Radiation Research and Technology, Egypt respectively. This article discusses about the most devastating natural phenomena “Tsunami”. Pacific region is one of the most impacted areas in the world that is affected by this type of incident. Here, a comprehensive record of southeastern islands in Hawaii was gathered as a comma-separated values file for measuring heights of Tsunami waves at coastal locations. The database was modified and stratified for trending and descriptive analysis using a unique approach through the statistical process control (SPC) platform. Control charts for separate and averaged Tsunami incidences showed the average wave heights, upper tidal thresholds and excursions in the wave level in the recorded locations. Fast, simple and inexpensive SPC methodologies can be used as a quantitative tool in crisis risk evaluation, decision-making and resources management.  

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2021, 6, 21010419. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 4. Solar Energy Sources Based on Perovskites – Future Research Prospects and Industrial Opportunities

The fourth article reported by the Mariya Aleksandrova from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. In this perspective articles analysis of the research and market perspectives of the perovskite solar cells is made. This article discusses the solar energy conversion and perovskite materials as one of the hottest topics. Author described the main advantage of this class of materials, in the ease of processing, in line with the large-scale solution fabrication techniques. There are solid indications that devices including perovskites (tandem cells) will make an unprecedented breakthrough in the market, opening the door to significant profits and investments in the development of infrastructure for the production of this type of devices.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Proc., 2021, 6, 21010420. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Advanced Materials Proceedings (AMP), January 2021 issue is motivated by the UN agenda of sustainability. Sustainable models can be achieved sooner through experiment about cutting-edge tools from laboratories and knowledge from the present-day materials science journals. Advanced Materials Proceedings (AMP) invited research professional to share their article under not-for-profit, Diamond Open Access (DOA) policy of International Association of Advanced Materials.

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