Volume 53, 2016

Guest Editors:
Valerio Cozzani, Eddy De Rademaeker, Davide Manca
Copyright © 2016, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.,
ISBN 978-88-95608-44-0;
ISSN 2283-9216


Industrial safety and environmental protection are research topics of utmost importance that are gaining more and more attention from the scientific community and from the general public in recent years. Process safety is evolving towards the assessment of new topics as resilience, cascading events, integration with security issues. Research in environmental protection is more and more progressing towards the use of biotechnological processes and the assessment of their safety and sustainability.
The present issue of Chemical Engineering Transactions is dedicated to such issues. Prominent contributions on safety and environment in the process and power industry were collected, giving insights of current state of the art in research on process safety, risk assessment and HSE management. Specific attention was dedicated in collecting contributions addressing "hot" topics in emerging risk assessment and management, as the assessment of accident scenarios caused by natural hazards and the safety of energy systems and infrastructures. The intention of this issue is also to shed some light on new trends in research and methodologies for the management of emerging risk. Overall, the collected contributions provide an updated insight on safety and sustainability, aiming to contribute at the diffusion of a safety culture supporting a sustainable growth of enterprise value based on the safeguard of the health of employees and population, the safety of operations and the environmental protection.

Guest Editors
Valerio Cozzani, Eddy De Rademaeker, Davide Manca

a Journal of AIDIC The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering