Analysis of the Scientific Evolution of the Circular Economy Applied to Construction and Demolition Waste
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BuildingsClosed loopSciMATSustainabilityEconomic aspectCDW
Díaz-López, C... [et al.]. Analysis of the Scientific Evolution of the Circular Economy Applied to Construction and Demolition Waste. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9416. [https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169416]
SponsorshipTecnologias para la Economia Circular (Technologies for Circular Economy) of the University of Granada TEP-968
The circular economy (CE) concept applied to construction and demolition waste (CDW) is a developing field of research that entails a large amount of complex and disjointed information; thus, a comprehensive review of scientific contributions could provide a completed perspective. This article aims to analyse the existing knowledge of CE research applied to CDW, using a double integrated analysis, a systematic literature review and a bibliometric analysis. For this purpose, Science Mapping Analysis Tool (SciMAT), a software for the analysis of performance indicators and visualisations of scientific maps, has been used, which offers a complete approach to the field and evaluates the most cited and productive authors and subject areas related to this discipline. The results obtained from the 1440 bibliographic records from 1993 to 2020 show a still-developing scientific field, evolving from concerns about economic aspects to the most recent progresses in the evaluation of sustainable deconstruction. This work will contribute to the existing body of knowledge by establishing connections, mapping networks of researchers and recommending new trends.