Agricultural Wastes: Characteristics, Types and Management


Camille N. Foster (Editor)

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020

Agricultural wastes (AW) can be defined as the residues from the growing and processing of raw agricultural products such as fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products and crops. Agricultural wastes can be in the form of solid, liquid or slurries depending on the nature of agricultural activities.

Furthermore, agricultural industry residues and wastes constitute a significant proportion of worldwide agricultural productivity. Although the quantity of wastes produced by the agricultural sector is significantly low compared to wastes generated by other industries, the pollution potential of agricultural wastes is high on a long-term basis. This book discusses the characteristics, types and management options for agricultural wastes. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Recycling of Agricultural Wastes: Treatment and uses
(Z. Ioannou, V. Kavvadias, C. Karasavvidis, Hellenic Agricultural Organization – DEMETER, Soil Science Institute of Athens, Sof. Venizelou, Lycovrissi, Attiki)

Current Utilization of Dairy Industry Co-products
(Joshua L. Cohen, Mareen Geissler, Daniela Barile, Christopher W. Simmons, Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell, Department of Food Science& Technology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA)

Thermochemical and Biochemical Conversion of Olive Stones
(Manuel Cuevas, Sebastián Sánchez, Juan Francisco García, Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Jaén, Jaén, Spain, and other)

Potential use of Nut Agricultural By-Products in Polymer Materials: A Review
(Arantzazu Valdés, Ana Beltrán, María Carmen Garrigós, Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition & Food Sciences Department, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain)

Perspectives on the Utilization of Rice Hull in Productive Processes
(Mariane Silva de Miranda, Alexandre Correia Lima, Tatiane Faustino de Moraes and Flávio Aparecido Rodrigues, Laboratório de Materiais e Superfícies – Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes (UMC))

The use of Agricultural Residues: A Technical and Socioeconomic Challenge for the Biorefinery
(Araceli García, Cristina Sánchez, Itziar Egüés, Luis Serrano, Jalel Labidi, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Plaza Europa, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, and others)

Valorization of Wastes from Industrial Processing of an Agricultural Product via Thermochemical Conversion Processes
(Pablo R. Bonelli, Ana L. Cukierman, Programa de Investigación y Desarrollo de Fuentes Alternativas de Materias Primas y Energía (PINMATE) – Depto. de Industrias, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Int. Güiraldes 2620, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Agricultural Solid Wastes in Aqueous Phase Dye Adsorption: A Review
(Sharmeen Afroze, Tushar Kanti Sen, Ming Ang, Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia)

Coffee Wastes as Adsorbents
(George Z. Kyzas, Department of Oenology and Beverage Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, Kavala, Greece, and others)

Applications of Agricultural Wastes on Bio-hydrogen Production with Bacterial Treatments
(Shao-Yi Hsia, Shiuh-Kuang Yang, Huan-Chen Kuo, Department of Mechanical & Automation Engineering, Kao-Yuan University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, and other)



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