Special Issue "Thermochemical Conversion of Agricultural and Food Processing Waste"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2024 | Viewed by 1080
Interests: waste biomass; thermochemical conversion; biofuels; sorption; chemical engineering
Interests: energy conversion; heat and process integration; thermodynamics; biofuels
The era of population growth and resources depletion has brought serious environmental threats that reflect on every aspect of human life. The global demand for food is continuously increasing, making food processing industries one of the fastest growing industry sectors in the world. Along with this, significant amounts of waste are generated. This kind of waste is, in most cases, landfilled, representing an unsustainable practice with significant environmental hazards. The complex structure of agricultural and food processing waste allows it to be converted into carbon-rich materials with multi-scale applications, ensuring carbon sequestering and reducing GHG emissions. Therefore, it is necessary to apply solutions based on a circular (bio)economy which might offer tools in approaching a sustainable future. One of the possible solutions is the application of thermochemical conversion in order to yield efficient materials with diverse functions such as biofuels, chemicals, sorbents, fertilizers, etc.
The scope of this Special Issue is to collect and present new findings in the development of carbonaceous materials from agricultural and food processing wastes, which are obtained via thermochemical conversion of raw waste biomass. The focus of these findings is related to thermochemical techniques such as torrefaction, pyrolysis, hydrothermal carbonization, steam explosion, etc. used to synthesize and functionalize the carbonaceous materials along with detailed description of the chemical and functional characterization induced by this conversion.
The Special Issue, “Thermochemical Conversion of Agricultural and Food Processing Waste”, aims to gather contributions that deal with the following topics:
- Sustainable development;
- Environmental protection;
- Circular economy;
- Waste management;
- Renewable energy;
- Green chemicals.
Dr. Zorica Lopičić
Prof. Dr. Mirjana Kijevcanin
Dr. Tatjana Šoštarić
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- thermochemical conversion
- hydrothermal conversion
- energy potential
- soil enrichment
- microbiological activity