Special Issue "Challenges, Opportunities, Valorization and Green Advancements for Food and Agricultural Waste"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 5404
Interests: biomass utilization; biomass conversion; hydrothermal carbonization; pyrolysis; biomaterials; material characterization; waste reuse; water purification
In recent years, increasing anthropogenic activity and the disposal of food and agricultural waste have become a worldwide environmental problem. Therefore, the main solution is to minimize waste generation and maximize the utilization of food/agricultural waste, which would reduce problems in sustainable waste management through the “zero-waste” model and in environmental pollution.
Since food/agricultural waste has significant potential to be used as a raw material for the production of novel value-added products, their thermochemical or biological conversion to valuable materials and green fuels (i.e., valorization) is emerging as a strong trend. Integrating various technologies can improve resource utilization and promote a circular economy.
This Special Issue aims to act as a platform for researchers from around the world to discuss the current problems and consequences of the generation of food and agricultural waste, as well as proposals for overcoming these problems, which include the waste valorization of value-added products and their applications, in order to reduce and prevent their adverse environmental impact. Manuscripts related to all types of food and agricultural waste generation and their utilization, including innovative waste transformation techniques (e.g., pyrolysis, gasification, and hydrothermal carbonization), biological processes (e.g., syngas fermentation and anaerobic digestion), value-added products, biofuels, biorefineries, and Life Cycle Analysis, are welcome.
Dr. Jelena T. Petrović
Dr. Marija Simic
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- food/agricultural waste valorization
- zero-waste technology
- conversion methods
- biological processes
- value-added products
- innovative waste products
- carbon materials
- fine chemicals