Special Issue "Anaerobic Digestion Advances in Bioresource Technology under the Circular Economy Framework"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 September 2023) | Viewed by 983
Interests: anaerobic digestion; composting; waste biomass; bioplastics; circular economy; bioenergy; biobased fertilizers; anaerobic digestate; sewage sludge; wastewater treatment; emerging contaminants; pollutants
In a critical context, circular economies are crucial to find new sources of energy and raw materials. Anaerobic digestion of waste biomasses (i.e., organic fractions of municipal solid wastes, sewage sludge, agro-industrial residues) may represent a valuable strategy to recover energy (biogas) and raw materials (anaerobic digestate to be used as fertilizer), while at the same time disposing of these materials in a more sustainable way, avoiding environmental pollution.
In this context, the aim of this Special Issue is to collect valuable scientific contributions in terms of research articles and review articles which aim to provide cutting-edge information related to anaerobic digestion. Studies dealing with new waste biomass streams (i.e., bioplastics), innovative pretreatments to enhance biogas production, optimization of established processes, fates of inorganic/organic pollutants, and digestate valorization and reuse will be welcomed. The submission of studies dealing with economic, social, and environmental sustainability of anaerobic digestion is encouraged.
A list of suggested themes for submission is given below:
- Anaerobic digestion in the circular economy framework: legal, social, and economic assessments;
- New waste biomass streams characterization (i.e., availability, chemical characterization, pretreatments);
- Pretreatments to enhance biogas production (i.e., new pretreatments, economic assessment of pretreatments);
- Anaerobic digestion optimization (i.e., co-digestion, technological advances);
- Occurrence, transformation, and fate of organic pollutants in anaerobic digestion;
- Occurrence, transformation, and fate of inorganic pollutants in anaerobic digestion;
- From biogas to biomethane;
- Anaerobic digestate management and processing;
- Anaerobic digestate as source of nutrients in agriculture;
- Anaerobic digestate as source of added value products (i.e., chemicals, biostimulants, growing medium for microalgae, insects, etc.);
- Economic sustainability of anaerobic digestion;
- Environmental impact of anaerobic digestion.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Mirko Cucina
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- anaerobic digestion
- waste biomass
- circular economy
- biobased fertilizers
- anaerobic digestate
- emerging contaminants
- life-cycle assessment