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Special Issue "Resource Utilization of Agricultural Waste"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Waste and Recycling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (8 July 2023) | Viewed by 563

Special Issue Editors

College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: resource utilizaiton of agricultural waste; microbial organic fertilizer; bioinformatics; plant biomass degradation; systematic biology
Dr. Ke Huang
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Guest Editor
College of resources and environmental sciences, Nanjing agricultural university, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: arsenic transformation and detoxifcation
Key Laboratory of Agro-ecological Processes in Subtropical Region, Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha 410125, China
Interests: soil microbe; plant-microbe interactions; resource utilization of agricultural waste

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agriculture stands as the foundation of modern human societies. It provides 23.7 million tons of food per day for the world’s 7.5 billion people, but also produces a large amount of agricultural waste, such as crop straw and livestock manure, etc. Most of these wastes are misused, either by burning or disposing with unsuitable methods, causing serious environmental problems and a huge impact on ecological balance. The recycling of agricultural waste is related to the sustainable development of human society. However, the existing technologies still have some challenges in different aspects, such as low efficiency, high carbon emissions, and difficult elimination of heavy metals and antibiotics. Therefore, urgently exploring eco-friendly, sustainable, and efficient methods for utilizing these potentially valuable resources is essential.

At present, the application fields of agricultural waste mainly include composting, bioenergy, animal feeding, mushroom production, bioplastic production, and building materials. With regards to the importance of efficient agricultural waste utilization, the purpose of the forthcoming Special Issue in Sustainability, titled Resource Utilization of Agricultural Waste, is to discuss the hot topics in the above fields, while also encouraging the exploration of new utilization forms of agricultural waste. Therefore, I would like cordially to invite you to submit your relevant papers to the incoming Special Issue of our journal, including but not limited to theoretical innovation and expansion, method improvement and application, and resource survey and management.

Dr. Youzhi Miao
Dr. Ke Huang
Dr. Qiumei Liu
Guest Editors

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  • agricultural waste
  • composting
  • biofuels
  • sustainable recycling
  • animal feeding
  • heavy metals
  • antibiotics
  • biotransformations

Published Papers

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