Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management compiles current information pertaining to food waste, placing particular emphasis on the themes of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis. Following its introduction, this book explores new valuable resource technologies, the bioeconomy, the technoeconomical evaluation of food-waste-based biorefineries, and the policies and regulations related to a food-waste-based economy. It is an ideal reference for researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of food waste valorization, food science and technology, food producers, policymakers and NGOs, environmental technologists, environmental engineers, and students studying environmental engineering, food science, and more.
- Presents recent advances, trends and challenges related to food waste valorization
- Contains invaluable knowledge on of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis
- Highlights modern advances and applications of food waste bioresources in various products' recovery
1. Introduction: Sources and characterization of food waste and food industry wastes 2. Valorisation of food wastes for biogas, biohydrogen and biohythane generation 3. Valorization of food waste for bioethanol and biobutanol production 4. Valorization of food waste for biodiesel production 5. Thermochemical conversion of food waste for bioenergy generation 6. Production of organic acids and enzymes/biocatalysts from food waste 7. Production of biopolymers and feed protein from food wastes 8. Production of fine chemicals from food wastes 9. Speciality chemicals and Nutraceuticals production from food industry wastes 10. Enzymes/ biocatalysts and bioreactors for valorization of food wastes 11. Aerobic biodegradation of food wastes 12. Bioenergy recovery from food processing wastewater- Microbial fuel cell 13. Integrated biorefineries of food waste 14. State of the art of food waste management in various countries 15. Techno economic analysis and environmental aspects of food waste management 16. Problems and issues of food waste based biorefineries 17. Environmental impacts and sustainability assessment of food loss and waste valorization: value chain analysis of food consumption 18. Analysis and regulations policies of food waste based circular economy and bio economy 19. Scaling up of food waste valorization, market outlooks- key concerns 20. New business & marketing concepts for cross-sector valorisation of food waste
Dr. J. Rajesh Banu, Associate Professor, Department of life sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Neelakudy, Tamil Nadu, India was formerly Assistant Professor in Anna University Regional Campus, Tirunelveli, India, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He is also a visiting researcher in East China Normal University, China. He is the author of 180 publications in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 691.38. His publications achieved more than 4000 citations. He has authored 2 books and published 22 book chapters and 14 conference proceedings. He obtained 5 Major grants from Government of India and two consultancy from industries. He has guided 14 Ph.D. students and 70 post graduate engineering students in the discipline of environmental engineering and Science. He was awarded with think of ecology award by Hiyoshi Japan for the year 2018. Dr. Rajesh banu's research centres on biological wastewater treatment, Nutrient removal, Membrane Bioreactor, Microbial Fuel cells and Energy recovery from waste.
Dr. Gopalakrishnan Kumar serves as Associate professor in Institute of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway. Additionally, he plays the role as "specially appointed Associate professor concentrating on research in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea . His major research interest includes biofuel/biochemical production from lignocellulose/waste/wastewater and algal biomass via biorefinery and valorization schemes and Microbial fuel/electrolysis cell (MFC& MEC) technologies. He has extensively published more than 205 SCI papers in highly prestigious Journals (including 2 cover image articles, 7 high cited/hot articles and 1 key scientific article), with total citations of > 4600 & h-index of 37. He also contributed to more than 15 book chapters and edited/editing 2 books.
Dr. M. Gunasekaran, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Anna University Chennai, Tirunelveli region was formerly Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Information and communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He was awarded Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship as Research Student at the graduate school of Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan. He received his PhD from Department of Physics, Anna University, India in the year 2007 in the field of renewable energy. He is a reviewer of international journals. He is the author of more than 30 publications in SCI and SCIE journals. His publications achieve more than 595 citations and he has authored 2 books and completed two PhD students. He obtained a Major grant from DST, Government of India under young scientist scheme. Dr. Gunasekaran's research interest focus is on effective and environmental friendly material for solar cell research, Oxide metal/Semiconductor material for waste water treatment, Sludge reduction under photo irradiation, Energy recovery from waste and Biomass.
Dr. S. Kavitha, completed her PhD in science and humanities at Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She received her Bachelor degree in Microbiology, and Masters in biotechnology at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. Her principal research interests are in the areas of biological sludge reduction and energy generation from various waste biomass. She is a reviewer in various international journals. She has authored about 38 technical research articles in outstanding journals including Bioresource Technology, Chemical Engineering Journal, Applied energy, Ultrasonics sonochemistry, Chemosphere journal, Environmental science & pollution research, Desalination and water treatment. Her publications achieve 679 citations and she has co-authored two book chapters, "Various sludge pretreatments: their impact on biogas generation on a book entitled "Waste biomass management-A Holistic approach and " Modelling for anaerobic Process" on a book entitled "Optimization and Applicability Bioprocesses.