Thermochemical conversion of foodwaste for bioenergy generation

R. Uma Rani, J. Rajesh Banu, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Chyi-How Lay

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Abstract

Growing quantities of food waste globally are causing increasing concern and calls for decisive action to alleviate their adverse environmental and socioeconomic repercussions. The overall objective of this chapter is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of presently accessible thermochemical transformation techniques (incineration, combustion, cocombustion, pyrolysis, gasification, and hydrothermal carbonization), which could be used to show that a wide spectrum of food waste in an embedded plant can be sustainably managed for bioenergy. Furthermore, from a multidisciplinary point of view, potential guidelines for more efficient use of food waste for sustainable energy production are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Waste to Valuable Resources
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Management
PublisherElsevier
Chapter5
Pages97-118
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780128183540
ISBN (Print)9780128183533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2020

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