Special Issue "Sustainable Food Waste Management and Utilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Trabold
As world-wide efforts focus on feeding a growing population, the global food industry continues to be burdened by the impacts of food waste. In fact, it is widely reported that 30 to 40% of food produced is never consumed by humans. Although ongoing technical improvements and consumer education will help reduce the fraction of food that is wasted, it is inevitable that there will still be massive volumes of food materials needing proper disposition at the end-of-life. This special issue comprises papers addressing challenges and opportunities in sustainable food waste management and utilization across the farm-to-fork spectrum; from agriculture through all downstream phases of food processing, distribution and consumption. Topics of interest include modeling of logistics associated with food waste resource identification, spatial distribution and transport. There is also particular focus on methods for food waste utilization through composting, waste-to-energy conversion (e.g., anaerobic digestion, fermentation, gasification, etc.), and upcycling to value-added products, such as fertilizer, animal feed and nutritional supplements. Additionally within scope are assessments of embodied water and energy resources in food waste, and comparative analysis of sustainable waste disposition methods and incumbent technologies, such as landfilling and waste water treatment.
Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Trabold
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- food waste
- anaerobic digestion
- animal feed
- embodied energy
- embodied water