Special Issue "Recent Advances in Agricultural Wastes and Wastewater Treatment Technology"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Esperanza Romero Taboada
Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Protection, Estación Experimental del Zaidín -Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (EEZ-CSIC), C/Profesor Albareda 1, 18008 Granada, Spain
Interests: environment; sustainability; water quality; agriculture; soil analysis; soil; soil chemistry; waste management; pesticides; ermicomposting; earthworms; emerging contaminants; contaminants
Dr. Rogelio Nogales Vargas-Machuca
Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Protection, Estación Experimental del Zaidín of the Spanish National Research Council (EEZ-CSIC), Profesor Albareda 1, 18160 Granada, Spain
Interests: waste management; contaminants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The prevalence of intensive agriculture aiming to maximize crop yields is increasing worldwide, creating concerns about its sustainability. Agriculture uses huge amounts of water, energy, agrochemicals, plastics, etc., which cause adverse effects in the environment and on human health. Furthermore, agriculture and agroindustry generate unwanted organic wastes and wastewaters. Such waste products have the potential to be reused, e.g., for irrigation purposes. The optimal management of these wastes and the treatment of wastewaters can reduce their pollution potential and promote a safe and healthy environment. These wastes are often recycled by land application as organic amendments, utilized as energy sources or used for extracting by-products, among other uses. Agricultural wastes and wastewaters, when properly treated, can be transformed into new resources and open new business opportunities. In this Special Issue, the recent efforts and advances made in the development and applicability of classical and emergent technologies for the treatment of agricultural wastes and wastewaters will be discussed.

This Special Issue will focus on novel research topics including (but not limited to) (1) advances in composting, vermicomposting and larvae composting technologies using agricultural wastes; (2) extraction of highly valuable natural products from agricultural wastes; (3) transformation of agriculture biomass wastes into value-added products; (4) advancement of clean technologies for wastewater treatment and reuse; (5) emergent bioremediation technologies for wastewater purification; and (6) recycling of plastic residues from agricultural activities.

Dr. Esperanza Romero Taboada
Dr. Rogelio Nogales Vargas-Machuca
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Agricultural waste recycling
  • Agricultural plastic recycling
  • Aerobic waste treatments
  • High-value products
  • Wastewaster treatments
  • Pollutant degradation
  • Biopurification systems
  • Bioremediation
  • Sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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