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Special Issue "Valorization of Beverage Industry By-products"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Green Processes & Biorefinery Group, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, N. Temponera Street, Karditsa – 43100, Greece
Interests: antioxidants; biorefinery; food waste valorization; green processes; polyphenols
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It is my pleasure to announce a new Special Issue of Beverages, entitled “Valorization of Beverage Industry By-products”.
Nowadays, the beverage industry sectors faces unprecedented challenges pertaining to the rational and eco-friendly management of processing residues. This waste biomass, if not properly handled and processed, poses an important risk to the environment, owing to its particularly high organic load. On the other hand, contemporary trends dictate the valorization of beverage industry wastes, which offers numerous routes for high value-added product formulation, in the framework of a biorefinery concept.
The processing residues generated by the beverage industry contain a wide spectrum of bioactive substances, including polyphenols, carotenoids, pectins, oil, etc. Methods of extraction, isolation, chemical and biotechnological modification, as well as utilisation as food additives, cosmetic constituents and pharmaceutical bioactives are state-of-the-art environmentally benign strategies for the effective and profitable valorisation of these substances.
This Special Issue addresses the concept of innovative and emerging green methodologies that aim at upgrading beverage industry wastes. Contributions pertaining to the valorisation of beverage wastes should include studies on the pre-treatment of processing residues, the sustainable production of isolated bioactive compounds or whole extracts, the bioconversion of processing residues, novel ingredients from beverage wastes, and their utilisation in the food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical industries. The exploitation of wastes to produce bio-based substances are also welcome, but investigations on biofuels are strongly discouraged.
May I take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your valuable contributions.
Dr. Dimitris P. Makris
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Beverages is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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.
- Pre-treatment of processing residues
- Beverage waste valorization
- Bioactive substances
- Green processes and biorefinery
- Value-added products