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Special Issue "Energy and Nutrient Recovery by Hydrothermal Treatments"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 2134
Special Issue Editors
Interests: waste management; waste to energy; hydrothermal treatments; wastewater treatment; anaerobic digestion; advanced oxidation processes; environmental catalysis
Interests: waste management; waste to energy; hydrothermal treatments; wastewater treatment; advanced oxidation processes; environmental catalysis
Interests: waste management; waste to energy; hydrothermal treatments; wastewater treatment; anaerobic digestion
Special Issue Information
Hydrothermal processing of biowaste has been recently recognized as a promising technology to efficiently reduce waste volume, recover bioenergy and nutrients, destroy organic contaminants, and eliminate pathogens. This Special Issue is focused on all of the technologies that are able to carry out nutrient and energy recovery from any kind of waste (animal manure, municipal waste, organic waste from the industrial food sector, sewage sludge, green waste, among others). Particular emphasis is placed on to those technologies that are currently at a high technological readiness level, thereby including their applicability through techno-economical and life cycle analysis.
Prof. Dr. Angel F. Mohedano
Prof. Dr. Elena Diaz
Prof. Dr. M. Angeles de la Rubia
Manuscript Submission Information
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- waste management
- waste to energy
- hydrothermal treatments
- anaerobic digestion
- dark fermentation
- circular economy
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Low Water Input Co-Hydrothermal Carbonization: When One Biomass Can Partially Supply the Water to the Other
Abstract: One drawback of biomass hydrothermal treatment (HTC) is associated to the need of water supply, that is especially important in the case of lignocellulosic low water precursors. In this context, economic and feasibility studies suggest using at least 20-30% of load to water ratio should be provided to guarantee an appropriate biomass conversion but also to satisfy a feasible water balance. This study has investigated the possibility of co-hydrocarbonizing two residual biomass materials that significantly differ in their physico-chemical compositions: a) olive stone, a hard and high quality biomass, with low N content, whose potential to give a high heating value briquete by HTC has been proven, b) fresh grass as it is gathered from gardens, with a high water content, moderate N fraction, and low calorific value. The work specifically focus on the water saving that can be attained, when the liquid product produced by one of them (grass, with a 80% of moisture, that is almost fully recovered under tight heating in the form of acidic liquid solution) can supply part of the water needed by the other (olive stone). The changes in product distribution and HC properties as a result of this process modification are investigated and associated to the synergies found in the processes, comparing isolated treatments with co-HTC.