Special Issue "Value-Added Compounds from Compost, Digestate and Agro-Industrial Waste"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: agriculture; crop physiology; environmental sciences; ecology; food quality; food science; technology; plant sciences; soil quality; waste
Interests: abiotic stress; agriculture; crop physiology; mycorrhizal fungi; plant nutrition; plant–microbe interactions; plant sciences; soil microorganisms
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Interests: natural compound chemistry; green chemistry; agro-industrial waste valorization; analytical chemistry; phytochemistry
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Even though, at present, climate change and the depletion of fossil sources have driven the search for more sustainable waste management, there remain many agricultural, environmental, economic, and social issues to be addressed for a truly sustainable organic waste management chain.
Studies on specific compounds to be extracted from very complex matrices as compost, digestate and agro-industrial wastes could contribute to support their best use in agriculture and other fields but also could contribute to:
- the creation of economic value from organic waste;
- the improvement of the social acceptance of waste-derived products.
As an example of the potential added value, on the “agricultural side of the story”, the recently approved REGULATION (EU) 2019/1009, introducing a new kind of fertilizing agent named “biostimulants”, could foster the market of products potentially derived from organic waste proven to affect plant health.
In this Special Issue, papers on the recovery of value-added compounds for a new use on several fields and application of extracts from organic waste-derived products in crop production and soil management are welcome. The effects of these substances on plant nutrition and defense and their impact on root-associated microorganisms and symbiotic interactions will be specifically stressed.
In particular, research papers and short communications will cover the following themes:
- Compounds extracted from compost and digestate and their effects on plant and soil;
- Interaction of compounds extracted from compost and digestate with root-associated microorganisms;
- Novel uses of value-added compounds recovered from agro-industrial wastes;
- Extraction techniques and costs;
- Economic and environmental impacts and social acceptance.
Dr. Ezio Riggi
Prof. Dr. Raffaella Maria Balestrini
Dr. Edoardo Marco Napoli
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- waste management
- waste organic fraction
- value-added compounds
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.
Abstract：Processing and selection of fruits and vegetables generate high amounts of wastes that represent an economical and environmental issue for the agroindustry sector. According to the so called “biorefinery” approach, these biomass can be exploited for the recovery of value added molecules. In this paper the residues of industrial processing of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum variety “Hybrid Rome”), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), potato (Solanum tuberosum) and carrot (Daucus carota), were used as sole carbon sources to support cheap microbial growth of Thermoanaerobacterium thermostercoris strain BUFF, a saccharolytic, thermophilic anaerobic microorganism isolated from buffalo-dung. Moreover, the production of hemicellulolytic enzymes and metabolites, such as hydrogen and ethanol, were also investigated.