Special Issue "Resource Recovery from Waste for Agriculture, Landscaping and Aquaculture"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017).
With increasing attention to a circular economy, “resource recovery and reuse” (RRR) holds a prominent position in several Sustainable Development Goals, inevitably linking the challenges of food security, waste management, health and sanitation.
From an agricultural perspective, domestic and agro-industrial (food) waste is especially rich in nutrients and organic matter. However, in most parts of the world, this waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse. RRR initiatives remain often research driven pilots, highly subsidy dependent, and technology focused with limited market research and business planning to stimulate private sector participation.
In this context, we are looking for papers that take the business side of RRR seriously, and present either feasibility studies or the analysis of existing businesses covering not only technical options but in particular the institutional set-up, revenue models for cost recovery, and the enabling environment. Given the vast range of RRR options, we like to limit the scope to food waste from agro-industrial and domestic sources, including the management of manure and human excreta at scale, for reuse in agriculture, forestry, landscaping and aquaculture, or for energy generation. We prefer manuscripts on case studies from low-income countries or which present content that can be applied there.
Dr. Pay Drechsel
Dr. Miriam Otoo
Dr. Johannes Paul
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- Resource recovery and reuse
- Cost recovery
- Food waste
- Business models
- Feasibility study
- Phosphorous recovery
- Energy recovery
- Wastewater reuse