Sustainable Food Waste-to-Energy Systems (PDF) evaluates the utilization of food waste in sustainable energy conversion systems. It examines all sources of waste generated in the food supply chain (downstream from agriculture), with coverage of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential sources. It offers a detailed analysis of the conventional pathways for food waste disposal and utilization, including composting, incineration, landfilling, and wastewater treatment. Afterward, users will find valuable sections on the biochemical, chemical, and thermochemical waste-to-energy conversion processes applicable for food waste and an evaluation of commercially available sustainable food waste-to-energy conversion technologies. Sustainability aspects, including consideration of economic, environmental, and social impacts are also explored.
The ebook concludes with an analysis of how using waste-to-energy systems is dependent on cross-cutting research methods, including big data and geographical information systems. It is a helpful resource for professionals working in waste-to-energy technologies, in addition to those in the food industry and food waste management sector planning and implementing these systems, but is also ideal for researchers, energy policymakers, graduate students, and energy analysts interested in the most recent advances in the field.
- Relates to publicly available resources on food waste data for energy conversion
- Contains tools to evaluate the potential environmental and economic performance of deployed systems
- Offers guidance on how specific food waste characteristics drive possible waste-to-energy conversion processes
- Provides methodologies for selecting among different waste-to-energy options, based on waste volumes, local energy demand (electrical/thermal/steam), distribution and properties, opportunities for industrial symbiosis, regulations and incentives and social acceptance, etc.
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