The book contains a comprehensive review of literature and patent survey concerning olive processing waste. Over 1,000 citations are presented. Wastes considered include olive cultivation solid waste, wastes arising from classical, three- and two-phase olive mills and wastes generated during table olive processing. In addition, information is presented concerning the management of spent olive oil (e.g. from cooking). The book is divided into five parts. Part I presents background information concerning the characterization of olive processing wastes, their environmental impacts if disposed untreated and the effect of utilised olive-mill technology on the quantity and quality of generated wastes. Part II presents physical, thermal, physico-chemical, biological and combined or miscellaneous processes for treating olive-mill wastes. Part III concerns information on utilization of such wastes with or without prior treatment. Part IV concentrates on table olive processing waste and presents information regarding its characterization, treatment and uses. Part V presents an economical and legislative overview regarding olive-mill waste. The book contains a bibliography, glossary of terms used in the text, subject, patent and author indices as well as pertinent internet sites and authorities. It provides complete coverage of all available literature and patents concerning olive processing waste including economic and legislative issues. It includes the critical review of up to date utilized processes concerning treatment and uses of such wastes.
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"This valuable book will be of assistance in the academic as well as industrial fields. Biochemical, environmental and mechanical engineers, biologists, microbiologists, agronomists, food technologists, ecologists and environmental scientists will benefit from this practical reference." - International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, June 2006 "The volume is enriched with useful appendices [and]an impressive bibliography with over 1000 citations..provides the most advanced synthesis of the research carried out on multiple aspects of olive mill wastewater (OMWW) and other olive processing by-products." -Waste Management and Research, 2006About the Author:
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