Food Industry Wastes

Food Industry Wastes

Assessment and Recuperation of Commodities

2nd Edition - August 2, 2020

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  • Editors: Maria Kosseva, Colin Webb
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128171219
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173770

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Food Industry Wastes: Assessment and Recuperation of Commodities, Second Edition presents a multidisciplinary view of the latest scientific and economic approaches to food waste management, novel technologies and treatment, their evaluation and assessment. It evaluates and synthesizes knowledge in the areas of food waste management, processing technologies, environmental assessment, and wastewater cleaning. Containing numerous case studies, this book presents food waste valorization via emerging chemical, physical, and biological methods developed for treatment and product recovery.This new edition addresses not only recycling trends but also innovative strategies for food waste prevention. The economic assessments of food waste prevention efforts in different countries are also explored. This book illustrates the emerging environmental technologies that are suitable for the development of both sustainability of the food systems and a sustainable economy. So, this volume is a valuable resource for students and professionals including food scientists, bio/process engineers, waste managers, environmental scientists, policymakers, and food chain supervisors.

Key Features

  • Provides guidance on current regulations for food process waste and disposal practices
  • Highlights novel developments needed in policy making for the reduction of food waste
  • Raises awareness of the sustainable food waste management techniques and their appraisal through
  • Life Cycle Assessment Explores options for reducing food loss and waste along the entire food supply chain


Food scientists, food and nutrition researchers, academics, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, professionals and researchers interested in environmental science and food engineering, technologists, process engineers, waste managers, environmental risk assessors, food chain supervisors, and policy makers

Table of Contents

  • PART I. Food Industry Wastes: Challenges and Prospects
    1. Definitions, measurements and drivers of food loss and waste
    2. Effectiveness and efficiency of food waste prevention policies, circular economy and food industry
    3. Sources, characteristics and treatment of plant-based food wastes
    4. Sources, characteristics, treatment, and analyses of animal-based food wastes

    PART II. Treatment of Solid Food Waste
    5. Food waste: a potential bioresource for extraction of nutraceuticals and bioactive compounds
    6. Valorization of citrus wastes through sustainable extraction processes
    7. Solid state fermentation of food industry wastes
    8. Microbial production of butanol from food industry waste
    9. Inventory of food processing side streams in EU and prospects for biorefinery development
    10. Valorisation of rice straw for ethylene and jet fuel production: A techno-economic assessment

    PART III. Enhanced Bioprocessing of Liquid Food Waste
    11. Biopolymers produced from food wastes: a case study on biosynthesis of bacterial cellulose from fruit juices
    12. Fermentation of fruit and vegetable wastes for biobased products
    13. Biotechnological approach for valorization of whey for value added products

    PART IV. Environmental Assessment and Rehabilitation of Wastewater
    14. Accounting for the environmental impact of food wastes on water resources and climate change
    15. Application of life cycle assessment to food industry wastes
    16. Microbial electrochemical production of energy and value-added chemicals from agri-food wastewater

    Part V. Stimulating Innovations and Drivers for Prevention of Food Wastes
    17. The dry chain: Reducing postharvest losses and improving food safety in humid climates
    18. Market-based tools for reduction of food waste in grocery retail
    19. Mathematical modelling approach applied to food waste reduction at retailer and consumer levels in food supply chain
    20. Sharing platform and innovative business models: enablers and barriers in the innovation process
    21. Management of hospitality food waste and the role of consumer behavior
    22. Challenges with food waste management in the food cold chains

    Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 516
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: August 2, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128171219
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173770

About the Editors

Maria Kosseva

Dr. Kosseva’s expertise is in the fields of chemical/bioprocess engineering, waste management, and environmental biotechnology. Starting in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, her research and teaching skills were further developed at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Hiroshima University, Japan. At the University College Dublin, Ireland, she set up and led a new research laboratory. At the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, she established a modern teaching laboratory and taught Biochemical Engineering and Materials Engineering modules.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientific Expert for European Commission Research Executive Agency

Colin Webb

Professor Colin Webb graduated in 1976 as a chemical engineer and earned his PhD in biochemical engineering in 1980. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. His research at the interface between biotechnology and chemical engineering is directed towards the sustainable bioconversion of agricultural raw materials and the development of integrated biorefinery systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former director of the Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Horacio M. Sat Aug 08 2020

    Food Industry Wastes

    Excelent topic