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Food Waste Recovery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128003510, 9780128004197

Food Waste Recovery

1st Edition

Processing Technologies and Industrial Techniques

Editor: Charis Galanakis
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128003510
eBook ISBN: 9780128004197
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd July 2015
Page Count: 412
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Food Waste Recovery: Processing Technologies and Industrial Techniques acts as a guide to recover valuable components of food by-products and recycle them inside the food chain, in an economic and sustainable way. The book investigates all the relevant recovery issues and compares different techniques to help you advance your research and develop new applications. Strong coverage of the different technologies is included, while keeping a balance between the characteristics of current conventional and emerging technologies. This is an essential reference for research outcomes.

Key Features

  • Presents a holistic methodology (the so-called "5-Stages Universal Recovery Process") and a general approach (the so-called "Universal Recovery Strategy") to ensure optimized management of the available technologies and recapture of different high added-value compounds from any waste source
  • Includes characteristics, safety and cost issues of conventional and emerging technologies, the benefits of their application in industry, and commercialized applications of real market products
  • Demonstrates all aspects of the recovery process such as preservation of the substrate, yield optimization, preservation of functionality of the target compounds during processing, and more


Food technologists, researchers, scientists, engineers, professionals and students working or studying in food and by-products processing area

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • Preface
  • Section I: Introduction
    • Chapter 1: Food waste management, valorization, and sustainability in the food industry
      • Abstract
      • 1.1. Introduction
      • 1.2. Definitions of “food waste” and “food loss”
      • 1.3. Quantities of lost and wasted food and impact on food and nutrition security
      • 1.4. Prospects
      • 1.5. Origin of food waste and food loss
      • 1.6. Management and valorization strategies
      • 1.7. Treatment of food waste
      • 1.8. How food waste recovery improves sustainability of food systems
    • Chapter 2: Classification and target compounds
      • Abstract
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Cereals
      • 2.3. Root and tubers
      • 2.4. Oilcrops and pulses
      • 2.5. Fruit and vegetables
      • 2.6. Meat products
      • 2.7. Fisheries by-products
      • 2.8. Dairy products
    • Chapter 3: The universal recovery strategy
      • Abstract
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Characteristics of target compounds
      • 3.3. Substrate macro- and microstructure
      • 3.4. Selection of the appropriate solvent
      • 3.5. Selection of the recovery stages
      • 3.6. Selection of the appropriate technologies
  • Section II: Conventional techniques
    • Chapter 4: Conventional macroscopic pretreatment
      • Abstract
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Size reduction of solids
      • 4.3. Thermal and vacuum concentration
      • 4.4. Mechanical separation (centrifugation/mechanical expression)
      • 4.5. Freeze drying
      • 4.6. Microfiltration
    • Chapter 5: Conventional macro- and micromolecules separation
      • Abstract
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Ethanol precipitation
      • 5.3. Ultrafiltration
      • 5.4. Isoelectric solubilization/precipitation
      • 5.5. Extrusion
      • 5.6. Conclusions
    • Chapter 6: Conventional extraction
      • Abstract
      • 6.1. Introduction
      • 6.2. Solvent extraction
      • 6.3. Acid, alkali, and enzyme extraction
      • 6.4. Microwave-assisted extraction
      • 6.5. Steam distillation and hydrodistillation
      • 6.6. Supercritical fluid extraction
      • 6.7. Scale-up and economic issues
      • 6.8. Future perspectives
    • Chapter 7: Conventional purification and isolation
      • Abstract
      • 7.1. Introduction
      • 7.2. Adsorption
      • 7.3. Chromatography
      • 7.4. Nanofiltration
      • 7.5. Electrodialysis
    • Chapter 8: Conventional product formation
      • Abstract
      • 8.1. Introduction
      • 8.2. Technological functionality and quality properties of food waste components
      • 8.3. Product design by emulsification
      • 8.4. Product design by microencapsulation
  • Section III: Emerging technologies
    • Chapter 9: Emerging macroscopic pretreatment
      • Abstract
      • 9.1. Introduction
      • 9.2. Foam-mat drying
      • 9.3. Radio-frequency drying
      • 9.4. Electro-osmotic drying
      • 9.5. Low-temperature plasma
      • 9.6. High hydrostatic pressure
      • 9.7. Conclusions
    • Chapter 10: Emerging macro- and micromolecules separation
      • Abstract
      • 10.1. Introduction
      • 10.2. Colloidal gas aphrons (CGA)
      • 10.3. Ultrasound-assisted crystallization
      • 10.4. Pressurized microwave extraction
    • Chapter 11: Emerging extraction
      • Abstract
      • 11.1. Introduction
      • 11.2. Ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE)
      • 11.3. Laser ablation
      • 11.4. Pulsed electric field (PEF)
      • 11.5. High voltage electrical discharge
      • 11.6. Emerging membrane extraction
    • Chapter 12: Emerging purification and isolation
      • Abstract
      • 12.1. Introduction
      • 12.2. Magnetic fishing
      • 12.3. Aqueous two-phase system
      • 12.4. Ion-exchange membrane chromatography
      • 12.5. Conclusions
    • Chapter 13: Emerging product formation
      • Abstract
      • 13.1. Introduction
      • 13.2. Nanocapsules
      • 13.3. Nanoencapsulation methods and scale-up
      • 13.4. Nanoemulsions
      • 13.5. Nanocrystals
      • 13.6. Pulsed fluidized bed agglomeration
  • Section IV: Commercialization aspects and applications
    • Chapter 14: Cost and safety issues of emerging technologies against conventional techniques
      • Abstract
      • 14.1. Introduction
      • 14.2. Assumptions and calculations
      • 14.3. Conventional techniques
      • 14.4. Emerging technologies
      • 14.5. Conclusions
      • Acknowledgments
    • Chapter 15: Patented and commercialized applications
      • Abstract
      • 15.1. Scale-up and commercialization problems
      • 15.2. Protection of intellectual properties
      • 15.3. Applications and market products
      • 15.4. Potential use of emerging technologies
      • 15.5. Conclusions
    • Chapter 16: Recovery and applications of enzymes from food wastes
      • Abstract
      • 16.1. Introduction
      • 16.2. Enzymes from plant food processing wastes
      • 16.3. Fish and seafood processing wastes
      • 16.4. Future prospects
  • Subject Index


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About the Editor

Charis Galanakis

Dr. Galanakis is an interdisciplinary scientist. He is the research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories (Chania, Greece) and the coordinator of the Food Waste Recovery Group of the ISEKI-Food Association (Vienna, Austria). He serves as an expert evaluator and monitor of international and regional funded programs and proposals, whereas he is an editorial board member and subject editor of Food and Bioproducts Processing and Food Research International. He has edited nine books and published ~100 articles

Affiliations and Expertise

Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece


"This is a “must-have” book and should be used in every food science curriculum. This book would also be an excellent reference book for companies in the food industry or even the food value chain, from primary production through to the retail sector." --FST

"The information provided in Food Waste Recovery is very well organized and offers a comprehensive access to the information scattered in many technical and scientific publications. The books makes easy to find the potential of a specific waste or how to recover a molecule of economic interest with different technologies. One of the most innovative and interesting parts of the book is dedicated to emerging technologies such as radio-frequency drying, electroosmotic drying, the use of low temperature plasma, high hydrostatic pressure, ultrasounds, pulsed electrical fields or magnetic fields and the applications and implementations in different food sectors beyond the applications at laboratory or pilot stages. Definitely, the book is a "must have" for all those working with food waste recovery." --Aintzane Esturo, Technical Manager, SGF International e.V., Germany

"There is no doubt that with rising populations, food wastage is of ever growing significance. We are now at a point that it is no longer sufficient to simply reduce the amount of industrial or supply chain waste, whether agricultural or processing by-product, but to eliminate it. To achieve such targets, the inherent value; nutritional or functional, must be recovered from any waste stream. This requires a deep knowledge of the potential of such waste material, which in turn can drive the innovation process to realise that value. Food Waste Recovery edited by Dr. Charis Galankis provides the detailed insight needed to address these challenges head on. With detailed reviews of food wastage sources, potential value of waste streams and the traditional, innovative and emerging extraction and recovery technology, this book achieves the editors vision of producing an essential reference tool for food and drink professionals tackling the increasingly important issue of food waste." --Steve Osborn B.Sc. (hons), M.Phil., C.SCI., FIFST, Principal consultant - Food and Beverage, The Aurora Ceres Partnership Ltd.

"This book successfully captures the current outlook with regard to food waste valorisation, compiling the collaborative contributions of academic institutions and commercial organisations. Encompassing a breadth of separation and extraction technologies, both conventional and emerging, the book provides rich insight into the techniques which could either be employed in isolation or regarded as building blocks in a comprehensive biorefinery. Food Waste Recovery represents a much-needed toolkit, increasing the prospect of recovering high added-value compounds from organic byproducts. Moreover, it serves as a bridge between academia and industry, a vital handbook for anyone wanting to develop a food waste recovery application. Crucially, the book places priority on the ethical responsibility to maximise the efficient recovery of bioresources against the backdrop of ever-increasing pressure on natural resources due to climate change and rising populations. Thus, food waste valorisation is presented not simply as a commercial teaser; rather it is regarded as a vital activity as part of a coordinated strategy to ensure a sustainable food supply. Fundamentally, Dr. Galanakis has succeeded in drawing together accounts of the key technologies which will form the basis of any future biorefinery and this compilation marks a milestone in the journey towards that destination." --Andrew Gadd, Link2Energy, Industrial Symbiosis Services Medium

"There were times in human history where we had no access to information because it was unavailable. Now, we have an overload of information and it is a time taking process for each of us to identify our sources. Food Waste Recovery makes it easier for those who are looking for the latest latest information and knowledge on processing food wastes in industrial settings. The book has expanded my knowledge about the variety of chemicals that can be recovered from food wastes and their final markets. Chapter 4, The Universal Recovery Strategy provides a good framework for approaching value recovery out of food waste. The framework can also be applied to recovery of food and organic waste in cities. This strategy will be more valuable when it is adopted widely, and researchers and decision makers expand on it according to their requirements. Given my background in engineering and consulting, I found Chapter 14 especially useful. It lays out the cost and safety issues of emerging and conventional technologies, which can be a good starting point for further research and decision making." --Ranjith Annepu, Co-Founder, be Waste Wise, New York City

"Food Waste Recovery edited by Dr. Charis Galanakis, does not just cover the issues of sustainability, valorisation and waste recovery in modern food processing, but also discusses extensively the issues of land and water use. Chapter 2 provides an excellent and comprehensive summary of the different types of waste derived from both plant and animal origin. Pre-treatments of food waste, conventional processing methods to extract materials of interest as well as new/updated methods are given a good synopsis in Chapters 4 and 5. I can also thoroughly recommend the good analysis of more recent extraction techniques discussed in Chapter 6 and Section III, which, although not unique, are interesting reminders of the challenges faced in the context of food waste. Overall, this is an excellent book, dealing with the aftermath of today’s heavily industrialized food production and processing, and provides a good overview of the ways to reduce and control the resultant inherent wastage." --Muyiwa Akintoye, PhD, Research & Development, Quorn Foods Ltd.

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