Palm Trees and Fruits Residues

Palm Trees and Fruits Residues

Recent Advances for Integrated and Sustainable Management

1st Edition - September 2, 2022

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  • Editors: Mejdi Jeguirim, Besma Khiari, Salah Jellali
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239346
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242223

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Palm Trees and Fruits Residues: Recent Advances for Integrated and Sustainable Management places the wastes of palm trees and fruit residues in the international context of sustainable development, providing sustainable applications that are detailed based on sector to help readers from specific fields identify applications. Furthermore, successful processing case studies using valorization are presented. As the expansion of palm tree fruit crops processing industries (manufacture of syrup, honey, non-alcoholic beverages, flours, confectionery products, fruit paste, etc.) is generating growing quantities of wastes in different forms, this book covers sustainable aspects. Written by an international team of contributors, this title is aimed at professionals and enterprises who aspire to develop real, high-scale industrial applications for palm tree and fruit residue valorization.

Key Features

  • Includes palm tree wastes and fruit processing by-products, their quantification and classification
  • Brings identification, quantification and characterization of palm-tree and fruit wastes
  • Thoroughly explores biotechnological, agricultural, environmental and energy applications of fruit processing by-products
  • Contains case studies of a palm tree fruit processing by-products valorization


Agricultural or food engineers who work in the palm groves and in the palm tree fruit processing industry and are seeking to improve their by-products management by actively utilizing them in effective applications. Food scientists and technologists; Energy, Environmental, agricultural and chemical engineers. Professional working in the food and fruit processing industry

Table of Contents

  • Cover Image
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • Editors biographies
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1 Identification, Quantification and Characterization of palm-tree and fruit wastes
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Date Palm Tree
  • 1.3 Palm oil waste
  • 1.4 Coconut palm trees
  • 1.5 Sustainable valorization of palm wastes
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Palm trees and fruits residues use for livestock feeding
  • 2.1 Palm trees and fruits residues use for livestock feeding
  • 2.2 Introduction and classification of palm trees and fruits
  • 2.3 Palm trees and fruits residual products and their estimated production
  • 2.4 Nutrient profile and use of different residual products in feeding of livestock animals
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Ingredients for food products
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Cultivation
  • 3.3 Wastes Production
  • 3.4 Impacts of Palm waste on the Environment
  • 3.5 Palm waste management
  • 3.6 Waste and byproduct utilization
  • 3.7 Bioactive ingredients of by byproducts
  • 3.8 Sustainability
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Palm trees and fruits residues' usage for human health
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera)
  • 4.3 Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)
  • 4.4 Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis)
  • 4.5 Sugar palm (Arenga pinnata)
  • 4.6 Areca palm (Areca catechu)
  • 4.7 Açaí palm (Euterpe oleracea)
  • 4.8 Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
  • Concluding remarks
  • References
  • Chapter 5 Palm wastes for bio-based materials production
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Bio-based materials production
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Agricultural applications
  • 6.1 Importance of organic matter in agricultural soils
  • 6.2 Parts and forms of palm residues used as organic amendments
  • 6.3 Impact of palm residues on amended soils
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Palm wastes valorization for wastewaters treatment
  • 7.1 Synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of palm-wastes-derived biochars
  • 7.2 Synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of palm-wastes-derived activated carbon
  • 7.3 Organic compounds removal by raw and modified palm wastes
  • 7.4 Application of palm-wastes-derived-adsorbents for heavy metals removal from wastewaters (raw + modified biochars/ activated carbons)
  • 7.5 Nutrients recovery by palm-wastes-derived materials
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Palm wastes reuse for gaseous effluent treatment
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Adsorbents deriving from palm wastes for removal of gaseous pollutants
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9 Biofuels production
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Biogas production
  • 9.3 Biodiesel production
  • 9.4 Bioethanol production
  • 9.5 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Thermochemical conversion
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Palm wastes densification and direct combustion
  • 10.3 Conversion into a solid coal-fuel by torrefaction
  • 10.4 Conversion into energy-rich products by pyrolysis
  • 10.5 Conversion into a hydrochar-fuel by hydrothermal carbonization
  • 10.6 Conversion into combustible gas by gasification
  • 10.7 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11 The biorefinery concept for the industrial valorization of palm tree and fruit wastes
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Added-value compounds obtained from palm tree and fruit wastes
  • 11.3 Antioxidants
  • 11.4 Composites
  • 11.5 Biofuels and bioenergy
  • 11.6 Other compounds from palm and fruits wastes
  • 11.7 Integral valorisation of palm trees and fruits wastes
  • 11.8 Conclusions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 2, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239346
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242223

About the Editors

Mejdi Jeguirim

Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim is a Professor at the University of Haute Alsace, France, in the field of energy, process engineering, and kinetics modelling. He has co-authored more than 150 referred international journal papers in his research field and is a member of the editorial boards for the international journals Energy, Energies, Energy for Sustainable Development, Biofuels, and the International Journal of Green Energy. He is involved as a scientific expert for over 50 international scientific journals, as well as for several national and international research programs. Prof. Jeguirim received the French National Research Excellence Award for researchers with high level scientific activity for 2009-2012, 2013-2016, and 2017-2020. Recently, he entered the World’s Top 2% Scientists ranking established by Stanford University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Alsace,France

Besma Khiari

Dr. Besma Khiari is a Professor at the University of Carthage (Tunisia) in the field of energy and environment processes, applied mainly to wastes. Recovery from urban, agricultural and industrial wastes is the main objective of the different papers, books, academic supervisions and industrial projects, she took part in. Her expertise in the area best met the needs and expectations of professionals such as engineering companies, design offices, health services, environmental businesses and units.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia

Salah Jellali

Dr. Salah Jellali serves as an associate professor at the Centre for Environmental Studies & Research, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. His research interests include wastewaters treatment by low cost materials, nutrients recovery from wastewaters and reuse in agriculture, local water management, and groundwater flow and pollutants transport modelling for a sustainable management. He was involved in various national and international projects regarding the cited above topics. He has co-authored more than 50 referred international journal papers in his research field. He was involved in the management of several international conferences and scientific journal special issues related to wastes/wastewaters sustainable management. He acted as a national and international expert for the evaluation of research projects related to the domain of water/wastes management. He was the holder of the ministerial award of rural engineering diploma in 1994 and the presidential award for the best national supervised PhD thesis in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR), Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

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