Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances for Sustainable Management


Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances for Sustainable Management looks at today's most relevant topics in olive oil industry sustainable management. Emphasizing recent advisable practices, the book explores the potential of reutilizing OMW to power the mill itself, the reuse of OMW as soil amendment, aerobic biological treatment of OMW and compost production, the case study of OMW within the biorefinery concept, the recovery of bioactive compounds from OMW, and their applications in food products, cosmetics and healthcare products.

Recent research efforts have concluded that the successful management of OMW focuses on three main routes: (a) reuse of water, (b) reuse of polyphenols, and (c) reuse of nutrients. Following this consideration, the book covers sustainable practices in the olive oil industry, revealing opportunities for reutilizing the water of OMW within the process or as soil amendment.

At the same time, it explores all the possibilities of recovering polyphenols and reutilizing them in target products, such as foods and cosmetics. The book also presents successful cases of industrial OMW valorization through real world experiences.

Key Features
Covers the most recent advances in the field of olive mill waste management following sustainability principles
Fills the gap of transfer knowledge between academia and industry
Explores the advantages, disadvantages and real potential of processes and products in the market
Olive oil production sector : environmental effects and sustainability challenges
Olive mill waste : recent advances for the sustainable development of the olive oil industry
The biorefinery concept for the industrial valorization of residues from the olive oil industry
Energy recovery alternatives for the sustainable management of the olive oil industry
Reuse of olive mill waste as soil amendment
Industrial case studies on the detoxification of OMWW using Fenton oxidation process followed by biological processes for energy and compost production
Integrated biological treatment of olive mill waste combining aerobic biological treatment, constructed wetlands and composting
Cocomposting of olive mill waste for the production of soil amendments
The use of olive mill waste to promote phytoremediation
Recovery of bioactive compounds from olive mill waste
Applications of recovered bioactive compounds in food products
Applications of recovered bioactive compounds in cosmetics and healthcare products
The entire publication - edited Charis Galanakis, Galanakis Laboratories, Crete, Greece - can be downloaded at : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128053140