Special Issue "Composting in the Framework of Circular Economy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 December 2021.
Interests: design and use of biological systems for the treatment of organic waste (composting and anaerobic digestion); nanotechnology for environmental remediation; solid-state fermentation to convert wastes into bio-products
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Composting is a well-known technology that has been successfully implemented in many parts of the world. With the recent interest in circular economy, composting has become an attractive solution for the management of a wide range of organic wastes to be recycled as compost in agricultural or horticultural applications, as well as other uses such as restoration of contaminated soils or, more generally, amendment for bioremediation purposes.
Although a great deal of research has been published on composting, it is also evident that some knowledge gaps still exist, given the complexity of this technology, especially in the process—for instance, the relationship between physicochemical parameters and the biological phenomena, among others. This Special Issue “Composting in the Framework of Circular Economy” aims to present the recent advances of composting as a strategy to fulfil the objectives of circular economy. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Co-composting of different organic wastes, especially process performance and the quality of final compost;
- Composting for the removal of emerging contaminants in organic wastes;
- Decentralized composting: pros and cons, process experiences;
- Environmental impact of composting processes, especially gaseous emissions.
In these topics, full- or pilot-scale studies are especially welcome, whereas non-representative few grams experiments are discouraged.
Prof. Dr. Antoni Sánchez
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- gaseous emissions
- emerging pollutants
- environmental impact
- organic wastes
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Impact of composting process and compost application on greenhouse gas emissions
Author: Antoni Sánchez
Affiliation: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona