Biorefinery of Inorganics: Recovering Mineral Nutrients from Biomass and Organic Waste

Erik Meers, G.L. Velthof, E. Michels, R.P.J.J. Rietra

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Abstract

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the potential for mineral recovery from wastes, addressing technological issues as well as economic, ecological, and agronomic full-scale field assessments. It serves as a complete reference work for experts in the field and provides teaching material for future experts specializing in environmental technology sectors.
Biorefinery of Inorganics: Recovering Mineral Nutrients from Biomass and Organic Waste starts by explaining the concept of using anaerobic digestion as a biorefinery for production of an energy carrier in addition to mineral secondary resources. It then discusses the current state of mineral fertilizer use throughout the world, offering readers a complete look at the resource availability and energy intensity. Technical aspects of mineral recovery organic (waste-)streams is discussed next, followed by an examination of the economics of biobased products and their mineral counterparts. The book also covers the environmental impact assessment of the production and use of bio-based fertilizers; modelling and optimization of nutrient recovery from wastes; and more.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWiley
Number of pages472
ISBN (Electronic)9781118921487
ISBN (Print)9781118921456
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2020

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