Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances For Sustainable Management by Charis Michel GalanakisOlive Mill Waste: Recent Advances For Sustainable Management by Charis Michel Galanakis

Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances For Sustainable Management

byCharis Michel Galanakis

Paperback | January 4, 2017

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Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances for Sustainable Managementaddresses 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 and cosmetics.

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's 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. In addition, the book presents successful cases of industrial OMW valorization through real world experiences.



  • 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
Dr. Galanakis is a dynamic and interdisciplinary scientist with a fast-expanding work that balances between food and environment, industry and academia. His research targets mainly the separation and recovery of functional macro- and micro-molecules from different food by-products, as well as their implementation as additives in food a...
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Title:Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances For Sustainable ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 4, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128053143

ISBN - 13:9780128053140

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Table of Contents

1. Olive Oil Production Sector: Environmental Effects and Sustainability Challenges 2. Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances for the Sustainable Management of Olive Oil Industry 3. The Biorefinery Concept for the Industrial Valorization of Residues from Olive Oil Industry 4. Energy recovery alternatives for the sustainable management of olive oil industry 5. Reuse of olive mill waste as soil amendment 6. Industrial case studies on the detoxificaton of OMWW using Fenton oxidation process followed by biological processes for energy and compost production 7. Integrated Biological Treatment of Olive Mill Waste Combining Aerobic Biological Treatment, Constructed Wetlands and Composting 8. Co-Composting of Olive Mill Waste for the Production of Soil Amendments 9. The use of olive mill wastewater to promote phytoremediation 10. Recovery of bioactive compounds from olive mill waste 11. Applications of recovered bioactive compounds in food products 12. Applications of recovered bioactive compounds in cosmetics and health care products