News Details
News Details
Novel Methods for Integrated Exploitation of Agricultural by-Products
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
 
2nd Announcement
Novel Methods for Integrated Exploitation of Agricultural by-Products
16-18 November, 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece
 
Scope
Solid residues, sludges and effluents from processing fruits (peaches, grapes, oranges,
pomegranate, etc.) and other agricultural and natural products (olive, tomato etc.)
contain various compounds, some of them of great dietary and commercial value, which
usually remain unexploited and become sources of serious environmental pollution.
However, in the past two decades, significant progress has been made in the development
of various novel types of methods; e.g. membrane technology, bio-technological methods,
advanced oxidation processes, etc. These methods, or combinations thereof, allow the
integrated treatment of natural by-products as well as of related polluting effluents toward
the recovery of marketable products and/or energy, and of clean water for reuse, thus
effectively achieving environmental protection and sustainability.