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Sustainable Technologies for the Management of Agricultural Wastes

  • Zainul Akmar Zakaria

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fatimatul Zaharah Abas, Seri Elyanie Zulkifli, Raja Safazliana Raja Sulong, Zainul Akmar Zakaria
    Pages 1-6
  3. Melisa Bertero, Juan Rafael García, Marisa Falco, Ulises Sedran, Khoirun Nisa Mahmud, Suzami Junaidah Ariffin et al.
    Pages 7-24
  4. Yuan Zhou, Yajun Tian, Liqiu Zhang, Yongze Liu, Li Feng
    Pages 25-43
  5. Maizatulakmal Yahayu, Fatimatul Zaharah Abas, Seri Elyanie Zulkifli, Farid Nasir Ani
    Pages 45-56
  6. Zulsyazwan Ahmad Khushairi, Hafizuddin Wan Yussof, Norazwina Zainol
    Pages 57-69
  7. Azzam Aladdin, Julián Rafael Dib, Roslinda Abd. Malek, Hesham A. El Enshasy
    Pages 71-86
  8. María Florencia Perez, Ana Sofía Isas, Azzam Aladdin, Hesham A. El Enshasy, Julián Rafael Dib
    Pages 87-98
  9. Abd. Rahman Jabir Mohd. Din, Siti Zulaiha Hanapi, Siti Hajar Mat Sarip, Mohamad Roji Sarmidi
    Pages 99-117
  10. Nor Athirah Zaharudin, Roslina Rashid, Lianash Azman, Siti Marsilawati Mohamed Esivan, Ani Idris, Norasikin Othman
    Pages 119-130
  11. Sharifah Soplah Syed Abdullah, Muhammad Khairul Ilmi Othman
    Pages 131-141
  12. Zainab Rabiu, Fatima U. Maigari, Umma Lawan, Zulaihatu Gidado Mukhtar
    Pages 143-154

About this book


This book discusses modern technologies for utilizing various types of agricultural waste as a direct means of properly managing its abundance. It explores the potential of using waste materials obtained from the palm oil industry, used cooking oil, maize and tea plantations, as well as citrus-based plants for the production of useful, high-value materials such as pyroligenous acid and bio-oil (Chapter 1), ferulic acid (Chapter 4) and bio-control agents (Chapter 5-7, 9). It also includes case studies to further enhance readers’ understanding.

This comprehensive volume is useful to anyone involved in agricultural waste management, green chemistry and agricultural biotechnology. It is also recommended as a reference work for all agriculture and biotechnology libraries.


Biomass Oil palm Organic waste composting Agricultural waste biomass Polluted soils an food crops Natural based fertilizer Postharvest diseases Used-cooking oil Microbiological approach Lemon Yeast Biochar Pest Pineapple

Editors and affiliations

  • Zainul Akmar Zakaria
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bioprocess Engineering & Institute of Bioproduct Development, Faculty of Chemical and Energy EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia

About the editors

Zainul Akmar Zakaria, Institute of Bioproduct Development & Department of Bioprocess Engineering and Polymer, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

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