1st Edition

Agricultural and Kitchen Waste Energy and Environmental Aspects

Edited By Dan Bahadur Pal, Amit Kumar Tiwari Copyright 2023
    300 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Apart from being termed as a pollution source, agriculture and kitchen waste is also a rich source of carbohydrates, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins, and can be utilized to develop value-added products and for energy production, which is the main theme of this book. It also focuses on the minimization of this waste via different routes like conversion into bio-fertilizers, organic acids, other industrial products, and efficient energy production. It comprises different topics and concepts related to waste utilization contributed by recognized researchers and experts.


    • Covers all the technical aspects of utilization of agricultural and kitchen waste.
    • Discusses the quality characteristics of value-added products.
    • Provides overview of different options for processing of organic wastes.
    • Includes production of acids and enzymes from agriculture/kitchen wastes.
    • Reviews effects of kitchen/agricultural waste on environment and its role in pollution control.

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in chemical and environmental engineering.

    Chapter 1 Current Scenario of Forest Residues and Its Utilization in Various Sectors

    Arkadiusz Stańczykiewicz, Marek Pająk and Marcin Pietrzykowski

    Chapter 2 Commercial Production of Antioxidants from Fresh Agricultural Waste

    Bornita Bose and Harshata Pal

    Chapter 3 Utilization of Agricultural Residues for Energy Production

    Felicia O. Afolabi, Paul Musonge, Edward Kwaku Armah, Opeyemi A. Oyewo, Sam Ramaila and Lydia Mavuru

    Chapter 4 Conversion of Agricultural and Forest Wastes into Water Purifying Materials

    Donald Tyoker Kukwa, Maggie Chetty, Ifeanyi Anekwe and Jeremiah Adedeji

    Chapter 5 Sustainable Production of Nanomaterials from Agricultural Wastes

    Mahen C. Perera, Ryan Rienzie and Nadeesh M. Adassooriya

    Chapter 6 Domestic and Agricultural Wastes: Environmental Impact and Their Economic Utilization

    Opeyemi A. Oyewo, Sam Ramaila, Lydia Mavuru, Damian C. Onwudiwe, Felicia O. Afolabi, Paul Musonge,

    Donald Tyoker Kukwa and Oluwasayo E. Ogunjinmi

    Chapter 7 Sustainable Utilization and Management of Agricultural and Kitchen Waste

    Soumya Pandey and Neeta Kumari

    Chapter 8 Potential Benefits of Utilization of Kitchen and Agri Wastes

    Shalini Dhiman, Kanika Khanna, Jaspreet Kour, Tamanna Bhardwaj, Ravdeep Kaur, Neha Handa

    and Renu Bhardwaj

    Chapter 9 Utilization of Biomass from Refineries as Additional Source of Energy

    Nirupama Prasad, Dan Bahadur Pal and Amit Kumar Tiwari

    Chapter 10 Effects of Agricultural Wastes on Environment and Its Control Measures

    Arun Dev Singh, Palak Bakshi, Pardeep Kumar, Jaspreet Kour, Shalini Dhiman, Mohd. Ibrahim, Isha Madaan, Dhriti Kapoor, Bilal Ahmad Mir and Renu Bhardwaj

    Chapter 11 Kitchen and Agri Waste as Renewable, Clean and Alternative Bioenergy Resource

    Neerja Sharma, Nitika Kapoor, Sukhmeen Kaur Kohli, Pooja Sharma, Jaspreet Kour, Kamini Devi, Ashutosh Sharma, Rupinder Kaur, Amrit Pal Singh and Renu Bhardwaj

    Chapter 12 Various Value-Added Products from Agricultural and Bio-Waste

    Amit Kumar Tiwari, Dan Bahadur Pal, Vikash Shende, Vinay Raj, Anjali Prasad and Sunder Lal Pal


    Dan Bahadur Pal is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Harcourt Butler Technical University, Nawabganj Kanpur-208002, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has received his M. Tech and Ph.D. in the field of Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Before that, he completed his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from UPTU, Lucknow. Dr. Pal’s research interest is nano-technology, catalysis, energy and environment and waste management with a special focus in developing process and materials by using waste as raw materials. He also prefers to work on bio-waste processing and value addition. Dr. Pal has published more than 65 publications in reputed journals and books, along with 22 book chapters and four book edits.

    Amit Kumar Tiwari is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand. He received his Ph.D. in the field of Food Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra. Before that, he completed his M.Sc in Fruit and Vegetable Technology and B.Sc in Agriculture from Kanpur University (Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University), Kanpur. Dr. Tiwari’s research interest is development of new and novel food products with a special focus on developing process techniques for fruits, vegetables, food grains etc. with enhanced nutritional and edible qualities. Dr. Tiwari has published more than nine publications in reputed journals and 10 book chapters. Dr. Tiwari is also working on agricultural waste utilization through value addition, energy and environment and food waste management with a special focus on development of process and value-added products by using agricultural and food waste as raw materials. Dr. Tiwari also prefers to work on biomass application.