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.
Pyrolysis Products from Residues of Palm Oil Industry.- Application of Novel Biochars from Maize Straw mixed with fermentation wastewater for Soil Health.- Utilization of Oil Palm Fiber and Palm Kernel Shell in Various Applications.- Optimization of Ferulic Acid Production from Oil Palm Frond Bagasse.- Killer yeasts as bio-control agents of post-harvest fungal diseases in lemons.- Killer yeast, a novel biological control of soil-borne diseases for good agriculture practice.- Disease-suppressive effect of compost tea against phyto-pathogens in sustaining herbal plant productivity.- Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Used-Cooking Oil using Immobilized Lipase.- Potential of Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) peel essential oil as a cockroach repellent.- Pineapple Waste Utilization as a Sustainable Means of Waste Management.