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Record number 332841
Title Reuse potential of agricultural wastes in semi-arid regions: Egypt as a case study
Author(s) Mashad, H. El; Loon, W.K.P. van; Zeeman, G.; Bot, G.P.A.; Lettinga, G.
Source Reviews in Environmental Science & Bio-technology 2 (2003)1. - ISSN 1569-1705 - p. 53 - 66.
Department(s) Environmental Technology
Systems and Control Group
Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2003
Abstract Agricultural wastes represent an important source of bio-energy and valuable products. In Egypt, 18% of the agricultural wastes is used directly as fertiliser. Another 30% is used as animal food. The remainder is burnt directly on the fields or is used for heating in the small villages, using low efficiency burners. These wastes can be used more efficiently as a source of energy and as organic fertiliser. The anaerobic bioconversion of these materials will result in a net energy production. The utilisation of agricultural wastes for the production of energy and compost, combined with using solar energy will save fossil fuel, improve health conditions and the general life quality in the villages.
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