Conversion of Food Waste to Animal Feeds

Kumarasamy Murugesan, Kaarmukhilnilavan R. Srinivasan, Kowsalya Paramasivam, Ammaiyappan Selvam, Jonathan Wong

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The increasing quantity of food waste generation and the disposal of food waste are major issues in cities and urban areas. Disposal of food waste poses a serious environmental problem worldwide. The landfill of food waste is common practice for its disposal and a large quantity of food waste ends up in landfill. However, food wastes can be used as valuable resources and recycled into new added-value products like compost, biogas through anaerobic digestion, and animal feed. Animal feed production from food waste has caught the attention of many countries. This chapter provides comprehensive information on the sources, types, and methods of preparation of different types of animal feed from food waste.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Food Waste Management. Resource Recovery and Treatment
EditorsJonathan Wong, Guneet Kaur, Mohammad Taherzadeh, Ashok Pandey, Katia Lasaridi
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128191491
ISBN (Print)9780128191484
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Animal feed
  • Cattle feed
  • Direct conversion
  • Fish feed
  • Food waste


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