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Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues: Sub-Saharan Africa as a Case Study
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Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues: Sub-Saharan Africa as a Case Study (Paperback)

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Agricultural Waste Diversity and Sustainability Issues: Sub Saharan Africa as Case Study presents solutions for overcoming limitations, guiding developmental processes, and improving knowledge transfer in agricultural waste management and development. The book gives considerable attention to treatment and conversion, with best management practices involving the reduction and elimination of waste volume in its various forms, sectors and streams. Sections cover waste management in the agriculture and food sector, including methodological approaches in waste preparation and processes, the most important energy generation techniques and strategies, and best practices, management, sustainability, associated technologies, accountability, communications, and involvement surrounding diverse stakeholders.

Finally, the book illustrates the use of mathematical models to minimize operational cost in agro-waste management processes and discusses the application of eco-efficiency. Ultimately, the book focuses on the prospect of agro-wastes management and risk associated in the sub-Saharan African region, including Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa as case studies.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesPrimary industriesAgriculture & related industriesNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentTechnicalElectronics & communications engineeringAlternative & renewable energy sources & technologyTechnicalEnergy technology & engineering Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Publication Date: 01/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9780323854023  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Peter Onu works in the Department of Quality and Operations Management, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg in Johannesburg, South Africa. Professor Charles Mbohwa is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. He is currently Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg and is an established researcher and professor in the field of sustainability engineering and energy. Upon graduating with his BSc Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe in 1986, he was employed as a mechanical engineer by the National Railways of Zimbabwe. He holds a Masters in Operations Management and Manufacturing Systems from University of Nottingham and completed his doctoral studies at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology in Japan. He was a Fulbright Scholar visiting the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, a Japan Foundation Fellow, is a Fellow of the Zimbabwean Institution of Engineers and is a registered mechanical engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe. He has also visited many countries on research and training engagements including the United Kingdom, Japan, German, France, the USA, Brazil, Sweden, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Austria, the Netherlands, Uganda, Namibia and Australia. He has had several awards including British Council Scholarship, Japanese Foundation Fellowship, Kubota Foundation Fellowship; Fulbright Fellowship.

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