Identification, Quantification and Characterization of palm-tree and fruit wastes

Mejdi Jeguirim, Besma Khiari, Salah Jellali

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This book chapter gives a detailed description of the worldwide palm trees geographical repartition and the type and the quantities of the produced wastes during their growth and fruits processing. Then, the opportunities of the application of the biorefinery concept of these wastes in several domains including energy, agriculture, and water are deeply discussed. \r\nIt appears that whether the palm trees are destined for date or for palm oil production, the quantities of the generated residues are huge. Different techniques are applied to help the characterization of the wastes including proximate and elemental analysis, FTIR, TGA/ DTG, etc. \r\nFinally, this book chapter recommends various sustainable and eco-friendly management options of these produced wastes. These options mainly include the recovery of renewable energy and the production of high added values by-products such as activated carbon, biofertilizers, and nanocomposites. The main challenges regarding the promotion of the biorefinery process in the palm industry concern mainly the social and the policy aspects and are detailed in the conclusion section.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalm Trees and Fruits Residues
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Advances for Integrated and Sustainable Management
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9780128239346
ISBN (Print)9780128239346
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2023

Publication series

NamePalm Trees and Fruits Residues


  • Characterization
  • Coconut palm waste
  • Date palm wastes
  • Feedstock
  • Identification
  • Oil palm waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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