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Gaseous Emissions and Mitigation Options during Waste Management in Agroecosystems

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The production, accumulation and management of organic wastes can lead to considerable gaseous emissions such as NH3, CO2, N2O, CH4 and odorous compounds. The emission of NH3 to the atmosphere is a major threat to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and air quality, due to its impact on acid rain, loss of ...

The production, accumulation and management of organic wastes can lead to considerable gaseous emissions such as NH3, CO2, N2O, CH4 and odorous compounds. The emission of NH3 to the atmosphere is a major threat to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and air quality, due to its impact on acid rain, loss of biodiversity and formation of secondary fine particulate matter. Further, N2O and CH4 (together with CO2) are greenhouse gases with a high climatic warming potential.

Agriculture and farming are the primary sectors for food production, which also includes the transformation agro-food industry. Such primary sectors are the main contributors to greenhouse gases (GHG) and ammonia emissions. Then a range of strategies for effective gaseous emission mitigation has been and is being developed. For ensuring the sustainability of the food systems, the environmental impact of the primary sectors and associated food industry should be minimised.

This Research Topic will address all aspects related to gaseous emissions and mitigation from organic waste management including storage, management, and soil application of the agro-food system, from agriculture and farming to agro-food industry. This Topic will also address the implementation of mitigation options, inventories of GHG, analytical methods and decision support tools.


Keywords: Organic waste, Gaseous Emissions, NH3, CO2, N2O, CH4, Atmospheric threat, Terrestrial ecosystems, Aquatic ecosystems, Air quality, Acid rain, Biodiversity loss, Greenhouse gas emissions, Climate change, Agro-food industry, Ammonia emissions


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