In the industrial production of olive oil, both solid wastes and those produced from their incineration are a serious environmental problem since only 20% w/w of the fruit becomes oil and the rest is waste, mainly orujo and alperujo.
A key aspect to transforming these wastes into an important source of energy such as pellets is to recognize the most appropriate time of the year for waste drying, with the objective of minimizing the environmental impact of the volatile compounds contained in the waste.
D. Hernández1,2,3, H. Quinteros-Lama2, C. Tenreiro2 , D. Gabriel3
1Instituto de Química de los Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Talca, Box 747, Talca, Chile
2Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Talca. Merced 437, 3341717, Curicó, Chile
3GENOCOV Grupo de investigación. Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Biológica y Ambiental, Universidad autónoma de Barcelona, 08193, Bellaterra, España.