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Valorization of solid waste in sugar factories with possible applications in India : A review
- Balakrishnan, M., Batra, V.S.
- Journal of environmental management 2011 v.92 no.11 pp. 2886-2891
- bagasse, factories, fly ash, solid wastes, sugarcane trash, sugars, value added, India
- Sugar production is a major agro-based industry in India that generates various solid wastes viz. sugarcane trash, bagasse, press mud and bagasse fly ash. This work examines the state-of-the-art in innovative value added products that can be obtained from the transformation of these wastes. Challenges in implementing these waste valorization solutions are also highlighted. It is observed that the extent of research and adoption of these solutions vary considerably. Both industry involvement as well as government encouragement is required in translating the research findings into commercial products.