Agropellets Production from the Impregnation of Olive Mill Wastewater on Sawdust for Industrial Thermal Application

A. Chouchène, M. Jeguirim, G. Trouvé, A. Favre-Réguillon & G. Le Buzit
Olive­mill wastewater (OMWW) is a characteristic by­product of olive­oil production and a major environmental problem in the Mediterranean area due to the high chemical oxygen demand (COD, up to 220 g. L­1) and the high content of polyphenols. OMWW is considered as one of the most polluting agro­industrial effluents and could not be effectively process by classical biological treatment because of its phytotoxicity and antimicrobial properties. In this present work, a combined process consisting on...