Food processing industry by-products and waste. Materials of animal origin. Plant material. Waste and by-products from the olive oil and wine industries. Management and treatment of waste from the wine industry. Composting agroindustrial waste. Nature and characteristics of this waste. Municipal solid waste. Sewage sludge. Urban waste management. Composting urban waste. Composting systems. Production and characteristics of urban waste compost. General legislation. European, national, and regional legislation. Royal Decree on fertilizers. Organic and organomineral fertilizers. Perspectives on certification and legislation of fertilizers. Case studies.
The contents of this subject will contribute to the formation and training of future researchers and professionals of the waste management sector. This subject is based on the knowledge of the organic waste classification, classifying these wastes according to their origin, typology and production of every sector of activity. Also, the current management of wastes and different treatment alternatives will be indicated.