A review on valorization of oyster mushroom and waste generated in the mushroom cultivation industry

Wan Adibah Wan Mahari, Wanxi Peng, Wai Lun Nam, Han Yang, Xie Yi Lee, Yik Kin Lee, Rock Keey Liew, Nyuk Ling Ma, Aqilah Mohammad, Christian Sonne, Quyet Van Le, Pau Loke Show, Wei Hsin Chen, Su Shiung Lam

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

A review of valorization of oyster mushroom species and waste generated in the mushroom cultivation is presented, with a focus on the cultivation and valorization techniques, conditions, current research status and particularly the hazard mitigation and value-added recovery of the waste mushroom substrate (WMS) - an abundant waste in mushroom cultivation industry. Based on the studies reviewed, the production rate of the present mushroom industry is inadequate to meet market demands. There is a need for the development of new mushroom cultivation methods that can guarantee an increase in mushroom productivity and quality (nutritional and medicinal properties). This review shows that the cylindrical baglog cultivation method is more advantageous compared with the wood tray cultivation method to improve the mushroom yield and cost efficiency. Approximately 5 kg of potentially hazardous WMS (spreading diseases in mushroom farm) is generated for production of 1 kg of mushroom. This encourages various valorization of WMS for use in agricultural and energy conversion applications, mainly as biocompost, plant growing media, and bioenergy. The use of WMS as biofertilizer has shown desirable performance compared to conventional chemical fertilizer, whilst the use of WMS as energy feedstock could produce cleaner bioenergy sources compared to conventional fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123156
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Volume400
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A review on valorization of oyster mushroom and waste generated in the mushroom cultivation industry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this