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Waste Management for the Food Industries

Waste Management for the Food Industries Book
Author : Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2010-07-28
ISBN : 9780080554938
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The continuously increasing human population, has resulted in a huge demand for processed and packaged foods. As a result of this demand, large amounts of water, air, electricity and fuel are consumed on a daily basis for food processing, transportation and preservation purposes. Although not one of the most heavily polluting, the food industry does contribute to the increase in volume of waste produced as well as to the energy expended to do so. For the first time, nine separate food industry categories are thoroughly investigated in Waste Management for the Food Industries in an effort to help combat this already acute problem. The current state of environmental management systems is described, offering comparisons of global legislation rarely found in other resources. An extensive review of commercial equipment, including advantages and disadvantages per employed waste management technique, offers a unique perspective for any academic, student, professional, and/or consultant in the food, agriculture and environmental industries. Thoroughly examines the most prevalent and most polluting industries such as Meat, Fish, Dairy, Olive Oil, Juice and Wine industries Includes synoptical tables [methods employed, physicochemical or microbiological parameters altered after treatment etc] and comparative figures of the effectiveness of various waste management methods Contains nearly 2500 of the most up-to-date references available

Handbook of Waste Management and Co Product Recovery in Food Processing

Handbook of Waste Management and Co Product Recovery in Food Processing Book
Author : Keith W. Waldron
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-03-31
ISBN : 1845692527
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The intensification of agriculture and food production in recent years has led to an increase in the production of food co-products and wastes. Their disposal by incineration or landfill is often expensive as well as environmentally sensitive. Methods to valorise unused co-products and improve the management of wastes that cannot be reused, as well as techniques to reduce the quantity of waste produced in the first place, are increasingly important to the food industry. With its distinguished editor and array of international contributors, Waste management and co-product recovery in food processing reviews the latest developments in this area and describes how they can be used to reduce waste. The first section of the book provides a concise introduction to the field with a particular focus on legislation and consumer interests, principle drivers of waste management. Part two addresses the minimisation of biowaste and the optimisation of water and energy use in food processing. The third section covers key technologies for co-product separation and recovery, such as supercritical fluid extraction and membrane filtration, as well as important issues to consider when recovering co-products, such as waste stabilisation and microbiological risk assessment. Part four offers specific examples of waste management and co-product exploitation in particular sectors such as the red meat, poultry, dairy, fish and fruit and vegetable industries. The final part of the book summarises advanced techniques, to dispose of waste products that cannot be reused, and reviews state of the art technologies for wastewater treatment. Waste management and co-product recovery in food processing is a vital reference to all those in the food processing industry concerned with waste minimisation, co-product valorisation and end waste management. Looks at the optimisation of manufacturing procedures to decrease waste, energy and water use Explores methods to valorise waste by co-product recovery Considers best practice in different sectors of the food industry

Food Industry Wastes

Food Industry Wastes Book
Author : Maria Kosseva,Colin Webb
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-01-31
ISBN : 0123919282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food Industry Wastes: Assessment and Recuperation of Commodities presents emerging techniques and opportunities for the treatment of food wastes, the reduction of water footprint, and creating sustainable food systems. Written by a team of experts from around the world, this book provides a guide for implementing bioprocessing techniques. It also helps researchers develop new options for the recuperation of these wastes for community benefit. More than 34 million tons of food waste was generated in the United States in 2009, at a cost of approximately $43 billion. And while less than three percent of that waste was recovered and recycled, there is growing interest and development in recovering and recycling food waste. These processes have the potential not only to reduce greenhouse gases, but to provide energy and resources for other purposes. This book examines these topics in detail, starting with sources, characterization and composition of food wastes, and development of green production strategies. The book then turns to treatment techniques such as solid-state fermentation and anaerobic digestion of solid food waste for biogas and fertilizer. A deep section on innovative biocatalysts and bioreactors follows, encompassing hydrogen generation and thermophilic aerobic bioprocessing technologies. Rounding out the volume are extensive sections on water footprints, including electricity generation from microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and life cycle assessments. Food waste is an area of focus for a wide range of related industries from food science to energy and engineering Outlines the development of green product strategies International authoring team represents the leading edge in research and development Highlights leading trends of current research as well as future opportunities for reusing food waste

Food Processing Waste Management

Food Processing Waste Management Book
Author : V. K. Joshi
Publisher : New India Publishing Agency
Release : 2011-01-01
ISBN : 9789380235592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Food Processing Waste Management: Treatment and Utilization Technologies" is a reference-cum-text book written in crisp and scientifically authentic language for teachers, scientists, researchers, students, industry managers, as well as all those who have a stake in food processing wastes management and utilization. It presents the latest information on the problems of wastes generated from various food industries. The contents have been divided into 14 s namely; Food Processing Industrial Wastes- Present Scenario, Impact of Food Industrial Waste on Environment, Grain Processing Wastes Management, Waste Utilization - Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry, Milk and Dairy Wastes Management, Meat Processing Wastes Management, Fish Processing Wastes Management, Spices and Condiments Industrial Wastes Management, Sugar and Jaggery Industrial Wastes Management, Fruit Kernel and Oilseed Processing Wastes Management, Utilization of Waste from Food Fermentation Industry, Food Processing Waste Treatment Technology, Hospitality Industry Wastes Management and Future Wastes Management - Nanotechnology. All the segments of Food Industry have been dealt with separately by specialists with respect to their wastes management technology. Special emphasis has been laid on the potential methods of utilization of the wastes for recovery of useful products and a supplementary means of checking pollution by their profitable utilization and disposal. The profitable utilization of the food industrial wastes would not only fetch extra profits to the industry but would also reduce the pollution load in the environment. The special feature of the book is that it covers different developments made right from the basic technologies generated for wastes management to the recent advancements and future areas of research to be done on the subject. Under undergraduate and post-graduate degree or diploma programmes of food science, food technology and postharvest Technology, fermentation technology, waste management as a subject is taught in almost all the agricultural universities in India as well as abroad .The book is expected to be very useful to the students of these disciplines. It is hoped that the treatise would be of immense value to all and would certainly open an insight into food waste management technology in the fast growing food processing industry.

Waste Treatment in the Food Processing Industry

Waste Treatment in the Food Processing Industry Book
Author : Lawrence K. Wang,Yung-Tse Hung,Howard H. Lo,Constantine Yapijakis
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2005-09-29
ISBN : 1420037129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many standard industrial waste treatment texts sufficiently address a few major technologies for conventional in-plant environmental control strategies in the food industry. But none explore the complete range of technologies with a focus on new developments in innovative and alternative technology, design criteria, effluent standards, managerial decision methodology, and regional and global environmental conservation specific to the food industry. Until now. Waste Treatment in the Food Processing Industry provides in-depth coverage of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends. It delineates methodologies, technologies, and the regional and global effects of important pollution control practices. The book highlights major food processing plants or installations that have significant effects on the environment. Since the areas of food industry waste treatment are broad, no one can claim to be an expert in all of them. Reflecting this, the editors recruited collective contributions from specialists in their respective topics, rather than relying on a single author's expertise. The topics covered include dairies, seafood processing plants, olive oil manufacturing factories, potato processing plants, soft drink production plants, bakeries, and various other food processing facilities. Professors, students, and researchers in the environmental, civil, chemical, sanitary, mechanical, and public health engineering and science fields will find valuable educational materials in this book. The extensive bibliographies for each type of food waste treatment or practice will be invaluable to environmental managers, or researchers who need to trace, follow, duplicate, or improve on a specific food waste treatment practice. Comprehensive in scope, the book provides solutions that are directly applicable to the daily waste management problems specific to the food processing industry.

Utilization of By Products and Treatment of Waste in the Food Industry

Utilization of By Products and Treatment of Waste in the Food Industry Book
Author : Vasso Oreopoulou,Winfried Russ
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-11-23
ISBN : 0387357661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the third volume of the ISEKI-Food book series. It deals with the main features of utilization of the food industry waste, defined thereby as by-product, and the treatments necessary to discard waste to environmental acceptors. It discusses the utilization of byproducts of plants and fish, and presents case studies on waste treatment in the food industry.

The Interaction of Food Industry and Environment

The Interaction of Food Industry and Environment Book
Author : Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-01-22
ISBN : 012817515X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Interaction of Food Industry and Environment addresses all levels of interaction, paying particular attention to avenues for responsible operational excellence in food production and processing. Written at a scientific level, this book explores many topics relating to the food industry and environment, including environmental management systems, environmental performance evaluation, the correlation between food industry, sustainable diets and environment, environmental regulation on the profitability of sustainable water use in the food industry, lifecycle assessment, green supply chain network design and sustainability, the valorization of food processing waste via biorefineries, food-energy-environment trilemma, wastewater treatment, and much more. Readers will also find valuable information on energy production from food processing waste, packaging and food sustainability, the concept of virtual water in the food industry, water reconditioning and reuse in the food industry, and control of odors in the food industry. This book is a welcomed resource for food scientists and technologists, environmentalists, food and environmental engineers and academics. Addresses the interaction between the food industry and environment at all levels Focuses on the past decade’s advances in the field Provides a guide to optimize the current food industry’s performance Serves as a resource for anyone dealing with food and environmental science and technology Includes coverage of a variety of topics, including performance indicators, the correlation between the food industry, sustainable diets and the environment, environmental regulations, lifecycle assessments, green supply chain networks, and more

Handbook of Water and Energy Management in Food Processing

Handbook of Water and Energy Management in Food Processing Book
Author : Jiri Klemes,Robin Smith,Jin-Kuk Kim
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-06-30
ISBN : 1845694678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Effective water and energy use in food processing is essential, not least for legislative compliance and cost reduction. This major volume reviews techniques for improvements in the efficiency of water and energy use as well as wastewater treatment in the food industry. Opening chapters provide an overview of key drivers for better management. Part two is concerned with assessing water and energy consumption and designing strategies for their reduction. These include auditing energy and water use, and modelling and optimisation tools for water minimisation. Part three reviews good housekeeping procedures, measurement and process control, and monitoring and intelligent support systems. Part four discusses methods to minimise energy consumption. Chapters focus on improvements in specific processes such as refrigeration, drying and heat recovery. Part five discusses water reuse and wastewater treatment in the food industry. Chapters cover water recycling, disinfection techniques, aerobic and anaerobic systems for treatment of wastewater. The final section concentrates on particular industry sectors including fresh meat and poultry, cereals, sugar, soft drinks, brewing and winemaking. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Handbook of water and energy management in food processing is a standard reference for the food industry. Provides an overview of key drivers for better management Reviews techniques for improvements in efficiency of water and energy use and waste water treatment Examines house keeping proceedures and measurement and process control

Managing Food Industry Waste

Managing Food Industry Waste Book
Author : Robert R. Zall
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 2004-01-26
ISBN : 9780813806310
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Managing Food Industry Waste: Common Sense Methods for Food Processors, waste management expert Robert Zall shares his philosophy and techniques for monitoring and accounting for food processing wastage. The text shows food processing managers how much of the waste now being generated can become a managed resource for producing economic credits. Drawing on his forty years of experience in managing waste, Zall explains how to identify the actual losses sent to drains and sewage treatment plants, how to pinpoint which unit processes generate these losses, and how to uncover hidden losses previously dismissed as “materials unaccounted for.” An extra feature of the book is a Self-Test covering waste treatment technology, ideal for students or new employees studying waste management. Also included is a Glossary of terms used in water and waste management. Managing Food Industry Waste is a highly readable management tool filled with invaluable waste management concepts and practical methods to implement them.

Food Waste to Valuable Resources

Food Waste to Valuable Resources Book
Author : Rajesh Banu,Gopalakrishnan Kumar,Gunasekaran M.,Kavitha S.
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-04-28
ISBN : 0128183543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management compiles current information pertaining to food waste, placing particular emphasis on the themes of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis. Following its introduction, this book explores new valuable resource technologies, the bioeconomy, the technoeconomical evaluation of food-waste-based biorefineries, and the policies and regulations related to a food-waste-based economy. It is an ideal reference for researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of food waste valorization, food science and technology, food producers, policymakers and NGOs, environmental technologists, environmental engineers, and students studying environmental engineering, food science, and more. Presents recent advances, trends and challenges related to food waste valorization Contains invaluable knowledge on of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis Highlights modern advances and applications of food waste bioresources in various products’ recovery

Food Waste Recovery

Food Waste Recovery Book
Author : Charis M. Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-12-01
ISBN : 0128225920
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food Waste Recovery: Processing Technologies, Industrial Techniques, and Applications, Second Edition provides information on safe and economical strategies for the recapture of value compounds from food wastes while also exploring their re-utilization in fortifying foods and as ingredients in commercial products. Sections discuss the exploration of management options, different sources, the Universal Recovery Strategy, conventional and emerging technologies, and commercialization issues that target applications of recovered compounds in the food and cosmetics industries. This book is a valuable resource for food scientists, technologists, engineers, chemists, product developers, researchers, academics and professionals working in the food industry. Covers food waste management within the food industry by developing recovery strategies Provides coverage of processing technologies and industrial techniques for the recovery of valuable compounds from food processing by-products Explores the different applications of compounds recovered from food processing using three approaches: targeting by-products, targeting ingredients, and targeting bioactive applications

Food Waste Management

Food Waste Management Book
Author : Elina Närvänen,Nina Mesiranta,Malla Mattila,Anna Heikkinen
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN : 3030205614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on the crucial sustainability challenge of reducing food waste at the level of consumer-society. Providing an in-depth, research-based overview of the multifaceted problem, it considers environmental, economic, social and ethical factors. Perspectives included in the book address households, consumers, and organizations, and their role in reducing food waste. Rather than focusing upon the reasons for food waste itself, the chapters develop research-based solutions for the problem, providing a much-needed solution-orientated approach that takes multiple perspectives into account. Chapters 1, 2, 12 and 16 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Sustainable Food Waste to Energy Systems

Sustainable Food Waste to Energy Systems Book
Author : Thomas Trabold,Callie W. Babbitt
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-09-05
ISBN : 0128111585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Food Waste-to-Energy Systems assesses the utilization of food waste in sustainable energy conversion systems. It explores all sources of waste generated in the food supply chain (downstream from agriculture), with coverage of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sources. It provides a detailed analysis of the conventional pathways for food waste disposal and utilization, including composting, incineration, landfilling and wastewater treatment. Next, users will find valuable sections on the chemical, biochemical and thermochemical waste-to-energy conversion processes applicable for food waste and an assessment of commercially available sustainable food waste-to-energy conversion technologies. Sustainability aspects, including consideration of environmental, economic and social impacts are also explored. The book concludes with an analysis of how deploying waste-to-energy systems is dependent on cross-cutting research methods, including geographical information systems and big data. It is a useful resource for professionals working in waste-to-energy technologies, as well as those in the food industry and food waste management sector planning and implementing these systems, but is also ideal for researchers, graduate students, energy policymakers and energy analysts interested in the most recent advances in the field. Provides guidance on how specific food waste characteristics drive possible waste-to-energy conversion processes Presents methodologies for selecting among different waste-to-energy options, based on waste volumes, distribution and properties, local energy demand (electrical/thermal/steam), opportunities for industrial symbiosis, regulations and incentives and social acceptance, etc. Contains tools to assess potential environmental and economic performance of deployed systems Links to publicly available resources on food waste data for energy conversion

Paradigms in Pollution Prevention

Paradigms in Pollution Prevention Book
Author : Tanu Jindal
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-07-30
ISBN : 3319584154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Featuring a collection of informative and descriptive chapters, this book is essential reading for environmental scientists, environmental toxicologists and people from allied fields. The research and its outcomes presented here focus on pollution prevention approaches, clean technologies and toxic use reduction that has the potential for eliminating worker exposure to health risks; and creates healthy and sustainable ecosystems. Readers will discover ways to incorporate prevention in the design of industrial processes that help to eliminate harmful environmental effects while promoting the competitiveness of industries. Issues such as biological control agents for sustainable urban agriculture, safe water and soil health; waste management and utilization in food processing industries, and ranking of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene (BTEX) with respect to ozone formation are addressed in this book. Particular attention is given to interrelated issues associated with global warming and the use of genetically engineered organisms (GEM's) for combating pollution in extreme environments. The authors invite researchers to think through the critical analysis presented here and recommend future pathways for further research.

Biobased Products from Food Sector Waste

Biobased Products from Food Sector Waste Book
Author : Teresa Cecchi,Carla De Carolis
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-10-18
ISBN : 3030634361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An increased demand for waste upcycling has prompted the food industry to become more efficient in its handling of waste. Efficient utilization of food waste is of concern to consumers, environmentalists, and policy makers. In the past, food waste has been used for the production of bio-gas and bio-fuels, fertilizers and animal feed. Biobased products from food sector waste: Bioplastics, biocomposites, and biocascading proposes an innovative use of food waste—as filler in a bioplastic matrix. The upcycling of food industry waste to produce new composites has a number of beneficial features, including (i) avoiding the cost of waste disposal; (ii) reducing bio-based composites price; (iii) avoiding using edible resources as a starting material for bio-based composites (to eliminate competition between biomass use for food, feed, and material use); (iv) producing a non-food bio-based output different from existing outputs (bio-fuels or bio-energy). The production of value-added items supports the development of a circular and sustainable economy in a thriving bio-based sector via the emergence of food value chains. The authors explore the safety of bio-based products. Using an evidence-based approach, they detail the volatile profile of biobased products and underline the absence of priority air pollutants released by fossil plastics, which pose a significant public health threat. The volume also delves into socioeconomic considerations and environmental concerns related to the upcycling of food by-products. Finally, the authors address how advances in digital technology can make food waste upcycling a negative-cost process.

The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability

The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability Book
Author : Cheryl J. Baldwin
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-03-30
ISBN : 1118447735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with its sustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is needed in order to feed the world’s growing population sustainably. The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seem overwhelming and there is limited information that is specific to the food industry. Written by an experienced food industry professional with years of experience in sustainability, The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability inspires and informs the progress required to nourish the population, revitalize natural resources, enhance economic development, and close resource loops. The book makes this complex topic approachable and actionable by identifying the most pressing sustainability priorities across the entire food supply chain and showing, with tools and examples, how producers, processors, packers, distributors, marketers and retailers all play a role in advancing improvement. The book begins with an overview of the Principles of sustainability in the food industry: what they are and why they matter. Subsequent chapters focus on each of the Ten Principles in detail: how they relate to the food industry, their global relevance (including their environmental, health, and social impacts), and the best practices to achieve the potential of meaningful and positive progress that the Principles offer. Specific examples from industry are presented in order to provide scalable solutions and bring the concepts to life, along with top resources for further exploration. The Principles, practices, and potential of sustainability in the food industry covered in this book are designed to be motivating and to offer a much-needed and clear way forward towards a sustainable food supply.

Sanitation in Food Processing

Sanitation in Food Processing Book
Author : John A. Troller
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2012-12-02
ISBN : 0323138349
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is an updated version of the popular First Edition and includes additional chapters on food and waste management, raw materials, and refrigerated foods. Useful to university faculty and students as well as to food industry professionals, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary technologies and methods of sanitary food processing. Moving from principles to applications for problem-solving in the food plant, it presents the most recent data and concepts relative to cleaning and sanitizing food plants and process equipment. This volume traces the development of food processing knowledge, examines implications to human health, provides an understanding of the processing environment, and investigates measures to control health hazards, including the control of microbes. A special feature is its emphasis on food quality programs, with current information on HACCP and other quality programs such as ISO 9000. Food sanitarians and technologists, microbiologists, students and academicians in food science and nutrition, and public health will find this text invaluable in their understanding of sanitary food processing methods, food sanitation programs, and food-borne diseases. Traces the development of food processing knowledge Examines implications to human health Provides an understanding of the food processing environment Investigates measures to control health hazards

Sustainable Food Waste Management

Sustainable Food Waste Management Book
Author : Monika Thakur,V. K. Modi,Renu Khedkar,Karuna Singh
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-04
ISBN : 9811589674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses one of the biggest challenges of the food industry, which is waste management. Food industries generate high amounts of waste, both solid and liquid, resulting from the production, processing and consumption of food. Stringent environmental legislators have made the task of waste management more challenging. Through the three sections of this book, the readers are introduced to the different types of wastes generated, utilization of waste through food processing industry and sustainable waste management technologies. The different chapters describe how the biomass and the valuable nutrients from food industry wastes could be used to develop value-added products. The book reiterates that food wastes and their by-products are an excellent source of sugars, minerals, dietary fiber, organic acids, bio active compounds such as polyphenols, carotenoids and phytochemicals etc. This book is an excellent resource for industry experts, researchers and students in the field of food science, food processing and food waste management.

Handbook of Waste Management and Co Product Recovery in Food Processing

Handbook of Waste Management and Co Product Recovery in Food Processing Book
Author : Keith W. Waldron
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-10-26
ISBN : 1845697057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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...an ideal information source for those involved in managing waste and recovering waste for use in products to produce revenue... (Food Science and Technology - review of Volume 1) This is a most welcome addition to the literature, likely to be essential study material for both technologists and process engineers. (The Chemical Engineer - review of Volume 1) Food processors are under pressure, both from consumers and legislation, to reduce the amount of waste they produce and to consume water and energy more efficiently. Handbook of waste management and co-product recovery in food processing provides essential information about the major issues and technologies involved in waste co-product valorisation, methods to reduce water and energy consumption, waste reduction in particular food industry sectors and end waste management. Opening chapters in Part one of Volume 2 cover economic and legislative drivers for waste management and co-product recovery. Part two discusses life cycle analysis and closed-loop production systems to minimise environmental impacts in food production. It also includes chapters on water and energy use as well as sustainable packaging. Part three reviews methods for exploiting co-products as food and feed ingredients, whilst the final part of the book discusses techniques for non-food exploitation of co-products from food processing. Provides essential information about the major issues and technologies involved in waste product valorisation Examines methods to reduce water and energy consumption in partciular food industry sectors Discusses the economic and legislative drivers for waste management and co-product recovery

Source Reduction and Waste Minimization

Source Reduction and Waste Minimization Book
Author : Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Mosae Selvakumar Paulraj,Samiha Nuzhat
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-08-20
ISBN : 012824321X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Source Reduction and Waste Minimization is the second volume in the series Advanced Zero Waste Tools: Present and Emerging Waste Management Practices. It addresses processes and practices for waste minimization to support efforts to promote a more sustainable society and provide readers with a proper understanding of the major mechanisms followed for waste minimization across fields. Despite being one of the major challenges mankind is facing to establish a sustainable society, waste minimization techniques are not broadly adopted and an organized collection of these techniques with corresponding evidence of results is not available currently. This book covers numerous mechanisms supported by scientific evidence and case studies, as well as in-depth flowcharts and process diagrams to allow for readers to adopt these processes. Summarizing the present and emerging zero waste tools on the scale of both experimental and theoretical models, Advanced Zero Waste Tools is the first step toward understanding the state-of-the-art practices in making the zero-waste goal a reality. In addition to environmental and engineering principles, it also covers economic, toxicologic, and regulatory issues, making it an important resource for researchers, engineers, and policymakers working toward environmental sustainability. Uses fundamental, interdisciplinary, and state-of-the-art coverage of zero waste research to provide an integrated approach to tools, methodology, and indicators for waste minimization Covers current challenges, design and manufacturing technology, and sustainability applications Includes up-to-date references and web resources at the end of each chapter, as well as a webpage dedicated to providing supplementary information