Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Best References: Food Processing (Meat & Seafood)
Abstract: Across the United States, food processors of red meats and seafoods are facing urgent problems in meeting the requirements of county, state and national regulations for protection of the environment from solid, liquid and airborne wastes. Costs of managing food processing wastes depend heavily on the size and complexity of the operation. Common waste treatment practices include land disposal, anaerobic ponds, aerobic ponds, activated sludge, clarifiers and filtration. This industrial sector presents an understanding of the operations involved in red meat and seafood processing. It includes information on the economic benefits of clean technologies to conserve raw materials, energy and reduce waste. You will also find specific pollution prevention material highlighting opportunities for increased process yield, employee training, water conservation, dry cleanup and wastewater management.
Cleaner Production Assessment in Meat Processing
Abstract: Focusing on cattle and pig abattoirs, this document is a thorough examination of the environmental impacts of meat processing, offering approaches industry and government can take to minimize those impacts.
Source: UNEP; COWI Consulting
Cleaner Production in Beef Production - Manufacture of Food Products and Beverages #3
Abstract: This study of Australia Meat Holdings identified waste reduction measures in offal cutting, washing and blood processing, and coal boiler performance. Quantified data are included.
Source: UNEP; Environment Australia
Development Document for the Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Industry Point Source Category (40 CFR 432)
Abstract: Complete documentation of proposed US EPA regulations to affect the meat processing industry, updating 1970s rules which sought to ensure the meat industry's compliance the Clean Water Act. Includes BATs and process descriptions.
Source: US EPA
Meat Packing Plants [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter describe the operations involved in beef processing, pork processing, and other meat processing.
Reduction in Waste Load from a Meat Processing Plant - Beef [PDF]
Abstract: A study of Randolph Packing, Asheboro, NC, and its implementation of P2 training programs and process modifications in order to reduce waste load.
Source: Carawan, Roy; Pilkington, Dwain
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