Environment & Sustainability

Environmental research is an area that is becoming increasingly more weighted due to the convergence of seasons, the industries reliance on natural resources, the growing awareness of creating sustainable operations and agricultural environments.

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Aug 15, 2017
The Project investigated the details design challenges and conditions to integrate a CO 2  capture plant into an existing abattoir process system. The project also outlined high risk components...
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Aug 10, 2017
Meat processing facilities consume significant amounts of water to process meat into edible product for human consumption. The requirement to operate under stringent food safety regulations coupled ...
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Jul 11, 2017
This report investigated the feasibility of superheated steam power generation in Australian red meat processing facilities. A range of technologies including condensing turbines, extraction turbine...
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Jun 29, 2017
Currently, there are not many alternatives for a beneficial use of paunch waste. The use of paunch waste is often limited by its high water content and the cost associated to drying. This project us...
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Fact Sheet
Jun 15, 2017
Phosphorus is a naturally occurring nutrient which is essential for both plants and animals for bone and muscle growth, metabolic activity and reproduction. Australian soils are generally deficie...
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May 22, 2017
Australian red meat processing plants generate significant volumes of high strength wastewater as part of their normal operations. In the treatment of wastewater onsite, anaerobic lagoons often form...
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Apr 26, 2017
Energy costs for heat and power represent major operating costs for abattoirs. These costs have increased more than the consumer price index (CPI) in recent years and are expected to increase furthe...
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Fact Sheet
Dec 30, 2016
Australian Red Meat Processors can generate large volumes of wastewater rich in organic contaminants and nutrients, and can therefore be strong candidates for treatment processes aimed at recovery o...
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Fact Sheet
Dec 30, 2016
Australian Red Meat Processors can generate large volumes of wastewater rich in organic contaminants and nutrients, and can therefore be strong candidates for treatment processes aimed at recovery o...
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Fact Sheet
Dec 16, 2016
Anaerobic ponds are widely used in the meat industry as the first stage of secondary treatment of abattoir wastewater. They are popular because they have a high BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand)&...
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Dec 15, 2016
AMPC and MLA are partnering with Churchill abattoir in Queensland to investigate a novel design approach to the capture of methane from anaerobic lagoons.
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Dec 15, 2016
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has commissioned the development of this NGER Guidebook to assist the meat processing industry with NGER reporting. Some MLA members that were required to ...
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