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.

Fact Sheet
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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Snapshot
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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Fact Sheet
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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Report
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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Report
Dec 15, 2016
Many products of the red meat industry are used daily in nearly all aspects of our lives. While many enjoy a BBQ and wear leather shoes, few have an understanding of the process undertaken betw...
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Snapshot
Sep 1, 2016
The objective of this project was the completion of a review of published scientific data and industry findings related to the use of non-penetrative percussive stunning overseas, to determine optim...
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Fact Sheet
Jul 26, 2016
A large quantity of water is used in the routine cleaning and sanitation of moving-top viscera tables. The quantity reported varies widely, but can amount to between 500 – 600 litres/head proc...
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Snapshot
Jun 28, 2016
Purple phototrophic bacteria (PPB) are emerging technology that enables removal of organics, nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater streams in a single treatment step by concentrating within bioma...
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Snapshot
Apr 30, 2016
This project involved a detailed investigation of whether there is a case for selection and deployment of solar thermal technology for an Australian abattoir. The research saw a detailed technical r...
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