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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Dec 11, 2017
The focus of this project was to identify the needs and opportunities to achieve water efficiency gains in Australian meat processing facilities through water conservation, reuse and recycling whils...
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Dec 11, 2017
The primary aim of this project was to investigate robust membrane technology for primary treatment of abattoir wastewater. A specific focus was on improved recovery fats and proteins for by-prod...
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Dec 11, 2017
Project 1/3 : The focus of this project was to assess the requirements to treat, store, or otherwise transform paunch into a usable product for on farm use. The aims of the project were twofold...
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Dec 7, 2017
Red meat processors currently utilise manual skilled labour for their naked primal cut identification and bagging procedure. This requires significant labour from staff trained in the identification...
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Nov 30, 2017
The effective management of stormwater and runoff from commercial and industrial sites requires careful planning and design. Poorly managed stormwater can cause problems on and off site through eros...
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Nov 30, 2017
The successful design and operation of covered anaerobic lagoons (CALs) are highly sensitive to the inclusion of fats, oils and greases (FOGs) in the effluent stream entering the lagoons. While anae...
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Nov 30, 2017
Profit margins have tightened and energy costs have risen in the energy-intensive red meat processing industry. Plant owners rarely have suitable energy and water benchmarks to compare themselves to...
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Nov 29, 2017
Australian red meat processing facilities produce significant volumes of wastewater during slaughtering and cleaning operations that have high concentrations of organics and nutrients. AMPC and M...
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Nov 1, 2017
Over the years AMPC has invested in the development of an extensive array of word-based extension and training resources for meat processing wastewater operators. The rise of engaging digital multi-...
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Training Manual
Oct 31, 2017
This manual is an updated version of 2012 Wastewater Management in the Australian Red Meat Processing Industry Manual produced by Johns Environmental Pty Ltd and MINTRAC with funding from the Austra...
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Training Manual
Oct 31, 2017
Biogas is the product of anaerobic biological breakdown of organic substances.  Anaerobic ponds or lagoons (the terms are interchangeable) are a common treatment step of wastewater produced fro...
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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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