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Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Industry Top Issues: Water & Waste

  • High costs of water consumption and of waste management, treatment and removal
  • Climate variability and continuity of water supply
  • Lack of options to recycle or reuse/convert waste and wastewater into revenue streams
  • Lack of education/community acceptance of recycled water for other uses.
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NCMC energy & wastewater options assessment for energy self-sufficiency
Mar 30, 2019
This project involves an investigation into the most optimal wastewater treatment and energy solution(s) available to NCMC's processing and tannery operations at Cassino. The project is the first st...
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Investigation into sensor technologies to manage waste streams and optimise the use of their by-products
Jan 29, 2019
With an employment of less than 10%, the use of sensory technology for remote monitoring and control in the meat processing industry is not widespread. This research project was designed to assist&n...
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Evaluation of electrocoagulation as a wastewater treatment technology for meat processors
Nov 30, 2018
The project reviewed the effectiveness of electrocoagulation (EC) for treating wastewater streams from small-to-medium sized red meat abattoirs in Australia as a possible alternative to chemical coa...
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Struvite vs Traditional Chemical Phosphorus Precipitation
Jul 16, 2018
Phosphorus removal from red meat industry wastewater is currently performed by chemical precipitation, but there is increasing interest in struvite crystallization, as it produces a useable fertiliz...
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Oil and Grease Value Assessment Tool
Jul 13, 2018
Oil and grease (O&G) in meat processing wastewater has long been considered a difficult contaminant that must be separated in the primary wastewater treatment system, usually using a Dissolved A...
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Investigating Water and Wastewater Reuse and Recycling Opportunities
Jul 12, 2018
The main objective of this project is to progress water recycling and reuse in the red meat processing industry by providing a selection and assessment tool, incorporating cost benefit analysis (CBA...
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Strategic opportunities for water reuse and recycling at Australian abattoirs
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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Membrane systems for treatment and energy recovery of abattoir wastewater
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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Organic and inorganic waste management at abattoirs
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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Self-cleaning membranes for tallow recovery from abattoir wastewater
Dec 11, 2017
The main objective of this research project was to investigate the potential for self-cleaning or low fouling membranes in the Red Meat industry for tallow recovery. The philosophy behind the pro...
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Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors: In-vessel technology for high rate recovery of energy and nutrient resources
Dec 11, 2017
Red meat processors can generate large volumes of wastewater rich in both organic contaminants and nutrients and can therefore be strong candidates for treatment processes aimed at recovery of energ...
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Management, containment and reuse options for water runoff in red meat processing facilities
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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Crust management for optimal anaerobic digestion performance at meat processing facilities
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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Utilization of microalgae to purify waste streams and production of value added products
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...
Snapshot
Update of biogas and wastewater management operator guidelines and video-based training modules
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-...
Training Manual
Wastewater Management in the Australian Red Meat Processing Industry
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...
Video
Biogas, Storage and Combustion
Oct 31, 2017
Biogas is the product of anaerobic biological breakdown of organic substances. It is produced by any anaerobic technology when conditions are suitable for methane production and can be generated by ...
Video
Anaerobic Ponds
Oct 31, 2017
Anaerobic ponds and reactors play an important role in the treatment of meat processing waste water. Their key function is to reduce the level of organic contaminants such as Biological Oxygen Deman...
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