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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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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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Development of Reporting Tools for the Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System
Jul 13, 2018
AMPC, with assistance from the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), has developed an industry best practice standard to address animal welfare compliance. This project is designed to establish 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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Investigation into Voltage Optimisation Technology for Abattoirs
May 8, 2018
Energy costs are one of the major operating costs in the red meat processing industry in Australia (AU$1M to AU$2M per year each in the top 25 processing plants), with primary energy sources includi...
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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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Development of naked primal cut recognition software
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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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...
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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
Biogas Capture, Storage and Combustion Guidelines for Meat Processing Plants
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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Investigating Water and Wastewater Reuse and Recycling Opportunities
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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Investigating Steam Heat Recovery Systems and their Applicability to the Red Meat Processing Industry
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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Converting Solid Waste from Abattoirs into Hydrochar
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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