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.

Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More
Report
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...
View More