Forget the mining boom - Australia's agricultural sector is looking to the emerging 'dining boom'. However, the difference between boom and bust all depends on whether Australia has enough water, a new study shows.
Low-cost and efficient, the novel water purification methods could benefit economically and technologically disadvantaged communities.
Recent developments in continuous-process cooking have provided critical reductions in energy use. Capable of being integrated into existing rotary drum systems, these heat and water recovery systems are helping food processors realise significant cost savings.
Increasing the use of water recycling in food production and manufacturing is among new research being undertaken by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.
The Ultra-Serv Solid uses an easy-to-install solid chemical delivery system that replaces liquid water treatment chemistries with a 100% active solid product.
British food and drink manufacturers signed up to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) have achieved a 14.4% reduction in water use between 2007 and 2011.
For many Australian and New Zealand food manufacturers there is increasing pressure from government agencies to reach higher standards of wastewater treatment for environmental discharge. In fact, throughout the western world, food manufacturers are facing similar challenges.
An environmentally sensitive brewery, that makes more beer out of less water while using less energy, has commenced production in the home of one of the world’s leading beer-drinking countries, Australia.
A compact vertical screen to remove the solid debris from the factory wastewater before its discharge into the sewer has been installed by energy drinks manufacturer Frucor.
Drought, and the fundamental need to stay in business, has brought on a radical process re-engineering effort at Radford Meats in Warragul, Victoria.
The ultrafiltration system installed at Radford Meats with the assistance of an AusIndustry grant, is expected to recycle up to 90% of the water used at the abattoir.
A partnership of Australian and global leaders in environmental engineering has been chosen to provide an extended wastewater treatment system for Pacific Beverages’ new Bluetongue brewery in New South Wales.
CST Wastewater Solutions’ latest MBR (membrane biological reactor) wastewater treatment, the Titan MBR, is a robust and efficient low-maintenance system for industrial applications.
A set of guidelines into water re-use at dairy manufacturing plants has been prepared by Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd (DIAL). The guidelines identify water sources and quality within dairy factories and matches these with possible uses.
Researchers at RMIT have developed a toolkit that food processors can use to assess and reduce their water consumption.