Energy and water research

Food processing industry energy and water consumption in the Pacific northwest

By Marc Compton, Sarah Willis, Behnaz Rezaie, Karen Humes

Highlights

  • Energy and water consumption in food processing industry in Pacific Northwest is mapped.
  • Methods and technologies for reduction energy consumption and reduction water consumption in the food industry are summarised.

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The energy mix and energy efficiency analysis for Brazilian dairy industry,

By Luiz Paulo de Lima, Gabriel Browne de Deus Ribeiro, Ronaldo Perez

Highlights

  • Brazil's dairy industry has a relatively poorly diversified energy matrix.
  • Firewood (thermal) and diesel (electricity) were the main consumed fuels.
  • High inefficiencies were identified regarding the use of electricity and thermal energy.
  • There is room for new energy sources such as waste, industrial residues and other biomass.
  • New public policies to encourage the renewable fuels utilization should be developed.

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Biofouling on RO-membranes used for water recovery in the dairy industry,

Highlights

  • Membrane autopsy was conducted on dairy industrial reverse-osmosis membranes.
  • Mixed microflora still resides on membrane surfaces after industrial cleaning.
  • Membrane permeate surfaces were found highly biofouled by filamentous yeast.
  • Potential ‘microbial leakages’ into permeate streams is not observed.
  • Biofouling appears to have primarily technological and economic implications.

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Solar energy utilisation for milk pasteurisation: A comprehensive review

Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136403211830282X

By Hitesh Panchal, Romil Patel, Sudhir Chaudhary, D.K. Patel, Ravishankar Sathyamurthy, T. Arunkumar 

Highlights

  • Discussed various research works have conducted by researchers on milk pasteurisation system.
  • Application of flat plate collector and evacuated tubes used for solar milk pasteurisation system.
  • Different solar milk pasteurization systems have reviewed and comparative analysis is presented.