Process Optimisation and Innovation

A review on sustainable yeast biotechnological processes and applications

By Subir Kumar Nandy, R.K. Srivastava,

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Chapter 13 - Dairy Whey Protein-Based Edible Films and Coatings for Food Preservation,

By Prospero Di Pierro, Loredana Mariniello, Valeria L. Giosafatto, Marilena Esposito, Mohammed Sabbah, Raffaele Porta,

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What determines the acceptance and use of electronic traceability systems in agri-food supply chains?

By Ioanna C. Pappa, Constantine Iliopoulos, Theofilos Massouras,

Highlights

  • ETsystems a valuable tool for guaranteeing credence attributes, transparency and sustainability in agri-food chains.
  • Modeling most significant factors influencing ETsystems acceptance using combination of TAM 2 and TPB analyzed with PLS-SEM.
  • ‘Perceived behavioral control’ of ETsystems found most important factor influencing behavioral intention along dairy agents.
  • Multigroup analysis reveals differences between farmers and processors of the dairy sector toward ETsystems acceptance.
  • Policy implications for successful integration of ETsystems in agri-food chains analysed.

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Sustainable processing of dairy wastewater: Long-term pilot application of a bio-electrochemical system.

By Arianna Callegari, Daniele Cecconet, Daniele Molognoni, Andrea G. Capodaglio,

Highlights

  • This study evaluates the performances of two microbial fuel cells (MFCs) treating real dairy wastewater.
  • The maximum power density achieved was 26.5 W m−3, higher than previous experiments.
  • The MFCs removed 82% of organic matter with an optimal Coulombic efficiency of 24%.
  • Coulombic efficiency decreased by increasing the organic loading rate.
  • Energy losses were due to cathode reaction and ionic transport through the membrane.

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Combining biotechnology with circular bioeconomy: From poultry, swine, cattle, brewery, dairy and urban wastewaters to biohydrogen

By Alice Ferreira, Paula Marques, Belina Ribeiro, Paula Assemany, Henrique Vieira de Mendonça, Ana Barata, Ana Cristina Oliveira, Alberto Reis, Helena M. Pinheiro, Luisa Gouveia,

Highlights

  • Poultry, swine, cattle, brewery, dairy and urban WWs could be microalga-based treated.
  • Removal efficiency ranges were 95–100% for N, 63–99% for P and 48–70% for COD.
  • Higher biohydrogen production yield was obtained using poultry and swine wastewaters.

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Revisiting the recent applications of nanofiltration in food processing industries: Progress and prognosis

By Kaushik Nath, Haresh K. Dave, Tejal M. Patel

Highlights

  • NF is used both as a stand-alone system and in integration with other membrane processes.
  • Innovative applications in fruit juice, plant extracts and beverage industries.
  • NF in diary and vegetable oil processing industries.
  • NF in waste stream valorization.
  • Fouling propensity of membranes and strategies for its mitigation.

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A biorefinery approach for dairy wastewater treatment and product recovery towards establishing a biorefinery complexity index

By Rashmi Chandra, Carlos Castillo-Zacarias, Patricio Delgado, Roberto Parra-Saldívar,

Highlights

  • Development of biorefinery contribute to diversification of byproducts and sustainable utilisation of dairy waste.
  • The BCI is a measure of the technological and economic risk to develop a biorefinery process.
  • Lower the BCI higher is the process feasibility. 
  • Analysis of a dairy biorefinery gives a BCI of 20, which reflect a sustainable biorefinery.
  • This attempt will provide a viable process for decision makes and world-wide algal industry.

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