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Handbook of Waste Management and Co-Product Recovery in Food Processing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782421412

Handbook of Waste Management and Co-Product Recovery in Food Processing

1st Edition

Author: K W Waldron
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782421412
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th October 2009
Page Count: 1360
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Millions of tonnes of waste are produced every year by the agri-food industry. Disposal by landfill or incineration is already expensive and the industry faces increasing costs for the removal of refuse and remnants. The costs of energy and water are also significant for food businesses and savings can be made in these areas if the quantity of energy and water used is limited. Methods to recycle and reduce the need for disposal are therefore increasingly of interest.

Volume 1: Reviews research in the field, covering optimisation of manufacturing procedures to decrease waste, reduction of energy and water expenditure, methods to valorise refuse by co-product recovery and techniques to deal with wastewater and solid waste.

Volume 2: Opening chapters in Part one cover economic and legislative drivers for waste management and co-product recovery. Part two discusses life cycle analysis and closed-loop production systems to minimise environmental impacts in food production. It also includes chapters on water and energy use as well as sustainable packaging. Part three reviews methods for exploiting co-products as food and feed ingredients, whilst the final part of the book discusses techniques for non-food exploitation of co-products from food processing.

Key Features

  • Looks at the optimisation of manufacturing procedures to decrease waste, energy and water use
  • Explores methods to valorise waste by co-product recovery
  • Provides essential information about the major issues and technologies involved in waste product valorisation

Table of Contents

Source of marine enzymes; Processes and biocatalytic characteristics; Bioprocesses; Biocatalytic characteristics.


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26th October 2009
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About the Author

K W Waldron

Keith Waldron is Research Leader and Director of the NRP Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Food Research, UK


This is a most welcome addition to the literature, likely to be essential study material for both technologists and process engineers., The Chemical Engineer (Volume 1)
…an ideal information source for those intended in managing waste and recovering waste for use in products to produce revenue., Food Science and Technology (Volume 1)
…one of the great merits is the approach taken to provide the reader with a multinational view of the problems and possibilities while at the same time stressing the EU approach., IChemE Food and Drink Subject Group (Volume 2)

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