Project Info

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Project Title 
RECYCLING CHILLER BATH RINSE WATER IN POULTRY PROCESSING
Project Number 
Organization 
CEC
End-use 
Process
Sector 
Commercial, Agricultural
Project Year(s) 
2005 - N/A

The purpose of this project is to reduce the energy required in poultry processing by demonstrating the feasibility of using ozone water treatment technology to recycle chiller bath rinse water in poultry processing operations.
Presently, poultry processors use chlorine chemicals to disinfect the chiller-bath step and must discard the 0.5 gallons of chilled, chlorinated rinse water used per bird to meet USDA sanitary regulations.