RECYCLING CHILLER BATH RINSE WATER IN POULTRY PROCESSING

Category: 
Agricultural / Food Processing
Project Number: 
Start Year: 
2005
Markets Segments: 
Agricultural - Food Processing
Project Type: 
Scoping Study
Type of Technology: 
Wastewater Treatment
Organization: 
California Energy Commission - PIER program
Project Status: 
Completed
Applied Research

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.