Water Conservation and Waste Minimization in the Food Processing Industry
Powell, Michael G.
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Water has been used in the food processing industry as a medium of great convenience for transportation, heat transfer, and sanitation. However, since the 1972 clean water act, the average rate charged for water and wastewater by Georgia municipalities has increased from $0.50 per 1000 gallons of water, to today�s price which is typically above $4.00 per 1000 gallons. These rates are expected to increase to over $7.00 per 1000 gallons by the year 2000. To individual processors, wasted Water and inefficient wastewater treatment have a large economic impact. While there are limited options that individual processors can exercise to prevent increase in the cost of water, there are actions that the producer can take to conserve water usage and to increase the efficiency of wastewater pretreatment operations.