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dc.contributor.authorKiepper, Brian H.
dc.contributor.editorCarroll, G. Deniseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-23T23:07:09Z
dc.date.available2013-05-23T23:07:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-04
dc.identifier.isbn0-9794100-1-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47068
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2009 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 27, 28, and 29, 2009 Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2007, Georgia poultry processors slaughtered over 1.3 billion broilers (14.4% of U.S. production) in 21 processing plants across the state. Commercial broiler processing plants use an average of 6.9 gallons of potable water per bird, with most plants falling in the 5-10 gallon range. Thus in 2007 alone, Georgia poultry processors used approximately 9 billion gallons of water. Much of this water is used for scalding, chilling, bird washing, and plant sanitation. The water is also the primary means by which offal (inedible solids) is transported out of the various processing areas for collection and separation from wastewater. Recent severe drought conditions in Georgia and the adoption of the Georgia Statewide Comprehensive Water Plan (with subsequent development of the Water Conservation Implementation Plan) have placed new emphasis on water conservation by traditional industrial users. To meet these new demands while maintaining or in many cases increasing production, Georgia poultry processors have turned to innovative water reuse systems that maximize water use efficiency while maintaining strict food safety requirements. Current systems utilized by poultry processors are presented with advantages and disadvantages of each explored. A case study is presented showing the decision making process employed by the plant management team in water reuse technology selection. Results and impact of the water reuse system are also presented.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-307) or the other conference sponsors.en_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2009. Water supply and conservationen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectPoultry processingen_US
dc.titleUsing innovative water reuse systems to meet water conservation goals in Georgia’s poultry processing industryen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.originalWarnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgiaen_US
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