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dc.contributor.authorSaravia, Horacio
dc.contributor.authorHouston, Jack E.
dc.contributor.authorToledo, Romeo
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Heather M.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-08T21:02:59Z
dc.date.available2013-06-08T21:02:59Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47342
dc.description.abstractThe poultry industry is the single largest agribusiness industry in Georgia and one of the most important in the United States. It is also facing multiple water usage problems stemming from rising water and sewer charges and an increase in pollution regulations. One way to reduce water usage and volume of wastewater is through recycling the chiller water used in processing. Food scientists and applied economists at the University of Georgia are collaborating on research to evaluate the operational and economic effectiveness of ultrafiltration membrane technologies (polymeric) at a pilot poultry processing plant in Georgia. On-site tests of membrane systems are underway. Preliminary economic analysis is highly positive (return rate = 45.6 %) and consistent with results from other manufacturing settings where similar systems have been employed. Economically efficient technological breakthroughs are essential if the U.S. poultry industry is to continue operating competitively.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.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2005. Floodplain mapping, conservationen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectChiller wateren_US
dc.subjectUltrafiltrationen_US
dc.titleEconomic feasibility of recycling chiller water in poultry processing plants by ultrafiltrationen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgiaen_US
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