Sustainability

TECH FLASH

Cooking and cooling: A practical approach to energy savings

Many processes cool the cooked product in one fell swoop; adding a stage between can save energy and water.

A mid-process quench cycle with ambient-temperature tap water can capture much of the product’s heat before it enters the primary cool zone.


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Wastewater Treatment

Waste not, want not

Not one wastewater treatment solution is suitable for every application, so it’s essential to find the one that fits your budget and future water and energy needs.

With the right strategies, you could decrease wastewater surcharges from your publicly owned treatment works and recoup some energy out of your wastewater. 


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Packaging

Recycling Assistance

Standardized label helps consumers recycle packaging

Nearly all packages will carry a How2Recycle Label by 2016 if the developer of the labeling system achieves its goal.


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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.

There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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Tech Update: Meat & Poultry Processing

Employing energy savings as a competitive edge

Known for their heavy use of energy, the meat and poultry industries need to cut usage wherever they can.


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Engineering R&D

Energy savings flow from pasta dryer’s exhaust air

Process temperature and relative humidity are managed in a new dryer design that improves the quality of long goods pasta production while generating energy savings.

Bühler was investigating how to improve the conditioning of pasta through enhanced dryer control.


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Tetra Pak making progress towards 2020 environmental goals

Increased recycling and use of sustainable packaging highlighted 2012's advances.
Increased recycling and use of sustainable packaging highlighted 2012's advances.
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Editor's Note

A better bottom line for one and all

Most of the topics we cover in Food Engineering each month focus on improving plant efficiency and achieving new levels of innovation using advanced technologies.


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Engineering R&D

Engineering R&D: The small freeze

A smaller footprint is a clear improvement in the newest generation of cryogenic freezers, and incremental improvements in heat transfer rates are making them affordable options.

Incorporating cryogenic freezing in place of mechanical freezing gave way in the last decade to an appreciation of the ROI cryogenic systems provide in terms of reduced yield loss, improved product quality, throughput and a focus on safety and sanitation.


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Sustainability

Alaska brewery is powered by beer

The energy savings will amount to more than just a drop in the bucket.
The energy savings will amount to more than just a drop in the bucket.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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