(Food Science and Technology - review of Volume 1)
This is a most welcome addition to the literature, likely to be essential study material for both technologists and process engineers.
(The Chemical Engineer - review of Volume 1)
Food processors are under pressure, both from consumers and legislation, to reduce the amount of waste they produce and to consume water and energy more efficiently. Handbook of waste management and co-product recovery in food processing provides essential information about the major issues and technologies involved in waste co-product valorisation, methods to reduce water and energy consumption, waste reduction in particular food industry sectors and end waste management.
Opening chapters in Part one of Volume 2 cover economic and legislative drivers for waste management and co-product recovery. Part two discusses life cycle analysis and closed-loop production systems to minimise environmental impacts in food production. It also includes chapters on water and energy use as well as sustainable packaging. Part three reviews methods for exploiting co-products as food and feed ingredients, whilst the final part of the book discusses techniques for non-food exploitation of co-products from food processing.
- Provides essential information about the major issues and technologies involved in waste product valorisation
- Examines methods to reduce water and energy consumption in partciular food industry sectors
- Discusses the economic and legislative drivers for waste management and co-product recovery