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Main Title Reuse of fermentation brines in the cucumber pickling industry /
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Author Title of a Work
McFeeters, R. F.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-207; EPA-S-803825
Stock Number PB-288 585
OCLC Number 04623143
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Canned foods industry--Waste disposal--United States. ; Water reuse. ; Canning and preserving--Industry and trade--United States--Waste disposal
Additional Subjects Brines ; Water pollution control ; Feasibility ; Economics ; Food processing ; Industrial wastes ; Fermentation ; Heat treatment ; Process charting ; Cost analysis ; Operating costs ; Tables(Data) ; Desalting ; Pickle industry ; Cucumbers ; Waste water reuse ; Chemical treatment
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EHAM  TD899.C3R49 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-207 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-207 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/09/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-207 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/01/2017
NTIS  PB-288 585 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xiii, 116 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The project evaluated on a commercial scale the technological and economic feasibility of recycling spent cucumber fermentation brine. Two brine treatment procedures, heat treatment and chemical treatment, were used. The results showed that brine recycling was practical on a commercial scale. Either brine treatment procedure resulted in salt stock which were equivalent in quality to control cucumbers. Studies were conducted to determine the adequacy of the brine treatment procedures employed. An economic evaluation of the recycling procedures showed a small net savings for the heat treatment procedure and a small net cost for chemical treatment. Selection of the process for a particular plant will depend upon the local conditions.
Grant no. S-803825. Issued Sept. 1978. Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-70).