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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Dry caustic peeling of tree fruit for liquid waste reduction /
Author Mercer, Walter A. ; Mercer, Walter Ashby,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ralls, Jack W.
Maagdenberg, Harry J.
Mercer, Walter Ashby,
CORP Author National Canners Association. Western Research Laboratory.
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office,
Year Published 1970
Report Number EPA 950-R-70-137, EPA 12060-FQE-12/70
OCLC Number 00340807
Subjects Fruit--Processing--Waste disposal.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 950-R-70-137 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/21/2013
EJBD  EPA 950-R-70-137 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/30/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 950-R-70-137 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/01/2018
Collation ix, 52 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"12060 FQE 12/70." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Laboratory scale experiments in a 2 ton/hour experimental unit with peaches, pears, and apricots demonstrated that peel softened by hot solutions of sodium hydroxide can be removed efficiently by a series of rotating rubber discs. The quality of the peeled fruit prepared with the experimental unit compared favorably with fruit peeled in the conventional manner by commercial equipment, while peeling losses for all three fruits in the experimental unit were the same or slightly lower than those resulting from commercial peeling. During experimental peeling of peach halves, volume of wastewater discharged was 34.5 gallons per ton of pitted peaches as compared to 547 gallons per ton for conventional commercial peeling.