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Main Title Utilization of Chitosan for Recovery of Coagulated By-Products from Food Processing Wastes and Treatment Systems.
Author Bough, Wayne A. ; Landes, D. R. ; Miller, Josephine ; Young, C. T. ; McWhorter., T. R. ;
CORP Author Georgia Univ., Brunswick. Georgia Sea Grant Program.;Georgia Univ., Experiment. Dept. of Food Science.;Hussey, Gay and Bell, Inc., Savannah, Ga.
Year Published 1976
Report Number NOAA-04-5-158-4; NOAA-77072701;
Stock Number PB-271 789
Additional Subjects Byproducts ; Food processing ; Industrial waste treatment ; Coagulants ; Recovery ; Inorganic polymers ; Activated sludge process ; Canneries ; Feeding stuffs ; Diets ; Rats ; Animal physiology ; Chitosan ; Sea Grant program ; Breweries
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-271 789 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 23p
The effectiveness of chitosan for treatment of various food processing wastes has been investigated. Results have shown chitosan to be an effective coagulating agent for reduction of suspended solids in processing wastes from vegetable, poultry, and egg breaking plants. It has been tested also on cheese whey, seafood wastes, meat wastes, and activated sludge. Chitosan has been particularly effective with protein-containing wastes. Recovery of the coagulated by-products obtained by treatment with chitosan and utilization of these by-products in animal feeds is a potential option for treatment of concentrated wastes from food processing plants. This paper reports results of pilot-scale testing of chitosan for coagulation and centrifugal recovery of activated sludge at a brewery and at a vegetable cannery. The results of a preliminary study on the physiological effects of chitosan in rat diets are presented.