The processing of meat by-products for the production of protein meals entails the generation of gaseous emissions causing annoying odours that cause a severe environmental impact in the surrounding populations.
This work presents the characterization of the main components of the process emissions, the dimensioning of the treatment system and the results of the operation of a rendering plant of turkeys, where fractions, such as viscera, blood, feathers, as well as seizures and discards, are processed to produce flour and oil for animal feed. This plant has a processing capacity of 8 million turkeys per year and a projection of 12 million.
G. Aroca1, M. Cáceres1, G. Norambuena3, F. Rosenkranz2, R. Chamy2, J. Dumont3
1 Escuela de Ingeniería Bioquímica, P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
2 Núcleo Biotecnología Curauma, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
3 Sopraval SA., Nogales, La Calera, Chile
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