Food industry wastewater treatment

K. G.Nadeeshani Nanayakkara, Yuting Wei, Yu Ming Zheng, Jiaping Paul Chen

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Abstract

Food production and processing is one of the most essential industries in the world. It provides some 20% of employees ranging from farmers, herders, processors, transportation workers, wholesalers, and retailers. Agriculture production essentially starts with the photosynthesis reactions, which convert carbon dioxide and water into organic matters. The final products include grasses, hay, fruits, vegetables, and grains (e.g., wheat, barley, and corn). The products are then collected, processed, packaged, and distributed for consumption by human beings or as feed for animals that can produce food products such as milk, eggs, and meat. The food industry has a wide scope. According to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), it consists of nine industrial groups listed in Table 30.1.1 In this chapter, we limit the food industry to food processing operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1233-1251
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781420072228
ISBN (Print)9781420072198
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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