|Technology and Treatment
Food and beverage production and manufacture use substantial volumes of water. This project investigated barriers to using recycled water technologies by these industries and ways to overcome them. The project scope encompassed processors and manufacturers of food and beverages; companies that supply technology to processors/manufacturers; and consumers of food products where recycled water has been involved in some part of the processing/manufacturing process. Stakeholders involved in the project included the meat, dairy and broader food manufacturing sectors, as well as water authorities, regulatory and policy agencies.
WORK UNDERTAKEN AND PROGRESS
The project investigated how water recycling could be enhanced and high quality food standards upheld. A framework for selecting recycled water technology options and a tool to evaluate the value proposition for different recycling options was developed and validated through case studies conducted in the dairy food and meat sectors and knowledge and learnings made available.
ADOPTION AND IMPACT
The project’s findings, fact sheets, case studies and assessment tool are available on a dedicated web portal.
|CSIRO Food and Nutrition Flagship
|Australian Meat Processor Corporation
|Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd
|Australian Food and Grocery Council
|Department of Energy and Water Supply (Qld)
|Active Research Pty Ltd
|Southern Rural Water
|Warrnambool Cheese & Butter
|Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Vic)
|Water Recycling in Food Production and Manufacture
|Dairy Trial 1
|Dairy Trial 2