Membrane filter turns food waste into animal feed

By Rick Pendrous

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Membrane filter turns food waste into animal feed

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Membrane filtration technology can create new revenue streams from various food processing by-products, according to Axium Process, which has conducted pilot trials on extracted proteins from egg waste for use as animal feed.

Axium claims that membranes are ideal for this type of application, as there are a number of egg proteins that can be separated and concentrated in a pure form, raising their value.

Elsewhere, confectionery production generates large volumes of low solids sugar water. This application can also benefit from membrane technology, claims Axium, as the sugary water, once concentrated, can be used in animal feeds as well as providing substantial reductions in effluent disposal costs.

Membrane filtration, which was first commercially developed in the 1960s, is increasingly used as a cost-effective and versatile technology for by-product separation, purification, clarification and concentration. It is also an important technology for water recovery and recycling, says Axium.

Contact: Axium Process

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