Use of ceramic membrane for water reuse and energy recovery in broiler abattoirs

Australian Broiler abattoirs user on average 21.8L per bird, with over 44ML used daily industry wide. With plants often located in area with limited water supply and with the cost of water and water treatment increasing an opportunity exists for water treatment to be employed within the plant to reduce costs.

This project aims to asses the performance of ceramic membrane and to analyse water quality for water source from various unit operations within an abattoir. A pilot plant will be trialled at a NSW abattoir and the data generated will be used to quantify the economic, environmental and social impacts of implementing this technology

Research Team:    Greg Leslie
                                Julian Cox
                                David Grant (PhD student)

Collaborators:       Tony Pavic (Birling Avian Laboratories)