Date of Award
Masters of Science (Research)
Applied Physics & Instrumentation
Mr. H. Makin
In any waste management program, the primary objective must be minimizing product loss without having an affect on product quality. Good waste management is recognized as good manufacturing practice and optimizes the processes to gain the highest possible yield from the available raw materials. A good waste management program must involve the daily monitoring of effluent from the plant for volume and strength. This data needs to be analyzed sufficiently to obtain clear pictures of what problems are present and where they are originating. If this is achieved then the task of reducing the product loss is made much easier. Limits and targets can be set over a period of time for the amount of produce being wasted and also help in the reduction of water and environmental pollution as a whole.
Quealy, Michael, "Loss Detection in the Dairy Industry." (1999). Theses [online].
Available at: https://sword.cit.ie/allthe/128
Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Commons, Other Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering Commons, Systems Engineering Commons
Industrial Partners: Water Technology, Togher Industrial Est, Cork.