"Managing waste is, we all know by now, a global problem with few answers… The author spent 40 years managing waste… The big question: where to dump this toxic waste… alone is a reason to read this detailed and alarming content… there is an excellent glossary as well as a series of examination questions and, thank goodness, answers. Now read more yourself!" Dr Aubrey Parsons
(Food and Beverage Reporter
, April 2006)
"Overall, this book, by its title alone, should be a very interesting topic for the food industry." (International Journal of Dairy Technology, 2006)
"This book is not about advanced technology - it is about the practical steps that even the smallest producer can take in order to minimize waste formation and thus minimize the cost of waste disposal.
For this reader the book serves a valuable function in its various reminders of where simple solutions can be applied to reduce costs at the same time as benefiting the environment.
Who should read this book? It would certainly be instructive for anyone in the field who has been commissioned to investigate waste management." (IChemE Food and Drink Subject Group Newsletter, 2005)
From the Back Cover
How can comparable food-processing plants with identical equipment, raw materials, and finished goods, generate different amounts of waste?
Too often, the answer is that managers have not considered waste a function of plant efficiency. In Managing Food Industry Waste: Common Sense Methods for Food Processors, waste management expert Robert Zall shares his philosophy and techniques for monitoring and accounting for food processing waste.
Improving in-plant waste abatement methods is less expensive, and far more productive, than end-of-the-pipe treatment and can substantially reduce a plant’s waste load. Managing Food Industry Waste shows food processing managers how today's waste can become a managed resource for producing economic credits.
Drawing on his forty years of experience in managing waste, Zall explains how to identify the actual losses sent to drains and sewage treatment plants, how to pinpoint which unit processes generate these losses, and how to uncover hidden losses previously dismissed as "materials unaccounted for." An extra feature of the book is a "self-test" covering waste treatment technology; ideal for students or new employees studying waste management. Also included is a Glossary of terms used in water and waste management.
The book’s common sense narrative is aimed squarely at food processing managers – this is not an engineering text about how to build and operate wastewater treatment facilities. Instead, Managing Food Industry Waste is a highly readable, management tool filled with invaluable waste management concepts and practical methods for implementation.