Water Re-use in Processing of Pacific Shrimp

Authors

  • LEE A. NIELSEN,

    1. Author Nielsen is with Castle and Cooke, Inc., San Jose, CA 95150. Authors Price and Carroad are with the Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Univ. of California at Davis 95616. Dr. Price is Cooperative Extension Seafood Technologist and Dr. Carroad is Adjunct Associate Professor.
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  • ROBERT J. PRICE,

    1. Author Nielsen is with Castle and Cooke, Inc., San Jose, CA 95150. Authors Price and Carroad are with the Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Univ. of California at Davis 95616. Dr. Price is Cooperative Extension Seafood Technologist and Dr. Carroad is Adjunct Associate Professor.
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  • PAUL A. CARROAD

    1. Author Nielsen is with Castle and Cooke, Inc., San Jose, CA 95150. Authors Price and Carroad are with the Dept. of Food Science & Technology, Univ. of California at Davis 95616. Dr. Price is Cooperative Extension Seafood Technologist and Dr. Carroad is Adjunct Associate Professor.
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  • This research was sponsored in part by NOAA, National Sea Grant College Program, Dept. of Commerce, under Grant Number NA80AA-D-00120, project number R/F-71, through the California Sea Grant College Program. The U.S. Government is authorized to produce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation that may appear hereon.

  • This project also received support from the Univ. of California Agricultuial Experiment Station.

ABSTRACT

A Pacific shrimp (Pandalus jordani) processing plant was instrumented to measure water usage. A water balance was completed which identified fluming as a main user of water and subject to design improvements. Re-use of water in fluming was investigated in pilot plant simulation to evaluate alternatives to fresh flow usage. A counter current flow system was designed to reduce water usage from 264 gpm to 156 gpm with acceptable microbiological quality.

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