Canning By-Product Processing Systems

Canning by-products are a common issue in the canned food industry that can benefit from rotary drying, size reduction, pelleting, cooling, and material handling. Canned food is a constant across the world and provides food in easily accessible ways. Its long shelf life and affordability make it highly important in cases where fresh food is limited. Unfortunately, food canning industries have negatively affected the environment when it comes to water pollution, air pollution, and solid pollution usually derived from canning by-products.

The canning industry requires large amounts of materials, which is the primary cause of environmental issues that arise from the industrial process. When industrial processes require large amounts of material, a vast volume of solid waste is usually the by-product. Canning by-products can include both wastes from the foods being canned as well as packaging waste. The amount of waste from canning by-products from seasonal plants is comparable to the waste produced by a population of 15,000 to 25,000 people, while the waste from canning by-products at large plants is comparable to the waste produced by a population of almost 250,000 people.

Wastewater, also considered a canning by-product, is also a concern when processing fruit and vegetables. During the actual canning phase, waste is also produces from the spillage of the materials being canned.

There are numerous canning by-products that contribute to waste produced as a side effect of the canning process. These canning by-products can come from the food being canned, packaging material, wastewater from fruits and vegetables and other various means during the production process. Many canning companies don’t have the resources available to them to deal with such large amounts of waste. Luckily, The ONIX Corporation may have a solution to your problems. The ONIX Corporation has it in their ability to process numerous co-products to fit your company or industry needs. Our processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, canning by-products and much more. Our equipment is engineered to fit your specific needs. If you feel that The ONIX Corporation may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to research more about our alternative fuel systems, including rotary drum dryers and material handling solutions. Whether dealing with canning by-products, or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.



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