Fruit Waste Processing Systems
Learn how The ONIX Corporation’s dehydration systems can serve as a way to recycle excess fruit waste.
Millions of tons of fruit are grown, used, and processed each year for a various uses. Usually fruits are consumed or processed for their juices, canning, or wine. Through these different processes, millions of tons of solid and liquid waste from processed fruits are produced. The solid waste usually comes from the skins, pips, and stalks. The liquid fruit waste comes from the water that is used to wash the fruit or the water that was used to clean the processing equipment that came in contact with the fruit. Unfortunately, these fruit waste co-products are not being used to their full potential, if at all.
There are huge consequences to not properly managing fruit waste. First and foremost, it causes a lot of environmental issues. Solid waste is usually landfilled, and takes up unnecessary space that we already don’t have enough of. Liquid waste adds excessive nutrients to aquatic environments. Adding liquid fruit waste to water sources leads to unnecessary algae growth, loss of oxygen, and the death of aquatic animals. There is a lot of potential for the use of fruit waste, but it isn’t always handled correctly.
It is important to consider more sustainable solutions when looking at waste management, and in particular, fruit waste management. Fruit waste can benefit from rotary drying, size reducing, milling, and material handling. The ONIX Corporation’s processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with or want a better more effective way to process. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, feather meal 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 you’re looking for a new solution to process and dry feather meal, or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.
Learn more about our Rotary Drum Drying Systems and how they can help with processing fruit waste.