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Feasibility of Utilizing Apple Pomace.


DE84900828

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Stapleton, J.
Page Count 212
Abstract Apple pomace, the solid residue from juice production, is a solid waste problem in the Hudson Valley. This study investigates possibilities for converting it to a resource. The characteristics of the region's apple growing and processing industries are examined at length, including their potential for converting waste biomass. The properties of apple pomace are described. From interviews with Hudson Valley apple processors the following information is presented: quantities of pomace produced; seasonality of production; disposal procedures, costs, and revenues; trends in juice production; and attitudes toward alternatives. Literature research resulted in a list of more than 25 end uses for apple pomace of which eight were selected for analysis. Landfilling, landspreading, composting, animal feed, direct burning, gasification, anaerobic digestion (methane generation), and fermentation (ethanol production) were analyzed with regard to technical availability, regulatory and environmental impact, attitudes toward end use, and energetic and economic feasibility (See Table 19). The study recommends (1) a pilot anaerobic digestion plant be set up, (2) the possibility of extracting methane from the Marlborough landfill be investigated, (3) a study of the mid-Hudson waste conversion potential be conducted, and (4) an education program in alternative waste management be carried out for the region's industrial and agricultural managers. (ERA citation 09:020407)
Keywords
  • Apples
  • Food Industry
  • Agricultural Wastes
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Animal Feeds
  • Composting
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Ethanol
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fermentation
  • Food Processing
  • Gasification
  • Ground Disposal
  • Methane
  • Sanitary Landfills
  • Uses
  • Waste Product Utilization
  • ERDA/320305
  • ERDA/140504
  • ERDA/090122
  • ERDA/090222
  • ERDA/299003
Source Agency
  • TIC Foreign Exchange Reports
NTIS Subject Category
  • 98H - Food Technology
  • 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
  • 97K - Fuels
Corporate Authors Hudsonia Ltd., Annandale, NY.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198416
Feasibility of Utilizing Apple Pomace.
Feasibility of Utilizing Apple Pomace.
DE84900828

  • Apples
  • Food Industry
  • Agricultural Wastes
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Animal Feeds
  • Composting
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Ethanol
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fermentation
  • Food Processing
  • Gasification
  • Ground Disposal
  • Methane
  • Sanitary Landfills
  • Uses
  • Waste Product Utilization
  • ERDA/320305
  • ERDA/140504
  • ERDA/090122
  • ERDA/090222
  • ERDA/299003
  • TIC Foreign Exchange Reports
  • 98H - Food Technology
  • 68C - Solid Wastes Pollution & Control
  • 97K - Fuels
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