Quality monitoring for a water reclamation system in a mandarin orange canning factory

Wu, Dan, Chu, Yin, Chen, Jian-Chu, Hong, Ji-Guang, Gao, Hai-Feng, Fang, Zhongxiang, Shen, Lei, Lin, Meng-Nan, Liu, Dong-Hong and Ye, Xing-Qian (2013) Quality monitoring for a water reclamation system in a mandarin orange canning factory. Desalination and Water Treatment, 51 16-18: 3138-3144. doi:10.1080/19443994.2012.749007


Author Wu, Dan
Chu, Yin
Chen, Jian-Chu
Hong, Ji-Guang
Gao, Hai-Feng
Fang, Zhongxiang
Shen, Lei
Lin, Meng-Nan
Liu, Dong-Hong
Ye, Xing-Qian
Title Quality monitoring for a water reclamation system in a mandarin orange canning factory
Journal name Desalination and Water Treatment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1944-3994
1944-3986
Publication date 2013-04
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/19443994.2012.749007
Open Access Status
Volume 51
Issue 16-18
Start page 3138
End page 3144
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
To conserve water in the mandarin orange canning industry, a water reclamation system was designed for a production scale of 50 kL/h. The discharged water from mandarin transportation using a conveyor belt was collected in a pool, chlorinated, ļ¬ltered by active carbon, and then UV-sterilized. This water was then reused for the processes of segmenting, transportation, and washing after alkaline solution treatment. The water quality had been monitored during the water reclamation. The results showed that the reused water quality was improved by the system and the main physicochemical properties and sensory index were conformed to the requirements of Chinese National Standard GB5749 except the index of chemical oxygen demand. The reused water contained about 0.4 ppm of chlorine and 10lg/mL of pectin. The total bacterial count was 10 CFU=mL and no Escherichia coli was detected. The seasonal production monitoring results showed that the quality of disposed water from this system remained stable. This technology might be useful or water reclamation in other fruit processing plants.
Keyword Mandarin orange canning
Water reclamation
Water quality monitoring
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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