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Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental

versão impressa ISSN 1413-4152versão On-line ISSN 1809-4457

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BAILONE, Ricardo Lacava  e  ROCA, Roberto Oliveira. Trends in processing broiler: rational use of water. Eng. Sanit. Ambient. [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.1, pp.65-72.  Epub 13-Out-2016. ISSN 1413-4152.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1413-41522016154650.

Currently, rational use of water has been the subject of discussion of government agencies and non-governmental organizations around the world. Following this trend, increasingly stringent laws should be implemented regarding the use of this natural asset. In a broiler slaughterhouse, water usage occurs widely along the entire flowchart. In this context, the present study aimed to compare consumption of water within a broiler slaughterhouse (large size) with models already proposed and used in other countries in order to identify solutions to mitigate losses from mismanagement. It follows that changes in a few key points of the process would give the industry a more sustainable use of water, like replacement of electronarcose by stunning gas, decreasing of the size of the scalding tank or changing in the process, replacement of pre-cooling by water immersion for pre-cooling by air, decreasing of the water renewal in cooling tanks, changes in the cold generator system in air-conditioned environments, as well as the total or partial reuse of water.

Palavras-chave : sustainability; consumption; meat; production; poultry.

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