Nowadays, fish by-products are a potential resource of
value-added products instead of waste. Thus, there is an increasing interest in
this type of by-products to enable re-use of a raw material in the food
industry. Processing of fishmeal generates wastewater with potentially useful
protein. A large amount of this water is known as stick-water. The stick-water
contains high concentration of proteins and is therefore processed in evaporators
before transfer to the dryers. Membrane filtration of the stick-water could
increase the dry matter content before entering the evaporators thereby significantly
reducing energy consumption leading to a more sustainable industrial process.
There are many other streams of water and it is relevant to identify the
characteristics of each stream and the treatment opportunities. In general, the
water streams are very challenging to treat using membranes where cutting edge
osmotic membranes may provide the solution!
The project will be carried out in close collaboration
between TripleNine A/S and Aquaporin A/S. TripleNine (www.999.dk) is a Norwegian company with
headquarter located in Esbjerg and its largest production plant in Thyborøn. TripleNine
is devoted to developing, produce, and trade high quality fish meal and fish
oil, all in close interaction with customers and shareholders. Aquaporin A/S (www.aquaporin.com) is a Danish company
located in Kgs. Lyngby (close to DTU), devoted to developing, produce, and
commercialize a unique biomimetic Aquaporin Inside™ membrane technology capable
of separating and purifying water from all other compounds.
You have a keen interest in exploring
advanced environmental technology – and you are looking for and interesting
B.Sc., M.Sc. project or special course.
Here you will get the chance to work in an interdisciplinary environment in the
public private partnership DRIP where both TripleNine A/S and Aquaporin A/S are
participating. The DRIP partnership is focusing on water efficiency in the food
industry, one of the largest water-consuming industries in Denmark and
globally. The ambition of the
partnership is that food companies can produce more with less water. By
developing new, sustainable water and production technology solutions, DRIP
aims to reduce the water consumption of top Danish food businesses by 15-30%. For
more information see http://drippartnership.com/.
For more information please contact Claus Hélix-Nielsen
(email@example.com) or Tine Jørgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org / +45 53551116).
I samarbejde medTine Jørgensen (email@example.com) (Aquaporin A/S)