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Crustacean waste biorefinery as a sustainable cost-effective business model

Vicente, Filipa A; Ventura, Sonia PM; Passos, Helena; Dias, Ana CRV; Torres-Acosta, Mario A; Novak, Uros; Likozar, Blaz; (2022) Crustacean waste biorefinery as a sustainable cost-effective business model. Chemical Engineering Journal , 442 (2) , Article 135937. 10.1016/j.cej.2022.135937. Green open access

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Abstract

Marine-derived food wastes mainly include seafood, fish and feed production resources. From the crustaceans traded annually, 6 to 8 million tonnes of valuable shrimp, lobster and/or crab shells waste are produced worldwide. In this systemic work, the researchers with complementary technical expertise, covering the fields of chemical engineering design, chemistry, materials, predictive environmental sciences and economy, worked together to develop a sustainable multiproduct pipeline for the biorefinery of unwanted by-products. All process bio-products from the shells waste were recovered, separated, and purified. Only harmless solvents, namely water, the protonating acetic acid under mild functional conditions and buffers, conjugated with solid–liquid extraction, centrifugation, and membrane ultrafiltration technologies were applied. Here, a success business model is shown after its standardised evaluation in terms of purification performance, economic impact, and life cycle assessment has been performed, driving this sector towards a sustainable ocean-based economy.

Type: Article
Title: Crustacean waste biorefinery as a sustainable cost-effective business model
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.135937
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2022.135937
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. under a Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: Crustacean waste, Astaxanthin, Proteins, Chitin, Calcium carbonate, Biorefinery, Multi-product process
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Biochemical Engineering
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10150295
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