Title: A novel fish-drying technique for better environment, quality and sustainability

Authors: Aydin Kilic, Adnan Midilli, Ibrahim Dincer

Addresses: Faculty of Science, Biology Department, Nigde University, 51200 Nigde, Turkey. ' Energy Technologies, Department of Marine Engineering, Turgut Kiran Maritime College, Rize University, 53900-Rize, Turkey. ' Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada

Abstract: This study deals with the development of appropriate sustainable strategies for environmental-benign aquatic processing systems. In this regard, the interactions between the aquatic system and its environment are first defined. Second, the effect of environmental pollution decreasing the fish quality in the aquatic systems has been exposed. Third, some sustainable strategies for improving the fish quality and minimising the environmental impact of the aquatic system are developed. Finally, a case study is presented to study sustainability aspects and environmental impacts by considering some quality fish parameters. Accordingly, the results show that the Low-Temperature High-Velocity (LTHV) drying with smoking applied at 4°C is an environmental-benign drying technique for better environmental sustainability.

Keywords: environmental impact; sustainability; fish quality; low-temperature drying; sustainable development; aquatic processing; fish drying; environmental pollution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGW.2010.036137

International Journal of Global Warming, 2010 Vol.2 No.3, pp.262 - 278

Published online: 22 Oct 2010 *

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