Method and system for processing waste products generated in an animal dehairing operation

  • US 20010014579A1
  • Filed: 01/24/2001
  • Published: 08/16/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/23/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for removing hair from an animal, wherein said animal is immobilized, dispatched and fabricated, said method comprising the steps of:

  • a) contacting a prewetting substance comprising a surfactant to said animal'"'"'s hair;

    b) contacting a depilatory substance to said animal'"'"'s hair; and

    c) removing said hair contacted by said depilatory substance;

    d) collecting a waste stream from said step (a) of contacting, from said step (b) of contacting, and from said step (c) of removing, wherein said waste streams are collected separately or together; and

    , e) processing said waste streams by separating solid waste from liquid waste and treating said waste streams.

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