KENOSHA, Wis. – Centrifuge systems are helping meat and poultry processors recover animal by-products for resale, providing a new source of annual revenues.

At the 2014 International Processing & Production Expo in Atlanta, Centrisys Corp., Kenosha, Wis., is touting its centrifuge technologies as a viable solution for high throughput for recovery of fats, oils and grease. The company's list of customers includes leading meat and poultry processors such as Sáo Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA.

At the show, Centrisys exhibited its three-phase decanter centrifuge design, which uses an energy-efficient hydraulic scroll drive and an advanced control system. After screening wastewater containing 0.5 percent to 1.0 percent total solids, the solids are concentrated using a Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit. The DAF skimmings are collected, heated and fed into a decanter centrifuge to recover the fats, oils and grease (40 to 60 percent solids). Centrisys said its system improves on what historically has been a two-step process by instead separating the skimmings from the water in one step into quality oil and a protein-enriched cake.

The company said a chicken plant that processes more than 100,000 chickens per day, for example, can realize a full return on investment in less than two years.

“Centrisys’ innovative centrifuge design is offering processors the ability to capture millions in extra revenue that they previously hadn’t realized,” said Tony Magnall, lead Animal Protein Applications executive. “The time is now for processors to take advantage of this opportunity, and Centrisys’ advanced solution offers significant advantages for those who do.”