USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, in which a researcher looked at a new filtration method for processing facility effluents. The project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A brief summary of the completed project is shown below. A complete report, along with information on other Association research, may be obtained by going to USPOULTRY’s website, The project summary is as follows.

Project #F057:  Dynamic Filtration for Poultry Processing Liquid Streams

John Pierson, P.E., at Georgia Tech recently completed a research project where he looked at a new method for filtration of processing facility effluents. The new method, called dynamic filtration, was tested on actual processing effluent and found to provide significant advantages over currently used filtration methods.


Dynamic filtration gives increased recovery of fine suspended solids such as fats and proteins, providing more material for rendering. In addition, it provides enhanced opportunities for water reuse and recycling inside a processing plant. The cost savings for the processing industry are estimated to be very significant. For a detailed summary, click here.