Food & animal feed industry: industry outline

The food market is currently being influenced by the growing global awareness of "clean label" products, the increasing consumption of plant-based foods, the growing demand for regional products and the reduction of waste to a minimum - both in production and consumption. The global turnover is currently around 8.80 trillion euros and rising.

The animal feed industry segment has experienced enormous growth worldwide in recent years. The global turnover expected for 2024 is around 137 billion euros. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has led to an increase in spending in this area. The main growth drivers are demographic change, the increasing number of single households and the significant rise in disposable income. Another important factor is the phenomenon of the "humanization of animals".

Both sectors are part of the agri-food industry and are influenced by factors such as demand, food trends, environmental awareness and legal requirements. Sustainability and ethical aspects are becoming increasingly important in both sectors.

food & animal feed industry:

Envirotec industy solution 

Envirotec offers an extensive range of state-of-the-art products for exhaust air purification and to ensure compliance with the strict emission and odour limits of the food & animal feed industry. As a rule, the industrial processing of foodstuffs, such as in coffee roasting plants or in animal and meat processing, mainly produces pollutants in the form of hydrocarbons (CxHy), which can be hazardous. In addition, smoke and odorous substances are produced which must be cleaned and converted into harmless substances before being released into the atmosphere.

Benefit from our many years of experience with industrial processes and design your tailor-made concept with us - from the initial engineering study to the implementation of your system, we offer innovative solutions.

Typical pollutants

These processes mainly produce the following pollutants:

  • Hydrocarbons (VOC - Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Dust

Typical technical challenges

The exhaust air flows are often large volume flows with low pollutant loads but intense odors. For this reason, the following conditions must be taken into account:

  • High thermal efficiency of the exhaust air purification system
  • Hygienic requirements in the food industry
  • Capture of pollutants and odorous substances
  • Stainless steel design
  • Dust
  • Risk of condensate formation

Typical solutions

The following system concepts are available to meet these high process-related requirements:

  • Regenerative exhaust air purification system (RNV) with high efficiency
  • Stainless steel design
  • Option for flameless operation
  • Additional insulation with trace heating if required
  • Good accessibility
  • Easy to maintain
  • High availability

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