Industry 4.0 solutions in Tunisian agri-food industries
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How might we use Industry 4.0 solutions to monitor and control waste and water use in Tunisian agri-food industries?
Tunisian agri-food industries suffer from high quantities of water use and liquid waste resulting in negative impacts on the environment and business performance. This is caused by a lack of technical and/or human capacities for monitoring water use and liquid waste.
Agri-food production is the fastest growing industry sector in Tunisia with an annual growth rate of 10.7% in 2020. But it is also the most polluting and water consuming sector, contributing to up to 65% of the country's total amount of waste. Within the agri-food industry, olive oil and cheese production do produce the largest amounts of waste, namely margine and cheese whey.
How might we support cheese industries to monitor whey (liquid waste) parameters throughout the production process?