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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Rafael A Garcia
Biobased and Other Animal Co-Products
Chemical Engineer

Phone: (215) 836-3743 ext. 3743
Fax: (215) 233-6795
Room 2202.3
600 EAST MERMAID LANE
ERRC
WYNDMOOR, PA, 19038

Projects
BIOBASED INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS FROM FOOD ANIMAL PROCESSING BY-PRODUCTS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 421943

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Structural and thermal stability of beta-lactoglobulin as a result of interacting with sugar beet pectin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, P.X., Wickham, E.D., Garcia, R.A. 2014. Structural and thermal stability of beta-lactoglobulin as a result of interacting with sugar beet pectin. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62(30):7567-7576. DOI: 10.1021/jf502699g
Hemoglobin and bovine blood as bioflocculants: properties and comparison to synthetic flocculants - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-May-14)
Poultry blood preservation and the impact of preservation on flocculant activity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Stein, S.D., Piazza, G.J. 2014. Poultry blood preservation and the impact of preservation on flocculant activity. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30(3):445-453. DOI: 10.13031/aea.30.10436.
Design of a laboratory method for rapid evaluation of experimental flocculants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Riner, S.A., Piazza, G.J. 2013. Design of a laboratory method for rapid evaluation of experimental flocculants. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 53(2):880-886.
Flocculation of high purity wheat straw soda lignin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piazza, G.J., Lora, J., Garcia, R.A. 2014. Flocculation of high purity wheat straw soda lignin. Bioresource Technology. 152:548-551. DOI: org/10.1016/j.biortech.2013.11.040.
Proteolysis of meat and bone meal to increase utilisation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piazza, G.J., Garcia, R.A. 2013. Proteolysis of meat and bone meal to increase utilisation. Animal Production Science. 54:200-206. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN13041.
Improved prediction of meat and bone meal metabolizable energy content for ducks through in vitro methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Phillips, J.G., Adeola, O. 2012. Improved prediction of meat and bone meal metabolizable energy content for ducks through in vitro methods. Poultry Science. 91:1854-1859.
Identification of highly active flocculant proteins in bovine blood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piazza, G.J., Nunez, A., Garcia, R.A. 2012. Identification of highly active flocculant proteins in bovine blood. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 166(5):1203-1214.
Non-feed application of rendered animal proteins for microbial production of eicosapentaenoic acid by the fungus Pythium irregulare - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, Y., Garcia, R.A., Piazza, G.J., Wen, Z. 2011. Non-feed application of rendered animal proteins for microbial production of eicosapentaenoic acid by the fungus Pythium irregulare. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(22):11990-11996.
Effects of pretanning processes on bovine hide collagen structure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown, E.M., Latona, R.J., Taylor, M.M., Garcia, R.A. 2012. Effects of pretanning processes on bovine hide collagen structure. Journal of American Leather Chemists Association. 107(1):1-7.
Fractionation of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through a narrowing of particle size distribution followed by aspiration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Rosentrater, K.A. 2012. Fractionation of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through a narrowing of particle size distribution followed by aspiration. Food and Bioprocess Technology. 5:2623-2629.
A renewable flocculant from a poultry slaughterhouse waste and preliminary estimate of production costs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piazza, G.J., Garcia, R.A., Mcaloon, A.J. 2011. A renewable flocculant from a poultry slaughterhouse waste and preliminary estimate of production costs. Resources Conservation and Recycling. 55:842-848.
Rendered-protein hydrolysates for microbial synthesis of cyanophycin biopolymer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solaiman, D., Garcia, R.A., Ashby, R.D., Piazza, G.J., Steinbuchel, A. 2011. Rendered-protein hydrolysates for microbial synthesis of cyanophycin biopolymer. New Biotechnology. 28(6):552-558.
Hydrolysis of animal protein meals for improved utility in non-feed applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Pyle, D.J., Piazza, G.J., Wen, Z. 2011. Hydrolysis of animal protein meals for improved utility in non-feed applications. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 27(2):269-275.
The non-nutritional performance characteristics of peptones made from rendered protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Piazza, G.J., Wen, Z., Pyle, D.J., Solaiman, D. 2010. The non-nutritional performance characteristics of peptones made from rendered protein. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 37:95-102.
Characterizing wool keratin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cardamone, J.M., Nunez, A., Garcia, R.A., Ramos, M. 2009. Characterizing wool keratin. Research Letters in Materials Science. 2009(5). Available: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/rlms/2009/147175.abs.html.
Meat & bone meal extract and gelatin as renewable flocculants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piazza, G.J., Garcia, R.A. 2009. Meat & bone meal extract and gelatin as renewable flocculants. Bioresource Technology. 101:781-787.
Use of biodiesel-derived crude glycerol for producing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) by the fungus pythium irregulare - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Athalye, S.K., Garcia, R.A., Wen, Z. 2009. Use of Biodiesel-Derived Crude Glycerol for Producing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) by the Fungus Pythium irregulare. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 57(7):2739-2744.
Physical distribution and characteristics of meat & bone meal protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Phillips, J.G. 2009. Physical distribution and characteristics of meat & bone meal protein. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 89(2):329-336.
Prion infected Meat-and-Bone Meal is still infectious after biodiesel production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruederle, C.E., Hnasko, R.M., Kraemer, T., Garcia, R.A., Haas, M.J., Marmer, W.N., Carter, J.M. 2008. Prion infected Meat-and-Bone Meal is still Infectious After Biodiesel Production. PLoS One 3(8): e2969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002969.
Government scientists find new uses for rendered fat and protein - (Trade Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Solaiman, D. 2008. Government scientists find new uses for rendered fat and protein. Render Magazine. 37(3):16-17.
Producing Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)-Rich Algae from Biodiesel-Derived Crude Glycerol: Effects of Impurities on DHA Production and Algal Biomass Composition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pyle, D.J., Garcia, R.A., Wen, Z. 2008. Producing Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)-Rich Algae from Biodiesel-Derived Crude Glycerol: Effects of Impurities on DHA Production and Algal Biomass Composition. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56(1):3933-3939.
Concentration of Key Elements in North American Meat & Bone Meal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Rosentrater, K.A. 2008. Concentration of Key Elements in North American Meat & Bone Meal. Biomass and Bioenergy. 32(9):887-891.
New Uses for Rendered Protein - (Trade Journal)
Garcia, R.A. 2007. New Uses for Rendered Protein. Inform. 18:637-638.
Diffusion of Protease into Meat & Bone Meal for Solubility Improvement and Potential Inactivation of the BSE Prion Reprint Icon - (Proceedings) - (11-May-07)
Diffusion of Protease into Meat & Bone Meal for Solubility Improvement and Potential Inactivation of the BSE Prion - (Abstract Only) - (06-Feb-07)
Diffusion of Protease into Meat & Bone Meal for Solubility Improvement and Potential Inactivation of the BSE Prion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Coll, B., Garcia, R.A., Marmer, W.N. 2007. Diffusion of Protease into Meat & Bone Meal for Solubility Improvement and Potential Inactivation of the BSE Prion. PLoS ONE. 2(2):e245.
Factors Contributing to the Poor Bulk Behavior of Meat & Bone Meal and Methods for Improving These Behaviors Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Flores, R.A., Mazenko, C.E. 2007. Factors contributing to the poor bulk behavior of meat & bone meal and methods for improving these behaviors. Bioresource Technology. 98(15):2852-2858.
Characteristics of North American Meat & Bone Meal Relevant to the Development of Non-Feed Applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Rosentrater, K.A., Flores, R.A. 2006. Characteristics of North American meat & bone meal relevant to the development of non-feed applications. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 22(5):729-736.
Characteristics of North American Meat & Bone Meal Relevant to the Development of Non-Feed Applications - (Proceedings)
Garcia, R.A., Rosentrater, K.A., Flores, R.A. 2006. Characteristics of north american meat & bone meal relevant to the development of non-feed applications. Proceedings of the Annual International Meeting, American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 066158.
Characteristics of North American Meat & Bone Meal Relevant to the Development of Non-Feed Applications - (Abstract Only)
Garcia, R.A., Rosentrater, K.A., Flores, R.A. 2006. Characteristics of north american meat & bone meal relevant to the development of non-feed applications [abstract]. The American Society of Agricultural Engineers Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 066158.
Factors Contributing to the Poor Bulk Behavior of Meat & Bone Meal and Methods for Improving These Behaviors - (Proceedings)
Garcia, R.A., Flores, R.A., Mazenko, C.E. 2005. Factors contributing to the poor bulk behavior of meat & bone meal and methods for improving these behaviors. Proceedings of ASAE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 88985.
Rendered Products in the Age of Tse's: Ii. Research on Alternative Applications - (Abstract Only)
Marmer, W.N., Garcia, R.A. 2005. Rendered products in the age of TSE's: II. Research on alternative applications [abstract]. World Congress International Society for Fat Research. p. 9.
Factors Contributing to the Poor Flow Properties of Meat & Bone Meal and Methods for Improving These Properties - (Abstract Only) - (20-Dec-04)
Use of An Aspirator to Separate Meat & Bone Meal into High Ash and High Protein Streams - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Flores, R.A., Phillips, J.G. 2005. Use of an aspirator to separate meat & bone meal into high ash and high protein streams. Transactions of the ASAE. 48(2):703-708.
The Production of Biodiesel Fuel from Meat and Bone Meal - (Abstract Only)
Coll, B.A., Haas, M.J., Garcia, R.A., Marmer, W.N. 2004. The production of biodiesel fuel from meat and bone meal [abstract]. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. p. 46.
Use of An Aspirator to Improve Meat & Bone Meal for Non-Edible Applications - (Abstract Only)
Garcia, R.A., Flores, R.A., Tunick, M.H. 2004. Use of an aspirator to improve meat & bone meal for non-edible applications [abstract]. 228th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Paper No. CELL091.
Water-Plasticization of Extruded Material Made from Meat and Bone Meal and Sodium Caseinate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Onwulata, C.I., Ashby, R.D. 2004. Water-plasticization of extruded material made from meat and bone meal and sodium caseinate. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 52(12):3776-3779.
Extruded Plastic Material Made from Meat and Bone Meal and Sodium Caseinate Is Plasticized by Water - (Abstract Only)
Garcia, R.A., Onwulata, C.I., Ashby, R.D. 2004. Extruded material made from meat and bone meal and sodium caseinate is plasticized by water [abstract]. 227th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Paper No. AGFD0010.
Last Modified: 10/1/2014