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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
Commercial Flocculants from Low-Value Animal Protein
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 428661
Comparing Chicken Blood Processing Alternatives on a Techno-Economic Basis
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 428107

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Recovery of wheat straw soda lignin using flocculation by proteins, synthetic flocculants, and a metal coagulant - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Jan-15)
Characterization of the global structure of low methoxyl pectin in solution Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fishman, M., Chau, H.K., Qi, P.X., Hotchkiss, A.T., Garcia, R.A., Cooke, P.H. 2015. Characterization of the global structure of low methoxyl pectin in solution. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 46:153-159. DOI 10.10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.12.021.
Biobased flocculants derived from animal processing protein by-products - (Book / Chapter) - (20-Dec-14)
Ultrasonic processing for recovery of chicken erythrocyte hemoglobin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Clevenstine, S.M., Piazza, G.J. 2015. Ultrasonic processing for recovery of chicken erythrocyte hemoglobin. Journal of Food and Bioproducts Processing. 94:1-9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fbp.2014.12.002.
Application of the elusieve process to the classification of meat and bone meal particles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia, R.A., Piazza, G.J. 2015. Application of the elusieve process to the classification of meat and bone meal particles. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(1):165-170. DOI: 10.13031/aea.31.10410.
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
Flocculation of kaolin and lignin by bovine blood and hemoglobin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piazza, G.J., Lora, J., Garcia, R.A. 2014. Flocculation of kaolin and lignin by bovine blood and hemoglobin. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4443.
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 Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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 Reprint Icon - (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.
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