Mass Balance & Waste generation

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Hello everyone!

So I'm working on constructing a simple mass balance for a cake. I didn't have any problems doing that, but I was asked about waste that is generated in the process of making the cake. Is there really a waste generated in this kind of process? I've also been asked to discuss how the amounts of waste generation changes when it is being produced in a factory setting.

Here is the materials that I'm using for the cake:

Flour, eggs, oil, water, baking powder and heat

I was thinking that egg shells will be generated as waste. Thats all I came up with.

Please give me some advice if you have any. Thanks.
 

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Coming from the compounding side there is more waste than you would think.

Any powdered material will be sucked into the dust collection system. Oil/water will get spilled, eggs will be broken etc. I think you can safely say 1-2% is lost as waste.

Water will also be evloved in the baking as water vapor.

And is every cake removed completely from the pan?
 
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Thanks a lot for the help. I have a better understanding of what to do now. Thank you.
 

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