Advanced Waste Slurry Processing In The Dairy Industry

Grant number: LP0560854

Abstract

The dairy industry typically disposes of its wastes as low solids slurries. An aim for the future is to produce higher solids outputs. This project will examine the dewatering behaviour of a range of waste sludges and examine the molecular components that control dewaterability. The project will provide quantitative directions as to the best choice of dewatering methodologies to the dairy industry for the treatment and disposal of wastes. This will allow for better strategic design and management of waste treatment options.