A review of salty waste stream management in the Australian dairy industry
GQ Chen, S Talebi, SL Gras, M Weeks, SE Kentish
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018
Saline wastewater is a by-product of cheese manufacturing and whey processing that can have serious environmental and economic consequences. Salty streams originating from dairy processing operations include chromatography wastes, clean-in-place wastewater, acid whey, salty whey and waste generated from whey demineralization processes such as nanofiltration, electrodialysis and ion exchange. With the participation of the major dairy companies in Australia, an industry wide survey was conducted to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the management strategies for these salty waste streams. High salinity waste streams are commonly directed to evaporation ponds. However, environmental impac..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council's Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) funding scheme
This research was supported under Australian Research Council's Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) funding scheme (project number IH120100005). The ARC Dairy Innovation Hub is a collaboration between The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland and Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd.