Technologies for Wastewater Treatment in Dairy Industry - Food and Beverage
Complete mixed process with anaerobic biomass recirculation which allows an increase of biomass concentration and a reduction of digester volume. Suitable for sludge with low solids contents or wastewater (in dairy industries and others Fluence has > 10 installations).
In addition to wastewater, the dairy industry also produces the following liquid by-products:
- Whey: it is the liquid that remains after adding the rennet to the milk and separating the curd (which will then give rise to the cheese).
- Hot-whey: the whey, if heated, creates to a second curd from which the ricotta is formed. The resulting liquid is called hot-whey.
- Buttermilk: it is the liquid that remains after separating the cream from the milk and forming butter.
- Cooking water: these are high COD wastewater that originates from the formation of spun paste cheeses.