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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Water and Wastewater Management in a Dairy Processing Plant

Title:
Water and Wastewater Management in a Dairy Processing Plant

Abstract:
A dairy plant's waste load can be decreased substantially by controlling the amount of water used and reducing the amount of product lost into the sewer. Stopping pollution at its source is less expensive and more practical than end-of-pipe waste treatment. The Giant Foods program was very effective. BOD5 loading was cut by one-third and water consumption by one-fourth when water and waste reduction efforts were implemented. Collecting any unusable material in barrels for use as animal feed was found to be one of the best methods for preventing pollution

URL:
http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00814.pdf

Source:
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
March 1996

Associated Sectors:

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