The dairy industry is a huge consumer of water. According to Dr David Campbell, associate professor of water conservation at Heriot-Watt University, the UK uses 40.9 billion litres of water each year to produce 14 billion litres of milk – and that’s before we’ve accounted for the rest of the industry.
And it’s not just a consumer of water, the dairy industry is also a huge producer of effluent. This effluent contains high levels of oils, fats and greases, coming from spills of processed or semi-processed products and cleaning regimes.
Producing milk, butter, cheese or yoghurt, using pasteurization or homogenization produces wastewater with high Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD); all of which must be reduced to a safe level before being discharged to municipal treatment facilities or a water course.
MSE Systems designs, engineers and builds complete solutions to efficiently manage the wastewater treatment within the dairy industry, making it safe for discharge into municipal water treatment facilities or enabling it to be re-used, thus reducing the consumption of water at the plant.
To discover more about how MSE Systems can design, install and maintain your complete effluent treatment solution or enhance and optimize an existing plant, get in touch with our expert team today.