Solar for IPH Dairy Industry - Manufacturing, Other
Dairy industry is of crucial importance to India. The country is the world`s largest milk producer, accounting for more than 13% of world’s total milk production. Heating water accounts for more than 30% of the energy in Dairy Industry of India. Apart from that Rising fuel prices have had a tremendous impact on milk processing industry now a days, the industry is constantly adopting various technologies to reduce operational costs the result of which various dairies have adopted low cost fuel as an option regardless the pollution &other unhygienic impacts. Today Milk processing plants need to transform &divert their attention to cleaner production/processing&need to opt for renewable energy as a source of fuel. One of such source is Concentrated solar thermal(CST) technologies.
The use of an appropriate solar technology can have a positive impact on the energy and environmental scenario of Dairy industry at a large. There are various solar thermal technologies available for dairy industries including concentrated solar thermal systems. The solar steam or pressurized hot water generated by ARUN solar boiler / solar thermal concentrator can be used in the following processes:
- Solar thermal assisted Pasteurization
- Milk powder
- Can Washing
- Cleaning in Place(CIP)
- Crate washing