Dairy Water Articles

  • LBV Captures Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Wastewater

    The Customer: Laticínios Bela Vista Ltda. (LBV) is the fifth largest dairy food producer in Brazil with three plants processing over 3 million liters of milk per day. The company makes over 100 different products for LBV’s brands: Piracanjuba, Pirakids, Leitbom, and others. The Customer’s Needs: LBV expanded their plant in Bela Vista de ...

  • CH#736 - Dairy Waste with Oil and Grease

    300,000 GPD of dairy waste water with oil and grease content of 50-320 mg/l lead to excessive scum formation and elevated T.S.S. in effluent. It was decided to try BIO-SYSTEMS B220RED F.O.G. reducing bugs to reduce influent oil and grease loadings. Application rate was 15 lbs. per day to pump station dedicated to the dairy. Results were quick ...


    By BIO-SYSTEMS International

  • Brazilian Dairy with Space Constraints

    Case Study of a Brazilian Dairy - Space Constraints The Challenge:  The customer is a producer of dairy products including:  milk, cheese, sour cream, butter and yogurt.  In Sao Paulo City as in many large cities, the industries have to pay to discharge to the municipal wastewater system.  The dairy was no exception.  The immediate challenges they were facing were scaling ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Treatment of farm dairy effluent with hybrid upflow multilayer bioreactor and activated sludge module

    Biological removal of nitrogen and carbon from farm dairy effluent (FDE) was studied with two laboratory-scale systems following nitrification and denitrification processes. Each system consisted of an upflow multilayer bioreactor (UMBR) as a pre-denitrification unit, an aeration tank (AT) as nitrification unit and a secondary clarifier. The optimization of two operational variables, total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrogen losses from dairy manure estimated through nitrogen mass balance and chemical markers

    Received for publication February 13, 2009. Ammonia is an important air and water pollutant, but the spatial variation in its concentrations presents technical difficulties in accurate determination of ammonia emissions from animal feeding operations. The objectives of this study were to investigate the relationship between ammonia volatilization and 15N of dairy manure and the feasibility of ...

  • Plan B 3.0 -- A Plan of Hope

    Plan B is shaped by what is needed to save civilization, not by what may currently be considered politically feasible. Plan B does not fit within a particular discipline, sector, or set of assumptions. Implementing Plan B means undertaking several actions simultaneously, including eradicating poverty, stabilizing population, and restoring the earth’s natural systems. It also involves cutting ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Business Developments

    SAN FRANCISCO BUILDING RAISES BAR ON SUSTAINABILITY The design by KMD Architects for a new l2-story headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will demonstrate energy efficiency, water recycling and reduced carbon footprint. “Our intent from the beginning was to create the most energy-efficient building,” says PUC manager Anthony Irons. The $178 million, 254,000-sq ft ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Another www/RESOURCE (DAF) Success in a DAIRY

    The dairy manufactures ice cream, fluid milk and other dairy products. Escalating sewer surcharges of over $30,000/month were a concern. World Water Works installed the www/RESOURCE Dissolved Air Flotation system to pre-treat the wastewater. Since startup, the facility has reduced its wastewater costs by over $15,000/month. This figure includes the cost of operating the system. The project ...


    By World Water Works, Inc.

  • Californias Dairies have more anaerobic funds

    Producers must be able to sell excess electricity and have markets for that power if projects are to be viable, says the CEO of Western United Resource Development. APPLICATIONS are now available for funding construction of anaerobic digestion systems on California dairies. The California Energy Commission has funds of $2.3 million provided through the Dairy Power Production Program (DPPP). To ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion in dairy effluent

    Abstract: In the dairy industry mild steel is used as the construction material for the effluent treatment plants, pipelines, reinforcement in concrete structures etc. The steel exposed to the dairy effluent faces corrosion due to the microbes. In the present study the role of microbes in dairy effluent on the corrosion of mild steel has been investigated. Pseudomonas sp., Streptococcus sp., ...

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