IDF has today released a publication that explores pioneering wastewater treatments in dairy processing.
Like all wastes produced by production plants, dairy wastewater must be treated before it is discharged into water bodies. Owing to its composition and organic matter content, biological treatments are preferred and currently, activated sludge is one of the most used processes. This treatment, completed by other unitary operations, achieves the quality levels required for the discharge.
Director General of IDF, Caroline Emond, said of the publication:
“In launching the publication ‘Wastewater Treatment in Dairy Processing’, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) provides the sector with a comprehensive overview of the eco-friendly and innovative wastewater treatment technologies available to the dairy processing sector. We hope that by sharing these examples, we will see increased valorisation of wastewater across the sector, thus driving sustainability and continually improving the environmental impact of the dairy sector.”
The publication is available in the IDF E-Shop https://store.fil-idf.org/
The IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. A recognized international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place to ensure the world’s dairy products are safe and sustainable.