Bio-Activator- As A Solution of Biological Treatment Problems in Dairy Industries

Runali Chheda, D.Y.Patil College of Engineering, Akurdi , Pune, Maharastra, India; Dr. Shweta Verma ,D.Y.Patil College of Engineering, Akurdi , Pune, Maharastra, India; Nihar Doctor ,En-Vision Enviro Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Surat, Gujarat, India
Dairy Industry, Effluent Treatment Plant, Biological Treatments, Bio-Activator
Dairy industries are one of the fastest developing industries of India, but at the same time it is one of the largest amounts of wastewater generating industry, both in case of quality and quantity. Dairy industry has many processes like Milk receiving/storage Pasteurization; Curd, butter milk, ghee production; Floor and lines washing and sanitizing, their cleaning operations and milk processing demands water and generates wastewater. The wastewater includes dissolved sugars, proteins, and fats. They are organic in nature and also bio-degradable. It is estimated that dairy industries creates approximately 2.5 to 3 liters of wastewater per liter of milk processed. Due to high organic loading, BOD (Bio-chemical oxygen demand) and COD (Chemical oxygen demand), biological treatments for wastewater are suitable for dairy waste water. Effluent characteristics of dairy get change due to production of different products on different days, which make the biological treatment process less effective. Also, with increase in production in dairy the generation of wastewater increases which leads to expansion of the ETP (Effluent treatment plant), that is costly solution and if ETP is not expanded the quality of treatment gradually decreases. When poorly treated water discharges to the water body causes water pollution. Hence there is need to improve effectiveness of biological treatment process of dairy effluent. Bio-Activator consists of naturally occurring micro-organisms attached to organic compost. It positively promotes and enhances the activated sludge process. Bio-Activator is completely organic and eco-friendly material that can solve the problems in Biological treatments in dairy Industries.	
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Paper ID: GRDCF001020
Published in: Conference : Recent Advances in Civil Engineering for Global Sustainability (RACEGS-2016)
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