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The aim of the energy demonstration project executed at Kantoher Co-operative Creamery is to use a mechanical vapour recompression evaporator instead of a conventional thermal evaporator, to concentrate hydrochloric acid whey from 6 to 32% total solids content. By this concentration, whey, which is a by-product of casein manufacture, is converted into a commercially viable product for animal feeding. Some minor technical problems occurred during start-up and commissioning of the project which have now been rectified. On the basis of 5000 hours per year operation, the energy saving compared to a coventional four-stage evaporator amounts to approximately 600 toe, while the payback time based on overcosts is about two years.

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Authors: KEARNEY O, Kantoher Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Ltd, Killeedy, Ballagh, Co. Limerick (IE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12157 EN (1989)
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9952-3;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910924 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en