Anaerobic Treatment of Milk Processing Wastewater

  • Maria Helena G. A. G. Nadais
  • Maria Isabel A. P. F. Capela
  • Luís Manuel G. A. Arroja
  • Yung-Tse Hung
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 11)


Anaerobic processes are widely used for the treatment of milk and dairy effluents. This technology has been subjected to significant development and real-scale application in the last few decades and offers highly favorable perspectives to accomplish a complete biodegradation of the components present in milk processing wastewaters such as sugars, proteins, and fats. Nowadays, anaerobic systems for the treatment of milk wastes can be operated successfully constituting an important contribution for the preservation of environmental quality.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Anaerobic Digestion Hydraulic Retention Time Long Chain Fatty Acid Granular Sludge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Helena G. A. G. Nadais
    • 1
  • Maria Isabel A. P. F. Capela
    • 1
  • Luís Manuel G. A. Arroja
    • 1
  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environment and PlanningUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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