A Review on the Dairy Industry Waste Water Characteristics, Its Impact on Environment and Treatment Possibilities

  • Surbhi Sinha
  • Abhinav Srivastava
  • Tithi Mehrotra
  • Rachana SinghEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)


Dairy industry is one of the most polluting industries in India. Due to the elevated milk demand, the dairy industry in India has developed swiftly, leading to a large amount of waste discharge in the nearby water bodies. The waste water from dairy industry is characterized by high BOD, COD, organic and inorganic contents. Release of these waste waters into the water bodies without suitable remediation can cause serious environmental issue. Indian government has enforced very stern rules and regulations for the waste water discharge to safeguard the environment. Therefore, suitable methods are needed to meet the effluent discharge standards. This chapter thus discusses the various sources and characterization of dairy waste water, their impact on the environment and the conventional as well as the improved techniques for the treatment of dairy waste water.


Dairy industry Sources Characteristics Treatment Advanced treatment technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Surbhi Sinha
    • 1
  • Abhinav Srivastava
    • 1
  • Tithi Mehrotra
    • 1
  • Rachana Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Amity Institute of BiotechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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