Electrical energy usage for processing of milk and milk products in a dairy plant – a case study


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Authors

  • Atanu Jana Sheth M.C. College of Dairy Science, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat

Keywords:

Energy, Electric, Dairy, Milk, Milk products

Abstract

The electrical energy analysis was performed in processing and production of selected dairy products in a commercial dairy plant having installed capacity of 1.0 lakh lit./day. The purpose of the analysis was to determine the electrical energy usage in the processing line so that better efficacy in energy usage can be achieved. Engineering services in dairy plants are considered to be areas where simple plant optimization measures can lead to substantial and immediate savings. In general, dairy plant is considered to be an energy intensive industry where electrical energy is the major energy source utilized. In this experimental dairy plant, the electricity utilized for liquid milk processing, cream processing, ghee making, Cheddar cheese manufacture, Mozzarella cheese manufacture and paneer preparation was found to be 0.88, 8.93, 2.77, 2.17, 6.45 and 1.45 kWh/100 kg product respectively; ice cream preparation required 4.77 kWh per 100 lit.

Author Biography

  • Atanu Jana, Sheth M.C. College of Dairy Science, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat
    Professor and Head, Department of Dairy Technology, SMC College of Dairy Science, Anand Agril. Univ., Anand

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Submitted

2014-12-03

Published

2016-01-02

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Section

DAIRY ENGINEERING

How to Cite

Electrical energy usage for processing of milk and milk products in a dairy plant – a case study. (2016). Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 69(3). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJDS/article/view/45109