Ability of Aphron Flotation in Whey Treatment

Document Type: Research Article

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, I.R. IRAN

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Whey contains more than half of total solids present in the original milk, which includes 20% of the proteins, most of the lactose, minerals and water soluble vitamins. In this study, selective separation of whey components by Aphron flotation (separation of ultrafine particles by micro-bubbles) has been investigated. It has been shown that it is possible to recover valuable components of whey by flotation method instead of vaporization.

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