Membrane Separation Technology in the Dairy Industry

  • Afren Ansari Department of Chemistry, S.M.S. Govt. Model Science College, Gwalior-474 009, M.P., India
  • Mohd. Ayub Ansari Department of Chemistry, Bipin Bihari College, Jhansi-284 001, U.P., India
  • Ramesh Kumar Prajapati Department of Chemistry, Digamber Jain College, Baraut, Baghpat-250 611, U.P., India
Keywords: Membrane Separation, Membrane Filtration, Demineralization, Concentrating, Fractionation, Milk Purification


Membrane separation technology provides the dairy industry with robust, reliable, and safe processes. Dairy industry is considered as an important food industry that provides different kinds of nutritionally rich dairy products for all age groups. Different types of membranes are used in dairy industry. In the cheese industry, membranes increase the yield and quality of cheese and control the whey volume, by concentrating the cheese milk. With the advancement of newer technology in membrane processes, it is possible to recover growth factor from whey. With the introduction of superior quality membranes as well as newer technology, the major limitation of membranes, fouling or blockage has been overcome to a greater extent.