Process Energy Efficiency Improvements in Wisconsin Cheese Plants

Published: 1997

This thesis investigates opportunities to reduce energy and electrical demand at two representative cheese factories. Using computer modeling and thermodynamic analysis, the study explores using low-temperature steam to recover waste heat from a whey evaporator, reusing exhaust waste heat from a whey dryer, and subcooling cheese at night.

Also includes a supplemental paper.

Report number: 
153-1, 153-2