Dairy Processing

Only Ecolab can help optimize every aspect of your dairy processing plant. From process water to sanitation, wastewater treatment to pest elimination, whatever the challenge, we are ready to act. Ecolab Total Plant Assurance delivers measurable improvements in operational efficiency, sustainability, food safety, and food quality.

Circular Solution Helps Nestlé Save Water and Energy in Brazil

A Nestlé milk production plant in southeastern Brazil challenged its suppliers to develop improvement projects that would deliver energy savings and reduce water consumption and CO2 emissions. In particular, the plant was looking for an economically viable way to reuse the condensate organic water (COW) stream generated by the production of powdered milk.


Wastewater Monitoring & Control

With growing pressures to meet discharge water quality standards while reducing total cost of operations and maximizing operational performance, you need smart wastewater treatment solutions. Nalco Water’s new technology and deep experience can help you achieve environmental compliance at the lowest total cost.


Water Reuse and Recycling

As demands for better water stewardship increase throughout the world, so will the needs for managing this precious resource in industrial operations. This includes having a better understanding of all the uses of water throughout a dairy processing plant and conserving water when appropriate; finding innovative ways to treat single or combined wastewater streams; as well as recycling of water to improve water and energy efficiency.

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Sweet Water Program

An optimized Sweet Water Program is critical to maximizing your milk processing production and protecting both your assets and your brand. 

Nalco Water’s Sweet Water Program is a comprehensive approach that combines proven chemistry, analytical services and automation to effectively minimize corrosion and microbiological growth within this critical closed loop. Download our Sweet Water Program Brochure to understand our approach and best practices. 

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Recycle Cow Water

In milk processing plants, a large volume of water is generated when the milk is evaporated or concentrated up using either multi-effect evaporator or process reverse osmosis. Since the source of this water is from the milk, it is commonly called cow water. Within milk processing plants, this cow water can be recycled or reused thereby reducing the demand for fresh water.

Customer Success Stories

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Case Study

Ice Cream Plant Recycles Process Water as Boiler Feedwater and Saves $47,307

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Expertise Improve Sustainability Performance and Reduce Water and Energy at Danone Industria, Tchehov plant in Russia

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3D TRASAR for Boilers helps this Dairy realize $196K savings through asset protection & chemical reduction

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Case Study

DAF optimization Program Reduces Sludge Disposal by 46% at Dairy Cooperative Overflow Facility

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The Ecolab Food Safety Institute provides classroom and hands-on industry and customer training courses that help to proactively manage food safety risks, improve productivity and help assure regulatory compliance.

Food Safety Experts in Lab


As the global leader in providing food safety technology and expertise to our customers across the food supply chain, our experts provide accessible, actionable and valued food safety information. Our industry food safety leadership includes quick customer response to food safety concerns.

Clean Out of Place Solutions


As the company that invented Clean-In-Place (CIP) technology over 50 years ago, our experienced, full-service team has the knowledge, technology and industry expertise to deliver systems designed to help reduce overall operational costs and enhance food safety programs.

Hygiene Monitoring Swab


The Ecolab Sanitation Verification Program partners with Charm Sciences to provide highly sensitive ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) bioluminescence technology (swabs, luminometer and software) that detects contamination at very low levels with 5-second read times for fast pre-op risk assessment.