Dairy Industry is in need to disinfect the plant frequently. This is done to improve the overall milk production of the plant. The drinking water and wash-up routine are mostly involved in disinfection.
1. The significance of disinfection of drinking water for the dairy industry and animal farms is often overlooked. Wellbore waters and water from the rivers may be contaminated with bacteria and viruses. Also, water lines and drinkers themselves could be contaminated. This is going to create a suitable environment to spread disease from animal to animal.
Even in the absence of visible disease, some bacteria are going to colonize in the digestive tract of cows. This infection at last will lower the milk production. This means higher cost per unit of dairy products and narrower margin of profit. Farmers that sanitated the drinking water have experienced visible improvement in overall production. On top of these, other health issues are often reduced such as digestive disorders and illness.
2. An efficient wash-up plan will eradicate milk remnants and pathogenic micro-organisms from the dairy plant. This will maintain milk quality, improve the appearance of the parlor and prolong the life of milking equipment. The wash-up process is divided into three cycles:
- rinsing removes milk residues after milking: The milking system is cleansed right after milking and when the plant is warm.
- washing removes any remaining soil: Warm water must be rinsed through the milking system and run to waste immediately after milking.
- disinfecting kills bacteria remaining in the cleaned plant: In circulation cleaning, the wash cycle relies on an alkaline detergent solution to remove butterfat. Chlorine is normally incorporated into the detergent to remove protein.
When the circulation is finished, the milking plant should be clean and free from any milk soil. To reduce the bacteria density in the plant and maintaining the milk quality, it is almost necessary to disinfect the plant. Sodium hypochlorite is the most commonly used disinfectant to complete the wash-up and disinfection of drinking water but with different strength. Our on-site Sodium Hypochlorite generator, brine or seawater Electrochlorination, using salty water and electricity, produces disinfectant on-site and on-demand for the dairy industry. Contact us for more information.