Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Dairy Processing Industry Solutions

Optimized solutions to protect assets & meet environmental standards

Dairy producers consume large amounts of water for their daily cleaning and sanitizing requirements. Veolia provides the dairy industry with optimized solutions for their water, process and wastewater requirements that protect assets, address water scarcity and total cost of ownership, and meet environmental standards. 

Veolia has served the dairy industry for over 30 years and is a pioneer of membrane technology for sanitary applications. Our broad portfolio covers all key membrane processes implemented in dairies. Applications include: lactose and whey concentration, whey demineralization, lactose clarification, whey and milk protein concentration, cheese brine clarification and water recovery from UF, NF and RO permeates.


Dairy Processing

Milk and Cheese producers have long struggled with efficiency within their product process, as well as the increasing disposal rate of byproducts, which were both hurting the industry. With membrane technology, dairy producers were able to capitalize on their new efficiencies in their process and create new byproducts such as whey protein powders, infant formula, and food ingredients in addition to milk and cheese.

Veolia uses a unique 3-layer membrane technology that produces one of the world’s best NF membranes for process applications with excellent salt permeability while maintaining high rejection of organics such as lactose and proteins, as well as divalent ions. This results in increased operational efficiency and improves the downstream processes.

Veolia’s Dairy membranes meet:

  • 3A-Sanitary Standard: a manufacturing standard that covers the sanitary aspects of cross-flow modules for use with MF, UF, NF and RO systems for processing milk and milk products
  • FDA 21CFR 175, 176, 177, 178 and 182
  • EU Framework regulation 1935/2004/EC and relevant sections of the Plastic Regulation 10/2011

With a global team of experiences professionals, Veolia is uniquely positioned to enhance manufacturing quality, reduce energy cost, and increase yield for the dairy industry.

Get to know more about Veolia’s solutions and how we can help the dairy industry by contacting us today.

Separations and applications

SUEZ offers a number of different separation technologies and applications within the dairy industry. Those include:


  • Concentration/fractionation
  • Fat removal
  • Bacteria removal


  • Milk protein concentration
  • Whey protein concentration
  • Cheese milk


  • Concentration
  • Demineralization
  • Lactose-free milk
  • Recovery of CIP (clean-in-place)

Reverse osmosis

  • Milk protein concentration
  • Whey protein concentration
  • Cheese milk


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Dairy processing technologies

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