Cheese Whey Ethanol Plant Design

Project Summary:

The client approached ADF with preliminary engineering and pilot test data for producing ethanol from cheese whey permeate, a by-product of the cheese making process. This project involved working closely with the client to complete detailed process engineering, equipment specifications, plant layout, and piping design for the construction of a 3.0 MGY facility.


PFDs and intelligent P&IDs were prepared and utilized ADF Engineering mass and energy balances for the entire process, including;

The processes of separation, distillation, drying and air scrubbing were modeled utilizing ChemCAD. A plan for the overall facility was developed including;

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