MSC project: Cleaning in Place: Minimising environmental impact of processes at Institut for Fødevarevidenskab - Københavns Universitet

MSC project: Cleaning in Place: Minimising environmental impact of processes

Cleaning operations demand 10% of the total manufacturing energy and have a significant environmental impact in terms of CO2 footprint and water demand. There is an opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of dairy manufacturing without compromising safety by optimising the cleaning processes.

The study will involve determining kinetics of fouling and cleaning of different milk formulations. Stainless Steel coupons of different roughness are going to be exposed to a range of milk formulations, differing in their protein and mineral content. Kinetics of fouling will be determined using optical and gravimetric methods. The coupons will then be cleaned with and without pre-treatment, and fouling kinetics are going to be determined to identify the effect of preconditioning on the cleaning process.

Prof. Serafim Bakalis bakalis@food.ku.dk.
Depending on the focus area other co-supervisors are UCPH will be involved.

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