New Membrane Methods to Exract Lactose from Waste Dairy Streams.

  • Jackson, Roy (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Duggan, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smith, Bradley (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Stockmann, Regine (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Dairy processors throughout the world produce about 145,000,000 t of iquid whey per year. Lactose, the principle component in cheese whey, contributes a siginificant pollution problem for dairy processors. The aim of this Linkage Award application is to develop membranes that selectively extract the lactose. This requires the preparation of membrane carriers that transport the lactose through the membrane. The development of new approaches and technologies for the isolation and purification of lactose from feed streams may lead to improved processes for manufacture of purified lactose or new lactose products.
Effective start/end date4/06/0331/12/03


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$11,000.00