Advanced Dairy Chemistry

pp 105-120


Production and Uses of Lactose

  • A.H.J. PatersonAffiliated withSchool of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University Email author 

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Lactose has been produced industrially for over 100 years (Dryden, 1992). The objectives of the lactose manufacturer were summed up by Herrington (1934): “In the manufacture of lactose, it is desirable to secure a maximum yield of crystals in a minimum time, and to secure crystals which may be readily washed with a minimum of loss.” These objectives are still valid for the modern lactose manufacturer and this chapter will examine how these objectives might be met.