The international dairy industry accepts a “standard” lost product figure of 2-3 percent annually. Even with these low percentages, the loss can be very high in monetary terms. The cost of spilled milk is definitely worth shedding some tears.
Monitoring product loss in the dairy industry allows greater stability of wastewater loading, protection against overloading, and optimization of WWTP capacity. It also enables rapid response to product loss incidents, delivering process optimization and cost reductions.