Entries by Jennifer Wiener

April showers bring May pollutants

Large flooding throughout the Midwest has caused a lot of waste management problems for farmers this year. Manure lagoons are overflowing and threatening the surrounding environments. According to the Department of Natural Resources, there have been a number of incidents this year in which manure runoff has entered local water sources. This kind of pollution […]

Avoid Winter Manure Spreading with Advanced Filtration

During winter, manure is applied on accessible fields or parts of fields that are available depending on weather conditions. This is known as winter manure spreading. Winter manure spreading is a practice that is intensely scrutinized and regulated because of the high risk of polluting water sources and loss of nutrients. The risk of runoff […]

Ultrafiltration Creates Milk Permeate used to Make Vodka

“Vodka distilled from an unwanted milk product is selling out within days of production,” according to Progressive Dairyman’s article entitled “Canadian Brewers Distill Vodka from Milk Permeate.” The article discusses the development of a new vodka product, called Vodkow, which is created using ultra-filtered milk, known as milk permeate. Milk permeate is created by using […]

Ultrafiltration Technology Helps Distilleries Manage Stillage

One of the biggest challenges in distilling is the disposal or treatment of stillage, the remaining mixture of grain and water after fermentation and distillation. With the growing production of spirits, distillers are faced with more and more stillage that can be costly to process and transport. While stillage contains grains that are useful as […]

Digested Organics Prevents Manure Lagoon Overflows

This fall, Hurricane Florence’s rains flooded a large area of North Carolina that included many hog farms, causing overflows of the manure lagoons. These overflows raised serious concerns around pollution and questions about the best way to deal with hog manure. Situations like this could be prevented in the future with the use of Digested […]