Possibilities of Raising the Efficiency of Dunavia Cheese Production Lines
Higher Institute of Food Industry, BG-4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
DINKOV, K., 2000. Possibilities of raising the efficiency of Dunavia cheese production lines. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 6: 119-122
The possibility of reconstructing the existing process line for the production of Dunavia cheese has been investigated, with expected advantages as follows:
- Obviating the need for installing, respectively, making capital investments in the expensive continuous flow milk standardization unit.
- The membrane surface area of the existing line (10 000 kg/h) is 360 m2, while that of the reconstructed line would be 300 m2. There would be a significant economic advantage due to the lower capital investments in the plant, as well as to the reduced costs of the periodic total membrane surface replacement.
- The application of an approach similar to that in patent No 47481 to the reconstructed line would result in a certain reduction in the Dunavia and Feta cheese ripening time, which would increase the economic efficiency of the production process.
Key words: ultrafiltration, skim milk, standartized milk, Dunavia cheese