A preliminary study to investigate the possibility of utilizing condensates and tailwater from the low temperature vacuum pan evaporation of skim milk for evaporating plant uses was made. The results indicated that the utilization of these condensates and tailwaters for various plant purposes is possible and should provide a readily available, safe and sanitary water source if adequate steps such as quality monitoring and treatment are taken to insure that the highest quality of water is retained and used. The use of tailwater as a heat exchange medium on a single pass basis should require only quality control monitoring. However, condensate or tailwater which is to be used for other purposes should be aerated and may need additional treatment to prevent the development of tastes, odors, growths, corrosion, and scale formation.

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