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Factsheet: Salts and the Environment
Salts K, Na and Ca occur either in milk from farms or in the chemicals used to clean the manufacturing plants. These salts end up in wastewater which is then discharged into the environment. This factsheet describes the sources of salts in the dairy industry and their effects on the environment.
Factsheet: Salts and the Environment (2)
Excessive salts, especially sodium, can have an adverse effect on the environment. If the proportion of sodium to other cations is high when dairy plant wastewater is applied to land, the soil structure risks deterioration. If so, the soil can no longer treat the applied wastewater and becomes water logged.