Creamery wastes differ markedly from ordinary sewage in that a considerable portion (about 50%) of its organic content is the carbohydrate lactose. The acid produced by the anaerobic decomposition of the milk sugar markedly inhibits, and may completely prevent proteolysis thus seriously interfering with bacterial action in the septic tanks.
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"Some Notes on Trickling Filters in the Purification of Creamery Wastes,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 32(1), 97-97.
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