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  • Less salt, more protein: Researchers address dairy processing's environmental, sustainability issues

    Photo of lead researcher, Xiao Su, in his laboratory.

    Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Xiao Su led a team of researchers who found an economical and sustainable method to process excess dairy whey – one of the food manufacturing industry’s largest polluters.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Xiao Su, call 217-300-0134; email

    The paper “Redox-mediated electrochemical desalination for waste valorization in dairy production” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.131082.