Explain the process by which we can separate cream from milk?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 8th May, 2014, 09:19: AM

Expert Answer:

Milk is a suspension of tiny droplets of oil (cream) in a watery liquid. The process of centrifugation is used to separate cream from milk. The milk is put in a close container in big centrifuge machine. When the centrifuge machine is switched on, the milk is rotated (or spun) at a very high speed in its container. The centrifugal force acts on the milk and due to this, the milk separates into cream and skimmed milk. The cream, being lighter, floats over the skimmed milk and can then be removed.

Answered by  | 8th May, 2014, 11:19: AM