What is claimed is:
A process for producing pure lactic acid from a whey by-product rich in lactose and minerals, the method comprising the steps of:
neutralising the whey by-product with a metal hydroxide to precipitate divalent ions;separating the precipitated divalent ions from the whey by-product to provide a clarified whey by-product;incubating the clarified whey...
The present invention relates to methods of producing lactic acid. Also contemplated is pure lactic acid produced according to the method of the invention.