Increased profitability through product diversification and improved sugar quality

Wijesinghe, Bandu, Mereddy, Ram and Stanley, Roger (2011) Increased profitability through product diversification and improved sugar quality. International Sugar Journal, 113 1352: 572-577.

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Author Wijesinghe, Bandu
Mereddy, Ram
Stanley, Roger
Title Increased profitability through product diversification and improved sugar quality
Journal name International Sugar Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-8841
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 113
Issue 1352
Start page 572
End page 577
Total pages 6
Place of publication Tunbridge Well, Kent, United Kingdom
Publisher International Media
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The proposed simplified Integrated Sugar Production Process (ISPP) using membrane technology would allow the sugar industry to produce new product streams and higher quality mill sugar with increased sugar extraction efficiency. Membrane filtration technology has proven to be a technically sound process to increase sugar quality. However commercial viability has been uncertain partly because the benefits to crystallisation and sugar quality have not outweighed the increased processing cost. This simplified ISPP produces additional value-added liquid streams to make the membrane fractionation process more financially viable and improve the profitability of sugar manufacture. An experimental study used pilot scale membrane fractionation of clarified mill juice confirmed the technical feasibility of separating inorganic salt and antioxidant rich fractions from cane juice. The paper presents details on the compositions of the liquid streams along with their potential uses, values and challenges in getting these products out to market.
Keyword Fractionation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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