Evaluating membrane technology for clarification of sugarcane juice

Jegatheesan, V., Shu, L., Keir, G. and Phong, D. D. (2012) Evaluating membrane technology for clarification of sugarcane juice. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio-Technology, 11 2: 109-124. doi:10.1007/s11157-012-9271-1


Author Jegatheesan, V.
Shu, L.
Keir, G.
Phong, D. D.
Title Evaluating membrane technology for clarification of sugarcane juice
Journal name Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio-Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1569-1705
1572-9826
Publication date 2012-06-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/s11157-012-9271-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 109
End page 124
Total pages 16
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The sugar industry needs to find efficient methods in clarifying the raw sugarcane juice in order to improve the quality of the clarified juice and to reduce or eliminate the usage of chemicals (lime). Conventional clarifiers use heavy equipment which lead to high operating costs and associated environmental problems. In sugar mills, ensuring the production of juice of consistently high clarity and low colour through the clarification process is a challenging task. The variations in the incoming juice characteristics due to differences in cane variety, soil and growing conditions, weather patterns and season make this task even more challenging. Membrane filtration promises superior quality juice with better clarity, much lower viscosity and noticeable colour removal. Ultrafiltration of clarified sugarcane juice can be done through spiral wound or flat sheet filtration systems using polymeric membranes or tubular filtration systems using ceramic membranes. This review evaluates the applications of membrane technology in sugar industry all over the world and the need for it in the Australian sugar industry. This is an important first step to identify the appropriate types and applications of membranes.
Keyword Membrane
Sugarcane juice
Clarification
Flux
Fouling
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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