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Increased profitability through product diversification and improved sugar quality


Wijesinghe, B and Mereddy, R and Stanley, R, Increased profitability through product diversification and improved sugar quality, International Sugar Journal, 113, (1352) pp. 572-577. ISSN 0020-8841 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Industrial crops
Objective Field:Sugar
UTAS Author:Stanley, R (Professor Roger Stanley)
ID Code:97667
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-01-07
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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