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Increased profitability through product diversification and improved sugar quality

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Wijesinghe, B and Mereddy, R and Stanley, R, Increased profitability through product diversification and improved sugar quality, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, 11-14 May 2010, Bundaberg, Australia, pp. 610-620. ISBN 978-161738827-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2010 Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists

Official URL: https://www.assct.com.au/media/pdfs/M%2013%20Wijes...

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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Crop and Pasture Production
Research Field:Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Industrial Crops
Objective Field:Sugar
Author:Stanley, R (Dr Roger Stanley)
ID Code:97685
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2015-01-08
Last Modified:2015-02-27
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