Technical papers

Upgrading the utility plant module for the generic sugar mill model*

Abstract The Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC published a MATLAB® model of a generic sugar mill, consisting of mass and energy balances of the individual units of a diffuser factory with mud filtration, five-effect evaporation and a three-boiling partial remelt […]

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The Blackboard

Climate: The good and the ugly

All members of the sugarcane industry make every effort to optimise performances. However, climate, an uncontrollable factor, can have a severely negative impact on these efforts. A quick literature search shows that this is the case with most food crops. […]