Technical papers

Are gums produced in the factory? Quantification of gums isolated from mixed juice and final molasses*

Abstract Gummy massecuites in sugar factories are associated with exhaustion problems in pans and inefficient purging in centrifuges. Gums originate in stale cane because of microbial activity during burn/harvest-to-crush delays, especially in the rainy season, but are also thought to […]

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Boiler waters

Boiler waters namely feed water (FW), the water supplied to, and boiler water (BW) the water contained inside boilers are a vast, complicated topic. In many sugarcane factories the management of FW and BW is handled by specialised organisations with […]