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An SJM target recovery [Full subscriber]

A number of cane payment systems involving cane quality have been developed and are used in industry (Saranin, 1975). The same comments apply to parameters used for assessing factory performance. Rein (1975) developed a corrected reduced extraction; Lionnet and Koster (1986) presented a boiling house recovery independent of juice quality; estimated recoverable crystal, ERC, (van Hengel, 1974) deals with cane quality. Most of these parameters require much analytical work, mathematical treatments often involving assumptions, and/or sophisticated statistical techniques. Here SJM is used to provide comparable recoveries. The SJM formula is The formula says that with an initial material of purity…

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