International Sugar Journal
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Microbial polysaccharides at the sugar factory [Registered]

Sucrose deterioration can be attributed to physical, chemical, enzymatic, and microbial deterioration. During microbial deterioration, a variety of extracellular polysaccharides or long chain sugar molecules (EPS, e.g., dextran, fructan), oligosaccharides […]

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Green hydrogen [Full subscriber]

Hydrogen is recognised as one of the most promising clean energy sources of the future. A kilogram of hydrogen has about three times as much energy as a comparable amount […]

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The gamification approach: learning by playing [Full subscriber]

Introduction How can the gamification approach be used to encourage “learning by playing”? How can digital content be designed in such a way as to communicate sustainable information to employees […]

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Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution [Full subscriber]

Continuous improvement in productivity, quality, agility, and service levels underpin ongoing success of a business. The arrival of Industry 4.0 has escalated the opportunity to drive competitiveness. The term Industry […]

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Analytical work: Precision, accuracy, calibration [Full subscriber]

The final aim of a chemical analysis is to obtain one or more numerical results. Between the recording of measured values and the reporting of numerical results, there are arithmetic […]

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Gums [Full subscriber]

Three early Blackboards dealt with the ability of sucrose to crystallise, crystal size measurements and the effect of trisaccharides on the sucrose crystal shape. There are other organic compounds which […]

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Levers are out, touchscreens are in: How the interface design of BMA’s centrifugals has evolved [Full subscriber]

In the last 150 years, BMA has developed and launched a range of different centrifugal types. With each new model, we have drawn on research and experiences gained in the […]

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Beet and cane [Full subscriber]

In 1977 Inman-Bamber noted that there was an interest in South Africa for growing sugar beet. Planting trials were conducted. Various diseases such as leaf spot, root rot and root […]

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How does sugarcane make sucrose? [Full subscriber]

Photosynthesis is a complex process by which carbon dioxide, water and inorganic salts are converted into carbohydrates by green plants, using chlorophyll and energy from the sun. Generally these carbohydrates are stored […]

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Estimating sucrose losses in evaporator stations [Full subscriber]

An early Blackboard article dealt with inversion in general. It noted that details of its fundamental chemistry were published in the mid-’60s by Honig and Vukov.  New developments concerning sampling […]

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