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Differential scanning calorimetry [Full subscriber]

Principles New analytical techniques such as gas or high pressure liquid chromatography and near infrared spectroscopy have been used in the cane sugar industry after their developments elsewhere. Here we look […]

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Near infra-red spectroscopy [Full subscriber]

Some basic principles In an excellent article Davies (2018) noted that when one holds one’s hand out to a burning fire one “feels” heat being emitted.  The fire gives out […]

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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. […]

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Clarifier muds to the diffuser [Full subscriber]

The concept of sending clarifier muds to the extraction plant for disposal with bagasse is not new.   van Hengel and van der Waal (1999) note that it was applied in […]

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Vacuum [Full subscriber]

A definition of “cold” or “coldness” is “a relative absence of heat” (Chambers, 1941). Basically the word cold indicates a lack of heat energy; it does not represent an entity […]

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Varieties and processing [Full subscriber]

In 1942 Wheeler noted that new varieties to replace Uba were available: the grower was interested in sugar and cane yields, ratooning and the value of each new variety. The […]

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Boiler waters [Full subscriber]

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 […]

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Boiler stacks [Registered]

During a congress opening presentation in 2015 Peter Rein quoted Lubin and Esty (2010) as follows: “Sustainability has been identified as a megatrend, which requires businesses to adapt and innovate […]

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Non – condensable gases [Full subscriber]

Although non-condensable gases (NCG) have important practical effects on heat transfer, this topic is not popular in classical sugar technology texts. Spencer and Meade (1948) and van der Poel et […]

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Comparing data [Full subscriber]

The sugarcane industry produces large amounts of agricultural and factory data. Often it is required to investigate trends in the data to see if any chronological effects are present or […]

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