International Sugar Journal
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“True” Sucrose [Registered]

The use of pol as an estimate of sucrose has been, and still is, one of the most useful practices in the sugar industry. Its limitations were however well known; […]

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Leuconostoc mesenteroides [Registered]

“If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperilled in a hundred battles “said Sun Tzu, a Chinese military strategist of the 6th century BC (Anon, […]

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Effluent [Registered]

Dealing with effluent may not be a favourite activity for technologists but it is an essential one. Effluents from mills and refineries are not generally toxic; the main organic constituents […]

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Chromatography [Registered]

The word “chromatography” comes from the Greek “chromos”, colour and “graphein”, to write. It describes a group of similar separation techniques depending on how fast a substance moves in a […]

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Silica [Registered]

“Although silicon (Si) is one of the most abundant elements found in the earth’s crust, it is mostly inert, and only slightly soluble and available to plants. With the exception […]

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