International Sugar Journal
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Mechanical cleaning of evaporators [Registered]

Although mechanical cleaning of evaporators must have been used in many cane sugar industries, the topic is not well covered in the literature. There are a number of reasons for this: high labour costs and the harsh working conditions common with mechanical cleaning can be prohibitive beet juices are treated chemically to reduce scaling, which leads to chemical cleaning Whitelaw (1988) notes that mechanical cleaning of Kestners was unable to maintain clean heating surfaces, especially in the second effects due to the large heating surfaces and to the exceptionally hard nature of the scale it can result in severe tube…

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