International Sugar Journal

Cane characterisation: Testing cane varieties for processability in a diffuser* [Full subscriber]

Cane diffusers are gaining popularity as extraction devices. The smooth and efficient operation of a diffuser is dependent on the percolation rate of the juice through the diffuser bed. The variety and growing condition of the sugarcane influence the way in which the cane responds to the preparation equipment. The Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC has been involved for some years in an effort to find a measure that will predict how well a particular variety will perform in a diffuser. The objective is to develop a rapid test that can be used to identify varieties that could present processing…

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