International Sugar Journal

Comparative clarification performance of three different short retention time clarifiers in one Louisiana sugarcane factory [Full subscriber]

Abstract Sugarcane juice clarification is integral to the raw sugar manufacturing process. A comparative investigation between three short retention time (SRT) clarifiers of different designs, operating in parallel at one Louisiana (LA) sugarcane factory, was undertaken to evaluate their performance across a processing season. The factory used a hot lime clarification process in one Fletcher Smith clarifier and two LLT clarifiers; LLT1 had 9 turbulence reduction devices (TRDs) and LLT2 had 18 TRDs. Five samples of Hot Limed Flashed Juice (HLFJ) and Clear Juice (CJ) were collected each day, taking into account the retention times across each SRT clarifier, with…

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