International Sugar Journal

Direct clear juice: A feasibility study and piloting investigation into the production of clear juice in a sugarcane diffuser [Full subscriber]

Since the establishment of mud recycling to the diffuser in 1998, the shredded cane bed has proved itself as an efficient filter of mud solids in most South African diffuser factories. This has raised the question of whether, under the right circumstances, these solids could be filtered directly in the diffuser, thus bypassing the need for settling clarification. A pilot diffuser-clarifier was configured at the Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC (SMRI) to investigate the quality of juice that could be obtained, and the conditions required for Direct Clear Juice (DCJ) production. This paper looks at previous attempts at DCJ production,…

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