International Sugar Journal

Engineering properties of sugarcane fibres † [Full subscriber]

The physical properties and the mass and heat transfer coefficients for sugarcane bagasse were determined to provide information for process design and manufacturing of products. In this report, true density (rs) and apparent density (r) were measured by the pycnometer method. Superficial area (As) and pore size distribution of fibres were determined by nitrogen adsorption and mercury porosimetry. equilibration cells were used in order to obtain sorption isotherms. Water content and surface temperature of the sugarcane fibres were monitored using a modified Thermal Gravimetric analyzer ( TGA). The method of slope was used to calculate the effective water diffusion coefficient.…

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