International Sugar Journal

Enhancing the value of process-accounting figures* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         A first-principles approach can be used to better understand factory figures and their interrelationships.  In examining these, distinction is made between Commercial Cane Sugar (CCS) as used in cane payment, and Pure Obtainable Cane Sugar (POCS) as originally defined.  The POCS definition can be used to convert chemical control balance losses to Pool Sugar Index (PSI) equivalent units.  The molasses loss expected under the CCS/POCS methodology is discussed including two methods of calculation.  These concepts are used in examining the relationship between cane purity, formula expected molasses loss, recovery, and PSI.  Using the methods described allows better visualisation of…

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