International Sugar Journal

Experience with a lamella juice clarifier in Brazil [Full subscriber]

Abstract The operating performance of a lamella clarifier, installed at the Lasa ethanol factory in Brazil, was assessed during the 2020 milling season. The clarifier has been proven to consistently produce a clear juice quality well within acceptable norms. The clarifier has a very low juice residence time, on the order of five minutes, and yet, compared with Lasa’s original Rapidorr clarifier which has a retention time of approximately 90 min, it provides superior performance. Measurements of colour, turbidity, purity, and pH were made during the test period. On average, an increase in juice apparent purity and a very small…

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