International Sugar Journal

Impact of sugar cane juice chemical composition on clarification and VHP sugar quality † [Full subscriber]

It is well known that sugar cane composition affects clarification, sugar recovery, and quality. However, not so well known are the levels of such variables in clarification and VHP sugar that affect quality. This research was performed in a sugar and ethanol plant in Brazil which crushes 4 million tons of cane per season (25,000 tons per day). Fifty four samples were collected in first extraction juice, limed juice and clarified juice during several weeks and also samples of the VHP sugar, were analyzed. The samples were analyzed for the concentration of sucrose, glucose, fructose, lactic acid, acetic acid, dextran,…

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