International Sugar Journal

Investigation into the cause of turbidity at Malelane mill 2013* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The Malelane mill experienced major turbidity events during early spring 2005 and again in 2013. The 2005 events were investigated by a team of consultants, with the outcomes being inconclusive. With the 2013 event, a collaborative effort between the Tsb agriculture and factory teams led to the conclusion that the turbidity could be traced back to sources of cane supplied during the event. The methodology included tracing every load of cane delivered to the mill over an extended period and then linking the load sources to subsequent turbidity events in the mill. The sequence and source of loads in…

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