International Sugar Journal

MATLAB® modelling of a sugar mill:  Model development and validation* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC in Durban, in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is undertaking broad techno-economic modelling of the sugarcane biorefinery as a basis for selecting products and processes with the highest potential for successful implementation. A case study modelling of pre-selected plant configurations involving mass and energy balances of individual units constituting a generic sugar mill as basis for a biorefinery was adopted. The presented study reports on a MATLAB® model of a raw sugar mill. A plant configuration with mud filtration, five-effect evaporation and a three-boiling partial remelt scheme for the boiling house was…

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