International Sugar Journal

Membrane fractionation technologies for high quality mill sugar and value-added by-products – an integrated sugar production process concept model [Full subscriber]

Membrane filtration technology has been proven to be a technically sound process to improve the quality of clarified cane juice and subsequently to increase the productivity of crystallisation and the quality of sugar production. However, commercial applications have been hindered because the benefits to crystallisation and sugar quality have not outweighed the increased processing costs associated with membrane applications. An ‘Integrated Sugar Production Process (ISPP) Concept Model’ is proposed to recover more value from the non-sucrose streams generated by membrane processing. Pilot scale membrane fractionation trials confirmed the technical feasibility of separating high-molecular weight, antioxidant and reducing sugar fractions from…

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